The agenda incorporated some of the most innovative and talented women in business, the media, academia and society.
Earlier this week Cherie took part in the 2012 Women's Forum Global Meeting entitled 'Wanted: 360° growth' in Deauville. The agenda incorporated some of the most innovative and talented women in business, the media, academia and society. Cherie moderated the 'Paying it forward' panel and took part in the 'Creating growth from the bottom up' panel.
During the 'Creating growth from the bottom up' session, Cherie discussed her Foundation's Mobile Technology Programme, focusing on retail channel research, mobile applications and how they can help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. She was joined by Sanjit Bunker Roy, Founder and Director of Barefoot College, who discussed the Barefoot College's Solar Programme, and specifically how Barefoot women solar engineers have become unlikely solar entrepreneurs in remote villages all over the world.
Cherie then moderated the 'Paying it forward' session, which aimed to examine the ways in which large corporations can contribute to education and career development, particularly for women, around the world. The panellists discussed how companies can encourage diversity in career growth and education, and how in turn recipients of these efforts have all worked to pay it forward to others in their community. It was hosted by ExxonMobil, who invest in community projects that are associated with global and social priorities as well as its business strengths. They work in particular to inspire young people to understand economics, science and mathematics, as well as preparing them for the workforce. The company also aims to help women fulfil their economic potential in their communities.