Athena40 Forum

Athena40 Forum & Celebration Gala

(*Date TBC)

Dear Friends, the Athena40 Forum and Gala planned for April 23rd, 2020 as well as all Athena40-related events are currently put on hold due to the global Coronavirus-related crisis.

These are unprecedented times and all of us are concerned over the spread of Coronavirus. We are following the UK Government's as well as WHO regulations and cancelling any gatherings.
In these challenging times, our thoughts and prayers go to everyone who has been affected and has lost loved ones and friends.  We wish to also recognise the extraordinary efforts of medical staff the world over.

Our conversations and efforts continue and the need to discuss and find new leadership models that include more women in decision making and in our economies will be even more urgent when this crisis is over.

Please stay safe. We brace for this crisis with solidarity, accountability and courage.

On behalf of the Global Thinkers Forum/Athena40 Board,

Elizabeth Filippouli


What is the Athena40 Forum & Gala?

Global Thinkers Forum will host the inaugural Athena40 Forum. The Athena40 Forum will bring together decision makers from all over the world for a day of conversations dedicated to the impact of women in making positive changes in our societies. The theme of the Forum is ‘Women Leading the Way’.

The Forum Day will be hosted at the British Library in London and in partnership with the Evening Standard, featuring internationally renowned speakers and influencers.

The Day will culminate in a glamorous and meaningful Gala Dinner to celebrate the accomplishments of the Athena40 women, drawing further attention to their work.

Leaders, intellectuals, luminaries, personalities, celebrities, philanthropists, friends and partners of Global Thinkers Forum and Athena40 from all over the world are expected to attend.​ 

Athena40 Forum Programming Themes

(Additional programming themes will be announced)

  • New Leadership Models for our Transforming World (Governance & Society)
  • Let’s Profit Ethically, Let’s Thrive with Purpose 
  • The XX Factor in Technology & Innovation (Tech for Good)
  • The Future of Wealth: Values-driven Investing (Social Impact)
  • Fashion vs. Sustainability (UN SDGs/Society)
  • Information Crisis: Can Media Restore Trust? 

For more information, invited speakers and the agenda of the Forum visit our website    

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