In-house Presentation and Workshops
Female Futures Forum 2017

What happens when female innovation and entrepreneurialism is properly unleashed?

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What happens when female innovation and entrepreneurialism is properly unleashed? At Female Futures, we will share our unique research on this and develop ideas and initiatives that will help more women become more entrepreneurial in the future.

Along the way, we will examine the concepts of power, privilege, fluidity and diversity, and how they are being challenged by a new generation of female entrepreneurs.


We will examine:

: Trends

The Future is Female. We will show how women are approaching innovation and reveal the challenges, obstacles and opportunities for them and the wider economy.

: Bespoke research

Our unique ethnographic research will take us into the world of young, female entrepreneurs and reveal how this new generation is challenging the concepts of power, privilege, fluidity and diversity.


: Workshopping the future

Working through the findings in small teams, we will develop ideas and initiatives that will help brands and business to prepare for the future of female entrepreneurialism – ideas that will develop into opportunities for those who embrace this shifting landscape.


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Check out our thought leaders that influenced our research.

Tracey Follows, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, The Future Laboratory

Tracey is a highly respected strategist and marketer, with over 20 years’ experience working in agencies and as a client. Her work in telecommunications, technology, retail and media has helped to shape the future strategies of brands such as T-Mobile, BT, O2, easyJet and John Lewis. While chief strategy officer at JWT, Tracey established planning foresight as a new discipline.

Cilla Snowball CBE, Group Chairman and CEO, AMV BBDO

Cilla joined AMV BBDO in 1992 as the agency’s first new business director. Twenty five years later, she now oversees the three companies that comprise the AMV Group in the UK – AMV BBDO, Proximity and Redwood. Cilla sits on the boards of BBDO Worldwide and Derwent London, and chairs the Women's Business Council. She was awarded the CBE in the 2009 New Year Honours list for services to the advertising industry. She is also mother of Fred, Albert and Rosie.

Sam Baker, co-founder, The Pool

Sam grew up in Hampshire and studied politics at Birmingham University before embarking on a successful 20-year career in magazine journalism, during which she has edited some of the UK’s biggest magazines, including Cosmopolitan and Red. In 2015, she co-founded and launched The Pool with broadcaster Lauren Laverne. An award-winning digital platform for women, The Pool has a mission to celebrate and amplify women’s voices. Sam is also the author of five novels, the most recent of which is the psychological thriller The Woman Who Ran.

Dr Mara Harvey, head, UBS Unique and UBS Wealth Management

Mara is a senior manager at UBS Wealth Management and is passionate about driving innovation and delivering an outstanding client experience across all aspects of wealth, including business, investments, family and legacy. She is especially committed to changing the face of the financial industry to better serve women. She leads UBS’s global women’s initiative UBS Unique and heads the company’s ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) businesses across Germany, Austria and Italy. Mara has 17 years’ experience in the financial industry and joined UBS in 2000. She is quadrilingual and has held various positions in wealth management, spanning risk transformation and capital management, strategy and organisational design, human resources, business development, sales management, client development and holistic advisory of UHNW clients.

Mara holds a PhD with highest honours in political economy from the University of Fribourg and a degree in economic policy and econometrics. She is board member of the UBS Optimus Foundation in Germany, which strives to help educate, protect and improve the health of the world’s most vulnerable children, and is an advocate for multilingualism and integration.

Sara Shahvisi, director of programmes, Fearless Futures

Fearless Futures engages people in critical thought to enable them to understand and challenge the root causes of inequality, and develop new ways of creating transformative change. Sara is adept at communicating complex concepts to young people and adults, and creating transformational learning experiences. Through her work, she helps organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to promote diversity and inclusivity. Sara holds a BA in Politics, Psychology and Sociology from the University of Cambridge, and an MSc in Social Policy from the London School of Economics.

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Are you looking for a fresh perspective on female entrepreneurialism? Or perhaps you want to think differently about a topic that will have a substantial impact on the future of business? We provide sharp presentations and working sessions delivered and moderated by our expert researchers and analysts in a live, interactive environment to help brands and businesses to feel more prepared for the future more of the time.

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