The fourth edition of The Global Summit will be held in San Francisco,
November 16th-18th, with the headline Women, Power, Money, & Politics

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Saturday, October 18th – The Global Summit, the social, economic and environmental forum held every two years, today announced its theme for 2014: Women, Power, Money, & Politics.

The group revealed that the fourth biennial edition of The Global Summit, will be held in San Francisco, CA from November 16th-18th. The opening session will be Sunday evening, November 16th, from 5:30-8:30pm. Two days of sessions follow, from 9am to 5pm November 16-17. All sessions will be held at the SF Women’s Building, 3543 18th St. #8, San Francisco, CA 94110.

This edition of the Summit boasts the tagline, “Through collaboration, change is possible!” Keynote sessions will explore how women’s rise to power impacts politics, business, culture, and the economy, helping to guide worldwide evolution toward a thriving, socially just future.

Through the lens of Women, Power, Money, & Politics, four concurrent Intersections (4 sessions each in 2 days) bring delegates together around cross-cutting topics including:

  • FEMINOMICS: Currency, High Impact Investment, & Leadership
  • LIVING WELL: Evolving Food, Health & Lifestyles
  • BUILDING PEACE: Water, Conflict, Climate & People of Place
  • BEYOND POLITICS: Governance 2.0 for the 21st Century

Interactive sessions will follow an open, collaborative format, with attendees exploring recent social evolution and co-creating solutions to local and global problems. Several attendees have been designated Featured Delegates for their ongoing role in related fields. Featured Delegates include Joan Blades (Co-founder of Moms Rising and, Jim Garrison (Founder of the State of the World Forum), Sara Drew (Author of the Gaia Codex), Michael Ellberg (Journalist,, Osprey Lake, Tim Kelley and more:

Created to advance collaboration throughout the year, The Global Summit also announced a partnership with, an enterprise collaboration platform, providing a custom interface for delegates to track impact on commitments made at the 2014 Summit. The platform will be previewed at The Global Summit as part of the Follow up plan – Impact 365 closing session.

“The single most important step needed to drive sustainability in my view is for women — and the voice of the feminine — to more fully enter positions of power in business, government, and politics.” says Bill Shireman, CEO of Future500 and 2014 Co-Host.

“Participating was transformational for me in that I finally saw myself as a visionary too.” says Delegate of her experience, Angela Karegeannes, Owner, Feeding You Organic Catering

This year’s invitation only summit is limited to 200 delegates, who are being invited from diverse partner organization to include social entrepreneurs, impact investors, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, art activists, and media representatives seeking more meaningful collaboration for tangible social, environmental, and economic change.

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Press contact: Melanie St. James, (310) 392-6909, email [email protected].

About The Global Summit: Facilitated by global sustainability think-tank in action, Empowerment WORKS, The Global Summit was launched in 2008 in San Francisco by hundreds of social innovators, leaders of sustainable businesses, and leaders of visionary organizations. Together, they laid the groundwork for a new system of collaboration with the potential to change history. The San Francisco 2014 event will be the fourth edition. The fifth edition will be held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, coinciding with the Olympic Games.