The 2012 edition of the Women’s Forum kicks off this Wednesday, October 10th, in Deauville (France), and will run for three days.
The conference, now in its eight edition, will have many debates, workshops, and roundtables focused on women’s empowerment – featuring leaders from the worlds of business, politics, media, non-profits and academia.
Here is a brief social media guide for the event.
The Women’s Forum
– The Women’s Forum official Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/womensforum)
– The Women’s Forum blog (http://womensforumblog.wordpress.com/)
– The Women’s Forum Twitter page (http://twitter.com/Womens_Forum)
You can also follow two key members in charge of communications for the Women’s Forum:
To follow tweets related to the Women’s Forum, search for this hashtag: #WF12
And now, here are some of the speakers in attendance:
Peace activist, women’s rights advocate, 2011 Peace Prize Laureate recognized for her efforts to end the Liberian Civil War.
Follow Leymah Gbowee on Twitter: @LeymahRGbowee
British barrister, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, which invests in women entrepreneurs from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Follow The Cherie Blair Foundation on Twitter: @CherieBlairFndn
Founder and CEO of The Levo League, an online destination designed to connect Gen Y women with career opportunities.
EU Commissioner for Justice, Citizenship and Fundamental Rights.
Follow Viviane Reding on Twitter: @VivianeRedingEU
Executive editor of the International Herald Tribune.
Follow Viviane Reding on Twitter: @asmale_iht
French Minister of Women’s Rights and government spokesperson.
Follow Najat Vallaud-Belkacem on Twitter: @najatvb (tweets in French)
French Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises, Innovation, and the Digital Economy.
Follow Fleur Pellerin on Twitter: @fleurpellerin (tweets in French)
Bloggers (French Speaking)
Last week the Women’s Forum organized a little get together with local bloggers who are going to attend the Women’s Forum. We had the pleasure to meet:
Antoine de Gabrielli founder of the organization “Mercredi C Papà” (Wednesday with Dad), that aims to challenge gender stereotypes and work to get men involved in the promotion of gender balance. You can follow Antoine on Twitter at @mercredi_c_papa.
For the full list of speakers and attendees, visit the Women’s Forum official website: http://www.womens-forum.com/meetings/global-meeting-2012/speakers/