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Women in Innovation Forum NY

  • Metropolitan West 639 W 46th St New York USA (map)

#WinforumNY is back and will give you energy and confidence to dream big and get to the next level


The WIN Forum NY is a one day action packed conference aiming at supporting the next generation of women leaders and entrepreneurs. Committed to tackle with the lack of women in leadership position and in tech, WIN Forum NY is partnering for the second year with Girls Who Code and gives the proceeds of the conference to the non-profit. For the second year, it will shake the stereotype of the leader and inspire women of all backgrounds to give them energy and confidence to be innovative leaders, by giving them the tools to effectively develop their skills and mindset which leaders and entrepreneurs are made of. “It is an exciting time to be a woman in business, explains Catherine Barba.  Women don’t lack any of the skills to be at the top. By cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset and embracing technology, women will challenge conventional views and flourish in leadership and entrepreneurship!” 

“Conquer New Territories”: an ambitious program to encourage women to get to the next level

The powerful energy brought by the host and founder Catherine Barba last year will again be at play. The WIN Forum NY will offer a never seen before variety of inspiring panels, eye-opening entertainment time, hands-on break-out sessions and practical takeaways so everyone will leave that day with a renewed self-confidence, a clear vision of the path ahead and a set of ready-to-use tools to get to the next level in their career.

All day long, 500+ startups, established entrepreneurs, projects owners, female CEOs, Top Execs from Top 500 companies, and students from Parsons School of Design, NYU and Columbia will collaborate and challenge their ideas and culture thanks to the diversity of attendees, speakers and activities brought by the WIN Forum NY.

Innovation requires the ability to “see and connect different”

An exceptional line up of 40 talented role models, business leaders, authors, politicians, including Bob Bland entrepreneur and co-chair of the Women’s March, Kirsten Gillibrand (video intervention by the US Senator for New York), Leslie Blodgett (Founder of BareMinerals), Ayah Bdeir (Founder and CEO of Littlebits) will reveal their true selves to give other women the confidence to push boundaries and consider leadership positions as an accessible and achievable career choice. “It is critical to include everyone into this. If we want to see more women leaders, men are to be on board and support women’s advancement and equality. On April 21, men will be in the room!”, explains Barba.

Full ticket price is at $250.

Pay $80 only with the She for S.H.E promo code "sheforsheoffer"

Students rate at $15 (Student ID required)

About WIN Forum NY

Why #WinforumNY?

In 2017, it is still objectively more difficult for women and minorities to get into the club. Still, there is a shocking lack of women leaders, women entrepreneurs, women in tech. To change the narrative, women need to conquer two territories: develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset, and strengthen their Tech and Digital Skills.            

What is WIN Forum?                       

#WinforumNY is a one day action-packed networking and mentoring conference that aims at supporting the next generation of women leaders. All proceeds will go to Girls who Code a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.                                    


We disrupt the stereotype of the leader, we inspire women and give them energy and confidence to be innovative leaders.


We create a global network of active agents of change developing the skills and mindset which Leaders and Innovators are made of.    

Unique Equation

(Entrepreneurial Spirit + Digital Skills) x (Students + Entrepreneurs + Intrapreneurs) x (30% lnspiration + 70% Action) x 100% Energy!                                                 


Catherine Barba is a French-born serial entrepreneur and digital pioneer based in New York since 2015. She has founded and sold several digital businesses in France. A trusted angel investor and mentor, she serves on the board of successful European tech startups, including Leetchi, MangoPay, Reech and Retency, and on the board of Multinational Organizations such as Renault (automotive) and Etam (lingerie and fashion).

In 2015 and 2016 Barba was named one of 50 most influential figures in Europe’s digital economy and in 2014 one of 3 most influential female figures in France.

Over the years, Barba has actively promoted women in business and women in tech, mostly out of strong gratitude for the opportunities her career path in the tech world has given her. She co-founded the ‘Woman in Digital Day’ in France in 2013, hosted the ‘Femmes en Or, Innovation Day’ in Paris and the ‘Women in Innovation Forum NY’ in 2016. - @cathbarba 


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