Now in its 20th year, Fortune Most Powerful Women started as a conference and has evolved into the preeminent community of women leaders in business and beyond. Held at the invitation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit in Montréal will feature one-on-one interviews, panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions and high-level networking. We will gather November 5-6, 2018, at the Ritz-Carlton Montréal, and will convene female CEO’s, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and top-ranking women in the Canadian government to address the enormous potential of women in advancing global economic growth and how women business leaders can use their power and their platforms for good.

Our theme will be Redefining Power: Seizing the $12 Trillion Opportunity.

We’re pleased to announce that The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau will be with us for the evening of 5 November for a special keynote interview over dinner. In addition, we will close the Summit on 6 November with a conversation between The Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Canada, and Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission.

Other confirmed speakers include chairs and CEOs Jill Ader of Egon Zehnder, Heather Brunner of WP Engine, Helena Foulkes of Hudson’s Bay, Linda Hasenfratz of Linamar, Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin, Barbara Humpton of Siemens USA, Monique Leroux of Investissement Québec, Manjit Minhas of Minhas Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries, and Kathleen Taylor of RBC, as well as First Lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani, and Canada’s Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef.


Welcome from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau