2024 Forbes 30/50 Summit

When: March 8, 2024

Where: Abu Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Over the past decade, the Forbes 30 Under 30 has become the world’s most important honor for young entrepreneurs and leaders, while a new list, the 50 Over 50, which showcases how, for women, experience and wisdom and leadership mean that success no longer has an expiration date.

The location: one of the world’s great crossroads, Abu Dhabi, the vibrant capital of the United Arab Emirates. We’ll use this event as a catalyst for change. Our venues will be some of the finest in the world, from the UAE’s presidential palace to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, to an unforgettable closing event in the desert.

The key to this event: Mentoring. Everyone from these communities–along with other world leaders from policy, business and NGOs–will be asked to share, and forge new bonds, to work together to make participants smarter about technology, about leadership, about everything that it takes to lead. And to create relationships that will last a lifetime.

The Forbes Under 30 and 50 Over 50 lists stand as two of the world’s most important honors – one for young entrepreneurs and leaders and another highlighting how, for women, experience, wisdom and leadership can flourish later in life.

For the third year, Forbes will return to Abu Dhabi during International Women’s Day to bring together young super-achievers who innovate and the legends and icons with incomparable experience for its annual 30/50 Summit.

Forbes and Know Your Value have secured an impressive slate of speakers for the upcoming event, including:

Suze Orman, Host of the Woman + Money Podcast and Cofounder, Secure Save
Vanessa Nakate, Climate Justice Activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Xiye Bastida, Cofounder, Re-Earth Initiative
Stacey Bendet Eisner, CEO & Creative Director, alice + olivia
Drea Okeke, Content Creator, Entrepreneur, and Host
Sheila Johnson, Founder and CEO, Salamander Collection, and Partner Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Michelle Zatlyn, Cofounder, President, and COO, Cloudflare
Meg Ryan, Actor, Director, and Writer
HH AlSayyida Basma Al Said, Founder, Awareness Campaign for Mental Health-Not Alone
Alia Bhatt, Actress
….. with additional names to be announced soon.

Chaired by Mika Brzezinski, founder of Know Your Value and co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the unique 30/50 Summit focuses on mentorship and building cross-generational alliances to provide guidance and insights to women at every stage of their career, while also offering diverse perspectives and rich cultural immersion in the vibrant capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi.

Together, Maggie McGrath, Editor, ForbesWomen, Brzezinski, and Huma Abedin, Vice Chair, 30/50 Summit, and MSNBC analyst, are using the global reach of the 30/50 platform to foster world changing connections that serve as a powerful catalyst for change.

Mentorship, collaboration and innovation are key themes of the 2024 30/50 Summit. From Under 30 and Over 50 communities, to world leaders from policy, business and NGOs, everyone is asked to share and forge new bonds, working together to help attendees become smarter about technology, leadership and all that it takes to lead.

The Forbes 30/50 Summit is the physical headquarters for International Women’s Day, according to Maggie McGrath, Editor, ForbesWomen.

“This event is unlike anything else – bringing women together from all around the world and across generations to engage, learn and uplift makes it one of the most powerful gatherings of the year,” she says.

“Together with Forbes, we’re once again shining a light on generations of the most influential female leaders and innovators,” said Mika Brzezinski, founder of Know Your Value and co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “There is nothing greater than bringing all of us together during International Women’s Day for the third consecutive year.”

For more information about the 2024 Forbes 30/50 Summit, click here.

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