Past Cornerstone Conferences

Cornerstone Conferences are held each year in regions and markets critical to the future which provide access to leaders with insight on topics impacting international progress, business, economics, ecology, enterprise, and the sustainability of human endeavor. Women Leaders come together across national and international boundaries to share knowledge and ideas, to enrich each other’s lives, to provide a network of support, and to exert influence.


In April, the 2019 Cornerstone Conference welcomed over 700 attendees to Barcelona, Spain. This year’s event programming addressed subjects with profound economic, social and political implications. More than 50 expert speakers and moderators touched on topics including innovation in architecture, barriers for women in sports, sustainable fashion, the future of the European Union and girls’ access to education.

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2019 IWF Cornerstone Conference Barcelona – Full Album

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The 2018 IWF Cornerstone Conference was a uniquely produced and professionally crafted idea exchange bringing together more than 600 women leaders from 30 nations to explore global issues in a local context through a women’s lens. In Melbourne, women leaders convened to discuss evolution and adaptation, the hallmarks of Australia. The conference delved into human origins, shifting geopolitics, frontiers in genetics, the evolution of work, and our changing oceans. IWF will spotlight Australian innovation, art and diversity, and go behind the scenes to Melbourne’s most iconic institutions and celebrated sites.


2018 IWF 2018 Cornerstone Conference Highlights

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The 2017 IWF Cornerstone Conference bought together more than 700 women leaders from 30 nations. IWF explored the massive shifts underway in migration and demographics; technology, artificial intelligence; privacy and sustainability; the rise of populism and nationalism; and, what can be done to create more sustainable societies, economies and environments in the face of dramatic change. IWF spotlighted the music and innovation of Sweden and went behind the scenes into Stockholm’s most iconic institutions and celebrated sites.

IWF 2017 Cornerstone Conference Highlights

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