President of ForbesWoman Moira Forbes Hosts The 2nd Annual Forbes Women’s Summit: Power Redefined. The Entrepreneurship of Everything May 14-15, New York City

More than 250 guests will participate, including Denise Morrison, President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company; Diane von Furstenberg, Designer, DVF; Carly Fiorina, Chairman of Carly Fiorina Enterprises; Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, Cisco Systems; Tory Burch, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Tory Burch; Bobbi Brown, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics; Felicity Huffman, Actress and Founder,; Kathy Ireland, Founder of Kathy Ireland Worldwide; Shiza Shahid, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Malala Fund; and Founder and COO of the Jessica Simpson Collection, Philanthropist, Singer, and Actress Jessica Simpson

NEW YORK--()--More than 250 leaders in business, philanthropy, politics, technology, media, fashion and entertainment will be participating in the 2nd Annual Forbes Women’s Summit: Power Redefined, The Entrepreneurship of Everything, which will be held in New York City from May 14-15, 2014. Salon dinners will be held the evening of May 14 throughout New York City. On May 15, an invitation-only summit will bring together a multi-generational group of influencers to forge partnerships, find solutions, and take actions to make the world a better place.

“Forbes is redefining what power means. This year, the focus of the Women’s Summit is on the entrepreneurship of everything; whether it’s a leading multinational firm, launching a start-up or spearheading a social movement, the entrepreneurial spirit defines every aspect of our lives,” said Moira Forbes, Forbes Women’s Summit Host and President of ForbesWoman. “Most importantly, the gathering will harness the intellect and influence of these leaders to forge partnerships and take action. Entrepreneurs don’t just come up with ideas — they make things happen.”

Invitees include a diverse group of stakeholders, including CEOs, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, innovators, disruptors, educators, heads of foundations and NGOs, artists and politicians, who will all bring valuable contributions to this high-level conversation. The series of discussions will cover topics including entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, technology, health, education, and global politics and policy.

The Forbes Women’s Summit is presented by Alzheimer’s Association and Northwestern Mutual. Partners of the summit are AARP and Hyatt; Ernst & Young, Qualcomm, and Restorsea are supporting sponsors; Ashford School of Business is an educational partner. Please follow #RedefinePower on Twitter. For more information on the summit, visit

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Presented by:

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

We know that a woman’s brain is unique — just like she is – and we need the power of women to solve the Alzheimer’s crisis. To wipe out this fatal disease the Alzheimer’s Association is asking 1 million women to share “why my brain matters” and join our movement at

Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual helps families and businesses achieve financial security. Our financial representatives build relationships with their clients through a distinctive planning approach that integrates risk management with wealth accumulation, preservation and distribution. More than 4.2 million people rely on us for insurance and investment solutions, including life, disability and long-term care insurance; annuities; trust services; mutual funds; and investment advisory products and services.



AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. A trusted source for high quality products and services, lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin;; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Learn more at

About Hyatt

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™ and Hyatt Ziva™ brand names and have locations on six continents. As of December 31, 2013, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 548 properties in 48 countries. For more information, please visit

Educational Partner

About Ashford University

Achievement belongs to all of us at Ashford University. By offering a traditional college campus as well as online degree programs, Ashford meets the diverse needs of individuals pursuing integrity in their lives and in their communities. Students may earn an associates, bachelor’s, or master’s degree online, while campus students in Clinton, Iowa may earn a bachelor’s degree. Whether on campus or online, Ashford students enjoy the same supportive community. For more information, please visit or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.


About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit

About Qualcomm Wireless Reach

Qualcomm Wireless Reach believes access to 3G, 4G and next-generation mobile technologies can improve people’s lives. Qualcomm Wireless Reach is a strategic program that brings wireless technology to underserved communities globally. Wireless Reach invests in projects that foster entrepreneurship, aid in public safety, enhance the delivery of health care, enrich teaching and learning and improve environmental sustainability. For more information, please visit

About Restorsea

Restorsea™ is a naturally-derived, clinically proven skincare brand powered by Vibransea™ complex, a proprietary ingredient blend anchored by natural enzyme Aquabeautine XL® that was discovered by Restorsea Founder Patti Pao on a tour of Norway’s largest salmon hatchery. Aquabeautine XL®, which is released during the baby salmon hatching process, provides similar results to traditional exfoliants without the harsh side effects. The enzyme’s natural function is to help dissolve the baby salmon’s egg shells, allowing them to swim away unharmed. When applied to skin, it similarly selectively exfoliates only dead skin cells, allowing living ones to flourish.


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