W.in. New York
700 attendees
60 CEOs
100 start-up founders
100 graduate talents
12 countries
May 21st, 2018
8:30 am
4 pm
@ Parsons School of Design, 63 5th Ave, New York
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Our Manifesto
Diversity Powers Innovation

It’s 2018 and diversity at the top remains a challenge. We need to be more strategic about the way we push for more equity in leadership roles in the coming years. The future is diverse. The future is inclusive. Diversity is a force that empowers, not polarizes. Promoting women and diversity should lead to “Us + them” not “Us vs. them”, tapping into the positive power of difference.

We value diversity and inclusion as enablers for business growth and innovation. We believe that the best way to prepare for a future of unknown complexity is to build on the strength of our differences, and that diversity and inclusion are a strategic imperative for innovation. Each one of us has to understand how technology impacts its life, job, company, industry, and evolve to, ultimately, make our world a better place.

We want to help aspiring leaders from a variety of backgrounds reach their highest potential, achieve professional success and happiness, and become the most innovative and inclusive leaders they can be. We want them to feel fully entitled to sign up and run for office, start and scale companies, or hold C-level positions. We also want to convince CEOs and business leaders that diversity and inclusion is their full responsibility and their personal involvement, not only means good progress and good business, but also sustainable innovation.

Catherine Barba

Our (happy, crazy) Team

W.IN Forum NY is hosted by digital pioneer Catherine Barba, who has been based in NYC since 2015. Catherine is a French-born serial entrepreneur who founded and sold several digital businesses in France. A trusted angel investor and mentor, she serves on the board of directors of successful tech startups, including Euveka (CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree), Reech, Popshop, and on the board of multinational organizations such as Renault (the world’s largest carmaker). Over the years, she 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, the ‘Femmes en Or, Innovation Day’ in Paris in 2016 and hosts the annual Women in Innovation Forum NY in New York in 2018 for the third year in a row.
Catherine Barba @cathbarba
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.
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Our (fantastic) Sponsors

We are so grateful to our 2016 and 2017 partners. So proud to be supported by corporations committed to making gender equality, diversity and inclusion a priority – and a reality. More brands will join the W.IN Nation in 2018, and we are pouring the champagne!

Our (#wearefamily) Community


Parsons School of Design is a university dedicated to unleashing creativity and reimagining the future. This is exactly what we ask our 700+ participants: to break from routine and take ACTION!

On May 21st, you will be asked to pledge to innovation in a one-minute video, and… surprise!! We remain mysterious, so you’re dying to take your ticket when registration opens on March 21 ;-)

Make room for discovery, and be innovation ready! We look forward to seeing you.

Parsons School of Design
63 5th Ave, New York