A once-in-a-lifetime event!


Featuring world-renown keynote speakers…
and high-performance achievers from around the globe.

  • Receive exclusive mentoring from industry leaders who will equip you to advance to the top of your industry. 
  • Gain a macro understanding of key trends and innovations that will shape the future of your business or organization.
  • Join a highly-skilled brain trust of savvy, world-class women solving challenges unique to advanced women leaders. 
  • Identify ways to increase your brand equity while addressing today’s most critical societal issues through your core business strategies.
  • Outsmart the work-life balance dilemma to maintain energy and positive focus.
  • Reflect on your own experiences and gain expert insight during your daily small group “Learning Team” sessions with others who have similar roles, years of experience, and leadership responsibilities.
  • Have your most pressing business challenges, concerns, and questions addressed in our open forum.
  • Achieve seamless productivity with clear action plans for an active, on-the-go lifestyle.

Take the Lead…Live Your Dreams!

Keynote Presenters

Dr. Cindy Trimm

Transforming lives begins with transforming minds.

Event Host & Keynote

Dr. Cindy Trimm is a C-level consultant, former senator, humanitarian, and business and life strategist who consults executives, media titans, and heads of state.

She is CEO of Trimm International, a consulting and advising company dedicated to maximizing potential through global leadership development, social entrepreneurship, civic engagement, cross-cultural dialogue, and collaborative partnerships for individuals, companies, communities, and nations through a proven capacity-building process.

An influential humanitarian, Dr. Cindy Trimm is the visionary founder of Trimm International Foundation (trimmfoundation.org), a constellation of compassionate innovators leading cultural transformation through community development, the empowerment of women and girls, medical outreach, and education.

Dr. Trimm is also at the helm of the Trimm Institute for Global Leadership, which houses her education and publishing initiatives. As the executive producer of the hit movie Canal Street, a former television host, and the host of a new radio series “Take the Lead,” Dr. Trimm has established herself as one of the most recognized names in leadership development.

Dr. Trimm draws from her remarkable life experiences and multi-faceted career leaving audiences around the globe with life-changing perspectives on human progress. Dr. Trimm holds a doctorate in education and a diploma in executive leadership from Oxford University.

Soledad O’Brien

If you can tell a story well, you can move people to do something.


Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor, producer, author and speaker. Soledad brings a fresh perspective on diverse and contemporary issues to foster change in communities or organizations.

She is chairwoman of Starfish Media Group, a multi-platform media production and distribution company, dedicated to telling empowering and authentic stories on a range of social issues.

As the host and executive producer of the new true crime series “Mysteries & Scandals” on OXYGEN, and host of “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien,” a weekly political magazine show syndicated across the country on hundreds of TV stations, Soledad has established herself as one of the most recognized names in broadcasting.

A prominent philanthropist, Soledad is the founder of PowHERful, a foundation that mentors and funds college tuition and expenses for young women.

Soledad draws from her life and career to stimulate thoughtful conversation on the roles we each play within our communities and organizations, leaving audiences with memorable takeaways on the power of individuals and companies to make meaningful and lasting change. Soledad is a graduate of Harvard University.

Dr. Caroline Leaf

What your mind creates only your mind can take away.


Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist with a PhD in Communication Pathology and a BSc in Logopedics and Audiology, specializing in metacognitive and cognitive neuropsychology. During her years in clinical practice she developed an original theory of the science of thought, as well as her unique Switch on Your Brain with the 5-Step Learning Process® and the Metacognitive-Map™ learning tool based on this research.

Her passion is to help people see the power of the mind and the link between science and God as a tangible way of controlling their thoughts and emotions, learning how to think, learn, and finding their sense of purpose in life.

She frequently lectures to thousands of students, adults, and corporate audiences worldwide, teaching them how to use their minds to detox and develop their brains for optimal thinking and improved brain performance.

Dr. Leaf has published a number of articles in academic journals and consumer magazines, and has been widely interviewed in newspapers, on radio and on television shows about her research and theories.


Women Who Shape Our World is a gathering of the nation’s most influential female entrepreneurs, dreamers, doers, world changers, and company builders.

Join 300 entrepreneurial minded women for an invaluable two day-long event where you will learn and be inspired by some of the most successful entrepreneurs around, share successes and struggles, and build relationships with fellow trailblazers.

Expect to be energized, empowered, and motivated to reignite your passions and redefine your future in your own way.

Women Who Shape Our World is by invitation only. Attendance is limited in order to maintain an intimate dialogue among all participants.

Invitation-Only Event
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Prominently placed along the Capital’s revitalized Southwest Waterfront, Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC offers five-star luxury, refreshed guestrooms, and extensive facilities in a serene picturesque setting. Just a short walk from the Nation’s most cherished monuments, the hotel is also close to a number of exciting restaurants and attractions in the new District Wharf neighborhood.

Arrive at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC, overlooking the southwest Waterfront, and you know you have arrived somewhere special. The grand facade and unique porte cochere beckon. Walk through its doors and take in a sea of marble, limestone and glass. The lobby is inspired by the work of John Russell Pope, designer of the Jefferson Memorial, and boasts the familiar domed ceiling and column placement of the neighboring memorial. The columns are American walnut capped by American white oak, and the patterned Emperador and Amarillo yellow marble floor beneath a rotunda of gold and silver leaf is as striking as it is serene.

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Group: Trimm International
Meeting: Women Who Shape Our World

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