GCU Principal attends Forbes Womens Summit

09 June 2014

Professor Pamela Gillies

Professor Pamela Gillies

Glasgow Caledonian University Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Pamela Gillies CBE, joined more than 250 leaders in business, philanthropy, politics, technology, media, fashion and entertainment at the second Annual Forbes Women’s Summit: Power Redefined, The Entrepreneurship of Everything, in New York City from May 14-15, 2014.

Attendance was by invitation only and included a diverse group of stakeholders including CEOs; entrepreneurs; philanthropists; educators; heads of foundations and NGOs; artists and politicians; who all contributed to high-level conversation. 

The series of discussions covered topics including entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, technology, health, education, and global politics and policy.

Professor Gillies said: “It was a great pleasure to be invited to attend this summit for the second year in a row. I was again enthused to see how positively the attendees at the conference responded to our University’s social mission to work for the common good.

These events are hugely valuable as we seek to build relationships which will help in the success of our GCU New York campus. Our new partners can also assist in developing the social action initiatives which colleagues across the University at GCU are driving forward.”

Delegates included Denise Morrison, President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company; Diane von Furstenberg, Designer, DVF; Carly Fiorina, Chairman of Carly Fiorina Enterprises; Goldie Hawn, Founder of The Hawn Foundation; 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, WhatTheFlicka.com and Cherie Blair, Chair, Omnia Strategy, LLP; and Mary Fisher, Political Activist and Author.