A Global Network of Brilliant Women

Authenticity. Consciousness. Real Connection.

“Emerge” verb i-'merj To come into being through transformation.

About Us

Emerging Women is a global network of brilliant women creating new leadership paradigms and supporting the rise of leaders across all sectors of society.

With an ethos of authenticity, consciousness, and real connection, our mission is to catalyze the power of feminine leadership in order to fill the pipeline of women leaders and create a more sustainable future, where life and humanity are at the center of all that we do.

Emerging Women supports and inspires women to express themselves authentically by providing the tools, knowledge, and network for women to lead in a way that integrates core feminine values like connection, collaboration, intuition, empathy and heart. We are a global platform for leaders and entrepreneurs to catalyze their vision, create powerful connections, and explore the many issues that women in business face today. We offer international events, networking circles, and online content that build community and know-how for women leaders.

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Our Story

Emerging Women was launched in order to support the integration of business and feminine power to make a positive impact on the world.   As a world traveller and Peace Corps volunteer, Emerging Women founder Chantal Pierrat witnessed first-hand the severe oppression and disempowerment of women that is present in most third-world countries across the globe. And as a sales and marketing executive in medical technology and manufacturing, she experienced the challenges and difficulties modern women face in the first-world business arena. Though the environments were quite different, the effects on women were similar: work more, get rewarded less, and feel insecure as we try to fit into a world created by and for men. 

Chantal felt inspired by the courage and heroic efforts of the women she encountered in developing nations as they worked collectively to overcome obstacles - and she longed for the same connected and inspired culture among women in her life as an executive in tech. As women were scarce and isolated from one another, this seemed unattainable, and so she left tech for publishing in search of a business environment that better suited her need for authenticity and meaning.

After 11 years as a publishing executive in the area of personal growth, holistic living and spirituality, Chantal combined her passion for women's leadership, inner transformation, and making the world a better place by launching Emerging Women with a first-annual national event in October 2013.   Since then, speakers such as Arianna Huffington, Dr. Brené Brown, Dr. Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dr. Tererai Trent, Kristin Neff, PhD, Esther Perel, Kelly McGonigal, PhD, Zainab Salbi, Reshma Saujani, Anne Lamott, and women from businesses in all industries have come together to discuss the issues facing women entrepreneurs and leaders today. From sex to self-concept; money to mindset; pipeline to power; leading to letting go — Emerging Women explores an integrative model of leadership that is sustainable and fulfilling for women.   

So whether you are raising money for your new business, leading a team at a tech company, a mom in-between successes returning to the workforce, getting ready to take a leap from executive to entrepreneur, a semi-retired power-house wanting to invest in women or join a board, or you are simply a seeker of feminine wisdom - Emerging Women exists to evolve your sense of leadership identity, connect you to other badass women, and help you to create the impact you want to have in the world.

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Our Community

Our Team

These are the people that make it all happen at EW — a killer collective with verve, wit, ops chops, and creative genius!

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Our Investors

We are pleased to introduce you to our honored investors - supporters, advisors, creative thinkers and people who know all the right people. We cannot thank this crew enough for supporting us in our launch and funding our capital seed round. If you are an accredited investor and you are interested in learning more about investment opportunities with Emerging Women, please contact kdwyer@emergingwomen.com

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