On Sunday March 8, International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the women leaders working to create solutions for potential futures. These women are looking ahead to prepare themselves, their organizations and their audiences for how the world could change. And as they delve into the future, they have a chance to shape it. This list was created to help build community among this group, but also for conference organizers and businesses that want to engage futurists.
The world is changing at a frantic pace, which will only continue to speed up in coming years. At the cusp of those changes are futurists, who keep their eye on what the coming months, years and decades may bring. And more than ever, women are making their mark on the field.
The world is changing, and consumers are changing right alongside it. That’s the biggest takeaway from the 2018 Looking Further with Ford Trends Report. With political unrest, natural disasters, and a growing spotlight on social inequality around the world, the tone of this year’s report is much different than previous years. Sheryl Connelly, Ford’s futurist and the lead of the report, says consumers are feeling the pace of change. [...]