Meet Our Partners – Future State

At Emerging Women, we consider sponsors and partners members of our tribe just like presenters and attendees.
We seek out partners that feel aligned with our mission and our target audience; partners that will add value to our event and benefit from the exposure and connection to our Emerging Women circle.
Future State is a great example of this next-level partnership, and we wanted to let them introduce themselves to you here. Be sure to let us know if it leads to a prosperous connection!



We are Future State, a consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area that supports some of the most important enterprises in the world in realizing their operational transformation. After learning of the 2013 Emerging Women Live conference we were immediately drawn in by the vision to “live the truth of who you are.” After attending the conference in Boulder, we knew how fortunate we were to find such like-minded, passionate women leading from a place of true authenticity.  

As we partner with our clients to lead change in their organizations, we always look through the lens of our guiding principles: keeping people at the center, empathy for users, neutrality and visualizing complexity. We believe wholeheartedly in women leaders stepping into the fullness of their gifts — including among many other things collaboration, compassion and intuition. These qualities are not only good for business, but for a better world. We understand that the global business world as a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) environment needs the feminine perspective. The time has come to embrace, leverage and optimize business outcomes by being authentic agents of transformation-with women leading the way.  

Future-State_logo200x147[2][2]The trends and themes we see with our clients are all centered around building the strengths that must be emphasized to achieve: engaging employees, developing high potential millennials, working collaboratively across geographies to innovate, and meshing disparate cultures while preserving their integrity and recognizing their uniqueness. All this must happen while driving rapid adoption of massive transformation in a 24×7 environment. To be truly successful in the face of such complex business needs, it requires emotionally intelligent, authentic leaders who are prepared to lead people with courage, wisdom, humanity and resilience. 

Whether we are partnered to build a global leadership program, optimize the drug development lifecycle, disseminate strategy throughout every layer of the enterprise or to integrate cultures as part of a merger, we are focused on the people. The people at the center, the people on the edges, the people impacted and the people with influence. We believe people are the key to realizing true, adaptable operational transformation. When the people in any organization are “living the truth of who they are,” as authentic leaders and a force for positive influence, transformation follows with tremendous business outcomes as the result. This is the work we are called to do. We believe this is the transformational work of our time on this planet. We are Future State.

We look forward to connecting with you in October.



Let’s Connect for Change – Emerging Now

Dear Emerging Women,

I am so excited to announce the Connect for Change Contest this week – an opportunity to win an all expenses paid trip to New York City to attend Emerging Women Live this October!

The power of connection is one of the cornerstones of Emerging Women, and what better way to celebrate that than by partnering with our wonderful sisters at Threads Worldwide, a company dedicated to helping women globally while creating fabulous fashions – great combo!

DSC_6801When we open ourselves up to relationship and intimacy in business, we amplify our opportunities to make huge waves in this world. Our bold ideas and passion for new definitions of success become elevated and inspired when we dare to connect on a deeper level others who, like Malala Yousafzai, yearn to make a difference.

Together we become unstoppable.


Chantal Round

Big love,

Chantal Pierrat

Founder, Emerging Women



Win a free trip to EWlive14!

Raising Our Voices on Malala Day



Raising our Voices on Malala Day

This Malala Day, the global community came together to raise their voices for the rights of all young people to receive an education.

The annual awareness event was inspired by Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban while advocating for the right to go to school. She celebrates her birthday each year by addressing people worldwide, offering the message that “No student, anywhere, should ever be the target of conflict of violence.”



This year, she travelled to Nigeria to make her speech, to renew the call to bring back the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram last April. In her speech, she said:

malalastronger“We will not be silent while our Sisters in Nigeria and around the world are targeted in this war on education. Together we are stronger than oppression. We are stronger than violence. We are stronger than fear. We have a right to an education and we will prevail. We will see the return of our innocent sisters in Nigeria, and that they and all children will be able to go to school. We are stronger than those who stand in our way. Stand with us, and together we will win.”

Hear more from her in this op-ed piece for the Washington Post: Helping girls worldwide requires a united stand.

“Malala Day is not my day,” she says on her site “It is the day of every girl and every boy. It is a day when we come together to raise our voices, so that those without a voice can be heard.”

Want to get inspired to raise your voice to empower women globally?

The UN Global Education First Initiative was launched on Malala’s birthday in 2013. Watch the #StrongerThan video the initiative shared for Malala Day:

To learn more about what Malala has been able to accomplish with the power of her voice, check out this Huffington Post article: On Malala Day, Prepare To Be Wowed Again By Her 10 Greatest Contributions To Humaity. Did we mention she just turned 17 this week?

Happy Birthday, Malala Yousafai!




What did Malala Day make you feel #StrongerThan?

Win a free trip to EWlive14!

We are thrilled to present this awesome opportunity for you to connect with over 500 visionary leaders at the transformative Emerging Women Live 2014 event in New York City.

Announcing the Connect for Change Contest, your chance to win an all-expenses-paid ticket to join Brené Brown, Arianna Huffington, Eve Ensler, Danielle LaPorte and more, October 9-12th at the Times Square Sheraton Hotel!



Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 6.28.52 PMEntering the contest is easy…

Just click like on the Connect for Change Contest Facebook page to be entered to win weekly prizes from our generous sisters at Threads Worldwide.

You’ll be invited to enter Round 2, to let your true self shine and win tickets to the conference… or the fabulous Grand Prize of an all-expenses paid trip to New York for an unforgettable weekend with the women who are changing the world!

Emerging Women ignites and inspires visionary, revolutionary women who are ready to rock the business sphere with their conscious feminine leadership and alignment. Threads provides sustainable income opportunities for women worldwide because empowering women is the most effective way to strengthen families and build thriving communities.

TOGETHER, we are changing the world, and you can, too. Join us!


PS – If you are getting a 404 message when you try to enter the contest, please make sure you are logged in to Facebook. If you still receive a “page note found” message, your browser may have cached an old version of this page. Please follow this link instead:

Thank you for your patience, and good luck!



Wholehearted Visionaries – Emerging Now

Dear Emerging Women,

There is one question I have been asking myself over and over as we get closer to Emerging Women Live: What is my true desire for this event?

Sometimes chaos and changing circumstances can force me into the “doing” and the details at a time when I really need to be thinking about the meta principles of why I started Emerging Women in the first place: the desire to connect deeply with others, to share moments and milestones in relationship and alongside others who are also committed to living a full and meaningful life. YES.

DSC_6478But here’s the thing: we cannot truly connect with others if we are hiding parts of ourselves or we are making decisions in our lives that don’t align with our inner truths. Naming and committing to our inner truths takes immense courage – and I don’t believe it can be achieved alone. It requires risk, vulnerability, and the desire for alignment over fantasy, and we need the witnessing and reflection from others to fully step into this bravery.

I have fought against being vulnerable my whole life, and as a result my capacity for intimacy was stunted, hampering all of my relationships – business, personal and otherwise. When I practiced vulnerability – over and over again – I realized how defended I was, how much I was holding back, how much I was keeping from myself and the world. It was hard – it is still hard – and yet with people around me also committed to this path, I have found the courage to make this the only place from which I move forward into the world.

This is why I love Brené Brown and why I am beyond honored to have her as our opening keynote for Emerging Women Live 2014. Join me and find out first hand how the daring work of vulnerability and authenticity is creating a new breed of impactful and conscious leaders, and together we can blaze trails for future generations of wholehearted visionaries.

Chantal Round

Big love,

Chantal Pierrat

Founder, Emerging Women



Brené Brown to Deliver Opening Keynote at EWlive14!

>>Like what you’re hearing? Join me at Emerging Women Live 2014 in NYC this October for a truly unforgettable weekend of dialogue and connection.