Creating Through Adversity

Date: July 30, 2020

Time: 11am - 1pm PST

Where: Virtual

The ways in which we perceive and meet challenges inform whether we let them determine our outcomes or we use them as stepping stones to more sustainable and innovative possibilities. In this strangest of times and uncertainty, we ponder these igniting questions.  


Are you stressing about your current situation, or are you creating a different reality? In other words, are you turning these unforeseen but undeniable stress points into opportunities for innovation?


As we come together to explore “Creating Through Adversity,” we will focus on actively rebirthing our businesses, challenging the status quo, navigating murky waters, and rebuilding our lives and our world in ways that are dynamic, innovative, sustainable, all-inclusive, compassionate and nurturing. 

Check out our past inaugural Summit, Defining The New Normal  here:

Event Limited To Only 100 Business Executives. Register NOW!



11:00 am - 11.15 am | Welcome & Housekeeping 

11:15 am - 11:45 am | Networking with our Speakers & Attendees

11:45 am - 12.30 pm | Main Panel Discussion

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm | Q&A for Panelists

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm | Networking Wrap Up

Stories of success against all odds can serve as a Northstar to guide us in making key business decisions, from brand and product development, to building a world-class team, to setting and articulating our strategic priorities and ways of engaging  customers, proactively, consistently, and authentically. We want to know how leaders stay focused on their purpose amidst all the noise and chaos. How do they create a sustainable framework that will allow them and their team to thrive and succeed? At this Summit, we will be exploring the following focus points, all the way from the essential whys to the tactical hows:

  • Building A Purpose-Driven Brand 

  • Consciously Building Diverse & Inclusive Teams 

  • Defining Ethical Leadership


Listen to ideas from leaders across various industries, from CBD to tech giants: 

  • How to build and launch a brand amidst COVID19, BLM, and economic uncertainty in a crucial election year.

  • Why the typical brand-building playbook has been thrown out the window, and how new ones are created, challenged, and redrawn from scratch as we face unforeseen challenges daily. 

  • How Founders/CEOs are building from purpose and navigating even when their convictions are challenged and ethics are tested.

  • How to conduct cultural health checks on our brand voice, tone and messaging, and assure the authenticity of our narrative and visual language.​

  • How to cultivate a corporate culture of giving back internally and moving beyond that to communities and businesses.



CMO of Varonis

David Gibson

Co-Founder of Brown Girl Disrupt

Tracey Lloyd

Chief Human Resources Officer of Varonis

Dana Shahar

CEO of Maspira Groupe, Co-Founder of Brown Girl Disrupt

Mel Lim

CEO of Power Flower Health

Michael Swartz


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Thank you Mel and the team at Maspira Groupe for an amazing event! What a great group of panelists led by interesting and thoughtful Q&A. I only wish we had more time! It was an honor to be a part of this inaugural session and I very much look forward to the next. 


Jaahred Thomas, Venture Capitalist and Founding Partner of Connectivity Ventures, Panel Speaker

Thank you for hosting such an empowering event last week at Futurum Forum. It was an honor to participate in the collaboration among a dynamic group of thought leaders. It is events such as Futurum Forum that inspire the positive ideas and actions of a better future.


Tricia Sciortino, CEO of Belay, Panel Speaker

Attending the inaugural Futurum Forum, organized by Mel Lim, was an uplifting, inspiring event. The dynamic, engaging and optimistic conversations reflected the passion and humanity of the attendees. I came away with new insights on how to reimagine, build and create a world where meaningful, positive change is possible.


Alička Pistek, Forum Facilitator

The Futurum Forum was a complete success!  Mel had a solid vision of what she wanted to achieve and she absolutely delivered.  I’ve yet to experience anything like it! Bravo Mel and team— we networked, learned from top leaders, and left feeling inspired!!! Well done.


Tracey Lloyd, Panel Speaker

Mel curated a unique touch point for us at such an unprecedented time. The inaugural Futurum Forum accomplished what was needed most--thoughtful, insightful, and compelling conversations and connections with thought leaders. Excited to attend the next one!


Debra Chen, Forum Facilitator

 It was great being at the conference you arranged today. It was a very interesting and useful panel discussion, and amazing opportunity to be creating and thinking about this new world! Thank you for arranging this.



Just wanted to thank you again for today's session. Was great to connect with such brilliant minds. Keeps the fire burning.



I was so glad to be part of the Futurum Forum networking and discussions. This time can feel isolating and exhausting but I left feeling empowered, energized, and inspired to keep pivoting, and if that doesn't work—rest and pivot again!



Event Limited To Only 100 Business Executives. Register NOW!