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Great Women Leaders


Great Women Leaders

As more women are set to reach the top of their organizations, everyone is realizing that they see the world differently. Meet great women leaders who are building a more equal world for everyone. Join us to experience inspiring keynotes, workshops, and networking opportunities.


Registration from 1pm

Kick-off at 2pm

Keynote: Role Models and Record Breaking from the Olympics to the glass ceiling

:: Sylvia Poll, Head of Project Support Division at International Telecommunication Union, United Nations

Panel: Great Women Leaders & Resilience sharing cross-generational stories of resilience

:: Biliana Vassileva (moderator), Social Innovation Coach & Consultant, founder of Swiss Failure+ Akademy

:: Floriza Gennari, International Gender-Based Violence & Gender Expert

:: Katherine Schlinder, Project & Innovation Consultant, Refugee Employment & Skills Initiative, International Trade Centre

:: Nikia Brown, Intercultural & International Communication exchange student at the Graduate Institute Geneva

:: Lelia Weyrich, ChaCha team member – High-school graduate swam the Channel to raise money to help eradicate Obstetric Fistula

Keynote: My leadership story: what I learned along the way
a female CEO’s experience

:: Jana Walker, CEO, SwissPrimePack

15:15-15:35 Break, with short film screening ‘Mare Advertencia’ and art that breaks down stereotypes

:: Maria Fernanda Galindo, Film Producer

:: Daniel Eisenhut, Artist & Founder of OneThousandLeaders

Panel: Unsung hero(in)es talking to those whose leadership rarely gets attention

:: Mary Mayenfisch, Expert Adviser, Business & Human Rights & Education (moderator)

:: Adam Polka, Stay-at-Home Dad, talented techie and DIY expert

:: Marthe Dehli, Freelance Superheroine and writer in her spare time

:: Agota Balai, Founder of Mamagora

:: Angela Steck, Founder of L.O.O.K. Coaching

Keynote: Pursue your Dream Career details to follow

:: Professor Anna Fontcuberta i Morral, President of EPFL’s WISH Foundation - Women in Science and Humanities

Panel: Modern Pioneers
What do art, education and sustainability have in common?

:: Lise van Long, Corporate Sustainability Manager at International Olympic Committee

:: Julie Duffus, Olympic Sustainability Movement Manager at International Olympic Committee

:: Daniel Eisenhut, Creator, OneThousandLeaders

:: Alma Moya Losada, Founder of Aequaland

Panel: Find your own Leadership Style with audience participation

:: Petya Barraud, Solution Focused Psychologist, Leadership and Personal Development Trainer

:: Ann Wood, Leadership Development Consultant & Coach

Grand Finale: singing & dancing contemporary topics brought to musical life

:: Sara Mayenfisch and group

Close @ 6pm

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