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Program of the 15. BPW European Conference Zurich16
Sept. 30 2016 - Oct. 2 2016 - University of Zurich - adress and map here

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Wednesday, September 28
 

09:00

17:50

BPW Tours - Zurich Nightwalk and Cheese Fondue
Mount Uetliberg near Zurich – Enjoy a night walk and a traditional Swiss cheese Fondue on top of the mountain. Do as the Zurich people do and have a fun evening on our hightest city-mountain.
English and German speaking guide / volunteer assistant BPW

28.09.2016; 17.50h-21.50h;
Price: CHF 114 (adults), CHF 104 (children 6 to 15 years).

Book here: http://www.womentravel.ch/discover-switzerland/bpw-tour 



Exhibitors
avatar for Sonja Müller Lang

Sonja Müller Lang

Owner, Women Travel
I am a passionate traveller and organize individual tours or group tours in our company. Women Travel - since 1996 - is the unique travel company spezialised in "women to women" tours, interaction among women, dialogue tours, discover tours. Besides our women exclusive group tours... Read More →



Wednesday September 28, 2016 17:50 - 21:50
TBA
 
Friday, September 30
 

TBA

Discover Switzerland: Book your tour below!

Exhibitors
avatar for Sonja Müller Lang

Sonja Müller Lang

Owner, Women Travel
I am a passionate traveller and organize individual tours or group tours in our company. Women Travel - since 1996 - is the unique travel company spezialised in "women to women" tours, interaction among women, dialogue tours, discover tours. Besides our women exclusive group tours... Read More →


Friday September 30, 2016 TBA
TBA

TBA

Market Place
Want to book a both? Download the information!


Friday September 30, 2016 TBA
Market Place

TBA

08:30

Visit Fifa with lunch with a stunning view at Hotel Zurichberg

Exclusive tour of the impressive headquaters of football FIFA and lunch at Hotel Zürichberg with a sensational view over the scenic city of Zurich, the lake and the alps.

Book here: http://www.womentravel.ch/discover-switzerland/bpw-tour-exclusive-fifa-visit

Price: CHF 95.- 


Exhibitors
avatar for Sonja Müller Lang

Sonja Müller Lang

Owner, Women Travel
I am a passionate traveller and organize individual tours or group tours in our company. Women Travel - since 1996 - is the unique travel company spezialised in "women to women" tours, interaction among women, dialogue tours, discover tours. Besides our women exclusive group tours... Read More →



Friday September 30, 2016 08:30 - 13:00
TBA

11:00

European Presidents Meeting - for Presidents only! (Federations / Affiliates)
Limited Capacity seats available

Sponsors
avatar for Karin Raguin

Karin Raguin

VP Talent Development, Christian Dior Couture, BPW European Coordinator
- Human Resources professional with international experience in Talent Management, Recruitment and Corporate Social Responsibility, in the luxury and industrial sector. Positions: since 2016 VP Talent Development, Christian Dior Couture. Before Global Head of Career Management, LVMH... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 11:00 - 15:00
KOL-G-212

14:30

Meet the BPW International President Yasmin Darwich
Limited Capacity filling up

Friday September 30, 2016 14:30 - 16:00
KOL-E-18

14:30

Why Twinning? Best Practices of BPW Twinnings
Limited Capacity filling up

The aim of the  Workshop is to let the others know:
-The importance of Twinning
- How to organize a Twinning
- Why  Clubs twin
- The  results of a Twinning
Morover  during the Workshop the members of some Clubs already twinned will share their experience with the others and , if it is possible, suggestions about how to improve this activity are welcome.

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Nellina  Basile

Nellina Basile

Chair BPW International Twinning Task Force, FIDAPA BPW ITALY
Professor in Italian High Public School, she studied Languages and Literature at the University (Orientale) in Naples. For several years she was engaged in organizing cultural exchanges with different schools from all over the world. Memeber of the Twinning Task force, she has been... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 14:30 - 16:00
KOL-E-13

14:30

Workshop for Conference Beginners
Limited Capacity filling up

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Miette Dechelle

Miette Dechelle

BPW EU Policy Advisor 2015-2016, Workshop Moderator
Title of the workshop: "How to lobby and get in contact with your MEP?" Miette Dechelle was nominated with Susana Binder ‘BPW Europe Policy Advisor’ in May 2015 at the BPW Presidents meeting in Brussels for one year mandate. The proposed workshop on ‘How to lobby and get... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 14:30 - 16:00
KOL-H-317

15:00

Meet MCM
Limited Capacity full

MCM Worldwide is a leather luxury goods brand founded in 1976 in Munich and bought out by Sungjoo Group in 2005. The brand’s signature logo-printed material, called Cognac Visetos, appears on many of its products.

Sponsors
Speakers

Friday September 30, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
KO2-F-174

17:00

Opening Ceremony and Flying Dinner
Speakers
avatar for Christine Beerli

Christine Beerli

Vice President ICRC, Keynote Speaker
Keynote-Speech:Strength, resilience and fighting the odds: learning from women affected by crisis 2008, Ms Beerli was appointed permanent Vice-President of the ICRC. As such she is a member of the ICRC Assembly – the institution's supreme governing body – as well as the Assembly... Read More →
avatar for Elisabeth Bosshart

Elisabeth Bosshart

bosshart consulting GmbH, director, President of BPW Switzerland
I’m a chemical engineer and a business economist, currently I’m finishing my diploma in economic law. My company, bosshart consulting gmbh, provides consultancy in establishing and optimizing management systems that enable companies and organizations to execute and promote their... Read More →
avatar for Christa Markwalder

Christa Markwalder

President of the National Council, Welcome Message
Legal specialist at Zurich Insurance Group. Party:  FDP. The Liberals.Law degree and ecology studies at University of Bern incl. Erasmus semester at Nijmegen / NL (1998), 2001POLITICAL OFFICE AND MANDATESMember of Burgdorf communal parliament: January 1999 to May 2002Member of Bern... Read More →
avatar for Karin Raguin

Karin Raguin

VP Talent Development, Christian Dior Couture, BPW European Coordinator
- Human Resources professional with international experience in Talent Management, Recruitment and Corporate Social Responsibility, in the luxury and industrial sector. Positions: since 2016 VP Talent Development, Christian Dior Couture. Before Global Head of Career Management, LVMH... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Trio Artemis

Trio Artemis

Artist, TRIO ARTEMIS
TRIO ARTEMIS has been a success story since its formation in 1995. Katja Hess (violin), Bettina Macher (violoncello)  and Myriam Ruesch (piano) alternating with Felicitas Strack (piano) have brought a wealth of talent to the trio from the very beginning.  The four graduates from... Read More →



Friday September 30, 2016 17:00 - 20:00
Auditorium

20:15

Young BPW: Meet & Greet with BPW International President Yasmin Darwich
Sponsors
avatar for Swiss Post; Die  Post; La Poste; La Posta

Swiss Post; Die Post; La Poste; La Posta

Diversity Management, Swiss Post
Diversity at Swiss Post Diverse teams reflect our diverse customers Staff from more than 140 nations work for Swiss Post in more than 100 professions. Swiss Post approaches this diversity with esteem and respect, thereby generating competitive advantages on the market. Diverse... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 20:15 - 21:45
Auditorium

22:00

BPW Ladies Night – Zurich, 30.09.2016, 22h

After the opening of the conference at the university of Zurich on 30.09.2016 around 22h we would like to take you out for a glass of Swiss wine. Come along, enjoy and relax in our wonderful city. 

We will meet after the opening at the university and go on a walk to a nice place to have a drink together.

Pls. send us an email with your name and address and we will contact you. 
Registration here - limited places available 

Rate: CHF 20

Exhibitors
avatar for Sonja Müller Lang

Sonja Müller Lang

Owner, Women Travel
I am a passionate traveller and organize individual tours or group tours in our company. Women Travel - since 1996 - is the unique travel company spezialised in "women to women" tours, interaction among women, dialogue tours, discover tours. Besides our women exclusive group tours... Read More →



Friday September 30, 2016 22:00 - 23:30
TBA

22:00

Young BPW: Girl's Night Out
Sponsors
avatar for Swiss Post; Die  Post; La Poste; La Posta

Swiss Post; Die Post; La Poste; La Posta

Diversity Management, Swiss Post
Diversity at Swiss Post Diverse teams reflect our diverse customers Staff from more than 140 nations work for Swiss Post in more than 100 professions. Swiss Post approaches this diversity with esteem and respect, thereby generating competitive advantages on the market. Diverse... Read More →

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Fabienne Brunner

Fabienne Brunner

Field Marketing Manager, Panasonic Switzerland
BPW, women careers worldwide, technical products, sports, lifestyle, great food, enjoying life.

Friday September 30, 2016 22:00 - 23:30
Zurich City
 
Saturday, October 1
 

TBA

Discover Switzerland: Book your tour below!

Exhibitors
avatar for Sonja Müller Lang

Sonja Müller Lang

Owner, Women Travel
I am a passionate traveller and organize individual tours or group tours in our company. Women Travel - since 1996 - is the unique travel company spezialised in "women to women" tours, interaction among women, dialogue tours, discover tours. Besides our women exclusive group tours... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 TBA
TBA

TBA

Market Place
You want to book a marketplace? Please download the sheets!


Saturday October 1, 2016 TBA
Market Place

TBA

TBA

BPW Friends Lounge - for Friends only (from 09:00 - 17:00)
Lounge for BPW Friends only!
Become a Friend and subscribe at the entry of the Lounge!
https://www.bpw-international.org/become-a-bpw-friend 

Saturday October 1, 2016 TBA
KOL-E-11

08:00

Presidents Breakfast - by invitation only!
with European Coordinator Karin Raguin.

Speakers
avatar for Karin Raguin

Karin Raguin

VP Talent Development, Christian Dior Couture, BPW European Coordinator
- Human Resources professional with international experience in Talent Management, Recruitment and Corporate Social Responsibility, in the luxury and industrial sector. Positions: since 2016 VP Talent Development, Christian Dior Couture. Before Global Head of Career Management, LVMH... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 08:00 - 08:45
by invitation

09:00

Platform 1: Women - the big emerging market - Keynote Speeches
from Angela hornberg: "Let us think powerful !"

Speakers
avatar for Ladina Caduff

Ladina Caduff

Head CSR, Raiffeisen, Keynote Speaker
Ladina Caduff has been Head of CSR Management at Raiffeisen Switzerland since March 2012. Before joining Raiffeisen she worked at Ernst & Young in the area of Climate Change and Sustainability Services. She supported companies with regard to positioning, internal implementation and... Read More →
avatar for Angela Hornberg

Angela Hornberg

Owner, AHC - Advance Human Capital, Keynote Speaker
Angela Hornberg worked as an investment banker for 10 years in Frankfurt, Berlin and London (for Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers among others.) She started her own business in 1994: the first six years she provided Market Research for the financial industry and since 2002 she has... Read More →
avatar for Simona Scarpaleggia

Simona Scarpaleggia

CEO, IKEA Switzerland, Keynote Speaker
Co-chair of the high-level panel for women’s economic empowerment established by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.  Simona Scarpaleggia   joined IKEA as a Human Resources Manager for IKEA Italy, where she defined the company’s diversity strategy and implemented various projects aimed at managing gender, age and ethnic diversity. In 2009 together with top female managers from different compani... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 09:00 - 09:30
Auditorium

09:30

Platform 1: Women - the big emerging market - Panel discussion
Speakers
avatar for Ladina Caduff

Ladina Caduff

Head CSR, Raiffeisen, Keynote Speaker
Ladina Caduff has been Head of CSR Management at Raiffeisen Switzerland since March 2012. Before joining Raiffeisen she worked at Ernst & Young in the area of Climate Change and Sustainability Services. She supported companies with regard to positioning, internal implementation and... Read More →
avatar for Esther Girsberger

Esther Girsberger

Moderator Panel Discussion
Esther Girsberger is a lawyer and graduated with an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen. After holding several management positions with media companies she became self-employed in 2010. Among other things, she has written the bestseller "Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf – the... Read More →
avatar for Angela Hornberg

Angela Hornberg

Owner, AHC - Advance Human Capital, Keynote Speaker
Angela Hornberg worked as an investment banker for 10 years in Frankfurt, Berlin and London (for Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers among others.) She started her own business in 1994: the first six years she provided Market Research for the financial industry and since 2002 she has... Read More →
avatar for Simona Scarpaleggia

Simona Scarpaleggia

CEO, IKEA Switzerland, Keynote Speaker
Co-chair of the high-level panel for women’s economic empowerment established by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.  Simona Scarpaleggia   joined IKEA as a Human Resources Manager for IKEA Italy, where she defined the company’s diversity strategy and implemented various projects aimed at managing gender, age and ethnic diversity. In 2009 together with top female managers from different compani... Read More →

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline Piotaz

Jacqueline Piotaz

Owner, Jacqueline Piotaz Cosmetics
Jacqueline Piotaz has worked in many aspects of the beauty and cosmetics industry; running her own cosmetic institutes and spas along with her cosmetics distribution company in Zürich. She has extensive experience as a Spa consultant, Trainer and as an international examiner for... Read More →
avatar for Henrike von Platen

Henrike von Platen

Immediate-Past-President BPW Germany, FairPayistin
Henrike von Platen was born in Bonn, Germany and brought up on the Canary Islands, Spain. She attended a British School where she achieved certification. When she returned to Germany, she studied business informatics and business administration in Berlin. In her spare time, you will... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 09:30 - 10:20
Auditorium

10:20

Humanitarian Break - BPW helping in Nepal
Speakers
avatar for Josiane Perrier Cathomen

Josiane Perrier Cathomen

Association Ganesha, Humanitarian Project in Nepal
Depuis 1996, je suis responsable de la construction du premier bâtiment d’un complexe scolaire et médical à Gorpar, au Sud du Népal. L’école accueille 650 élèves et le centre de santé est destiné à un ensemble de villages comprenant environ 15'000 habitants. Dés 2013... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 10:20 - 10:30
Auditorium

10:30

Coffee Break
Saturday October 1, 2016 10:30 - 11:00
Lichthof

11:00

Side Event - Women's Economic Empowerment - the international context
Speakers
avatar for Freda Miriklis

Freda Miriklis

International Development Adviser, Panelist
Freda is an entrepreneur, executive and board director with an immense amount of experience educating and supporting world leaders and CEOs to promote equality and economic opportunities that empower women at a global level.She is co-founding Chair of the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00 - 12:30
Auditorium

11:00

BPW at the UN
Limited Capacity filling up

INTRODUCTION
After the United Nations had been founded in 1945, IFBPW sprang into action and made its request for consultative status along with 32 organizations which was granted by ECOSOC in 1947. Esther Hymer went on to lobby for the establishment of a special body to prevent or eradicate all kinds of discrimination against women. This was granted and a sub-commission on the Status of Women was set up.  However, it could be possible to say that the roots of our advocacy efforts based upon the consultative status in the United Nations. And successful advocacy activities are important for our Organization to change with the times and gain strength.  

 

 



Workshop Speakers
AO

Arzu Öyzol

Vice President UN, BPW International
Arzu Özyol graduated from Middle East Technical University in 1983 and received her MBA degree from İstanbul Bilgi University in 2002. In May 2013, she completed her PHD studies in Bioethic Environmental Politics. During her PhD studies, she attended two courses on Global Energy... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00 - 12:30
KOL-G-209

11:00

Diversity – Zeit für Veränderung - in german
Limited Capacity full

Diversity – Zeit für Veränderung

Über die Kooperation des BPW Germany mit Unternehmen

Eine neue Generation verändert die Arbeitswelt. Selbstbewusste Frauen mit großen Fach- und Sozialkompetenzen suchen sich zunehmend das Unternehmen aus, in dem sie arbeiten wollen. Unternehmen müssen einen kulturellen Wandel vollziehen, wenn sie hoch qualifizierte Frauen einstellen und an das Unternehmen binden wollen: Beweglichkeit in Arbeitszeiten, Elternzeiten, Frauen in Führung, neue Akzente in der personellen Weiterentwicklung und Gehaltstransparenz sind nur einige Themen.

Diversity ist eine Erfolgsstrategie für die Zukunft jedes Unternehmens, das eine Kultur schafft, in der es gelingt, hoch qualifiziertes Personal in seiner Unterschiedlichkeit zu gewinnen, zu fördern und zu halten.  Unternehmen, die auf Diversity setzen sind erfolgreicher als andere.

 Eine gute Kooperation zwischen einem Unternehmen und einem international aufgestellten Business-Frauennetzwerk wie BPW kann den Nutzen und Erfolg beider Seiten durchaus beflügeln. Der Workshop zeigt, wie beide Seiten von einer gelungenen Kooperation profitieren.

 Rosemarie Steinhage war von 2012-2016 Vizepräsidentin des BPW Germany. Sie hat Kooperationen und Projekte mit Unternehmensmitgliedern durchgeführt. Im Workshop berichtet sie über ihre Erfahrungen, über Kriterien für eine gelingende strategische Zusammenarbeit und zeigt den Nutzen für beide Seiten auf. 

Samstag; 1. Okt. 2016 von 11-12.30 h

 

workshop in german

Rosemarie Steinhage

Coaching – Training –Organisationsentwicklung

Vizepräsidentin des BPW Germany 2012-2016

Fon + 49  611  9 81 29 06

info@rosemarie-steinhage.de

www.rosemarie-steinhage.de

 

Workshop in german

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Rosemarie Steinhage

Rosemarie Steinhage

Steinhage - Consulting - Training
Rosemarie Steinhage arbeitet als Business Coach, Trainerin und Organisationsentwicklerin in eigenem Unternehmen in Wiesbaden. Sie unterstützt Menschen, die sich beruflich verändern wollen. Als Coach & Organisationsentwicklerin begleitet sie Veränderungsprozesse in Unternehmen... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00 - 12:30
KOL-G-204

11:00

Empowered Parents - Prosperous Organisations
Limited Capacity seats available

Our World Café – ‘Empowered Parents, Prosperous Organisations’ is an experiential workshop which provides a powerful space to evoke new conversations and perspectives around the topic of parenthood & professional life, enriching the possibility for new insights to emerge as participants engage in ever-widening circles of thought.

We will be hosting a network of collaborative conversations around questions that matter in service of this topic:

  • How do you know when parents are being supported by their employer/manager?
  • What are the basic things you need in order for your family and career to thrive?
  • What are the habits or routines you have established that keep you energised and engaged, in and out of work?
  • What is the question you are holding that can create possibilities for this group?

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Deborah Croft

Deborah Croft

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, ThrivingTalent.Solutions
Deborah is passionate about helping organisations leverage the true potential of its people, so that they “work hard & play hard” and everyone wins. With her partner Natalie, their niche is to help organisations better engage and retain talented individuals, during the critical... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Wilkins

Natalie Wilkins

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, ThrivingTalent.Solutions
Leading a revolution for talent progression within large organizations was a natural evolution, given Natalie’s 20 years’ experience within learning & development and talent management and her passion for empowering men and women. With her business partner, Deborah Croft... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00 - 12:30
KOL-F-123

11:00

Humanitarian work by BPW - Nepal - Association Ganesha
Limited Capacity seats available

http://www.associationganesha.org/fr/history

Un projet - Une réalisation - Une vie

 Le workshop débutera par la présentation du projet développé au Népal :

Construction d’écoles et d’un centre de santé

Cette présentation se fait grâce à un document Power Point (en préparation pour cet événement). Il durera environ 40 minutes et abordera les points suivants :

Historique : pourquoi ce projet ?

  • Création de l’Association Ganesha Suisse
  • Création de l’Association Ganesha Nepal

Compétences acquises

  • En architecture
  • En recherche de fonds et finances
  • En droit
  • En diplomatie
  • En finances

Constructions

  • De l’Ecole gouvernementale Shree Rastriya Secondary School
  • De l’Ecole privée Montessori
  • Du Centre de santé
  • Des bâtiments annexes et terrains

Développement des activités depuis 20 ans

Si le temps accordé le permet, ce premier document sera suivi d’une vidéo d’env. 20 minutes, rendant vivantes nos activités sur place

Une discussion de 30 minutes suivra la présentation, abordant toutes les questions soulevées par le PP

 

Speakers
avatar for Josiane Perrier Cathomen

Josiane Perrier Cathomen

Association Ganesha, Humanitarian Project in Nepal
Depuis 1996, je suis responsable de la construction du premier bâtiment d’un complexe scolaire et médical à Gorpar, au Sud du Népal. L’école accueille 650 élèves et le centre de santé est destiné à un ensemble de villages comprenant environ 15'000 habitants. Dés 2013... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00 - 12:30
KOL-G-212

11:00

Take ownership of your career: the power of negocation
Limited Capacity filling up

Is your career negotiable?
It is widely admitted  that negotiation is a key factor in numerus situations. Negotiation is specifically relevant could it be in personal or professional environnements.
In business cases, many of us adopt negotiation skills to make the difference. And we can observe that when our career is at stake, we do not use strategic negotiation tools to promote ourselves.
Deal with a career evolution as a negotiation - Do not look for good answers but ask yourself proper questions. 

Sponsors
avatar for Julie Crouzillac

Julie Crouzillac

Dreammaker, Owner, Workshop Moderator
Julie Crouzillac graduated with a Master’s degree in International Trade from the University of Bordeaux and worked for multinational companies in the agro-food industry sector (Lactalis, Danone and Mondelez Int.) in the sales, management and negotiation field. This background provides... Read More →
avatar for Karin Raguin

Karin Raguin

VP Talent Development, Christian Dior Couture, BPW European Coordinator
- Human Resources professional with international experience in Talent Management, Recruitment and Corporate Social Responsibility, in the luxury and industrial sector. Positions: since 2016 VP Talent Development, Christian Dior Couture. Before Global Head of Career Management, LVMH... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00 - 12:30
KOL-H-312

11:00

The «Milano Charter» - B to B – women in Ethic Business
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Alga Rossi

Alga Rossi

Business Re-engineering, Sasol Italy
Project Manager certified at PMI, expert in production, maintenance , logistics and supply chain. Internal and External Audit Manager for UNI and SOX certifications. Current President of Milano Club, BPW Italy. I'm in Zurich to present the "BtoB Women in Ethical Business" Project... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00 - 12:30
KOL-E-21

11:00

Unconscious Bias in Science
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Karin Gilland Lutz

Karin Gilland Lutz

Deputy Head of Office, University of Zurich, Office for Gender Equality
I joined the Office for Gender Equality, University of Zurich, in 2007. Universities are fascinating to me because they are essentially all about innovation, yet at the same time they are extremely traditional organizations. The two forces of innovation and tradition shape the way... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00 - 12:30
KOL-F-117

11:00

«Equal Salary»
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop : How to make equal pay a reality in companies

Currently, the gender pay gap is 16.1 % in Europe and 15.1% in Switzerland. Many voices have asked for equal pay to become a reality - President Obama, Hollywood actors, even … Pope Francesco who said the gender pay gap is a “pure scandal”. Several governments have set equal pay as a priority and taken active measures to enforce it. In Switzerland, the government has actively supported various initiatives both from the public and the private sectors and is working on a law to enforce control for companies.

Given this context, companies are encouraged to take a stand for equal pay to show they take this issue seriously before governments force them through legislation.

 

EQUAL-SALARY - certified companies have taken up the challenge and proven they adhere to equal pay. As ambassadors, they inform and engage their colleagues into taking a stand for equal pay!


The workshop will allow discovering the EQUAL-SALARY certification requirements, benefits and potential pitfalls. Laetitia Tierny D&I Manager at Philip Morris Int’l (PMI, the first EQUAL-SALARY certified multinational company, will describe how PMI has taken on the challenge and the next objectives. See the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Foz7R7EXdvs&feature=youtu.be


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Véronique Goy-Veenhuys

Véronique Goy-Veenhuys

Founder & CEO, Foundation EQUAL-SALARY
Véronique Goy Veenhuys is the founder & CEO of the EQUAL-SALARY, the certification of equal compensation for women and men. Established in 2010 as a nonprofit foundation, EQUAL-SALARY is carried out together with the University of Geneva and SGS, world leader in certification services... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00 - 12:30
KOL-E-18

11:00

«The Beauty of Business»
Limited Capacity full

How to Create and Make a Cosmetics Brand Successful

Jacqueline Piotaz, Founder and Developer, presents how she successfully created and launched her own luxury niche Swissness pure cosmetics brand. Learn more about what it takes for a small family-owned Swiss business to stand up against multi-national luxury conglomerates.

Participate actively in the workshop about what the next steps could or should be for Jacqueline Piotaz Switzerland and finally - ask the expert all your questions about skin care, prevention, new technologies and innovations in cosmetics, you always wanted to ask.

 

 


Sponsors
Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline Piotaz

Jacqueline Piotaz

Owner, Jacqueline Piotaz Cosmetics
Jacqueline Piotaz has worked in many aspects of the beauty and cosmetics industry; running her own cosmetic institutes and spas along with her cosmetics distribution company in Zürich. She has extensive experience as a Spa consultant, Trainer and as an international examiner for... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00 - 12:30
KOL-G-220

11:00

«Top Sharing»
Limited Capacity seats available

New ways of working and flexible work arrangements are current issues and with them a new understanding of work-life patterns and what leadership is. But what do „new“ working models entail? How can leadership responsibility be shared? 

Background information about definitions of leadership and common gender roles will be presented as well as an overview of the innovative work-organizational Model TopSharing developed by Julia Kuark. Decisions of the participants will be analyzed interactively and potential for shared responsibility identified.



 


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Julia Kuark

Julia Kuark

Owner and Manager, JKK Consulting
Julia Kuark studied Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, Mechatronics at the ETH Zürich and obtained her Doctorate at the Institute of Work Psychology, ETH Zürich. She works as an independent consultant with expertise in developing innovative organizational solutions such... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00 - 12:30
KOL-G-221

11:00

Young BPW: Make Change happen: Women On Boards
Limited Capacity seats available

There are different reasons women are still underrepresented in the top management of organisations. In this practical hands-on seminar, we will focus on personal change: what women can do to bring about change- to be elected to corporate boards. We will explore opportunities to make changes in professional careers and onto boards. In the course of this seminar, we will analyse a case study and share the best practices for success. Every participant will leave the seminar with a personal development plan. 


Sponsors
avatar for Swiss Post; Die  Post; La Poste; La Posta

Swiss Post; Die Post; La Poste; La Posta

Diversity Management, Swiss Post
Diversity at Swiss Post Diverse teams reflect our diverse customers Staff from more than 140 nations work for Swiss Post in more than 100 professions. Swiss Post approaches this diversity with esteem and respect, thereby generating competitive advantages on the market. Diverse... Read More →

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Ester Eomois

Ester Eomois

Business consultant, BPW Estonia
For last three years, Ester Eomois has worked as an independent strategic consultant and management coach to develop new business, facilitate effective teams and train people. Ester is also one of few certified Executive Coaches in Estonia.Her previous experience includes, 15+ years... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00 - 12:30
KOL-F-121

12:30

Lunch at the Lichthof
Saturday October 1, 2016 12:30 - 14:00
Lichthof

12:30

Zurich - Trendy Places
Zurich West - Trendy – Sightseeingtour Off the beaten track. The «Kreis 5» is a new and vivid symbol of the swiss multicultural essence. We will walk to the hot spots of the quarter and if you wish, you might buy a snack or lunch. 
English speaking Guide, volunteer assistant BPW

Price: CHF 35 (adults), CHF 25 (children/teens)

Book here: http://www.womentravel.ch/discover-switzerland/zurich-city-tour-zurich-west-from-the-industrial-hub-to-a-trend-quarter 

Exhibitors
avatar for Sonja Müller Lang

Sonja Müller Lang

Owner, Women Travel
I am a passionate traveller and organize individual tours or group tours in our company. Women Travel - since 1996 - is the unique travel company spezialised in "women to women" tours, interaction among women, dialogue tours, discover tours. Besides our women exclusive group tours... Read More →



Saturday October 1, 2016 12:30 - 14:30
TBA

14:10

Presentation of 10th BPW Danube net Forum in Pula

Danube net Forum in Pula 4-5.November 2016  www.bpw-danubenet.org

The 10th Forum of the BPW Danube net will be held in Pula-Croatia on 4-5. november 2016 under the patronage of the President of the Rebublic of Croatia. The short presentation informs theaudience about the actuel status and achievements that the Forum will obtain for the women entrepreneurs. Over 100 entrepreneurs from 10 countries are expected on the Forum.  


Saturday October 1, 2016 14:10 - 14:15
Auditorium

14:15

Platform 2: Economy of the future - Keynotes Speeches
Sponsors
Speakers
avatar for Liisa Oviir

Liisa Oviir

Minister of Entrepreneurship, Estonia, Keynote Speaker
Liisa Oviir, Minister for Entrepreneurship from Estonia. Oviir is a lawyer and politician. She has been the Minister of Entrepreneurship since 2015. Estonia is Europe’s digital pioneer!More infohttps://valitsus.ee/en/minister-entrepreneurship-liisa-oviir
avatar for Suzanne Thoma

Suzanne Thoma

CEO, BKW, Keynote Speaker
Suzanne Thoma was Head of Networks at BKW in 2010 before being appointed as CEO in 2013. Until 2009 she was Head of the Automotive Division of the WICOR Group in Rapperswil. Before that, as CEO of Rolic Technologies Ltd., she led a high-tech supplier to the electrical industry. She... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 14:15 - 14:45
Auditorium

14:45

Platform 2: Economy of the future - Panel Discussion
Sponsors
Speakers
avatar for Tatjana Gaspar

Tatjana Gaspar

Vice-President, Cornèr Bank AG, Panelist
Talk to me about whatever inspires you! My inspiration comes from literature, art, scuba diving and everything connected with the sea, wildlife and nature as well as truly extraordinary women and men.
avatar for Esther Girsberger

Esther Girsberger

Moderator Panel Discussion
Esther Girsberger is a lawyer and graduated with an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen. After holding several management positions with media companies she became self-employed in 2010. Among other things, she has written the bestseller "Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf – the... Read More →
avatar for Freda Miriklis

Freda Miriklis

International Development Adviser, Panelist
Freda is an entrepreneur, executive and board director with an immense amount of experience educating and supporting world leaders and CEOs to promote equality and economic opportunities that empower women at a global level.She is co-founding Chair of the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s... Read More →
avatar for Liisa Oviir

Liisa Oviir

Minister of Entrepreneurship, Estonia, Keynote Speaker
Liisa Oviir, Minister for Entrepreneurship from Estonia. Oviir is a lawyer and politician. She has been the Minister of Entrepreneurship since 2015. Estonia is Europe’s digital pioneer!More infohttps://valitsus.ee/en/minister-entrepreneurship-liisa-oviir
avatar for Suzanne Thoma

Suzanne Thoma

CEO, BKW, Keynote Speaker
Suzanne Thoma was Head of Networks at BKW in 2010 before being appointed as CEO in 2013. Until 2009 she was Head of the Automotive Division of the WICOR Group in Rapperswil. Before that, as CEO of Rolic Technologies Ltd., she led a high-tech supplier to the electrical industry. She... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 14:45 - 15:35
Auditorium

15:35

15:45

Coffee Break
Saturday October 1, 2016 15:45 - 16:15
Lichthof

16:15

Side Event: WEPs - Increasing the Number of Women in Leadership Positions

 Increasing the Number of Women in Leadership Positions – What makes a Difference?

16.15 Input Gudrun Sander “Inclusive Leadership – Does this help?” (30’)

16.45 Input of Simon Owen, CEO Deloitte Switzerland, on “How he made a difference? What where the major changes that had an impact on a more inclusive culture where the number of women in leadership positions was significantly increased” (30’)

Deloitte UK is a WEPs CEO Leadership Award winner and Simon Owen was part of this TMT

17.15 Q&A session

 


Sponsors
avatar for Gudrun Sander

Gudrun Sander

Prof. Gudrun Sander, Diversity Management, UNISG, Keynote Speaker
Gudrun Sander is Associate Professor for Business Administration with special emphasis on Diversity Management at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. She is Director for Diversity and Management Programs at the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law where she is... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Simon Owen

Simon Owen

CEO, Deloitte Switzerland, Deloitte is a WEPs CEO Leadership Award Winner
About the award: WEPs CEO Award 2016 for Business Case for ActionRecognizes a company for using concrete data to drive a cross-cutting gender equality strategy throughout business operations. ​Deloitte UK, the business advisory firm, has taken bold steps to combine targeted actions... Read More →
avatar for Gudrun Sander

Gudrun Sander

Prof. Gudrun Sander, Diversity Management, UNISG, Keynote Speaker
Gudrun Sander is Associate Professor for Business Administration with special emphasis on Diversity Management at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. She is Director for Diversity and Management Programs at the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law where she is... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 16:15 - 17:45
Auditorium

16:15

BPW Ukraine - helping people in need
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation 1 - about the activities of Business and Professional League of Women of Ukraine "Experience and Perspectives",participation of Chernihiv BPW Club in the project "Strengthening Small and medium Enterprises Business Membership Organizations", participation in United Nations Development Programme (Iuliia Zaika),
Presentation 2 - "Helping people in need", about training programmes and support of internally displaced people from Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine,
small projects proposals for cooperation (Victoria Filatova)
Presentation 3 - "Peculiarities of the activities of Donetsk  BPW Club"
Peace 
Doves" mini workshop 

 


 


Speakers
avatar for Viktoriia Filatova

Viktoriia Filatova

Interpreter, Chernihiv BPW Club, Humanitarian Projects in Ukraine
I am sure that life is wonderful! I am proud to be a founder and active member of the BPW Club in Chernihiv, Ukraine. My job and my devotion is the Chernihiv region charity "Aratta". Ready to talk about: positive thinking, helping people in need, supporting people with special needs... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 16:15 - 17:45
KOL-G-209

16:15

Butterfly in a storm - how to enjoy life and become a successful entrepreneur
Limited Capacity filling up

Je vous raconterai un peu de ma vie et j'espère qu'ainsi nous créerons des liens. D'ici là, la version française de "Butterfly in a Storm" sera disponible :-) .
Mon histoire m'a été demandée par Adenike, la coordinatrice Afrique. C'est elle qui l'a publiée et les revenus vont à ses projets d'aides aux femmes entrepreneures en Afrique. Je suis heureuse que mon histoire puisse en inspirer d'autres et leur donner le courage de réaliser leurs rêves. 
Selon les participantes je parlerai en français ou en allemand ou en anglais... ou un peu des trois puisque nous sommes européennes et si nécessaire je glisserai quelques mots d'italien et même d'espagnol, pour les autres langues il faudra m'aider... A bientôt mes soeurs BPW.

Butterfly in a Storm: Lady to Watch

Butterfly In A Storm is not just another nice book about a woman's life among many others. Nor is it a heroic biography to distract us from our real life with our real joys, sorrows, hopes and delusions, to comfort us that in the end, our own life is good enough, that we shouldn't grasp for the moon. It is not one more boring lesson telling us how we ought to conduct our lives.
In Butterfly In A Storm unfolds the fascinating life of both a very special and an ordinary woman, Giselle Rufer Delance - the powerful entrepreneur and founder of the ultra chic Delance Swiss Watches for women, the fighter, the mother, the friend. As we follow her story, we get enthusiastic when as a child, Giselle, so alive and determined, spreads her thousand ideas and talents like wings; we admire the teen when she dares to cross the line of the so conservative and provincial Swiss society conventions of the fifties; we suffer with the young adult when fate persists to cut her momentum off, tries to kill her vision and forces her to put her ambitions on hold; and we applaud when eventually success and fame reward the exceptional destiny of the mature woman.
The historical context of her life had a great bearing on the course her life took. Giselle was born 1946, one year after Second World War ended. Her very young parents had fled from Paris during the Second World War and settled as immigrants in the nice, French-speaking borderline provincial town of Porrentruy. They brought in a different, metropolitan culture. They knew how much their relatives had suffered at war and were strongly determined to make their own living by working hard. Giselle's father was a salesman and travelled a lot but was very supportive of his wife who ran a shop and of his daughter. However, Mother was the boss. Both her maternal grandmothers had been strong, independent women. Thus the young girl had three interesting role models, especially at such time when the Swiss women they were surrounded with were so different; they stayed at home and under their husbands' shadow.
In her story, Giselle teaches how necessary women's commitment for a better world is. How important their intelligence and skills are on all levels. She shows women, young and old alike, the way, or, better put, her way: to stand up for what they think is right and good, to go on again and again; to search for a better solution, if the first trial is not effective. She encourages women to think out of the box; to develop a vision, together with others, if they want to make a difference in the world; to share, to support others, but also to be a good friend to themselves; to fight, not to hate, to love, to live and to enjoy all of it.

 

 

 

 

 


 


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Giselle Rufer

Giselle Rufer

Présidente & CEO - DELANCE Swiss Watches for Women, DELANCE Swiss Watches for Women
HOW TO ENJOY LIFE AND BECOME A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR I am a woman who was born a dreamer. At times, my dreams were the only things that carried me forward. It’s important to have dreams, but it’s more important to realize them. Though my journey was long and often difficult... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 16:15 - 17:45
KOL-G-221

16:15

Child Marriage
Limited Capacity seats available

The «Child marriage» is a serious violation of human rights and we cannot allow it.

Statistics show that a girl under the age of 18 is married every three seconds – that  is, 10 million underage girls are married each year – most often without her consent and most likely married to an older man.

Most recent research on child marriage in Africa shows that most national governments in the region are either not aware of the seriousness of the issue, and/or have not prioritized child marriage as a serious problem that has far reaching impacts on health, education and economic development indices.

There is therefore an urgent need for self-efficacy training programs to change mindsets fettered by entrenched poverty, cultural norms/ religious beliefs and deeply rooted in patriarchal tradition.

I think it is our duty to help the large amount of children in the world who are victims of violence and are forced into early marriage. Today the problem exists even in Europe, in fact we have many migrants from African countries and from countries in war and sadly this practice is implemented.

I think it is necessary to raise awareness among governments and at the same time to promote the education and the empowerment  among young women.

I think is very important  realize a cultural change through training, and I think it is  the best strategy to fight the problem.

I conclude this brief report with one thought: to be members of the BPW International should lead us to work to build a stronger, more meaningful and more prosperous society. A society built on the commitment, innovation, promotion of the economy at the same time has to take care of the less fortunates, and promote equity with respect for diversity. We all strongly called to promote the empowerment of women to achieve equal opportunities in all spheres of society


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Giuseppina Seidita

Giuseppina Seidita

STANDING COMMITTEE PROJECTS BPW CHAIR, BPW INTERNATIONAL
Giuseppina Seidita is the headmaster of a secondary school. She graduated in Mathematics from Palermo University and was a mathematics and physics teacher. She has been Chair of the Standing Committee Projects BPW since 2011 and is a past national president for BPW Italy. She is a... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 16:15 - 17:45
KOL-E-21

16:15

Femme Acrobate - comment acquérir de la souplesse et révéler ses talents ? in french & english
Limited Capacity filling up

Atelier participatif qui permet de se familiariser avec la posture de l'Acrobate.

L’enjeu majeur de la femme d’aujourd’hui est de maintenir un équilibre 

avec soi et auprès des préoccupations personnelles et professionnelles. 

Explorons ensemble les caractéristiques de l'acrobate et l’importance de l’agilité. 

A travers un processus basé sur le partage, la créativité et l’apport d’outils pratiques, 

vous allez vivre un moment marquant qui va vous permettre de créer une nouvelle souplesse mentale.


 

 


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Diana Manneh

Diana Manneh

Executive Coach, Acrobat
I grew up in Jerusalem where I learned to withstand diversity: gender, cultural and religious. I have lived in France since 2002 where I apply my creativity and agility in management and group dynamics so people can see the light in themselves and at their workplace. I will be facilitating... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 16:15 - 17:45
KOL-F-123

16:15

Naît-on ou devient-on entrepreneur? - in french / en français
Speakers
avatar for Cécile Barry

Cécile Barry

President, Action'elles
Co founder of Groupe Ajicé - Reputation development agency www.groupe-ajice.com founder of Worldmas International - Business development agency www.worldmasinternational.com



Saturday October 1, 2016 16:15 - 17:45
KOL-F-109

16:15

WEP - the business case of gender diversity in Turkey
Limited Capacity seats available

We will share with the attendees what has been done in Turkey regarding WEP. Success stories and the future plans will be shared with the participants also in order to exchange ideas how we can develope nationally and internationally that WEP principles are accepted at the CEO level and adopted into the company's strategies. 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Selda Alemdar Dinçer

Selda Alemdar Dinçer

President, BPW İstanbul
President of BPW Turkey - Istanbul Club Hello dear sisters; Just to give you a brief information about myself; I am at BPW since 2009, actually not a very old member of this wonderful organisation. Having born in Istanbul to a very female oriented family, graduated from girls... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 16:15 - 17:45
KOL-G-204

16:15

Women on Boards: Law 120\2011 - Italy an example to follow
Limited Capacity seats available

In my speech I will highlight the important revolution that is experiencing Italy in the women's leadership and the great opportunity provided by law 120/2011 (so called Gulf-Moscow law) imposing an obligation for listed companies and those in control public authority to appoint the members of its Board of Directors and statutory auditors so that it is guaranteed to have at least 20% of the less represented gender on the first renewal and at least 33% by 2015.

The term of effectiveness of law 120/2011 is set for 2022. This term will be sufficient to implement a real cultural and social change ?

The Women represent a value  positive for the economy and contribute substantially to the business and economic growth (womenomics).

The relationship between women's presence and performance of companies is a crucial theme in the debate on the effects of gender quotas.

I will highlight the experience of Norway, a pioneer country in the introduction of gender quotas (in 2003 the law has set the minimum to 40% of women's participation in governance bodies of companies listed on the stock exchange) where the law was effective for increase the number of women on boards. However, the effects of quotas on reducing gender gaps (especially in the labor market) and on the company's performance are unclear.

Italy, a country with a persistent condition of strong economic disparities between men and women, with the introduction of the law bipartisan -120 / 2011- on gender shares is a particularly interesting case study: Italy an example to follow for the rest of Europe.

Therefore we must to support the adoption of similar laws at the level of other EU countries and commit itself to promoting specific  training the removal of stereotypes for which the woman would not be scope for finance and the economy.

 

 


 


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Eufemia Ippolito

Eufemia Ippolito

BPW Representative in The Council of Europe, FIDAPA -BPW Italy
BPW Representative in the Council of Europe, Group member: Brussels Follow-up #5 "Women on Boards" I am a lawyer. I am interested in gender policies. I represent BPW International in the Council of Europe for the Protection of Human Rights. I represent BPW Italy in the Equal Opportunities... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 16:15 - 17:45
KOL-E-18

16:15

Women: The driving force behind the Cyprus Recovery Story
Limited Capacity seats available

BPW Cyprus is looking forward to attending the BPW International conference

in Zurich and is delighted to be able to present a workshop under the title of

‘Women, the driving force behind the economic recovery in Cyprus’

During the workshop we will present and discuss the following points:

· Brief introduction to the main pillars of the Cyprus economy

· Main factors that led to the financial crisis in Cyprus

· The collapse of the economy in March 2013

· How women across our society responded to the challenges of 2013

· The significant contribution of women to the economic recovery

As the global financial crisis affected most countries, we believe that this

subject will resonate with other BPW members and provide a valuable

opportunity to share our experiences.

 


 


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Mary Papadopoulou

Mary Papadopoulou

BPW Cyprus, President, Workshop Moderator
Mary Papadopoulou, President of the Cyprus Federation of Business and Professional Women, is the founder and Managing Director of a property development company and the Executive Director of International Operations of a renewable energy company.She was elected the first President... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 16:15 - 17:45
KOL-F-121

16:15

Work Smart – Chancen und Risiken flexibler Arbeitsformen - in german
Limited Capacity filling up

Wohin gehen Sie heute arbeiten? Flexible, ortsunabhängige Arbeitsformen schaffen in vielerlei Hinsicht eine win-win-Situation: Sie steigern Motivation und Produktivität der Mitarbeitenden, erweitern das Rekrutierungspotential für Unternehmen  und tragen zur effizienten Nutzung verfügbarer Ressourcen bei. Als moderne und attraktive Arbeitgeberin unterstützt die SBB diesen Wandel, der es den Mitarbeitenden ermöglicht, ihre Arbeitstage selbst zu gestalten. Fazit: Work Smart ist bei der SBB auch nach 4 Jahren für viele Vorgesetzte und Mitarbeitende noch ungewohnt. Der kulturelle Wandel hat zwar eingesetzt, Präsenzorientierung ist aber noch stark spürbar. Was für die einen längst ein Segen ist, sorgt wenige Schreibtische weiter noch für Unbehagen. Warum ist Work Smart trotz geeigneten Berufsbildern noch nicht gelebter Alltag? Welche Herausforderungen müssen bei der Einführung flexibler Arbeitsformen beachtet werden und wie können Räume und Technologien dabei unterstützen? Was ist mit den Befürchtungen vor Teamgeistverlust oder Missbrauch der Arbeitszeit? Kurz: Welche Chancen und Risiken birgt Work Smart für Mitarbeitende und Unternehmen? Gemeinsam finden wir in diesem Workshop auf Basis unserer Erfahrungen hilfreiche Antworten.


Sponsors
avatar for SBB CFF FFS

SBB CFF FFS

Switzerland, SBB CFF FFS
Working for SBB – Help us shape the future of mobility. Around 33'000 employees help transport more than 1.2 million travelers on Europe’s most heavily used rail network. As the largest travel and transport company in Switzerland, we run a number of major projects aimed at sustainably... Read More →

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Marianne Schild

Marianne Schild

Senior Programm and Project Manager, SBB - Swiss Federal Railways
I studied Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Geneva where I attended my Masters Degree. In 2009 I started to work for Swiss Federal Railways in Bern. I have to children at the age of 2 and 4. My professional skills are: Pogramm and Project Management, Public Transportation... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 16:15 - 17:45
KOL-G-212

16:15

«Mental strength – my mind makes the difference»
Limited Capacity full

In this workshop you will learn how our mental focus affects our sense of satisfaction and motivation, our efficiency and last but not least our relationship with other people. You will learn why focusing on your strengths is more helpful than managing your weaknesses. In exercises you will learn to use the power of solution focus. With the focus on your preferred future, on what already works and on small steps you can make much better use of your potential and reach your goals more easily.


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Julia Kalenberg

Julia Kalenberg

Founder, Julia Kalenberg Training, Consulting, Coaching
Founded her own company in 1997 and since then she's been accompanying teams and individuals on their way to success (leadership training, sales training, coaching for teams and individuals, facilitation of workshops, mental training, key note speaker). She is fascinated how our mental... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 16:15 - 17:45
KOL-H-317

20:00

Gala Dinner - Magical Night
http://www.movenpick.com/de/europe/switzerland/zurich/hotel-zurich-regensdorf/lage/

Sponsors
Saturday October 1, 2016 20:00 - 23:30
Hotel Mövenpick, Regensdorf Im Zentrum 2 | 8105 Regensdorf
 
Sunday, October 2
 

TBA

Discover Switzerland: Book your Tour below!

Exhibitors
avatar for Sonja Müller Lang

Sonja Müller Lang

Owner, Women Travel
I am a passionate traveller and organize individual tours or group tours in our company. Women Travel - since 1996 - is the unique travel company spezialised in "women to women" tours, interaction among women, dialogue tours, discover tours. Besides our women exclusive group tours... Read More →


Sunday October 2, 2016 TBA
TBA

TBA

Market Place
Want to have a booth for your products? Download the sheets!


Sunday October 2, 2016 TBA
Market Place

TBA

BPW Friends Lounge - for Friends only (from 09:00 - 17:00)
Lounge for BPW Friends only!
Become a Friend and subscribe at the entry of the Lounge!
https://www.bpw-international.org/become-a-bpw-friend 

Sunday October 2, 2016 TBA
KOL-E-11

09:10

Platform 3: Shaping the future - Keynote Speeches
Sponsors
avatar for SBB CFF FFS

SBB CFF FFS

Switzerland, SBB CFF FFS
Working for SBB – Help us shape the future of mobility. Around 33'000 employees help transport more than 1.2 million travelers on Europe’s most heavily used rail network. As the largest travel and transport company in Switzerland, we run a number of major projects aimed at sustainably... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aurelia Frick

Aurelia Frick

Minister Foreign Affairs, Education and Culture, Liechtenstein, Keynote Speaker
Aurelia Frick, Minister of Foreign Affairs, from Liechtenstein. Frick is a doctor of law and has been a member of the government since 2009.  More infohttp://www.regierung.li/regierungsmitglieder/aurelia-frick/... Read More →


Sunday October 2, 2016 09:10 - 09:25
Auditorium

09:25

Platform 3: Shaping the future . Panel Discussion
Sponsors
avatar for SBB CFF FFS

SBB CFF FFS

Switzerland, SBB CFF FFS
Working for SBB – Help us shape the future of mobility. Around 33'000 employees help transport more than 1.2 million travelers on Europe’s most heavily used rail network. As the largest travel and transport company in Switzerland, we run a number of major projects aimed at sustainably... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kathrin Amacker

Kathrin Amacker

Head of Communication & Public Affairs, SBB, Panelist
Kathrin Amacker, Director Communications and member of the Management Board at Swiss Federal Railways, SBB AG, is responsible for Sustainability Management, Strategic Brand Management and Experience, Media and Government Relations as well as Internal and External Communications. Before... Read More →
avatar for Pascale E. Baeriswyl

Pascale E. Baeriswyl

Vice-Director International Law, Federal Departement of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland, Panelist
Pascale Baeriswyl studied in Basel, Geneva and Paris and holds a Master in Private and Public Law (1994) and a Master in History, French Literature and Linguistics (1998), both from the University of Basel. Pascale Baeriswyl worked as a criminal law researcher at Basel University... Read More →
avatar for Béatrice Fischer

Béatrice Fischer

Head of Communication & Marketing, Swiss Universal Bank at Credit Suisse AG, Credit Suisse
Béatrice Fischer is the Head of Communication & Marketing Swiss Universal Bank at Credit Suisse. In addition, she is responsible for the bank’s client offering in Philanthropy and Sustainable Investment. She is a member of the Management Committee of the Swiss Universal Bank Division... Read More →
avatar for Aurelia Frick

Aurelia Frick

Minister Foreign Affairs, Education and Culture, Liechtenstein, Keynote Speaker
Aurelia Frick, Minister of Foreign Affairs, from Liechtenstein. Frick is a doctor of law and has been a member of the government since 2009.  More infohttp://www.regierung.li/regierungsmitglieder/aurelia-frick/... Read More →
avatar for Kazu Huggler

Kazu Huggler

Owner, Kazu Huggler Fashion, Panelist
Born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and a Swiss father, Kazu was raised in both Japan and Switzerland. After completing the International Baccalaureate in Zurich, she enrolled in Tokyo’s Keio University and graduated with a degree in Japanese History of Art and Aesthetics. Her label... Read More →
avatar for Agnieszka Kozłowska-Rajewicz

Agnieszka Kozłowska-Rajewicz

Member of the European Parliament
Dr Agnieszka Kozłowska-Rajewicz - Member of the European Parliament, former government Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister in Poland. Dr Agnieszka Kozłowska-Rajewicz is a doctor of biology and a lecturer at the Adam Mickiewicz University... Read More →


Sunday October 2, 2016 09:25 - 10:30
Auditorium

10:30

See you in Ireland!
Sunday October 2, 2016 10:30 - 10:40
Auditorium

10:35

Coffee Break
Sunday October 2, 2016 10:35 - 11:00
Lichthof

11:10

Young BPW - Speed Mentoring
Limited Capacity seats available

 

Young members will be divided into small groups of 5-7 people and each group will be assigned a mentor (according to the interests and aspirations of the young members). The allocation of mentors will be done before the conference in order to be given adequate time for them to prepare.

The mentors will give customized advice to their group in a "speed mentoring" session to help them with their future endeavors.

  

 

 

 


 


Sponsors
avatar for Swiss Post; Die  Post; La Poste; La Posta

Swiss Post; Die Post; La Poste; La Posta

Diversity Management, Swiss Post
Diversity at Swiss Post Diverse teams reflect our diverse customers Staff from more than 140 nations work for Swiss Post in more than 100 professions. Swiss Post approaches this diversity with esteem and respect, thereby generating competitive advantages on the market. Diverse... Read More →

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Fabienne Brunner

Fabienne Brunner

Field Marketing Manager, Panasonic Switzerland
BPW, women careers worldwide, technical products, sports, lifestyle, great food, enjoying life.
avatar for Maria Socratous

Maria Socratous

Young BPW Europe Representative, BPW Europe
Hello everyone! My name is Maria Socratous and I come from Cyprus. I am your new Young BPW Europe Representative and we will work together until 2017. I am really honoured to have been elected to this position and to have the opportunity to work closely with other wonderful women... Read More →

Sunday October 2, 2016 11:10 - 12:00
KOL-F-121

11:10

Side Event: Sustainable Investments - from niche to trend and soon to mainstream?
Sponsors
Speakers
avatar for Béatrice Fischer

Béatrice Fischer

Head of Communication & Marketing, Swiss Universal Bank at Credit Suisse AG, Credit Suisse
Béatrice Fischer is the Head of Communication & Marketing Swiss Universal Bank at Credit Suisse. In addition, she is responsible for the bank’s client offering in Philanthropy and Sustainable Investment. She is a member of the Management Committee of the Swiss Universal Bank Division... Read More →


Sunday October 2, 2016 11:10 - 12:30
Auditorium

11:10

BPW Italy : the secrets of a big success !
Limited Capacity filling up

Pinella  was  National President of BPW Italy  in the biennium 2007-2009 . She  will explaine you  the  secrets  to recruit  and mantain BPW members , to involve them, to develop interest, enthusiasm  and  love to BPW Clubs and Federations  - the  secrets  that made BPW Italy (Fidapa)  a big Federation .

 

 

 

 

 


 


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Giuseppina (Pinella)  Bombaci

Giuseppina (Pinella) Bombaci

European Coordination Committee Secretary, BPW
In few words a great worker! But If you want to know more, you can read it here. Graduated with a degree in law. In my professional life I have served as Director of many offices of the Finance Ministry in Italy. I was also professor of Administrative Law at the High School of Ministry... Read More →

Sunday October 2, 2016 11:10 - 12:30
KOL-G-204

11:10

Career day for girls in Malta - a huge success
Limited Capacity seats available

BPW Valletta Malta could never take part in the Equal Pay Day activities as in Malta, the law for Equal Pay has been in place for years.  But notwithstanding this, we have low numbers of women participating in high work positions.  At one of our Board meetings, it was decided to try and reach young girls just before they do their school leaving exams and try and organise a mentoring morning - BPW Careers Day.  One of our members was the Assistant Head of one of the best schools in Malta, and we tried a pilot project with just this school - 90 girls with 25 women mentoring the girls.  It was immediately clear that this was going to be a huge success.  Two months later we had another mentoring session with 110 girls from the Malta Girl Guides with 40 women mentoring the girls.  We immediately felt that we should begin to organise larger mentoring sessions.  The feedback we were getting from schools, teachers, parents and even the girls themselves was astounding.  In 2015 we organised another BPW Careers Day, with 300 girls from four schools with 110 women coming to mentor the girls.  And this year we had over 800 girls from 11 schools with 250 women coming to be mentors.  We are planning an even larger one for 2017.
This is a very strong and effective way of reaching young girls and get them to meet not only with women who have reached their potential but also with women on their way there.
During this session, we can discuss BPW Careers Day and you can see how you can incorporate it in your yearly calander.
Stephanie Falzon
President - BPW Malta 

 

 


 


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Falzon

Stephanie Falzon

Sales Director, Falzon's Bathrooms & Ceramics
I have always been interested in women's issues even as a young girl. I joined the girl guides at a young age, and remained active even as an adult as I served on the National Board. Today I am also a Board Member of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Malta, as well as President... Read More →


Sunday October 2, 2016 11:10 - 12:30
KOL-F-104

11:10

Career opportunity for women in Supply Demand Chain Management
Limited Capacity seats available

As the supply chain profession becomes recognized worldwide, opportunities for a position as a Supply Chain Manager in a plant or a business unit or for a Supply Chain VP in an executive committee are growing fast. Three international experts from France, Germany, and South Africa/USA will share a secret with you: How to get these positions, thanks to international certifications in Supply-Demand Chain Management. A management guide written as a detective story with a woman CEO will be signed for further discovery of the content of this promising profession.

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Tracy Cheetham

Tracy Cheetham

Founder & Director, ParadoxSolve LLC
I am the Owner and Director of ParadoxSolve LLC, facilitator and educator of world class education and certification programs in logistics, operations and supply chain management. I am Past President of SAPICS - Your Supply Chain Network in South Africa. Other positions I held were... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Mondon

Caroline Mondon

CEO, Fapics The French Association for Supply Chain Management
Caroline Mondon has extensive experience as plant director and as Supply-Demand Chain Manager. She implemented Supply Demand Chain functions in medium size businesses as a part time employee and as an expert consultant for planning and scheduling in multi-nationals. Additionally... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Walbert

Andrea Walbert

Managing Partner, PMI Production Management Institute GmbH
I am a Managing Partner of PMI Production Management Institute GmbH, an education expert in operations and supply chain management. I have also been teaching SCM and Operations Management for many years and I am a certified trainer for several Supply Chain certifications. Teaching... Read More →

Sunday October 2, 2016 11:10 - 12:30
KOL-G-221

11:10

Comment trouver des partenaires financiers pour votre club?
Limited Capacity seats available

 

 


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Claire Kowalewski

Claire Kowalewski

Past President, BPW Paris
Claire Kowalewski worked as Sales Executive in Services, developing international business trade fairs in France and abroad, and as Advertising Sales Executive for different professional and international magazines. She is now Trainer specializing in customer relations and Process... Read More →

Sunday October 2, 2016 11:10 - 12:30
KOL-G-209

11:10

Dealing with Conflict - A Must in Leadership
Limited Capacity filling up

Conflicts are bound to occur in every aspect of our lives – private and business.
How we approach these situations can define how women are seen as leaders as well as contribute to our own feelings of accomplishment.
This interactive workshop will present different styles of conflict resolution as well as enable participants to think about their own conflict behaviour.

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Petya Barraud

Petya Barraud

I am a MA Psychology graduate, personal empowerment and leadership trainer. In my work I transmit my passion about on-going personal development and life-long learning. On a number of occasions I have been praised for organizing and delivering the highest quality events, trainings... Read More →
avatar for Ann Wood

Ann Wood

Founder, Effective Business Communication
Ann is a leadership development consultant with a focus on personal and group development. She designs and works on leadership programs and also with individual coaching clients in leadership skills, career and life transitions, and communication and presentation skills. After ten... Read More →

Sunday October 2, 2016 11:10 - 12:30
KOL-E-21

11:10

Diversity means business - how to leverage our differences to increase our business relationships
Limited Capacity seats available

A lot has been said about Diversity & Inclusion as a business imperative and that everyone in his or her individuality is diverse. However, how can we leverage our differences to increase the success of our business? Deloitte Business Chemistry is an exciting and easy to use tool to help you get the best out of a diverse team and to strengthen your relationships with clients or co-workers. Understanding business chemistry helps to shift our unconsciously or consciously biased thinking to a real understanding what diversity of thought means in reality. Learn in this session how to easily strengthen your business relationships and to get the most out of your diverse environment.


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Anna Samanta

Anna Samanta

Managing Partner Talent, Member of the Management Board, Deloitte AG
Anna is the Managing Partner, Talent at Deloitte in Switzerland and a member of the Executive Board. She is responsible for the firm's Talent strategy, a key business priority for the firm, that spans from how to attract, retain and develop Talent across the four Service Lines Consulting... Read More →

Sunday October 2, 2016 11:10 - 12:30
KOL-F-109

11:10

Frau trägt Prada und der Teufel kauft Aktien - in german
Limited Capacity filling up

Equal Pay, Women on Board – ein harter Kampf, aber wir schaffen es!

Doch was machen, wenn die Schuhschränke nicht mehr aufnahmefähig sind und die Taschenregale ebenfalls keine Kapazitäten haben? 

Vermögen aufbauen, daran sollten wir ebenfalls denken!

Frauen und Finanzen – nicht immer ein Thema was auf Interesse stößt und dabei kann es so schön sein. 

Gerade in der heutigen Zeit, wo sich die Frage stellt: Wann würden wir eigentlich zur Bank gehen und unser Geld wieder mit nach Hause nehmen, weil es ökonomisch verwegen wäre, das hart verdiente Geld auf dem Konto zu belassen? 

Wie schafft Frau den Spagat – einerseits Chancen zu ergreifen, ein Vermögen aufzubauen und andererseits dieses dann in Sicherheit zu wissen?

Mit verzinslichen Anlagen allein lässt sich ein Vermögen dauerhaft nicht mehr erhalten. Sachwerte bleiben weiterhin alternativlos. Doch wie funktionieren die Märkte und wo ergeben sich noch Chancen? 

Ein kleiner Exkurs in die Welt der Kapitalmärkte.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Preuss

Alexandra Preuss

Partner der FiNUM.Private Finance AG, Preuß&Zielinski
My Name is Alexandra Preuß and I come from Germany. In 2012 and in 2014 I was elected as Finance Officer at the European level of BPW. My professional life began with a vocational training in banking. In addition to my job at the bank I completed my studies in finance and management... Read More →

Sunday October 2, 2016 11:10 - 12:30
KOL-H-317

11:10

Frauen an der Universität Zürich - Führung - in german

Zur Geschlechtergeschichte der UZH: Frauenstudium, Gleichstellung und Architektur

Die Abteilung Gleichstellung hat diese Führung 2014 entwickelt und im selben Jahr anlässlich des Jubiläums «100 Jahre Hauptgebäude der UZH» erstmals durchgeführt. Nun bieten wir sie in überarbeiteter Form neu an. Die ersten beiden neuen Führungen haben im November 2015 bereits erfolgreich stattgefunden. Wir beabsichtigen, die Führung auch 2016 anzubieten. Sobald die neuen Daten feststehen werden sie an dieser Stelle publiziert.

Eine Auswahl von Fragen, die in der Führung angesprochen werden 

  • Warum kamen so viele der ersten Studentinnen der UZH aus Russland?
  • Welche Hindernisse mussten die ersten Studentinnen und die ersten Professorinnen an der UZH überwinden?
  • Was haben Emilie Kempin-Spyri, Marie Heim-Vögtlin und Nadeschda Suslowa an der UZH als Pionierinnnen für die Gleichstellung erreicht?
  • Welche Forderungen nach Gleichstellung an der UZH erhoben Frauen in den 80er Jahren?
  • Seit wann gibt es eine Gender Policy an der UZH?
http://www.gleichstellung.uzh.ch/de/veranstaltungen/genderfuehrung.html

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Tanja Neve -Seyfarth

Tanja Neve -Seyfarth

Academic Associate, Office for Gender Equality, University of Zurich
During my professional career I have always been in charge of counseling. I like developing my environment, whether or not the people I am working with or the structures ( or cultures) we are all embedded in. I studied International Cultural and Business Studies at the University... Read More →
avatar for Alexander Schaerer

Alexander Schaerer

Academic Associate, UZH Office for Gender Equality
To strive for gender equality should be regarded as the natural thing to do. Maybe as more natural than the notion that there should exist only two sexes or two genders.

Sunday October 2, 2016 11:10 - 12:30
Start Marketplace

11:10

Mentoring
Limited Capacity seats available

European Mentoring Task Force will held a workshop to show step by step the procedures to follow in order to fomalize a new tandem. During the workshop established tandems will be presented . All  members are welcomed to ask information.

Why mentoring for BPW
Mentoring is one of the tools to realise the aims and objectives of BPW. Our members are from all professions, they have an immense source of knowledge and experience that can be shared. Mentoring between members is a superb means to empower women and to strengthen club life.
BPW sees mentoring as a learning process between two individuals. It offers support to develop a program for mentoring between two people: a mentor and a mentee (called tandem mentoring: two people riding a bike to reach together a goal they agreed on).

  •  Our aim
  • Every club takes part in the Mentoring Program
  • Every club or every federation has a person in charge of the Mentoring Program
 
Why mentoring is important for the clubs
  • Your members learn in a focused way to fill specific gaps in their professional development
  • Your club will be more attractive to young women who can profit from the mentoring program
  • The growth of clubs contributes to society by developing the professional and leadership potential of women.

 


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Carla Laura Petruzzelli

Carla Laura Petruzzelli

Chair Task Force Mentoring, Workshop Moderator
QUALIFICATIONS Responsible for: - Analysis and Study Design standards applied to the realities of the business to achieve an adequate development of representation in advertising - Analysis and Design Studio channel management business aimed at identifying bearer channels - Promotion... Read More →

Sunday October 2, 2016 11:10 - 12:30
KOL-E-18

11:10

Personal Brand : how to use social networks to manage your career
Limited Capacity seats available

- Understand how you can use social networks (such as twitter or linked-in) to manage your career or find a job
- Good examples and outcomes
- Main advice to follow and things to avoiid


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Sandrine Basle

Sandrine Basle

Managing Director, Qualiview, Workshop Moderator
Sandrine Baslé is President of the French Federation of BPW.  Professionaly, she is Managing Director of Qualiview conseil that specialises in international market research for BtoB businesses. She is full professor of Marketing and Market Research in several business schools and... Read More →

Sunday October 2, 2016 11:10 - 12:30
KOL-F-117

12:30

Lunch at the Lichthof
Sunday October 2, 2016 12:30 - 14:00
Lichthof

12:30

Zurich Heroines – walking tour «strong women»
Come along our exciting walkingtour from the conference venue, the university of zurich to the lanes, houses, hidden places of the strong Women of Zurich. 
English speaking guide

Price: CHF 29
Included: Tourguiding, VAT, Chocolate and other culinary bits

Book here: http://www.womentravel.ch/discover-switzerland/zurich-heroines-walking-tour-on-the-foodsteps-of-zurich-women

Exhibitors
avatar for Sonja Müller Lang

Sonja Müller Lang

Owner, Women Travel
I am a passionate traveller and organize individual tours or group tours in our company. Women Travel - since 1996 - is the unique travel company spezialised in "women to women" tours, interaction among women, dialogue tours, discover tours. Besides our women exclusive group tours... Read More →



Sunday October 2, 2016 12:30 - 14:15
TBA

12:30

Zurich - Trendy Places
Zurich West - Trendy – Sightseeingtour Off the beaten track. The «Kreis 5» is a new and vivid symbol of the swiss multicultural essence. We will walk to the hot spots of the quarter and if you wish, you might buy a snack or lunch. 
English speaking Guide, volunteer assistant BPW

Price: CHF 35 (adults), CHF 25 (children/teens)

Book here: http://www.womentravel.ch/discover-switzerland/zurich-city-tour-zurich-west-from-the-industrial-hub-to-a-trend-quarter 

Exhibitors
avatar for Sonja Müller Lang

Sonja Müller Lang

Owner, Women Travel
I am a passionate traveller and organize individual tours or group tours in our company. Women Travel - since 1996 - is the unique travel company spezialised in "women to women" tours, interaction among women, dialogue tours, discover tours. Besides our women exclusive group tours... Read More →



Sunday October 2, 2016 12:30 - 14:30
TBA

14:00

Video Message by Mary Ellen Iskenderian
Speakers
avatar for Mary Ellen Iskenderian

Mary Ellen Iskenderian

CEO, Women's World Banking
Mary Ellen Iskenderian is President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, the global nonprofit devoted to giving more low-income women access to the financial tools and resources they require to achieve security and prosperity. Ms. Iskenderian joined Women’s World Banking in 2006... Read More →


Sunday October 2, 2016 14:00 - 14:05
Auditorium

14:05

Platform 4: Be BPW - WE Are the Champions. A Wake-up Call.

WE Are the Champions. A Wake-up Call.


Speakers
avatar for Monique R. Siegel

Monique R. Siegel

Business ethicist, author, trend researcher, mrsTHINK, Keynote Speaker
Monique R. Siegel, M.A., Ph.D. (Literature and Applied Ethics) was born in Berlin, moved to the USA in 1962, and grew up and studied in New York where she graduated in 1971 before making her home in Zurich. Her professional activities were mainly pioneering projects for women: In... Read More →


Sunday October 2, 2016 14:05 - 14:30
Auditorium

14:35

7 Projects for a better life
Limited Capacity filling up

The BPW International Commission for Health, in full agreement with the WHO Global NCDs Action Plan 2013-2020 and the “25 by 25” (25% reduction of cardiovascular diseases by 2025),  campaigned hard in these last years to fight, through the Red Belt Project, against overweight, obesity ,and sedentarity promoting cardiovascular risk awareness in women and in children to safeguard their future and  the future of the world.In actual fact, the last WHO’s call is for action against childhood obesity, almost a pandemia, with 42 million children under the age of 5 overweight or obese in 2013. Several epidemiological studies have confirmed the importance of abdominal circumference and its relationship with height (waist/stature ratio) as an indicator of abdominal fat and cardiovascular risk (the optimal value of this parameter should be equal to or below 0.50), more effective and trusted than Body Mass Index (BMI) which describes the relationship between weight and height without considering the distribution of body fat. The aim of the project is to fight against overweight, obesity and sedentarity and to monitor the waistline-height ratio in order to check the abdominal fat and to prevent future cardio-metabolic diseases in women and children. To meet this goal it’s necessary to invest in health to reduce morbility and disability, to spread knowledge of the multiple causes of female/ children cardiometabolic diseases, to use better and safer indicators for assessment of cardiometabolic risk and to lobby Health care Institutions and Governments to recognize sedentary lifestyle as a disease which, in all ages, has to be cured with the right therapy that is the physical activity. The “Tommy & Ollie for Health” ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ8yqUT6PJs ) Project was set up in compliance with the limited resources of the planet and with the ethics in food to have access to healthy food as one of the fundamental rights of mankind.





Workshop Speakers
avatar for Luisa Monini

Luisa Monini

Chair Health Committee
Luisa Monini graduated in Medicine from the University of Padova in 1975, and went on from there to obtain her specialization in Orthopaedics, in Hand Surgery and in Medical and Health Service Managing. L.M. participated in several research studies on the reinnervation of muscles... Read More →

Sunday October 2, 2016 14:35 - 15:45
KOL-G-209

14:35

Empowerment & Advocacy
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Marie-Claude Machon-Honoré

Marie-Claude Machon-Honoré

Permanent representative to UNESCO, BPW International
As BPWI permanent representative to UNESCO and wih a Masters on the role of British civil society (case of the Child Poverty Action Group) and PhD in anglophone and gender studies, I would like to share my knowledge and experience on empowerment and advocacy for women's rights... Read More →

Sunday October 2, 2016 14:35 - 15:45
KOL-G-204

14:35

Fair Leadership - the irresistible attraction of equal pay
Limited Capacity seats available

FairPay is FairPlay!
I have one goal:  fair pay for all of us! That is what I am fighting for as initiator of the FairPay - alliance. Equal pay concerns every one, women just like men, economy just like politics. We need to change the attitude towards equal pay in corporations and in our heads. We will have reached this goal when equalpayday falls on new year and every woman and every man can state on 365 days a year: today I am paid fairly, today I will pay fairly. 

We can only reach this goal together and will discuss in the workshop the next steps of the game, because: FairPay is FairPlay!

 


Speakers
avatar for Henrike von Platen

Henrike von Platen

Immediate-Past-President BPW Germany, FairPayistin
Henrike von Platen was born in Bonn, Germany and brought up on the Canary Islands, Spain. She attended a British School where she achieved certification. When she returned to Germany, she studied business informatics and business administration in Berlin. In her spare time, you will... Read More →


Sunday October 2, 2016 14:35 - 15:45
KOL-E-18

14:35

How to lobby and get in contact with your MEP?
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Miette Dechelle

Miette Dechelle

BPW EU Policy Advisor 2015-2016, Workshop Moderator
Title of the workshop: "How to lobby and get in contact with your MEP?" Miette Dechelle was nominated with Susana Binder ‘BPW Europe Policy Advisor’ in May 2015 at the BPW Presidents meeting in Brussels for one year mandate. The proposed workshop on ‘How to lobby and get... Read More →

Sunday October 2, 2016 14:35 - 15:45
KOL-F-109

14:35

Leadership in non-profit organisations - opportunities and challenges
Limited Capacity seats available

Leadership in non-profit organisations like BPW is different and more challenging than being a leader in business.

There is no hire and fire, you have to deal with the persons who are committed to contribute to the organisation. You have to motivate your team members with other incentives.

On the other hand a leadership position offers you the opportunity to develop your leadership skills through practicing. You will learn many skills through 'Learning by doing lessons'.
In this workshop you will learn:
  • how to work with volonteers
  • how to motivate people without money
  • how you can develop your leadership skills in a non-profit organisation
  • how you can make an impact to your organisation
  • what you can learn for your professional life
I am looking forward to share my experiences as former President of BPW Switzerland and Past Regional Coordinator of BPW Europe with you.
This will be an interactive workshop with sharing and learning from each other.

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Sabine Schmelzer

Sabine Schmelzer

Entrepreneur, Sabine Schmelzer Consulting
During her BPW membership, Sabine Schmelzer has held several leadership positions. She was 2nd vice president in the Board of BPW Germany from 2004 - 2006. After her move to Switzerland, she was the President of BPW Switzerland for three years. In Switzerland she started the Equal... Read More →

Sunday October 2, 2016 14:35 - 15:45
KOL-G-221

14:35

Motivation as a Leadership Tool
Limited Capacity filling up

In this interactive workshop we will look at the importance of motivation  - one of the most fascinating areas of leadership

1.       A fresh glance at some well-known motivation theories

2.       How to motivate your team in the corporate world

3.       Motivating people in non-profit organizations

4.       Do women apply different motivation strategies?

 


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Conny Montague

Conny Montague

Owner and Senior Trainer, Montague Training
As a founding member and president for 6 years of my local BPW Club in Germany I have always been interested in what we can do for our members. In my capacity as Chair of the Taskforce Leadership and Lifelong Learning BPW Europe my main focus is on developing leadership programs and... Read More →

Sunday October 2, 2016 14:35 - 15:45
KOL-E-21

14:35

The added value of being a BPW member
Limited Capacity seats available

Carmen Taheny will talk to you about how to make your BPW Club successful. She will explain how BPW Ireland has grown and how this was achieved. How they bid for the 2019 BPW European conference to be held in Galway and were successful.

How to connect with new potential members for your clubs and how to successfully gain corporate sponsorship for main events in your clubs. “Each day while you are working you are meeting with potential new members “

Gabriella Canonica will show you how her formula for being a valued member of BPW has been successfully proved by BPW Ireland and how your clubs can also be successful by following her plan to grow your clubs and keep in contact with your members.


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Gabriella Canonica

Gabriella Canonica

1st Vice President BPW International 2008-2011Past Regional Coordinator BPW Europe 2005-2008ECC, European Coordinating Committee 2001-20051st Vice President BPW Basel, Switzerland 1995-2001Member Task Force ICT BPW International, 1996-1999 Chair Task Force ICT BPW International, 2003-2005... Read More →
avatar for Carmen Taheny

Carmen Taheny

Corporate Fundraising Executive, ISPCC
Vice President BPW Ireland . Past President BPW Ireland 2012 - 2015. Past Galway club president 2010. Irish Tourist Board Ambassador . Corporate Fundraiser for the Irish Society Prevention of Cruelty to Children. I am a very active member of BPW Galway and was responsible for the... Read More →

Sunday October 2, 2016 14:35 - 15:45
KOL-H-317

14:35

Women networks: How to ensure a great experience
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, we will explore ground rules and good practices to make sure a network delivers on expectations – of its members as well as the leadership team and key stakeholders.  
Starting point are key insights from the global research project “A Fresh Look at Women Networks” and your personal experiences. The survey, with over 1.700 participants from around the world, explored participants’ expectations towards and experience with internal company networks and the key factors contributing to a network’s success. At the same time, the survey showed that quite a few networks did not live up to expectations and that they can actually become a burden and even barrier to people’s careers – especially their leaders.
To provide practical advice for major challenges, we will look at key success factors and good practices you have to share. Additionally, we will discuss how to strengthen network strategy and gain support if needed for more positive and tangible outcomes.
 

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Veronika Hucke

Veronika Hucke

Owner, D&I Strategy and Solutions
As a female leader in big tech companies, I have been involved in diversity activities and programs to support female advancement for a very long time. In 2010, after a 20-year career in communications and brand management, I decided to make diversity and inclusion (D&I) my full time... Read More →

Sunday October 2, 2016 14:35 - 15:45
KOL-F-117

14:35

CEO Day Project
Limited Capacity seats available

"CEO Day" is a project brought to life and developed by and among members of Young BPW - International and Europe. The aim of such a project is to help young ladies meet, work together and remain in contact with the most important representatives of the career they have decided to begin, the "CEOs". Italy was the first country to launch a CEO Day project.

Analyzing the results obtained, our goal isto spread this project  all over the world among BPW.
So... We will be waiting for young ladies and CEOs!

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Benedetta Palermo

Benedetta Palermo

Benedetta Palermo is 27 years old and a passionate, enthusiastic young BPW Italy member. She joined BPW four years ago and since that moment has committed herself  to enhancing the group of Young BPW Italy. Benedetta is the Young BPW Italy Representative for Central Italy. In addition... Read More →

Sunday October 2, 2016 14:35 - 15:45
KOL-F-121

15:45

Coffee Break
Sunday October 2, 2016 15:45 - 16:15
Lichthof

16:15

BPW International President's Address
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Yasmin Darwich

Dr. Yasmin Darwich

International President, BPW International
Dr. Yasmin Darwich, president of BPW International (2014-2017), is a medical doctor from Torreon, Mexico, specializing in obstetrical and gynecological surgery with additional expertise in orthomolecular medicine and complementary & alternative medicine. She has been an active member... Read More →


Sunday October 2, 2016 16:15 - 16:35
Auditorium

16:35

Closing Speech
Speakers
avatar for Karin Raguin

Karin Raguin

VP Talent Development, Christian Dior Couture, BPW European Coordinator
- Human Resources professional with international experience in Talent Management, Recruitment and Corporate Social Responsibility, in the luxury and industrial sector. Positions: since 2016 VP Talent Development, Christian Dior Couture. Before Global Head of Career Management, LVMH... Read More →


Sunday October 2, 2016 16:35 - 16:55
Auditorium

18:00

Farewell Party
Sunday October 2, 2016 18:00 - 23:00
Lake Side Restaurant Bellerivestrasse 170, 8008 Zürich