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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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Plenary Session [clear filter]
Wednesday, September 28
 

09:00 CEST

 
Friday, September 30
 

17:00 CEST

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 CEST
Auditorium
 
Saturday, October 1
 

09:00 CEST

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 CEST
Auditorium

09:30 CEST

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 CEST
Auditorium

14:10 CEST

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 CEST
Auditorium

14:15 CEST

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 CEST
Auditorium

14:45 CEST

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 CEST
Auditorium
 
Sunday, October 2
 

09:10 CEST

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 CEST
Auditorium

09:25 CEST

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 CEST
Auditorium

14:00 CEST

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 CEST
Auditorium

14:05 CEST

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 CEST
Auditorium