The future of gender balanced leadership.

Join the conversation on promoting women’s leadership to build an economically sustainable and happier society.

We will discuss and learn from inspiring people on how to build a meritocratic and gender balanced workplace. We will raise awareness on the importance of:
  • • Career planning and mentor sponsorship for junior professional women
  • • Top Executive support to increase the number of women in executive positions
  • • Developing effective corporate diversity programs
This one-day meeting is the Final Closing Conference of the European Commission co-funded ME-TOTEM Project, developed by Professional Women’s Association Milan and PWN Global.

This is your opportunity to widen your professional network at an international level and acquire strategies and tools to support and promote gender balanced leadership.

ME-TOTEM dissemination events
across Europe

Milan, Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Brussels, Lisbon, Munich, Bucharest & Milan closing event

ME-TOTEM project: 100 women and men
from 20 different countries

Involved in: Workshops, Roundtables and Mentoring Programs

EU Commission Gender Equality Report 2015
[ click here ]

OECD report on women leaders
[ click here ]


8:30 Participants registration
9:00 Introduction and Welcome from PWN Milan, PWN Global and UniCredit
Roberta Toniolo, President - PWN Milan
Sonya Richardson, President - PWN Global
9:30 European Commission Policies to promote gender equality in senior positions
Fàtima Ribeiro, Policy Officer, DG Justice and Consumers - European Commission
9:45 The ME-TOTEM Project Methodology and Key Findings
Gini Dupasquier, Founder of DONNALAB, PWN Milan Vice President and Me-Totem Project Leader
10:00 Beyond Mentoring: 20-first Century Leadership
Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO - 20-first
11:00 Panel #championsofchange
Carlo Corollo, VP HR Europe - Stanley Black&Decker
Mauro Meanti, General Manager - Avanade
Aurelia Takacs, Global Delivery Partner Manager - CISCO
Marco Russomando, Group HRBP - UniCredit
moderated by Robert Baker, Global Client Director - Mercer
12:10 How to enhance women leadership at corporate level
Laura Villani, Principal - Boston Consulting Group
12:30 Women on Board: the Italian case in the European context
Alessia Mosca, Member of the European Parliament
12:55 Closing remarks
Roberta Toniolo, President - PWN Milan
13:00 > NETWORKING LUNCH with the contribution of Deutsche Bank

14:15 A conversation with #worthywomen:
Patrizia Zambianchi, Head of Retail Credit Products, Cards & Payments - Deutsche Bank
Fianna Jurdant, Senior Policy Manager - OECD
Aniela Unguresan, Co-Founder of the EDGE Certified Foundation
moderated by Clare Mahon, Managing Director Europe and Africa - AESC
15:00 Breakdown sessions: 3 parallel workshops
#01 Tackling Unconscious Bias: learn which questions to ask before making your next big decision.
Facilitator: Hooda Soodi, Founder of The Can Do Mindset and Board Member for PWN Milan
with the participation of Paola Scarpa, Director for Retail, Tech, Consumer Packaged Goods - Google
#02 HR Diversity transformation: learn how to develop an effective and inclusive gender diversity strategy.
Facilitator: Gini Dupasquier, Founder of DONNALAB, PWN Milan Vice President and Me-Totem Project Leader
#03 The power of mentoring: learn how different mentoring methodologies can benefit your entire organization.
Facilitator: Silvia Rigamonti, Founder of LoAr27 and PWN Milan Mentoring Program Director
16:45 Closing remarks
Sonya Richardson, President - PWN Global

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Ready, Steady, WOMEN.

  • Thursday, 3nr November 2016 - 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

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