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23 July 2013
Author and consultant Marianne Abib-Pech started her career at Arthur Andersen, before joining General Electric Europe and finally becoming global CFO of one of the business units of Shell International Petroleum at the age of 35. Throughout her career, she has been exposed to the best leadership training possible and received advice from outstanding mentors. Her book is a means to pay it forward.
25 July 2010
After 4 years of negotiations, UN decided to set up the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). With an approved budget of minimum $500m, the Agency will start working in the beginning of next year and unify four existing UN divisions dealing with women's issues.
14 June 2010
With the sponsorship of Christine Lagarde, French Minister of Economy, Industry and Employment, Wimadame.com held the first European Female Entrepreneur Gala, at the no less prestigious location than the European Parliament.
20 January 2010
The Commission has released the 2009 report on the progress in reaching the Lisbon 2010 objectives for education and training.
20 January 2010 - London, UK
Congratulations to Deb Leary whose company has won a prestigious UK award for innovation.
20 January 2010
Mary Honeyball MEP and new WIL member highlighted the WIL network on her official blog, encouraging our growth and actions to promote women in leadership.
20 January 2010 - Paris, France
INSEAD launched the book “Top Talent: Keeping Performance Up When Business is Down” by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, based on a research on the impact of the down cycle over top talent ran in a dozen top companies.
September 23rd - New York, USA
The equal access of women to education, healthcare, jobs and political participation has been the core issue of this year’s Global Clinton Initiative summit.
September - Paris, France
Highlighting the French members of the network, the magazine L/ONTOP published an interview with Thaima Samman on the Women in Leadership initiative.
September 26th - Paris, France
The club for women entrepreneurs Feminin Pluriel and the business magazine for women L/ONTOP organized a roundtable that brought together founders of women’s networks who activate either in France or all over Europe.
October 7-9, 2009 - Helsinky, Finland
Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network, led by one of our members, Bola Olabisi, will recognize during this meeting women who have made an outstanding contribution to innovation.
October 5-9, 2009 - Stockholm, Sweden
The EU Swedish Presidency will host a conference on the Small Business Act to exchange best practices on issues such as access to public procurement for SMEs, cash flow for business growth, women’s entrepreneurship or fostering innovation.
Jennifer Campbell, Secretary General of L’Oreal Corporate Foundation, and Beatrice Dautresme, VP Communications, have prepared their company’s centenary. In celebration, the company launched 100 citizen projects throughout the world.
06 June 2009
Of the 736 MEPs elected, 35% are women. Thirteen of them are WiL members to which we send our best wishes. Be sure to count on our full support in addressing the “leaky pipeline” impeding many other women from moving up in their careers.
A recent EU Commission report shows that men have been affected by the downturn more than women, as sectors hit hardest are predominantly male-oriented. As a result, the previously significant gender gap in unemployment rates has disappeared.
30 April 2009
Robert Schuman Foundation presented the current statistics with regards to women’s representation in Europe’s politics (governments, national parliaments, European parliament) and in the economic area.
18 February 2009
Thaima Samman was featured in an article promoting girls in IT.
18 February 2009
Congratulations to Odile De Chalendar who is a talented photographer in her spare time! She currently has an exhibition in the Les Temps du Corps Association in Paris where her works will be on display until 28 February 2009. To view her works click here.