14 May 2013
10 May 2013
15 March 2013
WIL member Viktorija Šmatko-Abaza joined the European Commission's Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities in March 2007 as Director responsible for audit, controls and evaluation. She is now the Directorate’s Principal Adviser.
01 March 2013
On 4th March 2013, the European Commission launched a Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs, calling on Europe's digital businesses, governments, training and education sectors to join, and to address the projected deficit of 900 000 skilled ICT workers expected in Europe by 2015.
28 February 2013
Today is Equal Pay Day in Europe, which marks the number of days women have to work “for free” in 2013, in order to earn the same amount as men did in 2012. This year, the day falls on the 28th February, slightly earlier than in the two previous years, the European Commission reports.
05 December 2012
Interview with Anne Houtman, Head of the European Commission Representation in Paris.
18 October 2012
“I do not think one should favour women, (…) one should very simply give them a chance”.
06 August 2012
WIL has interviewed Denis Perret-Gallix, Director TyL Lab, about its project aiming at finding European partners for the launch of the first Japonese award : Women in research.
02 May 2011
A public consultation on improving corporate governance in Europe, until now usually based on self-regulation, was launched at the beginning of April by the EU Commission, backing up the adoption of the Single Market Act.
24 February 2011
At a time when the world’s leaders were discussing at Davos the implications of a gender equality certification system for large companies, France was adopting a law implementing gender quotas on the boards of listed companies, while Germany was following close in step. What effects will these measures have on women at all levels of management?
6th – 8th March 2011
Commissioner Neelie Kroes will chair a conference jointly hosted by the Hungarian EU Presidency and the European Commission's Information Society and Media Directorate General (DG INFSO)
08 February 2011 - Brussels
Financial regulations, the single market and corporate governance were the three pillars of economic growth discussed at a luncheon with WIL Brussels-based members by Sharon Bowles, Chair Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs in the European Parliament, and Paulina Dejmek, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner for Internal Market and Services Michel Barnier.
19th October 2010 - Brussels
Concerns regarding training requirements for using new technologies were raised, particularly as one third of Europe’s population have never used the Internet.
05 October 2010
To boost investment in research, Brussels is committing itself by building on the strengths of the single market. This month, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn launched the "Innovation Union" flagship initiative for the Europe 2020 strategy.
05 October 2010
"I am thrilled to be the first EU Digital Agenda Counselor in DC and I am strongly committed to strengthen EU-US relations on all the pillars of the Digital Agenda. ICT offers powerful means to face some of today's global challenges such as reducing energy consumption, supporting an ageing population, strengthening health services, and delivering better public services”, says Beatrice.
29 September 2010
Political pressure to enhance gender equality is increasingly visible at the EU level. While MEPs’ demands for implementing gender quotas in the EU diplomatic service may delay its launch, Commissioner Reding, as part of the new strategy, aims at opening a dialogue with CEOs on how best to achieve gender equality in company boardrooms.
27 August 2010
The European Commission has placed sustainable growth at the core of its strategy for 2020. This strategy must foster ways to cut green house gas by 20%, while heavily supporting R&D in a more and more competitive global market. While targets seem extremely challenging, it is worth acknowledging that more women are sharing decision-making powers in key sectors for the future.
23 August 2010
Her portfolio includes civil justice, criminal justice, fundamental rights and citizenship and, as part of her priorities, she will be responsible with the development of comprehensive EU policy frameworks for judicial cooperation, drugs policy coordination, data protection, EU citizenship and contract law and consumer rights.
15 August 2010 - Brussels
Sixtine Bouygues will be taking a thrilling new role in the Directorate-General for Communication, where she will make the best use of her previous experience. As the new acting Director for Communication Actions and Head of Unit Communication Strategy and Projects, her responsibilities will concern research, media monitoring and analysis, audiovisual services, media networks, and the development of the inter-institutional website Europa.
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.
24 May 2010
Dorothee is Associate General Counsel in Microsoft and WIL vice-president representing Microsoft. She started her career as a prosecutor specializing in white-collar crime at the Munich II Public Prosecutor’s Office in 1989.
28 April 2010 - Brussels
The proportion of women in decision making and the inclusion of women's perspectives in government policies, business planning or academic research are the two dimensions for which Women in Leadership is constantly building supportive actions.
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.
12 January 2010
The Commission for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities launched an initiative that brings forth to girls and young women role models that broke through the traditional career paths to lead their own companies.
29 September 2009 - Brussels, European Parliament
Ably hosted by Member of the European Parliament Edit Herczog, WiL convened seven most distinguished new Members of the European Parliament together with private sector members of the network, academics as well as the European Commission members.
17 July 2009
The EU Commission analyzed its gender equality roadmap for 2006-2010. Belinda Pyke and Daniela Bankier were involved in the discussions, which addressed gender mainstreaming and the ways to limit the effects of the economic crisis on women.
02-04 July, 2009 - Reykjavík, Iceland
Its 9th reunion, stressing upon fundamental rights and financial markets, will be held in Iceland, where one of our members, Daniela Bankier, is invited as speaker. Registrations can be submitted here.
2-3 June 2009 - Brussels
Women’s role in research and technology and encouraging their entrepreneurial skills were issues touched together with four high profile speakers, but also with the young women who are part of the WiL mentoring programme.<
30 May 2009
Pinuccia has joined the European Commission in 1991. Since May 2009, she is heading the Multilingualism and Translation Studies unit in DG Translation, with the mission to develop an active approach to multilingualism all over the Commission.
30 April 2009
Bringing together the best practices of industry, public organisations, academia, NGOs, the Code is developed as a web address-based tool where other entities are invited to consult, bring improvement suggestions and sign.
11 December 2008 - Paris
The WiL network launched its mentoring program during its meeting in the context of the EU French Presidency. WiL partnered with Silicon Sentier, JADE and AIESEC, three international youth organizations to support high potential young women.
09 July 2008
In cooperation with the French Presidency, the Women’s Forum and European SchoolNet, WiL organized a high level debate to raise awareness and develop specific policies for the participation of young women in technology and science studies.
11 June 2008 - Brussels
With the participation of Commissioner for Employment, Equal Opportunities and Social Affairs Vladimir Spidla, the WiL network organized a second meeting with the aim to strengthen the relations between women in high level positions from Europe.
06 March 2008 - Brussels
EU Commissioner Viviane Reding keynoted the first WIL meeting, emphasizing the issue of the low retention rate of women in ICT.