Women, Empowerment and Leadership, at ESSEC business school on June 11th, 2010

2 great initiatives to promote women’s leadership in my e-mail in one week.
After promoting La Tribune Women’s Leadership Awards. I’m delighted to announce the coming event co-organized by EPWN, the 1st european women’s network dedicated to women empowerment and promotion in companies. Don’t hesitate no more, either you are a man or woman to get registered.
June 11th, 2010 – Campus ESSEC Executive Education
CNIT, La Défense – 1:30pm-7:00pm

REGISTRATION & Workshop Registration: 13h30-14h00

OPENING SESSION: 14h00-14h15

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 14h15-14h30

Women quotas and promotion of efficiency on boards

How to improve gender issues on boards but also, how to improve efficiency of companies including gender issues as a tool? The project of law has a global objective: to avoid nepotism on boards and on women topic to avoid « tokenism ».

Prof. Viviane de Beaufort, Director Entreprendre au Féminin

PLENARY SESSION: 14h30-15h30

Role models and female leadership

Topic: Impact of role models and lack of female role models in upper level management.
Momentum on European implementation, impact and effectiveness of quotas and the influence of gender studies.

Academic Speakers: Celia De Anca, PhD, (Instituto de Empresa, Spain)
Jo Dreyfus, Audit Associate at Deloitte
Moderator: Junko Takagi, PhD

WORKSHOPS: 15h30-16h45

Learn & Practice with 3 Training Workshops (*)

Workshop 1: Training/coaching  – How can training and coaching get women into executive position with Junko Tagagi, PhD, Ana Thrap Ohlsen, Director Business Development TetraPak and Tatiana Gillitzer, Director and General Manager Henkel Biomedical

Workshop 2: Mentoring with Martine Van Went and Ines O’Donovan – European PWN Mentoring Club

Workshop 3: Networking with Valerie Rocoplan, Talentis

(*) you will need to pre-register to one of those workshops at the registration desk

COFEE BREAK: 16h45-17h15

PLENARY SESSION: 17h15-18h15

Promoting Women to Leadership Positions

Topic: How to influence opinion leaders? Selection criteria for future executives and board members; what companies are doing to develop women as senior leaders/ promote women into executive roles – examples of best practices.

Corporate Speakers:
Anne Bouverot, Executive Vice President, Personal LoB & Group Devices, Orange
Sophie Macquet, Group Diversity, Renault
Jean-Michel Monnot, Vice President, Group Diversity & Inclusion, Sodexo
Moderator: International Herald Tribune: Alison Smale, Chief Editor IHT

CLOSURE COCKTAIL: 18h15 -19h15

Please register, seating is limited. Price: 45 €.

ESSEC registration: contact: Ellen DURAND- durande@essec.fr– + 33 1 46 92 17 90

EPWN registration for members on the website

Media Partners:
International Herald Tribune

Corporate Partners:

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About Poto Mitan

Sandrine Joseph is a digital communications, social medias strategist and practionner. She is also a Diversity advocate. She is the editor of PotoMitan blog that promotes women in corporations.

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