Women in Leadership Summit

WHY THIS EVENT?

In the World where gender diversity and equality is getting more and more important, there is a big need for such events as our Women in Leadership Summit. The event will collect professionals and leaders from around the World coming from different industries to discuss emerging topics such as skills that support the success of women in leadership positions, work-life balance, the difference between a manager and a leader and many more. Despite recent progress, there are still fewer women than men when it comes to CEO of the world’s largest corporations. Our main aim is to change it and provide career and personal development. We provide a platform for leaders to share the challenges they face and find strategies to overcome them. During our interactive panel discussion about the power of diverse communities at work,  participants can debate how can individuals bypass their personal biases and hire people who don’t look, talk or think like them. Join us on 12th and 13th of September 2019 in the vibrant city of Barcelona and let’s celebrate women power together!

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What participants say about our events:

“I enjoyed the conference, and it was good opportunity to meet with new potential customers”
Chef Executive Officer, Training Express/Spain
“It was fascinating to meet and find a chance to listen people from different backgrounds, countries and I was glad to learn a lot from people of different HR functions.”
Client Director of the GBC Executive Education, London Business School / United Kingdom
“I was excited to join the conference and also HR topics discussed here help me in my job.”
Senior Vice President, Global Business Solutions, Workplace Options / United States of America
“I am really enjoying to join events. I think, events include great speakers with great contents. Everybody who joins events gains a leading role by having connected to other peers.”
Educator, Speaker, Expert, The Executive Joy Institute / United States of America

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Valued Speakers

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An Coppens
An CoppensChief Game Changer
Gamification Nation Ltd
United Kingdom
Žydrūnė Vitaitė
Žydrūnė VitaitėHead of Sales/Co-Founder
Eldes/Women Go Tech
Lithuania
Rowena Khanna
Rowena KhannaExecutive/performance coach and selected coach
London Business School
United Kingdom
Vinita Ramtri
Vinita Ramtri Author, Speaker, Head of Controls Automation
Barclays
United Kingdom
Dorothea Sztopko
Dorothea SztopkoManaging Partner and COO
BGCN
Austria
Dr. Marcia de Wachter
Dr. Marcia de WachterFounder and CEO / Honorary Vice-Governor
Brain@Trust / National Bank of Belgium
Belgium
Carrie Swift
Carrie Swift Managing Director
Love Public Speaking Ltd
United Kingdom
Vedrana Janjić
Vedrana Janjić Director of Procurement
INA
Croatia
Hassan Al Hilou
Hassan Al HilouStrategic Diversity Advisor
Belgium
Sue Farmer
Sue FarmerFounder and Director
Business Sourcery Opportuniality
United Kingdom
Ágnes Tölgyes
Ágnes TölgyesCFO
Raiffeisen Bank Zrt
Hungary
Amalia Couzoff
Amalia CouzoffBusiness & Performance Coach
Amalia Couzoff Coaching
United Kingdom
Sophie Theen
Sophie TheenHead of HR & Talent
11FS
United Kingdom
Shea Harty
Shea HartyManaging Director
Empower Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Elena Gonzalez-Blanco Garcia
Elena Gonzalez-Blanco GarciaGeneral Manager of Europe
CoverWallet
Spain
Stefanie Babka
Stefanie BabkaGlobal Head of internal Digital Content and Media
Merck
Germany
Monika Schulze
Monika SchulzeGlobal Head of Customer Experience & Digital Strategy
Zurich Insurance Company
Switzerland
Jacques Spelkens
Jacques SpelkensHead of Corporate Responsibility
ENGIE Benelux
Belgium
Müge Arslan
Müge ArslanHead of Talent and Transformation, HR Manager, Blogger
Danone
Turkey
Asif Sadiq MBE
Asif Sadiq MBEHead of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
The Telegraph
United Kingdom
Olga Hypponen
Olga HypponenGlobal Leadership and Management Development Specialist
Kindred Group
United Kingdom
Biljana Naumovic
Biljana NaumovicVP Commercial Strategy Leader, Oncology
Janssen Europe, Middle East & Africa
Switzerland

Event schedule

Day one

  • 08:30 Registration & Networking with Welcome Coffee

  • 08:45 Greeting from the Project Lead & GLC Icebreaker Session

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Inclusive Diversity at Danone Turkey

  • 09:40 Stop crying – The power of diversity

  • 10:20 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 10:50

  • PERSONAL/CAREER DEVELOPMENT TRACK: Work-life balance

    TECHNOLOGY TRACK: How Social Media is changing the way we work?

  • 11:30

  • PERSONAL/CAREER DEVELOPMENT TRACK: Overcoming imposter syndrome and building confidence

    TECHNOLOGY TRACK: Co-Presentation: What kind of culture do you need for a digital transformation – a perspective from a corporate view vs. a start-up view

  • 12:10 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:10 Creating leadership diversity through vertical development

  • 13:50 The importance of partnerships with external organizations regarding employability / employment of women in multinational companies

  • 14:30 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 15:00 How to use personal branding to enhance your career

  • 15:40 Join us for an inspirational talk by Vinita Ramtri to hear about leadership and building success in the world of finance and automation.

  • 16:20 The difference between a manager and a leader

  • 17:00 Closing Remarks from the Chair & Networking

  • 18:00-19.00 Cocktail reception

Day two

  • 08:30 Meet, Greet & Networking with Welcome Coffee

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 The role of sponsorship as opposed to mentoring in advancing careers for women

  • 09:40 Taking Control of Your Career Development: How to use Personal Branding to Advance Your Career

  • 10:20 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 11:00 An Interactive Session – Who am I?

  • 11:40 PANEL DISCUSSION – The Power of Diverse Communities at Work

  • 12:50 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:20

  • Storytelling Session A: Women in Oil Industry

    Storytelling Session B: Transformation Programs: The role of women leaders & my personal journey

  • 14:00

  • Storytelling Session A: Inclusive by design – how gender ruffles feathers in gamification yet makes sense for business

    Storytelling Session B: Men and women for gender equality

  • 14:40

  • Storytelling Session A: How to reach success without the stress?

    Storytelling Session B: Other side of the coin

  • 15:20 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 16:00 Farewell Tea, Coffee and Networking

  • 16:30 End of DAY 2

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Who will you meet?

Women leaders at all levels in the organization, as well as women managers who are ready to move into leadership roles.

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Hotel Location

Renaissance Barcelona Hotel
Carrer de Pau Claris, 122,
08009 Barcelona
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FAQ

You can always register without a name using the TBA [To Be Announced] option. Please indicate TBA instead of the delegate name and 2 weeks prior to the event you are able to send the delegate name/s to booking[at]glceurope.com
While we are not happy to see you cancel your registration, we understand that “life happens” and other obligations come up. Our refund schedule is as follows:
The client has the right to cancel his/her registration in the event.
There is a 50% liability on all conference registrations once made, whether the booking was made through our website or via e–mail/ telephone/ fax.
If the client cancels with more than 8 weeks’s advance notice, GLC shall be entitled to an amount equivalent to 50% of the conference fee and 16 EUR administration charge. In case the client has already made his/her payment, this will be deducted from the conference fee GLC has already received and the remainder will be refunded. If no conference fee has been received prior to the cancellation request, GLC will issue an invoice for the cancellation fee (the amount equivalent to 50% of the conference fee and 16 EUR administration charge), which the client must pay immediately upon receipt. No refunds are available for cancellations received with 8 week’s (or less) advance notice or in case the client fails to attend the conference. In these cases, the full amount of the conference fee must be paid.
In general no VAT is applied based on the Hungarian VAT law with the exception of individual payment [when you would like to pay from your own budget and not from the company’s budget] and for Hungarian companies where 27% VAT is applicable which is refundable at the end of the company’s fiscal year.
Our hospitality partners usually have options available for parking places, however it can change from event to event. If you would like to receive more information on parking please e-mail our colleague coordination[at]glceurope.com.
We provide a conference documentation pack which includes: conference agenda, notes pages and attendee information. Soft copies of some of the presentation are available on USB-flash-drives for each delegate. You may bring your laptop, tablet or other mobile device so you are able to review the presentations while they are being presented. Free Wi-Fi will be provided and outlets will be available for recharging computers, mobile devices and phones. We highly recommend you to bring along your business cards and a desire to learn from some of the industry’s leading experts.
The dress code is business casual. Feel free to leave the suits and ties at home this time. We do suggest you bring a sweater or dress in layers, as the conference room temperature may fluctuate.
Any of our staff members at the event will be delighted to help you. You can contact us for free via WhatsApp or Viber or any time over the phone or via e-mail or post.
A. Get the timing right.
Many people are afraid to request for training budget, because they can’t seem to find the “perfect time” to do it. Well, there’s no perfect time to ask for it, but there are definitely some moments that are better than others. For instance, if your boss is about to take a two week vacation, he/she might be in a good mood. If he/she just lost a major account, may not be wise at that juncture.

B. Make a case for yourself
When you ask for budget, you should be prepared with specific details and explanations about what is in it for the company and you’re superior. If you go into a meeting and just say, “I want to get budget for a conference,” it’s likely that your request won’t be taken seriously. If you want to plan ahead, then you should be prepared to explain the following points:
1. Start by stating your accomplishments
2. Show that you’re ready for more responsibility and eager to learn
3. Describe:
a) How this event will increase your productivity?
b) How you will need less supervision
c) How you can bring back the knowledge to the company
4. Follow up

You might find free to attend events which are usually organized by a solution/service provider within the industry. Unlike at free to attend events, on a paid event you will find more diverse industry knowledge rather than presentations related to services or solutions.
In case you cannot attend for both days, you can always attend for just 1 day of the event. In this case we will send you all presentations of the 2 days. The participation fee is 70% of the original investment. In case you would like to attend the event for just 1 day please contact us on booking[at]glceurope.com
In case you are busy on 1 of the days, you certainly can split the 2 day conference with one of your colleague. All you need to do is send us an e-mail to booking[at]glceurope.com
We understand that not all senior-level professionals might be available on the dates. As the event is an annual event, most of the attendees try to postpone their engagements or send a small group from their teams to benefit from the conference.

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