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The European Network for Women in Leadership (WIL) is a platform for professional and dynamic women working at the European level that provides the opportunity of exchanging ideas and best practices.




  • 10 October 2014
    5 minutes with Laurence Capron
    WIL Member Laurence Capron is the Paul Desmarais Chaired Professor of Partnership and Active Ownership at INSEAD and Director of INSEAD Executive Education Programme on “M&As and Corporate Strategy”. She is also recipient of multiple teaching and research awards. WIL was excited to discuss with Ms. Capron the particularities of an academic career, the importance of a viable M&A strategy for a company’s growth and much more!
  • 08 September 2014
    WIL Board Member Viviane Chaine-Ribeiro in the jury of Trophée Excellencia
    WIL is happy to announce that our WIL Board member Viviane Chaine-Ribeiro, President of Talentia Software, was involved in a great intiative, Trophée excellencia 2014, as one of the 8 members of the jury. Trophée excellencia is a contest organized by L’EPITA computer engineering school, and Femmes du Numérique, a committee of Syntec Numérique.
  • 18 March 2014
    5 minutes with Catalina Hoffmann
    Catalina Hoffmann is the founder and CEO of the Catalina Hoffmann Holding Group, experts in elderly care. Her business builds on the Hoffmann Method, a registered scientific method created and developed by Catalina herself, who has a degree in Occupational Therapy, is a specialist in cognitive stimulation, and has a management degree from IESE Business School at the University of Navarre. Catalina was awarded the Prince of Girona Foundation Award in 2013 for entrepreneurship and ranked one of the Top 100 Women Leaders in Spain. Recently, Catalina was appointed President of SECOT.
  • 06 March 2014
    Feminizing the Command Line
    WIL Member Afke Schaart, Senior Director for EU Institutional Affairs at Microsoft has published a compelling blog post ahead of International Women's Day (March 8th) titled 'Feminizing the Command Line'.


  • 04 June 2014
    WIL roundtable: Corporate Governance in Europe
    On the 4th of June, within the context of the General Assembly, WIL held a timely roundtable on the Corporate Governance in Europe. It stimulated an extremely interesting discussion on the new audit reform and company package as well as on the impact, purpose and future of corporate governance for SMEs and large organisations in Europe.
  • 04 June 2014
    WIL 2014 General Assembly Report
    Members of WIL gathered for the Annual Ordinary General Assembly on the 4th of June 2014 in Paris, in the Headquarters of Orange. This meeting allowed WIL members to get informed about WIL’s activities and progress, as well as the future prospects of the development of the Association. The Assembly was followed by a panel on the Corporate Governance in Europe, which stimulated and extremely interesting discussion on the new audit reform and company package as well as on the impact, purpose and future of corporate governance for SMEs and large organisations in Europe. The evening was closed by a cosy networking cocktail for the attending members.
  • 12 September 2014
    WIL Bi-annual Meeting, September 12th, 2014 in Madrid
    We look forward to welcoming WIL member, friends, emerging leaders and special guests at the next WIL Bi-annual Meeting on September 12 in Madrid, Spain. The event will discuss European Resilience.
  • 17&18 November 2014
    WIL Breakfast at the Global Forum, November 17&18 2014, Geneva
    WIL is excitied to be hosting a breakfast session at the next Global Forum in Geneva, taking place on November 17&18.


About WIL

WiL Kick off Meeting, March 2008

European Commissioner Viviane Reding with Marina Niforos, Gender Diversity Lead representing INSEAD, Thaima Samman, WiL President, representing Microsoft & Claudine Schmuck, Global Contact Director, representing Women’s Forum