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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.




  • 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.
  • 26 August 2014
    Sharon Bowles appointed to the Board of directors of the London Stock Exchange Group
    In mid-August 2014, WIL Members Sharon Bowles was appointed a non-executive director to the Board of directors of the London Stock Exchange Group.
  • 11 August 2014
    Peer effects on paternity leave
    The Harvard business review published an intriguing article recently, titled ‘Brave Men Take Paternity Leave’. The blog-article highlights some of the findings from a recent research study published in the American Economic Review by economists Gordon B. Dahl, Katrine V. Løken, and Magne Mogstad, which reveals the impact of Peer behaviour on the general ‘uptake’ of public programming like paternity leave, and the reduction of the negative paternity stigma.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 04 June 2014
    WIL General Assembly and Roundtable Session on Companies Governance, June 4th, 2014 in Paris
    The WIL General Assembly and Roundtable Session will focus on the topic of Corporate Governance and we are thrilled to have WIL Member, Paulina Dejmek-Hack, Depty Head of Cabinet of European Commissioner Micheal Banier, Internal Market and Services as one of our guest speakers.
  • 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