European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion (ESPON) together with Cardiff University published the report "Economic Crisis: Resilience of Regions". It was WIL's pleasure to welcome one of its authors, Dr Adrian Healy, at the Bi-Annual Conference in Madrid on European Resilience, where he shared his findings and expertise on the case of regional resilience.
WIL is pleased to publish a summary of this extremely interesting and relevant paper (the link to the pdf-version of the report can be found at the bottom).
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WIL is excitied to be hosting a breakfast session at the next Global Forum in Geneva, taking place on November 17&18.
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