09 July 2015
01 July 2015 - Brussels
Members of WIL, Commission representatives, Members of the European Parliament, Private Sector representatives, and WIL friends gathered at the European Parliament on July 1st, 2015 for a WIL Luncheon, where we discussed the pertinent and timely topic of Europe’s Digital Economy.
11 December 2014
European Commission members were sworn in by the Court of Justice of the EU on December 10th, 2014, and the new Commission is progressing with the adoption of the 2015 European Commission Work Programme set for December 17th. With things propelling forward, it is a good time to revisit the ten (10) priorities underpinning the next 5 years, as laid out by Commission President Mr. Jean Claude Juncker the day he was elected by the European Parliament- July 15, 2014.
04 June 2014 - Orange Headquarters, Paris
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.
12 June 2012 - 12 June 2015 - Europe
ACT4Growth is a European Citizens Initiative (ECI). The campaign requires one million signatures from EU citizens in the next 6 months to pursue its ultimate objective of promoting gender equality and the advancement of women at EU government level. WIL is partnering up with ACT4Growth. We invite all interested members, emerging leaders and friends to take this opportunity and use their power as a citizen to change policy.
28 November 2013 - Brussels
WIL was honoured to welcome Ms. Nadia Calviño, Deputy Director General for Financial Services Policy at DG Internal Market and Services (European Commission) on November 28th for a great session on EU Integration, Economics and Financial reforms – with a special focus on the banking union.
09 December 2013
Paulina Dejmek is responsible for financial services and a member of the Cabinet of EU Commissioner Michael Barnier. During the Swedish EU Presidency in 2009, Paulina was seconded to the Swedish Permanent Representation as financial attaché. Paulina is a Swedish and Czech citizen, she holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Lund, Sweden, and a PhD from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
28 November 2013 - Brussels
On the 28 of November, WIL is hosting a high-level breakfast session on Financial Regulatory Reforms in Brussels at the Renaissance Hotel, with special guest speaker Nadia Calviño, Deputy Head of Directorate-General Internal Market and Services of the European Commission.
14 October 2013
Ourania Ekaterinari, is Deputy CEO of Public Power Corporation S.A. and a member of the Supervisory Board of the Independent Power Transmission Operator. She is talking about energy use and new Energy policies in Europe.
30 August 2013
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is waiting for nominations for the 2014 Wo/Men Inspiring Europe Calendar until 15 September 2013.
09 July 2013 - Brussels
On 9th July 2013, WIL acted as official partner for the book launch of “Entrepreneurs need Freedom”, written by Member of the European Parliament Dr. Paul Rübig. The launch took place at the European Parliament in front of an exclusive audience invested in the growth and flourishing of SMEs in Europe, and WIL had the honor to interview the MEP before the event.
25 April 2013 - Brussels
On the occasion of the International “Girls in ICT” Day on 25th April, the European Internet Foundation (EIF) and the European Commission hosted a joint lunch meeting in the European Parliament, followed by a hearing on “Women in ICT”. WIL members Sylvie Laffarge, Director of Corporate Affairs at Microsoft EMEA, and Afke Schaart, Senior Director of EU Institutional Relations at Microsoft, report from the event.
15 March 2013
WIL member Viktorija Šmatko-Abaza joined the European Commission's Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities in March 2007 as Director responsible for audit, controls and evaluation. She is now the Directorate’s Principal Adviser.
06 August 2012
WIL has interviewed Denis Perret-Gallix, Director TyL Lab, about its project aiming at finding European partners for the launch of the first Japonese award : Women in research.
30 November 2011
We call upon each and every one of you, not to question or doubt the values and objectives of the European Union (EU) in times of crisis, but rather to express your strong support for the Union – now more than ever.
21 September 2011 - Brussels
On 21 September 2011, the Robert Schuman Foundation is organizing a conference entitled "Women for Europe and the Citizens' Initiative", tackling the link between the European Citizen’s Initiative (ECI) and achieving parity at the European Parliament, in Brussels.
13 September 2011
WIL Vice-president Pervenche Beres is Chairwoman of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament. Appointed as a rapporteur of the EP Special Committee on the Economic, Financial and Social Crisis, Pervenche led the efforts of the EP to establish the origins of the crisis and recommend solutions to avoid its repetition. Her report was adopted by the EP in July 2011. Some of its conclusions are highlighted in our interview with Pervenche.
26 January 2011
While global economies are recovering, the global labor market is at a stubbornly elevated unemployment rate, reveals the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a recent report.
01 December 2010 - Brussels
CSR Europe is searching for an Executive Director to lead Enterprise 2020, an initiative meant to place Europe at the heart of CSR development through working with stakeholders on major global developments where business can make a significant contribution through innovative solutions.
05 October 2010
To boost investment in research, Brussels is committing itself by building on the strengths of the single market. This month, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn launched the "Innovation Union" flagship initiative for the Europe 2020 strategy.
27 August 2010
The European Commission has placed sustainable growth at the core of its strategy for 2020. This strategy must foster ways to cut green house gas by 20%, while heavily supporting R&D in a more and more competitive global market. While targets seem extremely challenging, it is worth acknowledging that more women are sharing decision-making powers in key sectors for the future.
15 August 2010 - Brussels
Sixtine Bouygues will be taking a thrilling new role in the Directorate-General for Communication, where she will make the best use of her previous experience. As the new acting Director for Communication Actions and Head of Unit Communication Strategy and Projects, her responsibilities will concern research, media monitoring and analysis, audiovisual services, media networks, and the development of the inter-institutional website Europa.
28 April 2010 - Brussels
The proportion of women in decision making and the inclusion of women's perspectives in government policies, business planning or academic research are the two dimensions for which Women in Leadership is constantly building supportive actions.
21 April 2010
Dr Parvanova started her political career when elected Member of the Bulgarian Parliament in 2001. She became Member of the European Parliament in 2007, where she notably initiated and led a campaign on Patients' Rights in Europe.
20 January 2010
Mary Honeyball MEP and new WIL member highlighted the WIL network on her official blog, encouraging our growth and actions to promote women in leadership.
12 January 2010
The Commission for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities launched an initiative that brings forth to girls and young women role models that broke through the traditional career paths to lead their own companies.