11 December 2014
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14 November 2014
06 November 2014
27 October 2014
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.
14 November 2014
WIL member Beatrice Covassi was the first Counsellor for the Digital Economy at the EU Delegations to the US in Washington DC from 2010-2014. In June 2014 she returned to Europe and has been appointed Deputy Head for the Data Value Change Unit at the European Commission’s DG Connect, where she is leading the policy team of the Unit, driving forward the data action plan for Europe under the new Commission and much more!
27 October 2014
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).
06 March 2014 - Brussels
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 February 2014 - Paris
We are proud to announce that Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière has been appointed Senior Executive Vice President of Innovation, Marketing and Technologies (IMT) division and a member of the Executive Committee.
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.
08 November 2013 - French National Assembly, Paris
We are proud to announce, that WIL President Thaima Samman has been presented with the insignia of Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. Claude Bartolone, President of the National Assembly, officially awarded Ms. Samman with the medal of the Knight at the French National Assembly on Friday evening November 8th.
17 October 2013 - Paris
WIL is thrilled to announce that one of our main partners Orange was ranked as the top company for the feminization of their corporate governance in the French Ministry of Women’s Rights recent ranking.
18 October 2013 - Women's Forum Global in Deauville
Lenovo recently conducted a survey aimed at women in their company, with the purpose of answering the question: “what is enjoyable, exciting, different about working in technology?”. The results of the survey give cause for optimism and were presented by WIL member and Lenovo’s Executive Director, Corporate Marketing & Communication Catherine Ladousse at this years’ Women’s Forum Global in Deauville, France, an event partnered with Lenovo.
30 October 2013
JUMP, in partnership with Bain & Company, needs your help for a unique study concerning the shift in traditional gender roles. If you are a couple with kids in which the man takes up most of the responsibility for housework and child care, then please take part in the JUMP survey!
03 October 2013 - Brussels
The European Commission’s Digital Agenda released a new study on October 3rd, 2013 titled “Women active in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Sector”. It ultimately stresses the importance of increasing the percentage of women in the ICT sphere, but also provides a multifaceted view of the sector to date...
21 August 2013
August 21, 2013 WIL member Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA has made the 2013 list of Fiercewireless’s top ten ‘Most Influential Women in Wireless’ working in the United States market.
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.
13 May 2013
Eliane Fiolet, who recently joined the WIL network, is the co-founder and editor of Ubergizmo.com, a leading technology news site based in San Francisco. The story of her career is one of international cooperation and innovation across the big ocean.
27 August 2012
Aurélie Feld moved from the corporate world two years ago to become the Deputy Managing Director of a growing microfinance NGO, PlaNet Finance.
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.
21 May 2012
The 2012 McKinsey & Company Women Matter report gives a clear picture of the representation of women in companies’ boards.
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.
14 September 2011
On 5 July, during our biannual meeting, Professor Viviane de Beaufort looked at EU as a model of multicultural governance, a thought-provoking issue for decision makers, which should be shared with those who couldn’t join.
02 September 2011
Elena will be leading Microsoft’s efforts to support and develop the community of Health professionals in the EMEA region; growing the company’s partner strategy, increasing engagement with health providers, professionals, payers, users and partners; engaging with decision makers and showcasing how Microsoft products and solutions can bring real health impact for a better tomorrow to the region.
06 June 2011
Female European students expect to earn 21% less than men after their graduation (men expect a graduate starting salary of €40,898). The findings come from a recent report from the Swedish consultancy Universum ran in top 100 European academic institutions.
02 May 2011
A public consultation on improving corporate governance in Europe, until now usually based on self-regulation, was launched at the beginning of April by the EU Commission, backing up the adoption of the Single Market Act.
22 March 2011 - Paris, France
WIL and AmCham France will advance their women in leadership agenda in a series of common actions. In this respect, the two entities will run the AmCham Women Leaders Program, under the guidance of Thaima Samman, WIL President and Partner Cabinet Piton Samman, and Nathalie Wright, member of the COMEX and Public Sector Lead for Microsoft France.
01 March 2011
WIL member Delphine Ernotte was appointed Executive Vice-president of Orange France by Stéphane Richard, newly appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of France Telecom – Orange. She was previously acting as Deputy Executive Vice President for operations in France alongside Stéphane Richard.
05 October 2010
"I am thrilled to be the first EU Digital Agenda Counselor in DC and I am strongly committed to strengthen EU-US relations on all the pillars of the Digital Agenda. ICT offers powerful means to face some of today's global challenges such as reducing energy consumption, supporting an ageing population, strengthening health services, and delivering better public services”, says Beatrice.
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.
23 August 2010
Marina Niforos was one of the co-founding partners of WIL while she was at INSEAD, and will be assuming new responsibilities as Managing Director at American Chamber of Commerce in France as of September 6th, 2010. Marina will be responsible for running the operations of the business association on a day-to-day basis.
02 June 2010
Many of today’s achievements of women in business receive scant media coverage. However, globally three quarters of the employment opportunities created between 1990 and 2006 have been taken by women...
31 May 2010
According to Gartner consultancy, IT costs worldwide should increase by more than 5% this year.
20 January 2010
UK is renowned for the pro-entrepreneurship policies the government has put in place, but as in most of the EU Member States, the gender-related data is still insufficient to measure the opportunities that lay for women.
17 July 2009
INSEAD and Unilever established a research fund in leadership and diversity with a gift of €3M in honour of its recently retired CEO, Patrick Cescau.
17 July 2009
The EU Commission analyzed its gender equality roadmap for 2006-2010. Belinda Pyke and Daniela Bankier were involved in the discussions, which addressed gender mainstreaming and the ways to limit the effects of the economic crisis on women.
02 June 2009 - Washington D.C.
GlobalWIN, an organization based in Washington D.C., will work together with WiL to will enable women to step up in their careers.
30 April 2009
Bringing together the best practices of industry, public organisations, academia, NGOs, the Code is developed as a web address-based tool where other entities are invited to consult, bring improvement suggestions and sign.