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  • 24 Apr 2024 12:54 | Anonymous

    On 13th March 2024, nearly 150 members of the WIL network convened at the iconic Palace of Westminster in London, hosted in partnership with Kering. The session, held within the elegant Cholmondeley Room and Terrace, featured discussions centred around sustainability and leadership, with a key focus on 'Embracing Biodiversity for a Sustainable Future.' The event opened with insights from WIL Board Members and Kering executives, including Marie-Claire Daveu. Esteemed speakers ranged from ambassadors to top executives in environmental and fashion sectors, sharing their expertise. The gathering culminated in a networking cocktail at The Royal Horseguards Hotel, providing a perfect backdrop for dialogue and connection among leaders.


  • 30 Jun 2023 12:32 | Deleted user

    On 8th June 2023, nearly 150 members of the WIL network and guests gathered at the beautiful Palazzo Farnese (French Embassy) in Rome. Held in partnership with Kering, the event involved debates and interventions around the theme of climate and sustainability, a dedicated session for the women on the Women Talent Pool (WTP) leadership programme, exchanges with students, networking, and more. We welcomed many prominent speakers including WIL MemberMarie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability and Institutional Affairs Officer at Kering, Francesca Chiara Gennaro, Chief Investment Officer at CDP Venture Capital SGR SpA, and Christian Masset, France's Ambassador to Italy. 


  • 01 Dec 2022 14:47 | Deleted user

    We were pleased to have the chance to catch up with our Members virtually at WIL’s 12th General Assembly on 30th November, where we heard from WIL President, Thaima Samman, WIL Board Member Paulina Dejmek-Hack, and WIL General Manager Nicola Whitehead about our activities and achievements in 2021 and 2023 and plans in the pipeline for 2023. Following the vote on the four resolutions ahead of the meeting, WIL Member Maija Corinti Salvén was appointed as a Director on WIL’s Board – a fantastic opportunity for WIL given her passion for and experience in mentoring and coaching, and her commitment to further developing our community in Germany!  

  • 07 Nov 2022 16:03 | Deleted user

    On 20-21 October 2022, we celebrated our 10th Anniversary with support from event partners Orange and Capgemini, attended by over 140 people. And what an event it was!

    The festivities kicked off on 20th October with a networking cocktail hosted by Capgemini, a perfect opportunity for the women in the WIL network and guests to mingle and exchange ideas. This was followed by the main event at Orange the following day, offering the chance to reflect on what we have achieved in the last decade of the life of our association and where we go next; to hear discussions on the changing world order in the last ten years and what prospects there are for the future in Europe; and to network.

    To learn more, read our Event Report.

  • 01 Dec 2021 16:56 | Anonymous

    It was great to see so many Members at our General Assembly on 30th November, where we heard presentations from WIL President, Thaima Samman, WIL Secretary General Pinuccia Contino, and WIL General Manager Nicola Whitehead on successes in 2020 and 2021 and what we have to look forward to in 2020. Following the vote on the four resolutions ahead of the meeting, we are delighted that WIL Member Milena Harito has formally been appointed as a Director on WIL’s Board. We look forward to collaborating with her, and to an inspiring and eventful year in 2022!

  • 10 Apr 2019 11:09 | Anonymous


    Each year, WIL Europe organizes an Annual Gathering for its Members, Talents and Friends, to meet and exchange with other participants from the WIL network and selected guests. This year, we met on the 21st and 22nd of March 2019 in Milan, at the Microsoft House and at the Cariplo Factory.

    On the first day, the 21st of March, we came together at the Microsoft House, one of Europe’s most vibrant hubs of innovation and technology, where we explored the topic of Artificial Intelligence through panel debates and presentations given by experts.

    On the second day, the 22nd of March, we moved to the Cariplo Factory Hub, for a day of networking sessions and panel debates that focused on how to build synergies to help start-ups and their ecosystems to scale, and how female start-ups are redefining business and leadership.

    In addition, those who wished were invited to a day of shopping the Italian way, on Saturday 23rd of March at Fidenza Village

  • 15 Jun 2018 12:28 | Deleted user

    Thursday the 14th and 15th of June saw the WIL Network meet in Warsaw for its Annual Gathering. Hosted by our partner Orange Polska, we began the meeting in their Headquarters where more than 80 participants had the opportunity to meet and exchange with other WIL members, WTP participants/Alumni and selected guests.

    The two-day event included a customized training for the participants of our Women Talent pool programme, panel debates on women leadership and on sustainability, and a presentation by two start-ups supported by the Orange Foundation. We concluded the event in the POLIN Museum, further networking opportunities and a visit of the Museum!



  • 16 May 2017 12:03 | Deleted user

    On the 15th and 16th of May 2017, WIL Europe organized in London a two-day gathering for its members and the young women of its talent pool program. More than 60 "happy few" had the opportunity to participate in our panel discussions, networking sessions, and customized trainings.  


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