Following WIL Breakfast Debate at the European Parliament with Michel Barnier, the EU’s Chief Negotiator for Brexit, some of the participants and alumni of our Women Talent Pool programme* joined WIL Board members at the occasion of a lunch meeting to discuss about career development issues and future developments of our Women Talent Pool program.
* WIL Women Talent Pool programme is a unique cross-sectoral leadership programme that aims to train and promote a new generation of women leaders in Europe.
We were happy to welcome to the lunch :
- Raluca Anghel,
Head of Office, European Parliament (WTP)
- Virginie Battu-Henriksson,
Press Officer, Foreign Affairs and Security & Defense, Council of the European Union (Alumni, 2nd
- Debbie Marks,
General Counsel, Orange (WTP)
- Rita Motta,
Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP (Alumni, 2nd
- Audrey Scozzaro,
Senior Manager, Government Manager Europe, Qualcomm (WTP)
- Sigrid Windmolders,
Corporate External Legal Affairs Attorney Microsoft Belgium & Luxembourg (WTP)
From left to right: Brigitte Dumont, Senta Marenz, Marion Ducasse, Debbie Marks, Sigrid Windmolders, Virginie Battu-Henriksson, Thaima Samman, Emanuela Palazzani, Audrey Scozzaro
To start with, Thaima Samman emphasized the great role of WIL in connecting senior level members with less experienced emerging talents, while our Board members provided valuable insights based on their own professional and life experiences, in particular on the topic of work-life balance.
“You bring to us as much as we bring to you”,
Thaima Samman, Partner, SAMMAN Law and Corporate Affairs & WIL President.
“Never feel guilty,
always invest your energy in something else”
Béatrice Delmas-Linel, Managing Partner, Osborne Clarke France
From left to right: Audrey Scozzaro, Béatrice Delmas-Linel, Katherine Corich, Marina Niforos
In turn, the participants of our WTP programme shared some feedbacks about their experience of the WTP program. In particular, they valued the skills they are able to develop during WIL training and workshop sessions and the opportunity they are given to attend events involving high-level speakers and attendees, and not only addressing women issues but all leadership related issue too.
From left to right: Sigrid Windmolders, Virginie Battu-Henriksson, Thaima Samman
“WIL is about having big debates,
we do not only discuss women issues and I really appreciate it.”,
Virginie Battu-Henriksson, Press Officer, Foreign Affairs and Security & Defense, Council of the European Union
“The network is so absolutely fantastically connected
to so many talented individuals.”,
Sigrid Windmolders, Corporate External Legal Affairs Attorney Microsoft Belgium & Luxembourg
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