WIL EU Breakfast Debate with EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager

08 Dec 2017 15:18 | Anonymous

To access the full report click here. 
The pictures of the event are available here.

Executive Summary

“There are amazing women everywhere – those that can’t see them need to get better glasses!”, were among the words of the EU Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, at EU Breakfast Debate that took place at the European Parliament,  on Tuesday 5 December.  The event was organized by European Network for Women in Leadership (WIL Europe), and moderated by Thaima Samman, WIL President. 

Proving that the Commissioner is right, the European Network for Women in Leadership gathered more than 60 leading professional women to this event, where they had the chance to learn firsthand about EU competition policies and to discuss, in an intimate and friendly atmosphere, with one of the most influential female leaders.

The event began with warm welcome delivered by Thaima Samman, WIL’s president and was followed by introductory words of Laura Batchelor, Director of Fipra, sponsor of the event and by Pervenche Berès, MEP and the hostess of our debate.


From left to right: Margrethe Vestager, EU Commissioner for Competition ; Thaima Samman, Partner, SAMMAN Law and Corporate Affairs & WIL President ; Laura Batchelor, Director of Fipra International

Commissioner Vestager then delivered a powerful and inspiring speeh both on "Women Leadership" and on "Fair Competition" and also took the time to discuss with the participants in person. 

“I am not powerful, I exercise power.” 

"We need to change the system to build the path in leadership for the next generations, rather than for individual successful women only."

“Everyone, however rich or powerful, has to play by the rules.” 

Those words were among the key messages shared by the Commissioner to the participants, who left ready to “exercise power” at every level ! 

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