The 8th of March 2018 marks an important day for all WIL members and WTP Participants alike. International Women’s Day is not only a day to celebrate and praise women but also a day to remind us to remain motivated and unite as we #PressforProgress.
This year, WTP Participants and Alumni came together in two major cities, Brussels and Paris to reconnect, network and celebrate the day.
Afterwork Cocktail at LinkedIn in Paris
Myriam El Ouni, WTP Alumni welcoming participants and board members to our first afterwork of the year
In Paris, WIL partnered with LinkedIn France, allowing both alumni and new participants to the 4th Edition of our Women Talent Programme to enjoy an Afterwork Cocktail in their Headquarters. Our President Thaima Samman and Board members Nathalie Wright and Béatrice Delmas-Linel also joined the event and shared some insights on the importance of putting words into action by continuing the drive to ensure the promotion of women.
All in all, this reunion provided a great opportunity to the participants get to know one another and network before the Kick Off Event of the 4th Edition of our WTP programme in Paris on the 15th of March 2018.
Thank you, Myriam El Ouni, Global Account Manager at LinkedIn France for making this event happen and we look forward for further cooperation with LinkedIn!
Afterwork in Brussels
Over in Brussels, WTP participants and Alumni enjoyed two activities to commemorate International Women’s Day. Firstly, WTP Participant Ioana Banach invited them to join other organisations of around 150 participants, including the European Women’s Lobby for a photo op. The picture below, as you can see show them forming the shape of the International Women’s Day logo and was a great way to get organisations together to honour the day! After the photo op, WTP participants and alumni enjoyed a dinner together, sharing their previous involvement and future expectations of WIL’s Women Talent Pool programme and network.
Thanks again to both Myriam El Ouni of LinkedIn France and Ioana Banach of the Green European Foundation for their help in the organisation of the events. We hope those whom attended enjoyed the first Afterwork of the year and we look to seeing you all again soon! Keep a look out on our website and in your e-mails for the next local Afterworks in your city.
More pictures of the event are available here.