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WIL London Session - May 15th & 16th

  • 15 May 2017
  • 18:15 (UTC+01:00)
  • 16 May 2017
  • 12:00 (UTC+01:00)
  • London


May 15th : Cocktail – Dinner

Venue:  Aviva's Office, St Helens, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ,UK

Welcome & Networking

  • Mingle with fellow WIL members

Welcome Remarks

  • Thaima Samman, Partner, SAMMAN Law and Corporate Affairs & WIL President

Business in Europe. Opportunities and Challenges for UK & Europe. Keynote Speech by:

  • Mark Wilson, Group Chief Executive Officer at AVIVA

Introductory words by Katherine Corich, Chair at Sysdoc

Diversity in the workplace: What does it mean for women in leadership?


  • Katherine Corich, Chair at Sysdoc


  • Sarah Morris Chief People Officer at AVIVA
  • Claudia Arney, Non-executive Director at AVIVA
  • Line Pélissier, Diversity Director at Orange
  • Nathalie Wright, Vice President Software at IBM France (tbc)
  • Dana Strong, Chief Transformation officer Virgin Media (tbc)

Wrap-up of the discussion:

  • Women Talent Pool member (tbd)

Buffet dinner and networking

16 May: Breakfast – Debate

Venue: House of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

Welcome & Networking
Take seats for the Breakfast Debate
Please note that passing security at the House of Lords may take a while

Welcome Remarks by Helen Martin Gee, Chief Adviser, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Entrepreneurship and President of Pink Shoe Club

Digital Transition Debate


  • Nanna-Louise Wildfang Linde, Associate General Counsel at Microsoft  (tbc)


  • Andrew Brem, Chief Digital Officer at AVIVA (tbc)
  • Amit Pau, Venture Partner & Executive Director- advisor to corporations at Ariadne Capital
  • Fiona Capstick, Executive Director at EY Advisory
  • Maria Pernas, Senior Vice-President-Group Deputy General Counsel at ATOS Group (tbc)


Interventions and Questions from the audience, followed by Wrap up by:

  • a Women Talent Pool member (tbd)

May 16th: WIL Women Talent Pool Training Session

Venue: House of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

Women Talent Pool Workshop: “Career Development”


  • Anne Houtmann, Lecturer at Sciences Po (confirmed)


  • Emma Loisel, Chief Operations Officer at The Exchange Lab and Judge at the London Business School for the Entrepreneurial Faculty
  • Véronique Karcenty, Recruitment Diversity and Careerpath Director, Orange (tbc)


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