Gender Diversity in the Boardrooms
Key Driver to Company Performance
Romania has to run an extra mile on the gender equality lane, while worldwide women have already a bigger impact on companies' performance. Professional Women’s Network Romania, member of PWN Global, takes a step forward and organizes the first Conference on Gender Diversity in the Boardrooms in Romania. So, don’t miss out a transformative, one-day event about the benefits of increasing the presence of women in the boardrooms, in order to secure a healthy gender diversity in decision making.

SPEAKERS

Sorana Baciu
President, PWN Romania;
Non-executive board member, ROMGAZ
Paul Brummell
Ambassador, UK Embassy in Romania
DRAGOȘ BUCURENCI
Communication Strategist and Coach
Ioana Cazacu
Secretary of State, Department of Gender Equality
Sotiris Chatzidakis
Executive Vice President, CEO Clubs International
Gilles Clavie
President of the Management Board & CEO of Orbis SA
DANA DEAC
Journalist
Elena Doldor, PHD
Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University, UK
Caro van Eekelen
Chief Operating Officer, Accor HotelServices Benelux
Simona Fătu
Non-Executive Board Member, Electrica Distributie Transilvania Sud
Angela Filote
Head of Representation of the European Commission in Romania
Alina Fugaciu
President WAAG Romania
Iwona Georgijew
Partner, Diversity & Inclusion Leader, Deloitte CEE
Laurel Herman
Partner, POSITIVE PRESENCE, UK
Satu Heschung
VP Diversity & Inclusion, SODEXO, FRANCE
Anneli Lindahl Kenny
Ambassador, Swedish Embassy in Romania
Adriana Lobda
Partner Deloitte ROMANIA
Daniela Lulache
CEO & Executive Board Member Nuclearelectrica
Mihai Marcu
Chairman of the Board, Medlife, Romania
Ana-Maria Mihaescu
Regional Manager EU8 and Moldova, IFC
Carmen-Georgeta Neagu
President of the Supervisory Board, SN Transelectrica SA
Virginia Otel
VP Women on Boards, PWN Romania
Matteo Patrone
Director for Romania, EBRD
Octavian Pantis
Managing Director, Qualians
Oana Petrescu
Coordinating Partner, Deloitte Romania
Ismail Radwan
Lead Public Sector Specialist, World Bank
IULIANA ROIBU
Journalist
Dragos Tuță
Founder&Managing Partner Global Compact Network, Romania

WHY ATTEND

Gender diversity in the boardrooms has been, in the last decade, an intensively debated topic in many countries across Europe, as well as at the global level. A wealth of research, produced by reputable international consulting companies and research institutes, shows the various economic benefits gender diverse boards bring to the companies. With women representing more than 70% of the consumers and a talent pool largely untapped, companies which have addressed the gender imbalance at all decision making levels have seen an increase in profitability, reputation and employees’ engagement.
The current increased participation of women to business decisions in EU is due to sustained efforts and attention at all levels, as well as a healthy debate in the media. The PWN Romania Conference aims at bringing the business case of diversity in the boardrooms to public debate in Romania and allows for a rich exchange of best practices and lessons learnt in advancing women to decision making positions, among high officials, business leaders, and reputable specialists in gender diversity.

AGENDA

8:45 - 9:30
REGISTRATION & MORNING COFFEE
9:30 - 9:45
WELCOMING REMARKS
9:45 - 10:00
SPECIAL KEYNOTE
10:00 - 11:00
GENDER DIVERSITY IN THE BOARDROOMS – REALITIES IN EU AND ROMANIA REVEALED
11:00 – 11:30
COFFEE BREAK
11:30 – 12:45
WHY BUSINESS PERFORMANCE NEEDS WOMEN IN THE BOARDROOMS AND HOW CAN THEY GET THERE?
12:45 – 14:00
LUNCH BREAK
14:00 – 15:15
"HE FOR SHE" – A GLOBAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT FOR GENDER EQUALITY WITH LOCAL IMPLICATIONS
15:15 - 15:30
COFFEE BREAK
15:30 – 16:45
WOMEN ON BOARDS – HOW, WHAT FOR AND WHERE TO?
16:45 - 17:00
CONCLUSIONS & CLOSING SESSION
17:00 – 18:00
COCKTAIL & NETWORKING