Throughout the 20th Century, companies, governments and countries experienced changes as women won the vote, entered the workforce and universities, and began to reach the highest corporate and political levels.
Today, women continue to use their unique talents and energy to transform modern business and society. However, women still face many obstacles making it difficult for them to reach their full potential and live integrated lives as professionals, mothers, partners and citizens.
In order to make the 21st Century a time of complete integration, women need to lead change by changing the traditional definition of success and making sure women have the freedom and flexibility to define their own professional and personal success. Greater flexibility in corporate cultures and social structures is needed, as well as government and corporate policies that support and promote women’s full participation in civic, corporate and family life.
The panelists on this symposium will discuss the obstacles and challenges that women face today, and what needs to be done to make a permanent and lasting change in the way women live and work. By sharing their knowledge and experience, they will help inspire all women to be leaders of change in their personal, professional, family and civic lives.
Simultaneous translation (Spanish to English and English to Spanish) will be provided in each session
Monday, April 3, 2006
09:00 - 10:00
Conference Registration and Networking Breakfast
10:00 - 10:30
Official Inauguration The Honorable Juan José Güemes, Minister for Work and Women of the Regional Government of Madrid Dr. Juan José Toribio Director of IESE Business School in Madrid, University of Navarra
10:30 - 11:45
Panel Discussion I “Leading Change in Politics and Government” This session brings together politicians and officials who are making an impact through implementing family-friendly policies; academics and business leaders who recommend new policies; and women who are actively involved in lobbying governments for flexibility and family-friendly policies.
Moderator Dr. Nuria Chinchilla Head, International Center of Work and Family, IESE Business School, University of Navarra
Panelists Ms. Ibukun Awosika CEO of Sokoa Chair Centre, Nigeria
Ms. Janne H. Matlary Ex-Minister of International Affairs of Norway and Professor, University of Oslo View presentation (PDF, 139 Kb)
Ms. Denise Kingsmill Former Chair of the Accounting for People Task Force on Human Capital Management, Government of Great Britain, UK
Ms. Andrina Lever Government Consultant and President, Lever Enterprises, Canada View presentation (PDF, 156 Kb)
Panel Discussion II “Leading Change in Business” This session brings together women managers and businesses who are leading cultural changes, implementing family-friendly policies, and will speak about the positive contributions that women make in their corporations.
Panelists Ms. Amparo Moraleda President of South Europe, IBM, Spain
Ms. Chong Siak Ching President and CEO, Ascendas Pte Ltd, Singapore View presentation (PDF, 723 Kb)
Mr. Jaime Aguirre General Manager of Human Resources, Ferrovial, Spain View presentation (PDF, 78 Kb)
Mr. Rafael Montes General Manager of Human Resources, Acciona, Spain View presentation (PDF, 33 Kb)
Ms. Macarena Cassinello General Manager, Nissan Europe Quality View presentation (PDF, 607 Kb)
13:30 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:00
Presentation “The Great Change Hurdle: Prejudice” Dr. Paddy Miller, Professor of Managing People in Organizations, IESE
15:00 - 16:00
Panel Discussion III “Leading Change Through Entrepreneurship” Many women are finding their success through entrepreneurship - however, being entrepreneurial is not only synonomous with starting a business. It also means understanding how to network, evaluate new opportunities, and develop skills to take advantage of these opportunities in the right context and at the right time. We will discuss these and other issues with a varied panel of successful entrepreneurs.
Moderator Dr. Julia Prats IESE Business School, University of Navarra
Panelists Ms. Anna Hejka Founder and Principal of Heyka Capital Markets, USA-Poland, Czech Republic, Malaysia View presentation (PDF, 868 Kb)
Ms. Karen E. Wilson Founder, GV Partners, Geneva, Switzerland View presentation (PDF, 345 Kb)
Ms. Julia Pérez-Cerezo Managing Director GV21, Beijing, China View presentation (PDF, 360 Kb)
16:00 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:45
Panel Discussion IV “Leading Change in Redefining Success” Professional women from business and politics will speak about their personal experiences, focusing on how they have achieved their aspirations to live fully as professionals, wives and mothers.
Panelists Dr. Maureen A. Mahoney Dean, Smith College, USA View presentation (PDF, 17 Kb)
Ms. María Jesús Prieto-Laffargue Vice President, World Federation of Engineering Organizations, Spain
Ms. Mireia Las Heras Professor, Managing People in Organizations, IESE View presentation (PDF, 174 Kb)
Ms. Xantal Oller European Purchase Director, Lincoln Electric Europe View presentation (PDF, 1058 Kb)
Ms. María del Mar Ares Martín Partner, Ernst & Young, Spain View presentation (PDF, 141 Kb)
17:45 - 18:00
Panel Discussion V “Support to Lead Change” This session focuses on support for women leading change. Networking and mentorship will be the key topics; the support needed from partners, employers and government will also be explored.
Panelists Ms. Margaret Milan President and Think Tank Director, European Professional Women’s Network (PWN), France View presentation (PDF, 10 Kb)
Ms. Gabriele A. Hantschel Engagment Manager, Microsoft Germany and Ex-International President, European Women’s Management Development, Germany View presentation (PDF, 4005 Kb)
Dr. Nuria Chinchilla Professor of Managing People in Organizations Director of the International Center of Work and Family, IESE Business School Ph.D. in Economics and Business Management, IESE Business School, University of Navarra Master of Business Administration, IESE Business School, University of Navarra
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