Barilla Group – Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Country – Italy
Kristen is currently the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Barilla and has been a member of the D&I Board since its formation in 2013.
Fingertip – Digital leadership expert
Country – Finland
Passionate about digitalization, Vera is a strong professional in sales and business management
Vera’s sector expertise includes family business governance, healthcare industry and biosciences. She has experience as a Board member in listed and private companies and as a nomination committee member. Her experience ranges from large global corporation to medium sized, small and start-up companies. Vera is a believer in purposeful businesses & sustainability. Integrity is present in everything she does.
Head of Product – Customer Conversion Zalando SE Country – Italy
Discover why Elena defines herself as „A happy mix of Engineering and Creativity.“
Elena has a Master’s degree in Information Engineering and Management from Politecnico di Milano.
She’s a proud mum of 2, a fashion blogger for women over 40 (with over 10K followers)
Elena is the Head Product of Customer Conversion in Zalando. Former Director of Checkout and Customer Products in lastminute.com, Elena launched the SelfService and App, increasing revenues by building the postsale journey. Before lastminute.com, Elena was a Head of Product at Vodafone, covering a wide range of Customer segments from Consumer to Large Corporates both for Vodafone Italy and the Group.
She is an IntheBoardRoom 2019 Alumna and she’s now part of the GirlsRestart association, helping women-led companies to reshape their business strategy to face the Pandemic challenges.
Microsoft – EMEA Business Leader for Azure HPC (High Performance Computing) Country – Germany
proven 20-year track record of business achievements in Sales, High
Performance Computing (HPC), IT-Outsourcing, Services, leading large IT
portfolios and business transformation. She holds a PhD in physics and
started her career with fundamental research. Next milestones include
various local, EMEA wide and global leadership positions at IBM and
Lenovo. In her current role, as EMEA Business Leader for Azure HPC at
Microsoft, she is responsible for driving the digital transformation of
Microsoft’s customers by moving their complex workloads to the cloud
combining HPC with AI, IoT and many other scenarios to deliver
Cécile Coune is an independent non-executive director, board member of several large financial institutions (QBE, Belfius end Corona direct) and a number of their audit, risk and/or remuneration & nomination committees.
She previously was chief executive officer and chairwoman of the Executive Committee of Aviabel, a leading aviation insurer and reinsurer worldwide. Before Aviabel, she was a partner at Liedekerke, a prominent Belgian law firm, where she developed and headed the insurance practice. Prior to this, Cécile Coune spent over 15 years in the insurance sector in CEO’s and other senior executive roles.
Cécile Coune is also a founding member of Women on Board (Belgium) since 2009 and she initiated European Women on Boards, which she co-founded in 2013. Those two associations focus on increasing the participation of qualified women on boards of directors in all sectors, cross-borders. Committed to corporate social responsibility, she also sits on the board of a mental health hospitals organization and is a mentor for EWoB and for Duo for a Job, an association helping young immigrants define their professional future.
GlobalBioEnergies – Chairwoman of the Board, Executive Director R&D, Chief Medical
Country – Spain
Corinne has extensive international experience opening new overseas structures across developed and developing countries: Europe, Americas, Asia, India and Australia.
International Airlines Group (IAG) – Head of Delivery for Iberia
Country – Spain
20+ years’ experience in Aviation Industry, with a focus on Digital Transformation Programs,
Alicia focuses on achieving results and thinking long-term. She is always curious about learning more and develops continuously her skills and competences of strategy, leadership and service design. She is a Darwinist.
LEGO – GM Czech Republic & Slovakia
Country – Czech Republic
Adriana is the General Manager of LEGO in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Managing Director and Vice President, SAP Labs Czech Republic Country – Czech Republic
Martin has 20+ years of experience and is the Managing Director of SAP Labs in CZ. SAP Labs is an R&D center focused on development,
Martin is a water sport enthusiast who also dedicates his spare time by supporting non-profit organizations including EWoB Digital Strategy Mentoring, Odyssey Mentoring and Czechitas. He coaches internally within SAP and people development is core to his leadership approach and values.
Head of Global Brand Equity, PR and Social at Siemens Country – Germany
Dr. Mirjam Jentschke is Head of Global Brand Equity, PR and Social at Siemens Home Appliances and Marketing transformation expert.
Red Cross, Digital Fundraising Country – Finland
Tiina is a sales-oriented digital marketing and communication professional whose experience covers global scale digital marketing, online sales, communications and concept / process development.
As a long-term planner with strong organizational and project management skills, Tiina and is a driver with the ability to effectively prioritize. With years of experience working in the digital world, she is highly motivated and driven by the challenges arising from working in the digital environment.
Tiina’s core areas of interest lay in service design, customer experience (b2c), content strategy, holistic web traffic creation, analytics, cost effective and agile implementation processes.
Specialties: digital marketing and communication, eCommerce, digital fundraising, concepting, process development, service design, web metrics, team leading, project management, hands-on implementation.
Professor for digitization in tourism and transport at Worms University Country – Germany
Dr. Kurz is an experienced EWoB mentor who believes in supporting the development of women in business. He has an in-depth knowledge of the transport and travel industries including the relevant IT solutions.
KLP Coaching – Executive coach and consultant Country – Czech Republic
Kristin is an executive coach and business consultant at her own company, KLP Coaching, which offers individual coaching, team facilitation and leadership workshops.
FidAR Board Member Senior Advisor – Start-Ups and FinTechs Country – Germany
Bettina graduated with a Masters Degree in Economics with a focus on computer science. She has since gained over 30 years of experience
Today, Bettina acts as a Senior Advisor predominantly for Start-Ups and FinTechs and she is a Board Member of a Start-Up in Frankfurt.
Since many years, she has committed herself to the topics of leadership and diversity which she promotes in several voluntary commitments.
She is regional board member of FidAR Rhein-Main (Women into executive boards), serves as a supporting Member at Femtec.Alumnae e.V. and is a mentor for the entrepreneurship program of the TU (technical university) in Darmstadt.
Since 2016, she supports the PwC European Women on Boards Mentoring Program as a mentor. Bettina is married and has a 23-year-old son.
Managing Director of the International Banking Federation Country – Belgium
Hedwige Nuyens has more than 30 years of experience in the Banking Industry and in Finance.
Hedwige holds a Faculty of Law and a Master Financial Sciences from the Catholic University Louvain and a Master in Business Administration and Finance from the EHSAL Brussels.
Mastercard Europe – Director, Market Delivery
Country – Belgium
Rhonda has lived in Belgium for over 30 years, speaks French fluently and has over two decades of business experience with Mastercard in Europe.
She is a member of the Mastercard Women’s Leadership Network steering committee since 2008, an
Advisory Board member of PWI Brussels since 2018 and an active contributor to their women in
technology STEAM (STEM + Arts) Programme.
Speaker, mentor and influencer, she is a passionate change agent to promote gender balance, diversity
Raiffeisenbank – Head of Agile Transformation Country – Czech Republic
Lenka is a leader of organizational transformations and strategic changes. Her main focus is on enhancing business agility by building culture of efficient teams,
Throughout her career as business and technology leader with almost 20 years of multi-industry experience, she has provided know-how and direction for leading-edge initiatives that included enterprise-wide agile transformations, process reengineering solutions, digital transformation, ERP implementations and Internet of Things innovations.
Lenka earned Master of Science Degree in Computer Sciences, Software Engineering, and has several international certifications in the area of digital transformation, traditional and agile delivery methods including large scale agile approaches.
Apart from my job assignments, Lenka volunteers as President for the Czech Republic chapter of the global NGO Project Management Institute.
CEO presso Consodata Country – Italy
Francesca is passionate about business strategy and innovation with specialization in the design of new services, digital transformation and big data.
Francesca gained extensive managerial experience in the Telecom Italia Group, first as Strategy Director of the Media area, then as Marketing Director of the fixed and convergent offer, including the launch of 4-play and the IPTV offer, and finally in the role of Digital Market & Services Director, dealing with digital controls and digital services for consumer customers, such as digital ID and payment and smart home.
Francesca was also Chief Marketing and Communication Officer of ePRICE, the Italian ecommerce site.
Graduated in management engineering from the Milan Polytechnic, Francesca began her career with an international experience in the Boston Consulting Group in the Milan and Boston offices.
She has an MBA in finance from Columbia University in New York.
Management Consulting. Project Management. Country – Czech Republic
Results and customer oriented global leader with over 20 years of IT and management experience in business, government, healthcare, education and science organizations.
Zuzana’s approach brings a combination of both strong technical and people oriented to project to project and program management. A dedicated mentor, Zuzana invests time with her mentees to help them reach the full potential.
Non-Executive Director at Isle of Wight NHS Trust Country – United Kingdom
Caroline’s 30 years of practical consulting experience involved advising clients in the public and private sectors,
Caroline is a qualified accountant gaining her qualifications in industry (Guinness and Shell) before joining Deloitte Haskins and Sells as a consultant and then becoming a Partner in Coopers & Lybrand. She was a partner in PWC after which she joined IBM as an Executive Partner. She has experience serving on Audit Committees (Metropolitan Housing Partnership).
Managing Director, PR & Influence, Ogilvy Country: Czech Republic
Highly regarded for her insight and effectiveness in developing and managing communications programs for high-profile Ogilvy clients in the Czech Republic.
In a word, she is a leader. The Ogilvy team has been one of the most successful in the Czech PR Awards and Effies, no doubt thanks to the many successful PR careers that she has guided of the many professionals who have grown under her leadership in Ogilvy. Dita has also taken her leadership into the wider business community as a founding member of Odyssey 2010, a mentoring program for Czech businesswomen. Formerly Chairperson of the Czech Association of Public Relations Agencies (APRA), she has also co-authored books on corporate communications strategies and her pro bono involvement in the not-for-profit sector is also considerable.
In 2020, the Association of PR Agencies APRA awarded Dita for her long-term contribution to public relations industry. Dita is an active mentor in the Odyssey program for businesswomen, European Women on Boards and Femme Palette. She is a board member of the NEURON Fund for the Support of Science and the BONA Foundation. In 2019, she was a member of the jury in the PR category at the Cannes Lions, international festival of creativity.
Dita is a graduate of the University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of International Trade. She studied NLP in Great Britain. Dita has a renaissance approach to her work, fascinated by how the human mind works and connecting various inspirations from sources including psychology, science, the environment, and the arts. Not surprisingly, she has a passion for bridges as monuments of engineering genius and a great symbolism of connection and communication.
Business Mentor of the Year 2020: Business mentors Finland
Fintech Finland – Board Member
SVEA – Head of Business Development
Country – Finland
With years of experience in investment bank/banking/finance branch, Nina has a proven track record of driving profitable growth.
Certified board member (HHJ).
Corporate Vice President Benelux Inetum Digital Champion of Belgium – Digital Agenda Belgium Country – Belgium
Digital Champion for Belgium since 2012, when Saskia was given this mandate by the European Commission and the Belgian Government.
High-level entrepreneurship and innovation expert for the European Innovation Council (European Commission). Chairwoman, Board Advisor, Mentor – Innovation, International Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Sustainability
Country – Belgium
25 years of international management and leadership experience with Technology Blue Chips in the IT & telecom convergent services (Siemens, Deutsche Telekom, Microsoft, Volkswagen), in the International Public Sector and as an Entrepreneur.
360° business innovation experience spanning from IT R&D, strategic positioning and multi-million business development, up to C-level P&L executive roles (in Europe and beyond), growing businesses in corporate roles as well as in mid-size companies.
Entrepreneurial track leading the international development of the family-owned High-Tech company – electro-mechanical engineering and manufacturing in the medical devices’ sector – obtaining a.o. a new technology patent in the USA (non-invasive bio-medical sensors) and negotiating the creation of a new technology spin-off.