What Participants are Saying – Paris, France

“Congratulations for the quality of your summit, so many interesting ideas and contacts. It was a great pleasure and honour to take part in it.” – Chloé Jay, Director Général France, Van Cleef & Arpels (France)

“Thank you again for an amazing summit! I very much enjoyed the spirit, the energy, and the collaboration of such a diverse but united group of women from all over the world.” – Heike J. Böhme, Chief Compliance Officer, Financial Services, Daimler AG (Germany)


“It was a pleasure to be part of this Summit. It was my first one .. just a word: amazing! Great presentations, great professionals, great workshops.  To see all these women gathered around a common theme, a common goal was really a strong motivation to continue.”– Isabelle Kuster, Senior Vice President for Operations and IT, McDonald’s France and Southern Europe

Thank you for  hosting a very special Global Summit of Women. After last year, I questioned whether future Summits could be as impactful – and I should not have had any doubts. Once again, this year’s Summit was an amazing, energizing, and informative event. It was full of rich content, we heard from inspiring speakers, and we had the opportunity to network with amazing women from around the globe.” – Kimberly Admire, Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Programs, Lockheed Martin (USA)


“Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity! Your work is so impressive: this summit was one of the best opportunities I’ve ever had. I had the chance to connect with … and this might lead to a fruitful business collaboration! The session that really interested me the most was the one on Social Business, and how major companies (Total, GE) are committed to social impact.” – Melanie Marcel, CEO & Co-Founder, SoScience (France)


“It was a real pleasure to participate at the Global Summit of Women in Paris. I congratulate you for the high quality of the organization. It was a fantastic experience to meet the women from 81 countries and feel the frank good-companionship, and enthusiasm among the participants.” – Françoise Augier, Founder and Director, Institut de Promotion de l’Egalité Profesionnelle (France)


“Thank you for the great opportunity to participate in this summit. It was truly one of my best experiences. The most valuable strategy was to sit at tables where I did not know anyone. It made me able to meet a large amount of very interesting women. I forgot to be shy and talked with incredible women such as Isabelle Kuster and Monica Smiley. Thank you again for this incredible summit. The organization was amazing!” – Lisa Pons, SKEMA Business School (France)


“Thank you so much for this incredible experience. It was my second summit (after Kuala Lumpur) and it was again a very important opportunity to get momentum, exchange, discussion, and: energy! I am very happy with the design of the summit. For example, I really appreciated the facilitated breakfast sessions. They were very helpful and gave more opportunities to facilitate discussion.” – Dr. Charlotte Heidsiek, Management Consultant, Detego GmbH CoKG (Germany)


“The Global Summit of Women in Paris was an amazing experience. It was a learning lab for me. Plus, I got an opportunity to meet people who would not have crossed my path. I’m grateful for the opportunity to participate. Plus being a host gave me the opportunity to meet different delegations. I left inspired to do more to connect my work to the public and civil sector. I had the opportunity to meet the Spanish delegation representing the Universidad Europa de Valencia. We realized that we all worked in the area of women’s leadership development and discussed ways we could partner which included introducing students in their International MBA program to MetLife.” – Cindy Pace, AVP, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Global Women’s Initiative Leader, MetLife (USA)


“Many thanks for a wonderful and successful summit. The networking was fabulous. I made many contacts which will be interesting to foster. I particularly appreciated meeting the Egyptian board member of Orange, who spoke at the Saturday session on women on boards. We will stay in contact.” – Isabelle Roux-Chenu, Group General Counsel, Capgemini Service (France)


“The 2014 Summit was a great experience. I discovered the delegation of Kazakhstan – fantastic women entrepreneurs who impressed me with what they have done. Indeed you can become a successful entrepreneur in any country and without such facilities as we have for example in European Union countries.” – Joanna Bouissou, Marketing Officer, HSBC France (France)


“The Global Summit of Women was a wonderful opportunity to meet inspiring women (and men) and exchange openly. The GSW raised a lot of questions for us on how we students can get active. Apart from acting in our personal environment, we also plan to publish a blog focusing on how we were faced with and overcame challenges related to discrimination against women.” – Verena Maria Mai, Msc. Entrepreneurship & Innovation, SKEMA Business School (France)

“Thank you very much for organizing this summit. It was indeed a fabulous experience, with very inspiring speakers. It has given me an impressive number of ideas to further expand the women’s network I’m running for Total in Belgium and to stimulate gender diversity.” – Veerle Naets, Business Manager Technical Parts, Durables, Consumer Goods, TOTAL (Belgium)