2014 Program Agenda


‘Women: Redesigning Economies, Societies’

Paris, France • June 5-7, 2014

 Note: Only Presenters with Powerpoint Presentations are included below.  Not all presenters used powerpoints and many plenary sessions were discussion-based with moderated question-and-answer, so you may not find information from those sessions below.

June 5, 2014 (THURSDAY)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. — Doing Business with France

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. — Mayors’ Forum: Redesigning Cities

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. — Opening Ceremony

  • Hon. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Undersecretary General & Exec. Director, UN Women (South Africa)

7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. — Welcoming Dinner

June 6, 2014 (FRIDAY)


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. — Reviewing Global and European Megatrends

  • Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff & Sherpa to G-20 (Mexico)

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. — CEO Forum: Redefining the Marketplace — The Business Case for Gender Equity

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Revisiting Work/Life Integration: A Debate

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. — BREAK

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — Luncheon Women Entrepreneurs Forum: Re-Inventing an Enterprise


2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — BREAKOUT SESSIONS I

Leadership Development Track:
Working Effectively Across Generations: Managing Millennials with Baby Boomers

  • Diana Solash, Director, Americas Inclusiveness Center of Excellence, EY (USA)
  • Muriel de Saint-Sauveur, Director of Communications and Chief DiversityOfficer, Mazars (France)

Entrepreneurial Track:
Women Inventors and Inventions: Bringing an Idea to the Marketplace

  • Catalina Hoffman, Founder & Chairman, Vitalia Day Care Centers (Spain)                                                        
  • Fanny Moizant, Co-Founder & CEO, Vestiare Collectif (France)
  • Suan Kim Ooi, Chair, Builders BioMass Sdn.Bhd (Malaysia)
  • Ana Maria Llopis, Founder & CEO, Ideas4All (Spain)       

Technology Track:
Sourcing Enterprise Funding Through the Internet

  • Renata van Diest, Chief Technology Officer, StartSomeGood (USA)

Issues Track:
Media and Imaging Women as Leaders

  • Anna Serner, CEO, Swedish Film Institute (Sweden)

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. — BREAKOUT SESSIONS II

Leadership Development Track:
Developing Authentic Leadership: Being Yourself and Leading Teams

  • Neddy Perez, Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Ingersoll Rand (USA)
  • Avril Henry, Principal, Avril Henry Pty Ltd. (Australia)
  • Joan Wei, CEO, ORG Packaging (China)
  • Martha Heitzmann, Former Senior Vice President for Research & Development, Areva (USA)

Entrepreneurial Track:
Youth Forum: Growing Generation Y Entrepreneurs

  • Laetitia Puyfaucher, CEO, Pelham Media (France)
  • Melanie Marcel, Co-Founder, SoScience! (France)

Technology Track:
Using Social Media Effectively to Market Your Business

  • Regina Llopis, Chairman & CEO, Advanced Information Applications (Spain)
  • Catherine Barba, Founder and CEO, Catherine Barba Group (France)
  • Rose Harr, CEO, BlueWare (USA)

Issues Track:
Linking Diversity, Wellness, and Sustainability

  • Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Sodexo (USA)
  • Myriam Maestroni,President, Economie d’Energie SAS (France)
  • Tess Mateo, Founder and Managing Director, CXCatalysts (USA)


8:00-10:00 p.m. — Global Women’s Leadership Awards Gala Dinner

June 7, 2014 (SATURDAY)


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. — Redefining Corporate Social Responsibility: From Charity to Business Strategy

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. — CEO Forum: Redesigning the Workplace

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Targeting Women as Consumers and Citizens

  • Odile Lasternas Brecy, Managing Director, Corporate & Commercial Business Unit, Generali France
  • Eva Kail, Gender Expert, Urban Planning Group, Vienna (Austria)
  • Claudia Garber,Director of Women’s Outreach, Harley-Davidson (USA)
  • Nadine LeClair, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Renault Group (France)

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — Luncheon Program: Presidents’ Forum: Redefining Leadership


2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — BREAKOUT SESSIONS III

Leadership Development Track:
Women on Boards Roundtable: Global Best Practices

Entrepreneurial Track:
Supplier Diversity: Entering the Corporate Supply Chain

  • Martine Vidal, Former Director, Sourcing Services & General Procurement, IBM (UK)

Technology Track:
Cybersecurity and You: Protecting Your Personal Identity in the Digital Age

  • Celina Realuyo, Professor of Practice, Perry Center, National Defense University (USA)
  • Idoia Mateo Murillo, Global Director, IT Risk and Security, Produban, Banco Santander (Spain)

Issues Track:
Keeping Women in the Business Pipeline: Workplace Infrastructure that Work

  • Elisabeth Richard, Head of Group Internal Motivation and Leadership for Women, GDF Suez (France)
  • Sam Jones, Founder and CEO, Data Morphosis Group, (U.K.)

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. — BREAKOUT SESSIONS IV

Leadership Development Track:
Engaging Men in Gender Equity Initiatives

  • Aida Sabo, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Cardinal Health Inc. (USA)

Entrepreneurial Track:
Dealing Successfully with ‘Failure’: Re-Evaluating Your Business for the Next Stage of Growth

  • Nguyen Viet Loan, General Director, DeLeo Spa Development (Vietnam)
  • Celine Prost, Founder & CEO, Je Suis en CP! (France)

Issues Track:
Social Entrepreneurship: Re-engineering Nonprofits

  • Anne Chassagnette,Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, GDF Suez (France)
  • Pacita Juan, Founder, ECHOstore (Philippines)
  • Haruko Nishida, Women Help Women Japan, Impact Japan
  • Claire Martin, Vice President, Global Corporate Social Responsibility, Renault with Florence Gilbert, Managing Director, Voiture & Company (France)


6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — Closing Ceremony