On Saturday, March 4th, we will be celebrating Women Empowerment and the 31st Anniversary of PWI at the Caryatids Ballroom of Le Cercle Gaulois in Brussels.

This will be a night of celebrating our mission to support professional women, and we invited some high-level speakers to talk about #EmbracingEquity, a very relevant topic we are confronted with daily.

We will soon introduce our speakers for the 2023 edition. Meanwhile, you can already book your EARLY BIRD Ticket. Here are some reasons to do so:

1. An opportunity to celebrate and promote #genderbalance and equity -  This annual event is a celebration of the achievements and contributions of women, with a strong focus on advancing gender balance and equality in the professional sphere. The theme of the 2023 event is #EmbraceEquity, in link with the International Women's Day theme.

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2. An excellent networking moment - This event is attended by 100+ women working in the private and public sector in Belgium (members and friends of PWI), delegates of our corporate partners, and men part of our men allyship network.

3. An evening filled with inspiration, taking place in an exquisite location - Through the evening's keynote speech, and celebratory moments, your evening will be filled with great moments. The event will be hosted at the Caryatids Ballroom of Le Cercle Gaulois in Brussels. 

The agenda of the event is as follows (changes might occur):

  • 18.00 - Doors open

  • 19.00 - Keynote speech & Q&A session

  • 20.15 - Networking dinner (up to 10.30 PM).  

Will we see you there? 



On Saturday May 7th 2022 we celebrated Women Empowerment and the 30th Anniversary of PWI at the Caryatids Ballroom of Le Cercle Gaulois in Brussels. It was a night of celebrating our mission to support professional women and we invited some high level speakers to talk about ‘Overcoming Bias’, a very relevant topic which we are confronted with on daily basis.

We listened to the captivating speeches of some of our high-level speakers who shared their stories on ‘Overcoming Bias’:

  • Katya Aricci Founder & CEO of the international translation and interpreting services company Arkadia Translations. Starting from a team of ten freelancers, her company today has two branches in Milan and Brussels, over 20 in-house employees and a network of 500 mother-tongue translators and interpreters, who cover many specialist areas in all the languages in the world
  • Stijn Heytens, the Managing Director at McDonald’s Belgium, Stijn, who is from Belgium and holds a Master’s Degree in Communications Sciences and Marketing Management, started at McDonald’s Belgium in 2004 as Marketing Manager coming from the food manufacturer Sarah Lee Foods. In 2010, Stijn left the McDonald’s family for five years where he joined the American listed company Mohawk Industries Inc. as Global Marketing Director. Stijn’s longstanding people-centric leadership in driving change with diversity and inclusion will be at the forefront of his speech during the Gala dinner.
  • Giusy Caruso graduated cum laude in Piano and Philosophy, Ms. Caruso is an outstanding female pianist whose presence and intellectually bright piano technique will add luster to the Gala.
  • Aurélien Herquel is the founder and CEO of Hu-Man. The label "Hu-man" is committed to build bridges between employees and management, between humanism and capitalism, it is the first European human label to help companies face tomorrow’s challenges and humanize the working space again.

This night could not have happened without the generous support of our sponsors: MATTEL – ARKADIA TRANSLATIONS and MC DONALD’S.

We are looking forward to the next edition in 2023 happening on March 4th! Register now. 

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