The Inner Circle Virtual Happy Hour: BALANCE with Ilse Kenis – VIRTUAL SESSION

  • 30 Apr 2020
  • 19:00 - 20:30
  • Virtual (Zoom details will be sent 1 day before the session)


Our Inner Circle:

An invitation to connect during this critical time

We hope you are doing fine during these uncertain times. We miss you, and we want to stay connected!

According to a study conducted by the Kellogg School of Management, one crucial ingredient that women need from their networks is a close inner circle of women to provides critical information on how to approach opportunities and challenges.

As we all physically distance ourselves and move our work, learning and socialization online, we want to make sure the key ingredient of connection continues.

We want to invite our members and friends to check-in, have a drink together, and re-discover and tap into the inspiration and insight of our network! 

Join us for a series of The Inner Circle Virtual Happy Hour, weekly virtual sessions among peers to help each other survive and grow during these critical times.

They are scheduled for every Thursday, until May 7, with a different theme for each session. 

Prepare a drink at home, join our Zoom session and put on your camera, and we will provide the topic to inspire connections and ideas.

The theme of this Thursday 30th April is BALANCE with Ilse Kenis.

Ilse is a member of the Executive Committee of Sibelco SCR leading the business segment group Glass and Performance Materials. Ilse joined Sibelco in 2012 and prior to her current role she occupied strategic development, global businesses and strategic marketing leadership roles. Between 2006-2012 Ilse worked as a Knowledge Expert in the metals and mining practice of McKinsey & Company.  She holds a Ph.D in Geology from the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) and held academic research positions in Germany and Belgium. She is a trained business coach.

Ilse is the author of the book " Resetting the default",  a practical guide to how gender equality can lead us to a better world. 

Do you think global challenges are way too big to tackle on your own? You're not alone! The challenges are immense and diverse. And yet.. we continue to dream  of a world where every human being is treated with respect and where we manage to really work together. A partnership that draws on diversity to come up with solutions for the benefit of both humans and planet.

SPECIAL GIFT FOR THIS SESSION: the participants will have the possibility to win a  signed book Resetting the default (Eng.) from Ilse Kenis!

For each virtual happy hour session:

  • We will check-in on how you are all doing during the lock-down – sharing our fears, opportunities we see and what we are grateful for.
  • Have brainstorm breakout sessions to deepen discussions and mine for helpful tips and ideas.
  • And generally, we will continue to deepen what we know of each other, share what we are learning, and have fun together!

Both members & friends are of PWI Brussels are invited to participate in the sessions.  Join one or all, based on what your interest and availability permits. 


If you have any questions on the event please contact:
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