Female Board Pool Belgium - Launch Seminar

  • 24 Sep 2012
  • 12:30 - 18:30
  • Theatre de la place des Martyrs, Brussels


To support the Women on board initiative, PWI is proud to annonce its partnering  within an initiative of Cleverland in association with the IFPM Center for Corporate Governance at St. Gallen University / Switzerland, and the ASTIA Foundation. 

Join a unique database and network of board-ready and board-experienced women, a political and economic initiative backed up by academic research.


12.30    Networking lunch at Theatre des Marthyrs

13:00   Registration

13.30   Welcome

Claudia Ritter, Director of Female Board Pool Belgium, Managing Director of Cleverland

13:40   "EU action on gender equality in European Board rooms"

Ylva Tiveus, European Commission, Director of the Citizens and Institutions

14:00   « New Corporate Governance : The Board as a Directing and Controlling Team »

Prof. Dr. Martin Hilb, Managing Director of the IFPM Center for Corporate Governance

University of St. Gallen / Switzerland

14:45   « The Legal Framework of Corporate Governance in Belgium »

Dr. Françine Messinne, Managing Director, Trilegal

15:15   6 Parallel NetWorkShops moderated by board-experienced women:

« Women in European Board Rooms – Strategic Implementation »

All workshops are highly interactive and address key questions: What are the future trends? What strategic directions do we set? How do we measure the achievement of our orbjectives? How do we create a forum to collaborate with companies, employersʼ organisations, chambers of commerce etc.? And how do we further trigger demand for our database? The workshop moderators will prepare recommendations presented in the final plenary.

1. Impact of women on board on companiesʼ EBIT

Workshop moderator tbc

2. Becoming managing partner in women-dominated business environments

such as Finances and Legal Affairs

Evelyn Gessler, Managing Director, Deciders

3. Effective direction of SMEs and family-owned businesses

Monique Coppieters, CEO, Sopura

4. Governance in the non-profit sector

Workshop moderator tbc

5. Are highly innovative sectors open to female governance ?

Armelle Loghmanian, Managing Director, Diphonet

6. The role of business angels to promote access of women to board seats

Ida Beerhalter, Member of the Board of Trustees, Astia Foundation

16.15  Coffee break

16.30  Workshop recommendations: presentation and debate
Moderator : Prof. Dr. Martin Hilb, Managing Director of the IFPM Center for Corporate
Governance, University of St. Gallen / Switzerland

18:00   The Female Board Pool Database: How does it work?

Claudia Ritter, Director of Female Board Pool Belgium, Managing Director of Cleverland 

18.30   Drinks and fingerfood  at the Théâtre des Martyrs

Participation  & how to reserve

Including lunch, reception and access to one follow-up Networking Event in Spring 2013.

DATE: Monday, 24 September 2012

12:30 - 18:30 + reception

VENUE:                    Place des Martyrs 22  1000 Bruxelles, Belgium  (click for map)

PRICE & RESERVATION :                 

Members : special partner price. 

- Early bird Fee: 100 Euros ( until 30 July) 

- Special Partner fee 130,00€ until  31 August 2012.  

To register, login on the PWI website and go on the member only page/special offers  to get the special partner link.

Non- members : 

- Early-bird fee (until 30 June): 130,00 €

 - Regular fee : 160,00 €.

 Click here for online registration on our seminar website.

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