Women for Smart, Sustainable & Inclusive Growth: Promoting the Contribution of Women to Achieving the Europe2020 Vision

  • 08 Mar 2013
  • 12:00 - 14:00
  • Rue de la Science, 14 1040 Brussels
  • 40


Women for Smart, Sustainable & Inclusive Growth: Promoting the Contribution of Women to Achieving the Europe2020 Vision

Launch Event: The launch of the Women2020 platform* will take place in Brussels on Friday, 8 March 2013, 12:00-14:00, coinciding with the 102nd celebration of International Women's Day. This event will take the form of an invitation-only luncheon, for a total of forty speakers and attendees, on the topic of Women Contributing to Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in Europe.

Keynote presentations at the launch of Women2020.org will be made by the below individuals, followed by Q&A and moderated discussion with luncheon attendees:
  • Ms. Agnès Hubert, Gender Expert, President Barroso's Bureau of European Policy Advisers
  • Ms. Saskia Van Uffelen, CEO of Bull Benelux and Digital Champion of Belgium
  • Ms. Mary Collins, Policy Officer at the European Women's Lobby, presenting "Ticking Clock," EWL's recent report on the Europe 2020 Strategy
  • Ms. Zita Gurmai, Member of European Parliament, PES Women President (video intervention)
  • Others TBC

The entire event will be live-streamed online for public participation.

Female Board Pool Belgium Launch

As part of the Women2020 launch on 8 March 2013, Female Board Pool Belgium will open nominations for inclusion in the Female Board Pool Belgium database of "qualified women for Europe's boardrooms."

Series: The 8 March event is the first in a series of high-level Women2020 gatherings taking place throughout 2013, addressing topics related to women's contribution to achieving the Europe 2020 vision. The remaining calendar for 2013 is as follows:

  •  25 April (8:00-10:00): Women in STEM for Smart Growth:  promoting Education, Innovation and Female Employment in STEM Sectors for European Growth

  •  14 May (Brussels - TBC): Women in Enterprise for Sustainable Growth: Promoting Women-led Innovation, Enterprises and Women Entrepreneurs in Europe

  • 16-­18 October (Deauville FR -­TBC): Women in Leadership for Inclusive Growth: Promoting Women in Public & Private sector Leadership in Europe on the occasion of the 9th Global Meeting of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society

  • 12 November (Brussels Tour & Taxis - TBC): Young Women for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth: Promoting the Contribution of Young Women to Achieving the Europe2020 Vision

  • 5 December (Brussels): Release Party Women2020 Action Plan
Action Plan: In collaboration with our media partner, New Europe, a Women2020 Action Plan will be published at the end of 2013 on the basis of the Women2020 dialogues.

Involvement: Please contact president@pwi.be for more information about the Women2020 platform.

*The Women2020 platform is an initiative of Zen Digital Europe as Belgian contact point of the European Centre for Women and Technology, and is made possible by the generous contribution of our partners and sponsors.

Participation & how to reserve

The Lunch is on invitations only.

If you are interested to participate to this or to another event from the Women2020 series please contact president@pwi.be

DATE:             Friday, 8 March 2013

 TIME:             12:00-14:00

VENUE:          Digital Europe
                      Rue de la Science, 14
                      1040 Brussels  (click for map)

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