10.30 - 11.00 REGISTRATION
  Moderation: Sonja Kato, Managing Director unikato communications
  Renate Altenhofer, Initiator Women Leadership Forum
  Fatou Haidara, Managing Director UNIDO (tbc)
  H.E. Trevor D. Traina, Ambassador of the United States of America to Austria 
11.15 - 11.30 Opening Session: WOMEN.FOR.PROSPERITY - What is taking so long? 
  Sophie Karmasin, Founder Karmasin Research & Identity
11.30 - 11.50 KEYNOTE INTERVENTION: The power of female economy
  Female economy is the largest emerging market. The panel explores ways to include more women into the mainstream of economic activity, boost access to finance for women and facilitate capacity building for reduces inequality and job creation.
  amongst others:
  Hjörtur Smarason, Founder and Principal of School of Astronaut Leadership Training S.A.L.T. 
  Nicole Smith, Director in Directorate C “Budget Execution” European Commission
11.50 - 12.40 PANEL I: Reinventing leadership for shared prosperity
  Women remain a rarity in leadership roles and gender pay gaps persists across levels in many industries. Women continue to face legal and cultural barriers to owning land, opening a bank account, workforce participation and accessing products and services that could improve their health and wellbeing and that of their families.
  Panel Chair: Elisa Aichinger, Director  Deloitte Consulting
  Andrea Gritsch, Managing Partner Wolf Theiss 
  Divine Ndhlukula, Founder of Securico and chairperson of Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce
  Bibusa Wißemann, CEO and founder of SensXafrica
12.40 - 13.00 MASTERCLASS: The CHAMELEON Leader

Connecting with Millennials - an effective roadmap on understanding and leading millennials effectively. Rethinking leadership skills.


Ranya Nehmeh, Author "Chameleon Leader"

13.00 - 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 - 14.45 ROUND TABLE: Successful women entrepreneurs - how to gain better access to capital, markets, networks and mentorships

Underrepresentation of women in business is a missed opportunity, both from the social and economic perspectives. Women represent the largest market opportunity. When we invest in women, their communities, states and countries prosper, which generates a multiplier effect. However, making it in business is not easy, especially for women, who face many challenges, that men don´t. These include cultural and political barriers, a lack of mentoring and a serous lack of funding.

"Women worldwide face a USD 320 billion shortfall in access to credit".

  Aysegül Baykal, Deputy Director Private and Institutional Investors-CEE, Schoellerbank 
  Monika Racek, CEO ADMIRAL Casinos & Entertainment AG
  Wiebke Schloemer, Director Europe and Central Asia, International Finance Corporation 
  Martha Schultz, Vice President Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Chairwoman of Women in Business Austria
  Anna Maslon-Oracz,  Lecturer at Warsaw University and Warsaw School of Economics 
14.45 - 15.45

ROUND TABLE: Empowering women in the digital age: where do we stand?


The new digital tools are empowering, and can serve to support a new of inclusive global economic growth. How to use them to boost workforce development, vocational education and skills training.

  Silvia Angelo, Member of the Board, ÖBB Infrastruktur  
  Francine Beleyi, Founder and Digital Strategist, nucleus of change
  Christiane Noll, Country Manager Avanade
  Silvia Rathgeb, Director University Alliances SAP 
15.45 - 16.00 Closing remarks - The way forward
  Justina Mutale, Founder & CEO, Justina Mutale Leadership Foundation, Africa Goodwill Ambassador 
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