PWN Geneva-Lausanne Launch

29 March 2017 18:30 - 23:00 Forum Genève

Official Launch Event of our PWN Geneva-Lausanne city network, with the generous support of Credit Suisse, the INSEAD and Mercer.

Great international speakers will bring new insights on gender-balanced leadership:  Sonya Richardson (President, PWN Global), Avivah Wittenberg-Cox (CEO of 20-First), Rob Baker (Global Client Director, Mercer), Raymond Palmen (President of the Board, DuPont Germany) and many others. The conference will be followed by a panel on mentoring, and the official launch of PWN Geneva-Lausanne 2017 mentoring program. A networking cocktail will close the evening.

Our great speakers' presentations can be found here.

Alexandra Marcoin-Karacsoniy PWN Geneva-Lausanne_Welcome

Raphael H Cohen - Handout Gender Parity PWN




Event details

Forum Genève
1201 Geneva
11-19, Rue de Lausanne
Member price
CHF0 per attendee
Non-member price
CHF0 per attendee
Other details
Reserved to PWN members or by invitations only


29 March 2017
Launch Event
18:30 - 19:00 Registrations
19:00 - 19:05 Welcome address from PWN Geneva-Lausanne Alexandra Marcoin-Karacsonyi, Founder and President, PWN Geneva-Lausanne
19:05 - 19:15 The power of networking. Getting the best out of PWN - Sonya Richardson, President, PWN Global
19:15 - 19:30 Gender balance at Credit Suisse : building the future - Elena Hainaut, Credit Suisse


19:30 - 19:45 Engaging Men in Gender Balance – A Business Imperative! Robert Baker, Global Client Director, Mercer
19:45 - 20:00 Building each other - MASKANE - Veronica Fernandez Mendez, Head of Equal Opportunities Department, UNI Global Union
20:00 - 20:20 The hidden barriers that prevent gender parity at the top - Raphaël Cohen, Academic Director of the Entrepreneurship & Business Development specialization of the eMBA of the University of Geneva
20:20 - 20:40 WHY and HOW Women Mean Business - Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO, 20-First
20:40 - 21:20 Mentoring Panel - Karin Harder Rossier, Nathalie Hagenbüchle, Carmit Glick, Monica Malcarne, Senior Director and Geneva Site Lead, Covance, Raymond Palmen, President of the Board, Dupont Germany
21:20 - 21:30 Closing remarks - Alexandra Marcoin-Karacsonyi, President, PWN Geneva-Lausanne
21:30 - 23:00 Networking cocktail


  • Mrs Alexandra Marcoin-Karacsonyi
    Founder and President PWN Geneva-Lausanne VIEW PROFILE
  • Mrs Sonya Richardson
    President PWN Global VIEW PROFILE
  • Mr Robert Baker
    Global Client Director Mercer VIEW PROFILE
  • Mrs Veronica Fernandez Mendez
    Head of Equal Opportunities Department UNI Global Union VIEW PROFILE
  • Mr Raphaël Cohen
    Academic Director of the Entrepreneurship & Business Development specialization of the eMBA of the University of Geneva VIEW PROFILE
  • Mrs Avivah Wittenberg-Cox
  • Mr Raymond Palmen
    President of the Board Dupont Germany VIEW PROFILE

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