The Excellence in Women Management


9. junij 2016


Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana

Excellent thoughts about Excellent Conference

“Women do not need to dress-up as men to be good leaders” Danijela Brečko

“On your way to reach your goal do no forget about optimism and specially that you are a woman” Polona Štumpfl

"I am giving you my warm thought. Place it where it hurts – and it always hurts somewhere!” Danica Ozvaldič

"Always stay true to yourself in love yourself. That the source of power!” Pia Barborič Jurjaševič

Programme

Thursday, June 9, 2016
8.00-9.00

Welcome reception

9.00-9.15

Opening

9.15-10.15

Opening speech:
Leadership That Delivers Results: Preparing Gender Bilingual Leaders and Creating Balanced Business

Avivah Wittenberg Cox, 20first

10.15-11.30

Roundtable: Persistent and courageous Women managers in atypical environments

Participating:

  • Barbara Dorić, President of the Management Board at Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency,
  • Avivah Wittenberg Cox, 20first, UK
  • Tina Di Batista, climber
  • Silvia Casarin Rizzolo, Conductor, Italy

The rountable will be led by Melanie Seier Larsen, The Boston Consulting Group and President of Section of Women Managers at Managers' Association of Slovenia.
11.30-13.00

Lunch break and networking

13.00-14.00

Start-up lessons for big business**

  • Jaka Lindič, professor at the Economic faculty Univerity of Ljubljana
  • Urška Jež, ABC Accellerator
14.00-14.45

Career with passion** – interview with:

  • Uršula Cetinski, CEO of Cankarjev dom

Interwiev will be led by Sonja Šmuc, the executive manager of The Managers’ Association of Slovenia.

14.45-15.00

The power of mentoring

Sonja Klopčič, project manager of The Mentor Network at the Managers' Association of Slovenia

15.00-15.30

Networking break

15.30-16.00

Artemida Award Ceremony**

16.00-17.00

Women in high speed – doctors recommendations for healthy living**

Sanela Banović, M.D., University Medical Centre Ljubljana

17.00-17.15

A Conclusion Prism**

A view from:

  • a member of parliament: mag. Lilijana Kozlović
  • an artist: Maja Ferme
  • a scientist: dr. Iva Hafner Braatkovič

* Invited speaker.
**The speech or debate will be held in Slovene.
We reserve the right to change the programme.


Take advantage of early bird fee until 15 May, 2016 and save 50 €!



Take advantage of early bird fee until 15 May, 2016 and save 50 €!


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Speakers

 
Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

CEO, 20-first

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox is CEO of 20-first, a leading international gender-balance consultancy. She works with top management at some of the world’s best-known companies to identify the business opportunities of gender balance and how to achieve it.
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Avivah Wittenberg-Cox is CEO of 20-first, a leading international gender-balance consultancy. She works with top management at some of the world’s best-known companies to identify the business opportunities of gender balance and how to achieve it. She has written three books: Seven Steps to Leading Gender-Balanced Businesses (HBR 2014), How Women Mean Business (Wiley 2010), and Why Women Mean Business: Understanding the Emergence of Our Next Economic Revolution (Wiley 2008), which won the Manpower Business Book of the Year award. Avivah speaks on leadership and gender balance across the globe, lectures at business schools including INSEAD and HEC, writes a blog for Harvard Business Review and is the first female columnist for Der Spiegel’s Manager Magazine. She is Founder and Honorary President of the European Professional Women’s Network. Canadian, French and Swiss, she has been recognised by ELLE Magazine as one of the TOP 40 Women Leading Change.

Women's Career Cycles: A Gender Difference Women and Companies Must Manage
Usually you don't understand life until you've lived it. Life comes in very different phases, and whether you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s or over 50, there are different priorities and pressures, personally and professionally. Understanding where you are in the cycle helps both women and companies manage them. Avivah Wittenberg-Cox will share some of her learnings about life, love and career that may inspire or inform your own thinking.
TAKEAWAYS:

  • Better understand the impact of life PHASES
  • Be better equipped to enjoy the present and plan for the future
  • For companies, check if your policies are adapted to 21st century talent
  • For women, check if your getting what you want from each decade
 
Melanie Seier Larsen

The Boston Consulting Group

Melanie Seier Larsen is Principal at The Boston Consulting Group and has over 11 years of experience in management consulting with primary industry focus on Consumer products & Retail industry and People and Organization functional topics in SEE and other CEE countries.

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Melanie Seier Larsen is Principal at The Boston Consulting Group and has over 11 years of experience in management consulting with primary industry focus on Consumer products & Retail industry and People and Organization functional topics in SEE and other CEE countries.
She leads strategy development and transformation projects to support largest companies in the region with their growth ambitions. Among projects that Melanie managed are also supply chain management improvements, process and corporate culture redesigns and performance management improvement.
Melanie is also a Member of Supervisory Board of Managers’ Association of Slovenia, President of Women’s Manager Association (2014-2017) at Manager Association of Slovenia and President of Slovene IEDC Alumni club.
Melanie is especially motivated and dedicated to projects related to improving women role in the society. She is part of mentorship programs and actively involved in the discussions about position of women in business environment.
She studied economics and holds Msc. and MBA degree of IEDC Bled School of Management.

 
Barbara Dorić

President of the Management Board at Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency

BarbaraDorić is President of the Management Board at CroatianHydrocarbon Agency. She was in the past three years involved in the developmentof new legal framework for oil and gas exploration and production opportunitiesin Croatia and have organized and established Hydrocarbon Agency in early 2014.

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BarbaraDorić is President of the Management Board at CroatianHydrocarbon Agency. She was in the past three years involved in the developmentof new legal framework for oil and gas exploration and production opportunitiesin Croatia and have organized and established Hydrocarbon Agency in early 2014.

She has a rich experience in consulting industry.Prior to the Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency, Doric worked for the Centre forMonitoring Business Activities and Investments in the Energy Sector and theconsultancy A.T. Kearney where she gained significant experience in oil and gasand energy practice in South East Europe.

 
Tina Di Batista

climber

Tina Di Batista is a member of AO Ljubljana Matica and a mountain guide since 2004. Now she is also an instructor for mountain guiders. She was proclaimed the most successful climber in Slovenia for seven times and made her the most successful Slovenian climber of the last fifteen years.

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Tina Di Batista is a member of AO Ljubljana Matica and a mountain guide since 2004. Now she is also an instructor for mountain guiders. She was proclaimed the most successful climber in Slovenia for seven times and made her the most successful Slovenian climber of the last fifteen years.
In 2001 she held the first women's downhill skiing from the highest mountains of North America (Denali, 6194 m). In 2004 she approached the top of Fitz Roy, the mightiest mountains in Patagonia, with Monika Kambič as the first female alliance. A year later she became the first female alliance on Trango Tower (6250 m), the largest rock needles in the world, with Tanja Grmovšek.
As the first Slovenian female she conducted a series of " three recent problems of the Alps" in winter. On Fitz Roy she stood again in 2012, after climbing a difficult northern wall.
In 2006 she was nominated for Slovenka leta (the Slovenian Female of the Year award).


 
Silvia Cesarin Rizzolo

Conducter, Teatro alla Scala, Milano

Silvia Casarin Rizzolo began her piano studies very joung. At age 16 she began to study orchestral conducting with Ludmil Descev, and she debuted at age 18, conducting the “Orchestra of Sofia” (Bulgary) on tour in Italy.

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Silvia Casarin Rizzolo began her piano studies very joung. At age 16 she began to study orchestral conducting with Ludmil Descev, and she debuted at age 18, conducting the “Orchestra of Sofia” (Bulgary) on tour in Italy.

 
Jaka Lindič

professor at the Economic faculty Univerity of Ljubljana

Jaka Lindič is a serial entrepreneur, business angel, a professor and researcher who specializes in lean approaches to innovation and innovation of business models.

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Jaka Lindič is a serial entrepreneur, business angel, a professor and researcher who specializes in lean approaches to innovation and innovation of business models. He is Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Ljubljana Faculty of Economics. He was also a visiting researcher at the University of Berkeley in the United States and an associate at entrepreneurial accelerator Skydeck which is part of the University of Berkeley. His doctorate in the field of innovation business models received the European Award for research excellence.

Jaka is the founder and former director of the biggest parental web page in the region which has been sold to a strategic partner and has achieved the second highest takeover value of Internet companies in Slovenia. He is a co-founder of e-School which deals with the SaaS solution for schools and in less than three years reached 80 % market share among Slovenian secondary schools and significantly above-average margins in the industry.

Start-up lessons for big business
If a 15 percent annual revenue growth is a wet dream, then what constitutes monthly or even weekly 15 percent growth? For start-ups are (latest) growth expected even required. The successful ones reach them in several years not just the first few months. What successful start-ups do differently or what business can learn from them? As an example we will try to verify the hypothesis that the thing about start-ups is not the size, not seniority, not a product but a mind-set that any business in any industry can adopt. Even yours. And last but not least, does a start-up set up by a woman have more or less chance of success?

 
Urška Jež

ABC Accelerator

Educated at Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Urška is one of very few female managers with engineering background.

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Urška Jež
Educated at Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Urška is one of very few female managers with engineering background.
She is “heart & soul” of the first privately owned accelerator in South Eastern Europe – Acceleration Business City (ABC) in Ljubljana. Focused on organisation and management of all stakeholders and involved in strategic as well as operative decisions, Urška represents the most important link among owners, start-ups, management team, mentors and investors.
As multilingual (speaking 8 languages), communicative and proactive person she was always welcomed in executive management teams. One of her firs employers was also Greek Army where she joined the team responsible for manufacture of engines for tanks. Further on she was marketing manager at Litostroj PTS, general manager at Modriani print house, market developer for Kobal transporti and consultant and supervisor for many other internationaly oriented companies.
She’s been working in Greece, Serbia, Hungary, Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Her positive energy, empathy and wide international experiences are making Urška great manager and at the same time a leader that inspires teams, she’s working with.

 
Sonja Šmuc

Managing Director of the Managers’ Association of Slovenia

Sonja Šmuc is the managing director of the Managers’ Association of Slovenia since 2005. She is a member of Advisory Committee of Equal Opportunities of Women and Men at European Commission, a member of the National Council for Gender Equality, a member of the Committee for postgraduate program of management ...

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Sonja Šmuc is the managing director of the Managers’ Association of Slovenia since 2005. She is a member of Advisory Committee of Equal Opportunities of Women and Men at European Commission, a member of the National Council for Gender Equality, a member of the Committee for postgraduate program of management at Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana.
She holds lectures on the topic of women management at Faculty of Economics and is very active at representing the women leadership topics at conferences and round tables.
She began her career as a business journalist. Since 2002 till 2005 she was editor-in-chief of magazine Manager, specialised expert magazine for modern management. She is the author of more than 600 articles, a co-editor of a book on managing export risks and highly searched as a moderator of economic round tables. She was a student at Stanford in California, Wirtschaftsuniversität in Vienna and IEDC Bled.

 
Uršula Cetinski

General Director of Cankarjev dom

Uršula Cetinski is a professor of comparative literature and German language. She graduated from the Faculty of Arts and completed her postgraduate studies in Cultural Management (Master and Advanced Studies) at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz.

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Uršula Cetinski is a professor of comparative literature and German language. She graduated from the Faculty of Arts and completed her postgraduate studies in Cultural Management (Master and Advanced Studies) at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz.
Already during her studies a longtime journalist and cultural editor of Radio Študent, dramaturge and director of the theater group Koreodrama Ljubljana, cofounder and artistic director of the festival City of Women, longtime head of the theater and contemporary dance program at Cankarjev dom, director and artistic director of the Mladinsko Theatre and since October 2015 General Director of cultural and congress center Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana.

 
Sanela Banović

University Clinical Centre Ljubljana

Sanela Banović, M.D. graduatedat the Medical Faculty in Sarajevo. Since 2011 she has worked at the UniversityClinical Centre Ljubljana in theDepartment of Gastroenterology.

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Sanela Banović, M.D. graduatedat the Medical Faculty in Sarajevo. Since 2011 she has worked at the UniversityClinical Centre Ljubljana in theDepartment of Gastroenterology.

She regularly educates in the field of psychologyand psychotherapy among others she also made a 6-month supplementary study inthe US in the field of psychiatry.

Sanela teaches about the importance ofpsychological satisfaction in daily life, how to mentally prepare oneself forday to day challenges and what are the miraculous consequences of serotonin elimination- hormones of happiness.

Publications Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

 
One Key to Gender Balance

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

A powerful answer to the question why gender balance? What are the benefits of balance?

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A powerful answer to the question why gender balance? What are the benefits of balance? Until leaders and managers are both convinced and convincing on this issue, they are unlikely to implement it. This short, funny, graphic-based read gives a broad overview of what is commonly referred to as ‘the business case’ for gender balance. Every 21st century manager who seeks engagement from 100% of the talent and strong connections with 100% of potential consumers needs this – memorised.

Cost: £6.99

 
Four Phases of Women’s Careers

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

What are the gender differences managers may want to understand to build gender balance – and get it all the way through to leadership?

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What are the gender differences managers may want to understand to build gender balance – and get it all the way through to leadership? One potent issue is managing careers, and understanding the different phases of life that still impact women more than men. The current model was built on a single career track. Women and younger generations want more flexibility – especially in the decade of the 30s. A short and graphic-based guidebook for managers who aim to excel at developing both men and women through their careers – flexibly and gender neutrally.

Cost: £6.99

 
Seven Steps to Leading A Gender-Balanced Business

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

The ‘7’ book provides, in a concise format, a complete program for addressing the gender issue in any organisation.

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The ‘7’ book provides, in a concise format, a complete program for addressing the gender issue in any organisation. Starting by helping you get gender onto the top management agenda, then aligning leaders on the relevance and urgency of the issue for their business. It explains how to equip leaders and managers with the skills to lead across genders. It explores how to review Sales and Marketing approaches to ensure that a sophisticated understanding of gender differences maximizes market opportunities and innovation. And it lays out how to review and adapt talent management systems to make sure that they recognize and adapt to gender differences. Essential reading for any manager who wants to balance their team or their business.

Cost: £7.99

Photos from 2015 Conference

Artemida award

Registration

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Location

Interview with dr. Morten Huse, professor at BI Norwegian Business School that participated in forming the Norwegian policies of gender balance at decision making levels in the ecenomy.

Ljubljana Castle

Ljubljana


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12th bestowing of ARTEMIDA Award


At the Conference we will continue with yearly tradition of bestowing Artemida award12th year in the row we will bestow the award to all business women who broke the glass ceiling.