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PWN Summit and Recommended Events

PWN Summit 2021

Celebrating Inspirational Women

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating women's achievements. The day also marks a call to action for raising awareness against bias and for accelerating gender balance. In honor of International Women's Day PWN has harnessed the power of its global network, bringing together a selection of high-profile speakers who will share empowering and galvanizing messages spotlighting achievements by women from around the globe. Hear the stories of women who have succeeded in male-dominated industries, led banks, corporations and countries.

You will also hear from some men – because we believe that engaging men who are in a position to influence culture and policies is critical to reaching equal rights for everyone, enabling people of every gender to fulfill their potential.

Our speakers' list includes:

Mary Robinson: Adjunct Professor for Climate Justice & Chair of The Elders

Roberta Metsola: Vice President, European Parliament

Olivier Campenon: CEO, Lefebvre Sarrut

Otilia Ciotau: Adviser to MD & CFO, World Bank

Jenifer Clausell-Tormos: Founder & CEO, Develop Diverse

Margareth Henriquez: President & CEO, Maison Krug Champagne

Mircea Geoana: Deputy Secretary General, NATO

Cynthia Hutchison: Vice President, Automation Alley

Francesca Gino: Professor, Harvard Business School

Join us on March 8th at 17:00 CET for the PWN Summit “Celebrating Inspirational Women”

Register here, and let our outstanding speakers show you what is possible. Places are limited – register soon!

(Registration closes on March 5th, or when event is full)


International Women’s Day PWN Vienna Cooperation Partners’ events

In the days preceding international women’s there are many interesting events you can join and get inspired, have a look at what our partner will be doing:

Webster University

The Road to International Women’s Day 2021: Women and the Pandemic

Date: Friday, March 5, 2021

The panel discussion on Women and the Pandemic will be the last of a series of events organized by the WVPU's WGEO (Working Group for Equal Opportunities) in occasion of the 2021 International Women's Day. The discussion will be hosted by WVPU’s Dr. Julia Ruck and feature experts in their fields talking about the impact of the pandemic on women’s professional and personal lives.

The panelists will be:

Alyssa Schneebaum

Assistant Professor of Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Alyssa Schneebaum is deputy chair of the Institute for Heterodox Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. She is an economist whose research centers around the role of gender relations in the economy. She has a Ph.D. in Economics and a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Theory from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She has published extensively on questions around income, education, and wealth gaps by gender, migration background, and sexual orientation.

Nora Ruck

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Sigmund Freud Private University Vienna

Nora Ruck is Vice Dean of Research and Head of the PhD in Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology at the Sigmund Freud Private University Vienna. She holds a diploma and doctorate in psychology (University of Vienna) and has also studied at the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen and conducted research at numerous research institutions in Austria and abroad (Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, York University Toronto, Humboldt University Berlin, International Research Centre for Cultural Studies Vienna, Institute for Human Sciences Vienna). She is currently Principal Investigator of the FWF funded research project “The Psychological is Political: A Recent History of Feminist Psychology in Vienna, 1972-2000”.

Antonia Wenzl

Team Leader at WAFF Careers and Further Education Advisory Centre

Antonia Wenzl has a background in gender studies, adult education, and counselling. She hast been working in this area for over 15 years, since 2017 at the Vienna Employment Promotion Fund (WAFF).

Each day of the Road to International Women’s Day will feature an event presented by one of WVPU's academic departments, culminating in a Panel Discussion titled Women and the Pandemic on Friday, March 5th 2021.


Women's Day Power Breakfast Event Why innovative companies need diverse teams (and more female leaders) Monday, March 8, 2021 8:30 - 9:30 am (CET), Online The event link is here

Other events in German Language

The City of Vienna has organized a full day event.

Have a look at the program here:


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