International Women’s Day 8th March 1:00 – 3:00 pm Hopin platform

Dear Members,

 

On behalf of the Polish Canadian Chamber of Commerce and 10 other bilateral Chambers we would like to invite you to join our International Women’s Day 2021 celebrations.

 

The program of the event includes 4 inspiring panel discussion to empower women in business:

  • Can women keep work-life balance during Covid? The pandemic’s impact on women entrepreneurs and women’s careers.
  • Women in tech – challenges and opportunities.
  • Nurturing our relationships during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • International networking – a panel discussion of Benelux Embassies.

 

To attend please register at: a.nowak@pccc.pl

 

Sponsorship opportunities still available for the event – please contact us for more information.

 

Agenda

 

12:40 – 12:55 Registration

 

12:55 – 13:00 Short introduction to the Hopin platform

 

13:00 – 13:15 Official opening and welcome speech

 

13:15 – 14:00 Main panel discussion: Can women keep work-life balance during Covid? The pandemic’s impact on women entrepreneurs and women’s careers. 

 

Panelists:

 

  • Anna Wicha – Sales Director Large Clients Poland, Eastern Europe & Middle East & North Africa, Adecco Group 
  • Barbara Socha – Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Family and Social Policy 
  • Jerzy Kalinowski – Member and Founder of Together for Diversity in business initiative 
  • Joanna Matras – Deputy Director, Caixabank
  • Martyna Marciniszyn – Europe Region eCommerce Marketing Manager, United Parcel Service (UPS)

 

Moderator: Pierre Detry, President of the BBC, BZen Bikes

 

14:00 – 14:15 Q&A

 

 

14:15 – 15:00 Simultaneous panel discussions

  1. Women in Tech – successes and challenges

 

14:15 – 14:20 – welcome speech

 

14:20 – 14:50 – panel discussion

 

Panelists:

 

  • Allie Knull – Founder & CEO, ResumeFree
  • Katarzyna Pąk – Head of Marketing and Communication, Ericsson
  • Małgorzata Ratajska-Grandin – Startup Program Global Leader, OVHcloud

 

14:50 – 15:00 – final remarks and closing the panel discussion

 

Moderator: Dominika Walec Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK

 

 

  1. Nurturing our relationships during the coronavirus pandemic

 

14:15 – 14:20 – welcome speech

 

14:20 – 14:50 – panel discussion

 

Panelists:

  • Szymon Niemiec – Psychologist in Harmonia Clinic LuxMed
  • Anna Pfejfer-Buczek – Managing Partner at Transition Group 
  • Anna Schmidt – Founder, Kevin in not Alone

 

14:50 – 15:00 – final remarks and closing the panel discussion

 

Moderator: Christian Dekoninck, Management Center Europe

 

 

  1. International Networking – a panel discussion of Benelux Embassies

 

14:15 – 14:20 – welcome speech

 

  • Wim Peeters – Deputy Head of Mission – Embassy of Belgium
  • Sanne Kaasjager – Head Economic Department – Embassy of the Netherlands

 

14:20 – 14:50 – panel discussion

 

  • Trees Paelinck – General Manager, Women on Board and panelist from Dutch organization
  • Michaela Martinek – Vice-President of the BBC, BBC Business Women Club, VGD Poland

 

14:50 – 15:00 – final remarks and closing the panel discussion

 

Moderator: Pierre Detry, President of the BBC, BZen Bikes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bernhard Otterstein was born and educated in Vancouver, Canada, where he graduated with honours from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He has worked with numerous corporate, governmental, and institutional entities in North America, Europe and Asia in the areas of economic analysis, strategic project and investment planning, new market development, as well as cross-cultural communications. He has been directly involved in projects in the fields of real estate, engineering, energy, biotechnology and IT/telecommunications.

Over the past 15 years, Mr. Otterstein has gained first-hand experience in identifying and promoting innovative, emerging technologies and related business opportunities, taking them from early stage to market via private equity investment and the active co-management of several start-up ventures.