Making the Case for Women in Times of Crisis
Monday 8 March 2021 - 01:00 p.m - 2:15 p.m. (CET)
Research from top consulting firms has shown the positive impacts gender diversity has on organisations and their ability to successfully navigate a crisis. Yet, two figures strike our attention: women remain underrepresented in positions of leadership with only 21% of C-suite positions and account for 54% of overall job losses due to the current pandemic-induced economic crisis, often being the first in line to bear negative consequences. Because this issue affects us all, ESCP Executive Education is bringing together a panel of experts to explore what we can do to make a case for women in times of crisis and effect positive change.
Because this issue affects us all, ESCP Executive Education is bringing together a panel of experts to explore what we can do to make a case for women in times of crisis and effect positive change.
ESCP Business School
Diana Clarke is a professor at ESCP Business School with close to 30 years of experience in executive development as an H.R. and Corporate Communications Manager in banking and in the consulting sector. She has lived in 7 countries across 4 continents and has actively participated in establishing Women Leadership programmes for various organisations.
Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society
Chiara Corazza is the Managing Director of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, the world's leading platform to promote women’s voices, impact and vision. Following the G7 2019 under the French Presidency, Chiara Corazza was missioned to provide a national action plan to foster the attractiveness of STEM for girls and women, and delivered the report “Women at the heart of Economy”.
Valentina Ieraci (EMBA 2022)
Chief Operating Officer
Coolshop for BCG Digital Ventures UAE
Valentina Ieraci (EMBA 2022) is the Chief Operating Officer at Coolshop for BCG Digital Ventures UAE, a UX-centred digital solution provider based in Turin, Rotterdam, Chicago and Dubai. Her goal is to increase the number of women in digital companies, where they are currently underrepresented, and also to enhance their technical role in management and core business.
SAP France & SVP
Gérald Karsenti is the chairman of SAP France and leads the group's fifth-largest subsidiary since he joined as Managing Director in April 2018. He brings with him more than 30 years of experience leading international companies in the new technology sector. His latest book "Leaders du Troisième Type” (Leaders of the Third Kind) was awarded the prize for the best book about management written by a manager in 2017.
Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke (EMBA 2009)
Founder & Managing Director
Women's WorldWide Web (W4)
Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke (EMBA 2009) is the founder and managing director of W4, a social enterprise dedicated to protecting the human rights of girls and women, as well as promoting their empowerment around the world. W4’s focus is on Sustainable Development Goal 5b: harnessing technologies. Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke was named a “Women in IT Role Model” by the European Commission and one of the “Inspiring Fifty” women leaders in Europe’s technology sector.
Professor and Academic Dean of the Executive MBA
ESCP Business School
Véronique Tran is a professor of Organisational Behaviour at ESCP Business School and the current Academic Dean of the Executive MBA (#7 worldwide, Financial Times 2020 ranking). She is proud to lead this flagship programme and inspire women business leaders to take their careers to the next level. Passionate about women’s empowerment, she also teaches for the online Women in Leadership programme.