The Awards “Inspiring Woman of the Year”: recognising and honouring female role models « Top Company for Gender Equity » who inspire and influence

For the first time in the Great Region, the public and a Jury of 10 professionals from different domains of activity have designated the Award “Inspiring Woman of the Year” to the woman who inspires the most in different domains of activity, generally perceived as masculine or where there is a big need of public recognition of professional skills and successes. Here under is the list of the recipients of the Awards:

Inspiring Woman of the Year in Education: Fatima Rivas (Kids and the City, Rockids)
Inspiring Woman of the Year in Finance: Françoise Thoma (BCEE)
Inspiring Woman of the Year in Corporate Business: Marie-Béatrice Noble (MNKS)
Inspiring Woman of the Year in Entrepreneurship: Rachel Treece (Fast)
Inspiring Woman of the Year in Social & Community service: Sophie Molitor (SOS Village d’Enfants Monde)
Inspiring Woman of the Year in Science, technology & research: Dr. Gudrun Ziegler
Inspiring Woman of the Year in Arts: Florence Hoffmann
The “Top Company for Gender Equity” Award honoured the Bank of New York Mellon Luxembourg, who stands out in the Greater Region with a well-balanced percentage between men and women at all levels of its hierarchy levels (40% of women in the Executive Committee). This, in a financial domain where after a research made by the ABBL, the average percentage is of only 13,07 % of women at the Executive Committee’s level and 15,63 % at the Board of Directors’ level.
The Awards represent a unique initiative in Europe by Group Moraru sàrl in partnership with ESSEC Business School and Amcham Luxembourg, placed under the high patronage of Mrs Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission and supported by Mr Xavier Bettel, Mayor of Luxembourg City, who serves as the initiative’s “Parrain” or Godfather.
Save the dates!
15 November 2012 – Meet and greet the 2012 “Inspiring Woman of the Year” in Finance and in Social & community work
24 January 2013 – 1st European Forum on Best practices in Gender Equality
22-27 January 2013 – Training course: “Diversity. Gender equality and its impact on the society”
7 March 2013 – Awards’ Ceremony – 2013 Inspiring Woman of the Year for the Greater Region

June 2013 – Awards Ceremony – 2013 Top Company for Gender Equality

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