How I Did It: Emmanuelle Boishardy
The General Manager of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, the Czech Republic, comes from France. She is responsible for increasing the overall performance of the Central European Cluster. What was her journey to the top like?
Business Woman Breakfast: Negotiation at Harvard
What can be considered as a successful outcome of negotiations? Is it victory, or something else? A unique workshop based on an exclusive case study from Program on Negotiation at Harvard.
How I Did It: Lenka Bradáčová
She has been awarded “Most influential woman in Czechia” four times in a row. She has been supervising a range of high media-profile criminal cases. What was her journey to a successful career? Where does she get her strength from?
Business Woman Dialog: Cooperation, or competition?
Cooperation is often seen as something that is lacking or that we need more of; have you ever heard that there was too much of it? On the other hand, there is more than enough competition and competitiveness. But is it a problem?
How I Did It: What is leaving of your own volition like?
Have you achieved all you wanted? How should you leave what you have been building for a long time? Petra Wendelová from Ernst & Young and the entrepreneur Lucie Pilipová share their experiences of building a second career.
How I Did It: The Art of Executive Hiring and Firing
On the legal, commercial and human aspects of hiring and firing top managers by Hana Gawlasová, a partner in Squire Patton Boggs, and Jan Bubeník, the founder of Bubenik Partners.
Business Woman Breakfast: James A. Cusumano
It’s not impossible to reach success in both personal and professional lives. One has to, however, find an aim to life and follow the path to its fulfilment. How to discover and use one’s innate talent?
How I Did It: Heidrun Irschik
The Austrian head of the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has been working in Czechia for five years. What was her journey to a successful career like? What decisions did she have to make? How does she judge them in hindsight?
Business Woman Dialog: Leaders in times of change
Leaders are expected to be decisive and have a clear vision. How is a leader to live up to such expectations if the world is changing at a precipitous speed and long-established rules do not apply any more?
Noblesse Oblige: Is a new generation of philanthropists being born?
An ancient motto of French nobility stems from the notion that exclusive positions demand high societal standards. We believe that it is still applicable in today’s world.
Business Woman Breakfast: Renata Angelo
We only use a fraction of our potential. What if we could develop and use abilities we do not even think we have? Let us become what we aspire to.
Business Woman Dialog: Authenticity or selfishness?
Authentic leaders are driven by conviction – they live their own lives instead of the lives of others. But what should leaders do if they also care about others? Can we live guiltlessly?
How I Did It: Biljana Weber
The head of Microsoft ČR is one of the most prominent Czech managers. What was her journey to the top like and what does it take for her to stay there? Which moments does she consider to be key for her?
Business Woman Breakfast: Katarína Emma Schapiro
Silence, quiet coexistence and quiet cooperation bring a rarer quality to interpersonal relations, stimulating creativity, courage and freedom. Release independent and creative thinking in others.
Business Woman Dialog: Leadership as a mind-set
We often think of leadership in the context of position. This implies that to be a leader, one has to wait for the opportunity. Leadership is, however, a way of thinking that everyone is capable of.
Business Woman Breakfast: Eva Benešová
A seminar about passion was aimed at female managers who want their lives to embody the fulfilment of their vision and inspire others, being not only successful but also content.
Business Woman Breakfast: Iveta Clarke
What is shame, how does it manifest itself and why speak about it? Why, when and how shall we open up to others and what can it bring us? How can we overcome our internal uncertainty and find the courage to do so?
HOW I DID IT: MAGDALENA SOUČEK
One of the most important women in Czech business. What was the path to her successful career? Which moments does she consider to be key? What were her turning points and what decisions did she have to make?
Business Woman Dialog: I am number one, what’s next?
A spring continuation of an evening panel discussion of 85 female managers about leadership. What motivates leaders for their journey to the top? What do they think about once they reach it? What are their plans?
BUSINESS WOMAN BREAKFAST: RADVAN BAHBOUH
A well-known psychologist, mathematician, doctor and coach prepared a workshop on emotional calibration. The meeting was aimed at female managers who consider emotional intelligence to be a fundamental tool of a leader.
Soirée with Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy
An intimate meeting in February with a charismatic American speaker who revisited Prague after a year, titled ‘Bring Your Passion to Work! It’s Good for Business.’
Business Woman Dialog: Leader v. Leader
A successful opening night of a discussion evening which took place in the exquisite surroundings of the Mandarin Oriental hotel and was attended by sixty five female managers from the business and corporate spheres.
BW BREAKFAST: Karin Genton L’Epée & Linda Štucbartová
An October breakfast at the charming Pachtuv Palace hotel was devoted to mentoring. A distinctive, uncompromising French coach and her guest enthused all the participants.
BUSINESS WOMAN BREAKFAST: ROSTYA GORDON-SMITH
A June breakfast in the garden at the Kempinski hotel. A workshop on self-coaching inspired by Rostya Gordon-Smith’s motto: ‘Fate is not a coincidence but a reachable goal.’
BUSINESS WOMAN BREAKFAST: HEINRICH HOMOLA
A May breakfast at The Augustine hotel. The Chief Executive Provocateur and systemic coach built his workshop ‘Parting or When to say stop to your coach’ around his own life story.
BUSINESS WOMAN BREAKFAST: ELISABET RODRIGUEZ DENNEHY
An April breakfast at The Augustine hotel. A charismatic American led a workshop on using personal influence as a tool for leading and for developing a personal and professional brand.
BW BREAKFAST: ANNETTE REISSFELDER A IVETA CLARKE
January and February breakfasts at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. A unique presentation by two outstanding coaches. An intensive workshop on goals was both energetic and energising.