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European Network for Women in Leadership (WIL Europe)

WIL Europe is a nonprofit committed to the promotion and advancement of the professional and social interests of women in leadership positions and aspiring female leaders across Europe. Since 2010, we have acting as a platform whereby such women can meet and exchange, network, enlarge their horizons, and identify opportunities and ideas that are not readily available in their social and professional environments. We achieve our mission to connect, inspire and empower women to lead the way through our high-level events, networking and activities to raise our members’ visibility, as well as through our Women Talent Pool Leadership programme.

Content participation

Maija Corinti Salvén

Maija Corinti Salvén
Head of Government Affairs Nordic & Baltic Region, Apple, WIL Board Member, European Network for Women in Leadership

Career-MeetUp EN

07/10/2022 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

MeetUp H.01 Table 2 | Halle 2 / hall 2

Thread / thematic series: Leadership & Communication, Personal & Skills Development

Joblevel: Professional, Leading position, Startup & Entrepreneurship

The behavioural key to leadership: Respond vs React
We will explore how to keep your calm, poise and authority in all situations that require you to be in the lead. As leader, you are in charge not only of getting something done or a situation resolved, but of other people’s development. They may have totally different personal experiences of situations or challenges. At the same time we also need to develop our own leadership skillset, and do not always have external guidance. “Respond vs React” is a powerful technique that allows you expand and utilise your behavioural repertoire in a mindful and deliberate manner.
Presented by European Network for Women in Leadership (WIL Europe)

Details about the speaker Maija Corinti Salvén
Vita: Maija Corinti Salvén has 20 years of professional experience in the fields of strategic communication and corporate interest representation across Europe. With an academic background in philosophy, politics and EU Integration, she worked for several leading tech and financial services companies and industry associations. Holding German and Finnish citizenship, also her career journey was truly European, with stations in London, Stockholm, Brussels, Berlin and frequent engagements across Northern and Eastern Europe. In addition to her main professional domain, Maija is a fully trained systemic coach. Not only a board member and mentoring leader at WIL Europe, she is the co-founder of degepolW, the network of female lobbyists in Germany, and a member of the advisory board of the MBA Public Affairs at the Quadriga University Berlin. Maija endorses the principle of continuous learning and focuses at the moment on topics related AI and digital ethics. Personally, she is deeply committed to equality of opportunity and is convinced that digital technology can and should help achieve it.

Dorothee  Belz

Dorothee Belz
Founder & Managing Director of Go Digit and Member of the European Network for Women in Leadership (WIL Europe), European Network for Women in Leadership (WIL Europe)

Career-MeetUp EN

06/10/2022 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

MeetUp H.01 Table 2 | Halle 2 / hall 2

Thread / thematic series: Personal & Skills Development , Economy, Work & New Work

Joblevel: Professional, Leading position, Lateral entry, Startup & Entrepreneurship

How to successfully manage todays multicultural or international working environment: cultural diversity, inclusiveness and communication.
Digitalisation impacts our working environment and, yes, it is important to understand the consequences for work processes as well as how to manage new tools. But we must also remember that successful interaction between us - human beings – is changing. This session will focus on how to best interact with and navigate today’s working environments, which are now mainly multicultural and diverse. It will focus on the top three factors influencing such interaction and give concrete tips and ideas on how to successfully navigate multicultural and diverse working environments.

Details about the speaker Dorothee Belz
Vita: Dorothee Belz is Founder and Managing Director of Go Digit, delivering strategic advice on the impact of digitalisation for the development of business models as well as related change management requirements. She previously held various roles at Microsoft, as Vice President LCA Europe, and Associate General Counsel for Western European markets, including France, UK and Germany (LCA EMEA- Mature Markets). Prior to her work for Microsoft LCA EMEA, she worked for Microsoft Deutschland GmbH as Director of Law and Corporate Affairs and member of management since July 2003. Dorothee also worked for the KirchGroup for six years, where she was Director for regulation as well as strategic HR of Kirch Holding GmbH & Co. KG for several years. From May 2002 to February 2003, Dorothee was CFO of Beta Research, a software development company. A fully qualified lawyer, she started her career as a prosecutor for business crime at the Public Prosecutor’s Office Munich II in 1989. In 1991, she went to Brussels to the cabinet of the EU commissioner Peter Schmidhuber, and one year later she changed and became member of the cabinet of the EU commissioner Martin Bangemann. There, Dorothee was responsible until 1997 for topics like liberalisation of the telecommunications market, information society and protection of intellectual property. Her daughter, her husband and her dog are the most important spare time activities of hers; travelling, rock concerts and theatre are their joint hobbies.