PWI BRUSSELS GALA DINNER 2024 - 16TH OF MARCH, FROM 6.00 PM
On Saturday, March 4th 2023, we celebrated Women Empowerment and the 31st Anniversary of PWI at the Caryatids Ballroom of Le Cercle Gaulois in Brussels. We are looking forward to a new fabulous edition on March 16th 2024!
Event Theme of 2023 - #EmbracingEquity, in link with the International Women's Day theme.
Equity isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society's DNA. And it's critical to understand the difference between equity and equality.
The IWD 2023 campaign theme drove worldwide understanding why Equal opportunities aren't enough! We can all truly embrace equity.
It's not just something we say. It's not just something we write about. It's something we need to think about, know, value and embrace. It's what we believe in, unconditionally.
Equity means creating an inclusive world. Each one of us can actively support and embrace equity within our own sphere of influence. We can all challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and seek out inclusion.
Speakers - Empowering voices advocating for #EmbracingEquity
These were our speakers in 2023:
Leanne Chamberlain - CFO, McDonald's International Operated Markets, Chair for the Global Women's Leadership Network.
As the former Women's Leadership Network Chair for Canada and current Chair for the Global Women's Leadership Network, Leanne is a strong supporter of women and advocates for inclusivity and gender balance in the workplace.
Sana Afouaiz - award-winning, gender expert, women advocate, and public speaker on feminism, female tech, women issues and diversity and inclusion.
Sana is the author of “Invisible Women of the Middle East” and has spoken in 50 countries at universities, panel discussions and international events.
In 2016, Sana established the Womenpreneur Initiative that aims to advance women’s place in the entrepreneurial scene, technology, innovation & society. Since its establishment, Womenpreneur has trained 19,000 women in Belgium and the MENA region. Through her work, Sana reached thousands of women, to drive visibility, social impact, and resources for women in the ecosystem and beyond.
Veerle Peeters - Director, Cyber Governance, Deloitte Belgium
Veerle Peeters, Director of the Belgian Deloitte Cyber Practice, also known as "the human firewall," drives, together with her team, all the business around cyber strategy, target operating model, and developing a future proof cyber workforce.
As the founder of Digiskillzz, Veerle is dedicated to accelerating the digital competencies and media literacy of children, and has partnered with Child Focus to protect children online. She is also a role model and mentor at Deloitte, coaching people and empowering them to grow throughout their career journey. Veerle was nominated/finalist for ICT Woman of the Year 2022.
At the PWI Gala she will speak about promoting early access to STE(A)M education for young girls, all with the purpose of having more equitable communities and workplaces.
Reasons to attend
The agenda of the evening
Will we see you there in 2024?
SEE HERE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2022 EDITION
On Saturday May 7th 2022 we celebrated Women Empowerment and the 30th Anniversary of PWI at the Caryatids Ballroom of Le Cercle Gaulois in Brussels. It was a night of celebrating our mission to support professional women and we invited some high level speakers to talk about ‘Overcoming Bias’, a very relevant topic which we are confronted with on daily basis.
We listened to the captivating speeches of some of our high-level speakers who shared their stories on ‘Overcoming Bias’:
This night could not have happened without the generous support of our sponsors: MATTEL – ARKADIA TRANSLATIONS and MC DONALD’S.