Wednesday, 15th November 2017 at 19.30 Grand Hotel Palace, Rome

“Too Feminine or not Feminine Enough?” How authenticity can get women to the top

The call that inspires the spiritual warrior in her journey is the call to discover authenticity and freedom within herself and to embody that in her life. Answering this call does not demand that we divorce our partners, leave our children or renounce our jobs and aspirations. It does require us to question whether the forms and roles we have chosen communicate the values and wisdom we honour.” ( B.Brooks, Pinterest.)
During this conference, leadership expert Paul Vanderbroeck will explore how women make it to the top and what qualities they need to stay there. Until now, only a few women have succeeded in doing so; male CEOs still represent the great majority. Still, there are historical examples of women who have been able to overcome this barrier. What were their leadership competencies and what were their particular strengths that have contributed to their success? A comparison of historic and current examples will spark a debate on wider questions around women and leadership.
What can ambitious women leaders learn from Cleopatra, Hillary Clinton or Theresa May?

Our Speaker, Dr. Paul Vanderbroeck
Chartered FCIPD CC
Maximizing Potential by Leveraging Difference
Paul’s passion is seeing women leaders get the results they want. A no-nonsense coach, he grounds leaders and high potentials in actionable steps to achieve clear and ambitious goals. He is equally passionate about helping organizations become more productive by leveraging female talent. Paul’s years of real-world business experience paired with his academic study of leadership and organizational theory make him a powerful coach and consultant. As a senior international HR executive at GM, Shell, and UBS he has designed several gender diversity strategies. His award-winning research on The Traps That Keep Women from Reaching the Top and How to Avoid Them and his book “Leadership Strategies for Women” bring him many speaking engagements. He has been invited to coach at IMD and INSEAD and teaches Leadership at LUISS Business School in Rome.


Ribollita alla toscana (zuppa di fagioli, cavolo nero e crostone di pane)

Orzotto con cavolfiori, capperi e mandorle

Fusilli con carciofi, ricotta al forno e limone

Insalata di pollo ai semini con maionese di soia

Monte bianco al bicchiere

Registration commences 18.30hrs. Conference 19.30hrs to be followed by our trendy networking cocktail.

 Guest price €20
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