Following on from International Womens day 2019, the city of Levallois-Perret in Paris hosted their #Experientielle event!
The event offered women in leadership positions the opportunity to share and exchange their professional experiences, discussing both the forward-looking changes that have occurred to enable and facilitate female leadership, whilst also acknowledging the shortfalls that still pertain.
The day started off with inspirational testimonials
from high-tiered women. Here, different scenarios and experiences of establishing female leadership positions were shared with an audience made up of both men and women. In the form of a discussion and through the reenactment of certain working situations, the audience was provided with an insight into the vital learning curbs women
had learnt during their professional pathways
. One thing that was acknowledge is that sexism
does remain rife within many work settings and as such, more must be done to combat this.
Among these testimonials, two were from our Talents. The first was from Julie Carrier, Solutions and Sale Manager at Microsoft and participant of the 4th edition of Women Talent Pool programme (WTP). Among other useful pointers, Julie emphasized the importance of finding a mentor who has a different mindset, understanding and maybe even values, as in doing so, she stated, it helps enlarge one’s horizons!
The second was from Myriam El Ouni, Group Head of Sales for Financial Institutions of Europ Assistance , Founder of CleveHR and alumna of our WTP programme. Myriam discussed the importance of taking into account neurodiversity and provided tips on how to improve one’s visibility and social engagement on LinkedIn.
We are very proud of our Talents and commemorate all that they are doing! They set a fine example of female leadership and we therefore encourage them to carry on in their leadership endeavors.
Alongside the many inspirational talks, the event had an interactive element, with workshops and discussions with many inspiring women networks!
Comparatively, the workshops offered were on how to deal with sexism in both in a work and personal setting, how to speak with charisma, how to unearth your strengths, how to implement a network within your company or organization, and much more!
Alongside other associations, WIL also had the chance to present its missions, aims and accomplishments with the participants.
The event was a great way to identify and acknowledge how much female talent is out there and how we must continue to support and facilitate one another to continue to grow and flourish, so finally, we can establish complete gender balance!