International conferences and social meetings
Communication isn’t as simple as saying what you mean. Preliminary results from Partners in Leadership research confirm this finding: Women above men still struggle to find their voice in the room. So how can professional women assert themselves, overcoming this fear and project confidence in the workplace? During a special event organized by the Esade Alumni Zurich Chapter, Esade professor Katharine D’Amico shared 10 key topics focused on Linguistic Style & Techniques to improve the way we express ourselves. After this theoretical session, the alumni had the opportunity to learn more from the personal and professional experience of successful women working in top technology positions with Simmone Frömming, Director Enterprise Customers at Microsoft; Regine Schlumberger, Senior Account Executive at Adobe Systems (Schweiz) GmbH; Priska Burkard, Co- Founder at TechFace.ch & Skillsfinder AG and Head of Operations of Girlsintech Switzerland; Gabriel Mueller Mendoza, Director, Executive Coach, Author who empowers diversitiy in technology and engineering. The panel was moderated by Ana Paula Tediosi, Owner and General manager of Birdhaus Social and President of the Professional Women Group, Zurich.
The Esade Alumni Shanghai Chapter presented their event: Social Media Disclosure and Reputational Damage, a talk by Esade professor Giulia Redigolo. During this session, she explored what happened during the Libor scandal and how corporations and banks (not only individuals) use and exploit social media. Giulia is an Assistant Professor of the Accounting at Esade Business School. Before joining Esade, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Padua (Italy) and held a visiting position at Emory University, Goizueta Business School (USA).
The Esade Alumni Valencia Club organised an event with Esade Business School and Esade Alumni, where the academic director Andrés Raya presented the Programme for Leadership Development. During the event, Xavier Mena, Director and Professor in the Esade Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, gave the talk “Financial and economic Outlook for 2020 – managing the downswing”.
On January The Esade Alumni San Francisco Chapter organized their “Founders insights about how to build high-growth companies” event. Dr. Jan Brinckmann, director of the Esade Entrepreneurship Lab and academic director of the Esade Master of Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Andrew N. Green, Partner at Andreessen Horowitz one of the world’s top Venture Capital funds, had been in San Francisco, on January 8th, with a group of students visiting the local start-up scene and joining the Esade Alumi community. This has been a great opportunity to learn about the dynamics behind high-growth ventures, make new connections with current students, and enjoy a wonderful evening together.