Conference Presentations

‘Women’s Economic Engagement and the Europe 2020 Agenda’

Presentations given by Speakers at the Conference

Session 1:
More Women in the Workforce – Making Sense for Business and the Economy

Dr. Willem Adema, OECD Session 1 

Ms. Wallis Goelen S1 European Commission,DG Employment,Social Affairs and Inclusion

Dr. Daniela Bankier S1, Chef de Division, DG Justice, European Commission 

Mr. Tom Bevers S1  – Chair of the Employment Committee

Mr. Thomas Dominique  – Chair of the Social Protection Committee

Keynote Address: Mr. László Andor, Commissioner for Employment, European Commission.

Comm Andor Keynote Address

Session 2:
Women Returning to Work – A "Win-Win" for Women and for the Economy

Dr. Erika Mezger, Deputy Director of EUROFOUND

Ms. Antia Wiersma, Manager Knowledge Development & Policy Advice, Institute on Gender Equality and Women’s History (NL)

Ms. Dolores James, Centre Manager, Ballyfermot IT Training Centre and ‘Women’s Way to Work Programme’ (an EU/ESF supported initiative) 

Ms. Jennifer DArcy Community and Education Programmes Coordinator, Bray Area Partnership (an EU/ESF supported initiative)

Session 3:
Challenges for Women in the Workplace – Working Together to Overcome the Barriers

Professor Francesca Bettio, Professor of Economics, University of Siena

Ms. Muriel Bissieres,European Commission DG Justice

Ms. Cecilia Ronan, CAO and EMEA Citi Service Centre Head, Citi

Ms. Margot Slattery, Managing Director, Sodexo Prestige Ireland

Session 4: Towards the Top – Advancing Women in the Workplace

Mrs. Algimanta Pabedinskiene, Lithuanian Minister of Social Security and Labour

Dr. Daniela Bankier S4, Chef de Division, DG Justice, European Commission

Ms. Geraldine Huse, Vice President, Procter and Gamble UK & Ireland

Dr. Ruth Sealy, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the International Centre for Women Leaders,Cranfield School of Management

Ms. Mirella Visser, founder, Centre for Inclusive Leadership

Session 5: Striking out Alone – Women and Entrepreneurship

Ms. Paula Fitzsimons, founder of "Going for Growth" an EU/ESF funded project

Ms. Ceara McNeela, Asgard Industrial Systems Ltd.

Closing Session

Ms. Karin Enodd President of the ETUC Women's Committee