About Women of Romania 2018

#PressForProgress

The second edition of Women of Romania was a one day event dedicated to bringing into spotlight inspiring Romanian female figures with a great entrepreneurial mindset. The event wass part of the 2018’s International Woman Day campaign, #PressForProgress and brought together more than 150 entrepreneurs and business leaders for one day of inspiration, panels, showcases and smart interactions. As we do at every edition, we encouraged diversity and invited both women and men to participate and be active supporters of Women of Romania.

Women of Romania is an Impact Hub Bucharest initiative. [photo gallery from 2018 edition]

Context

With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away – there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. And while we know that gender parity won’t happen overnight, the good news is that across the world women are making positive gains day by day.

We are confident that this initiative will encourage a change in this matter, and by promoting the great values of our country we will empower the Romanian women take bold actions and make positive changes for themselves, their communities, and for the economy.

 

Our 2018 speakers

Alina Marian

Alina Marian

Senior HR Profesionall & Co-Founder Evertoys

Andreea Bragă

Andreea Bragă

Executive Director at FILIA Centre

Daniela Vișoianu

Daniela Vișoianu

President at Federation Coalition for Education

Desiree Diaconescu

Desiree Diaconescu

Vice President Human Resources at United Romanian Breweries

Elena Calistru

Elena Calistru

Chair & Co-founder at Funky Citizens

Elena Marineci

Elena Marineci

Managing Partner at Starfish Events

Flavia Zânt

Flavia Zânt

ESHRE Senior Embryologist, Genetics M.D. at COLUMNA Medical Center

Hans Klemm

Hans Klemm

Ambassador of the United States in Romania

Iulia Ionescu

Iulia Ionescu

Reporter at Digi24

Lăcrămioara Diaconu

Lăcrămioara Diaconu

Member of the Executive Board, responsible for Downstream Gas at OMV Petrom

Liana Alexandru

Liana Alexandru

Prime-time News Anchor at Digi24

Ligia Deca

Ligia Deca

State Adviser at Presidential Administration in Romania

Manuela Ciugudean Toma

Manuela Ciugudean Toma

Owner, Pinguinii

Oana Stan

Oana Stan

Founder & Brand Manager at TECHIR Cosmetics&Spa

Oana Marinescu

Oana Marinescu

Founder & Managing Director, OMA Vision

Raluca Negulescu-Balaci

Raluca Negulescu-Balaci

Executive Director at Policy Center for Roma and Minorities

Sonia Micu

Sonia Micu

Founder at NALU

Sorana Baciu

Sorana Baciu

Managing Partner, Acgenio, Presedinte Asociatia Administratorilor Independenti

Virginia Oțel

Virginia Oțel

President of Professional Women's Network

Alex Grecu

Alex Grecu

Host of the event

Event schedule – March 3rd, 2018

10:30 – 11:00
Welcome Coffee & Registration
Let’s start the day together with a cup of coffee. Please be on time, as the conference schedule starts at 11.00 AM sharp.
11:00 – 11:20
Opening keynote
Hans Klemm, Ambassador of the United States in Romania
11:20 – 11:40
Local Context Keynote
Andreea Bragă, Executive Director at FILIA Center
11:40 – 12:40
Celebrate journeys and success (panel)
  • Daniela Visoianu, President at Federation Coalition for Education
  • Desiree Diaconescu, Vice President Human Resources United Romanian Breweries
  • Sorana Baciu, Managing Partner, Acgenio, Presedinte Asociatia Administratorilor Independenti
  • Virginia Oțel, President of Professional Women’s Network
  • moderated by Oana Marinescu, Founder & Managing Director, OMA Vision
12:40 – 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:30
Be a role model for equality
Manuela Ciugudean Toma, Owner, Pinguinii
14:30 – 15:30
Contribute to change the status quo (panel)
  • Elena Calistru, Chair & Co-founder at Funky Citizens
  • Lăcrămioara Diaconu, Member of the Executive Board, responsible for Downstream Gas at OMV Petrom
  • Ligia Deca, State Adviser at Presidential Administration in Romania
  • Sonia Micu, Founder at NALU
  • moderated by Liana Alexandru, Prime-time News Anchor at Digi24
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break & interaction
16:00 – 17:00
Challenge statements that limit women (panel)
  • Alina Marian, Senior HR Profesionall & Co-Founder Evertoys
  • Flavia Zânt, ESHRE Senior Embryologist, Genetics M.D. at COLUMNA Medical Center
  • Oana Stan, Founder & Brand Manager at TECHIR Cosmetics&Spa
  • Raluca Negulescu-Balaci, Executive Director at Policy Center for Roma and Minorities
  • moderated by Iulia Ionescu, Reporter at Digi24
17:00 – 17:30
Taking it Further
  • Elena Marineci, Managing Partner at Starfish Events

Women of Romania 2018 partners

Meet the 2018 conference partners. If you’d like to become one – please contact us.

Organised by

Impact Hub Bucharest, organiser of Women of Romania

With the support of

Embassy of the United States in Romania, Supporter of Women in Romania

Sponsors

NN Asigurări de Viaţă
GarantiBank
Schneider Electric

Official Radio

Kiss FM

Media Partners

Biz
IQads

Contact Us

hello[at]womenofromania.com