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Awards Ceremony: 1st cohort of the EIC Women Leadership Programme

To celebrate women in innovation, tech, and business, the European Innovation Council (EIC) is glad to invite you to the Awards Ceremony of the 1st cohort of the Women Leadership Programme (WLP). It aims to highlight and promote the success this pilot programme has had from October 2021 to March 2022. 


  • innovation | biotechnology | transport infrastructure | earth sciences | engineering structure | financial policy | information technology industry | public investment
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  • Live streaming available


  1. 8 Apr 2022,
    10:00 AM - 10:20 AM CEST
    Welcome Address

    Joanna Drake |  Deputy Director-General, DG RTD

  2. 10:20 AM - 10:35 AM CEST
    Achievements of the 1st cohort: presentation of the Women Leadership Programme

    Veronica Beneitez Pinero | Deputy Head of Transition Activities and Business Acceleration Services Unit, EISMEA

  3. 10:35 AM - 11:15 AM CEST
    Roundtable: Female Leadership: accomplishments and future gender equality at the European level


    • Bettine Schmitz | Founding Partner Auxxo Beteiligungen GmbH
    • Selma Prodanovic | Vice President of EBAN Startup-Grande-Dame
    • Maria Fatima Lucas | WLP Participant, Co-founder and CEO at ZYMVOL
    • Klaus Sommer | WLP Mentor, Founder and CEO KHSommer Consulting
  4. 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM CEST
    Closing remarks

    Jean-David Malo | Director of EISMEA

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