Past Events organised by (or with) Women on Board
25/04/2013 : Liedekerke
"La rémunération des administrateurs - Le point de vue des administrateurs"
"De vergoeding van de bestuurders bekeken vanuit het standpunt van de bestuurders"
Any director is confronted to a number of questions related to his/her remuneration, when accepting the director position, during the mandate or at the end of the mandate. LwwK experts will follow the journey of a director position and raise the practical questions that pop up on each phase of this journey in the following perspectives:
Company law : Paul Vandepitte and Valérie Simonart
Tax law: Jean-Michel Degée
Social law: Vincent Busschaert
This seminar will be given partly in French, partly in Dutch.It will be followed by a cocktail.
Date: Thursday 25 April 2013
Time: from 4:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Venue: Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick
Boulevard de l’Empereur 3 Keizerslaan, 1000 Brussels
26/02/2013 : Centered Leadership – Finding and leveraging your strengths
Last year, McKinsey hosted a half-a-day workshop on ”Centered Leadership – How Remarkable Women Lead” for the members of Women on Board. Joanna Barsh, a senior partner in McKinsey & Company’s New York office and also the author of How Remarkable Women Lead, introduced the participants to Centered Leadership and in particular the importance of ‘Connecting’. Given the large success of this workshop, McKinsey invited all members of Women on Board to a new Centered Leadership workshop, this time focusing on ‘Meaning’.
Centered Leadership is the result of 5 years of research on what it takes to enable female leaders to achieve and sustain fulfilling careers in senior positions. It is composed out of 5 dimensions: meaning, framing, engaging, energizing and connecting. During this workshop, we focused on the concept of ‘Meaning’:
- How does a source of meaning in our working lives make us stronger, more inspiring leaders?
- How can we uniquely contribute to the world by aligning our work with our strengths, joys (what lifts our spirits) and passions (what is important to us)?
The McKinsey faculty, composed of Joanna Barsh and other McKinsey Partners bring a rich combination of experience in business, coaching and leadership development.
Date: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 13:00-19:00 CET
Venue: Brussels, The Hotel
29/11/2012 : "Leadership through innovation"
Women on Board and AXA has organised a seminar on Leadership through innovation.
Venue : AXA (auditorium)
Boulevard du Souverain 25 Vorstlaan1170 Brussels
18:00 Conference and Panel Discussion
Jacques de Vaucleroy - chairman of the Board of AXA Belgium
Emmanuel de Talhouët - CEO AXA Belgium
Ingrid Lieten - Viceminister-president Flemish government
Sonja Rottiers - CFO AXA Belgium
Indra Dewitte - VRT journalist - moderator
19:30 Walking networking buffet
13/11/2012 : "Besturen na 2017 - op zoek naar the Missing Link?"
Provincie Antwerpen has organised a breakfast seminar on diversity in the boards to which some of our members participated. The theme was " What will make boards perform better? "
26/10/2012 : “Role of the Board of Directors’
Remuneration and Nomination Committee
Women on Board and Delhaize Group have organised a breakfast debate on the role of the remuneration and nomination committees.
Venue: Delhaize Group Office
Square Marie Curie 40 – 1070 Brussels Anderlecht
9:00 Introduction by Pierre-Olivier Beckers, President and CEO, Delhaize Group
Presentation: “Role of the Board of Directors’ Remuneration and Nomination Committee” by Nicolas Hollanders, Exec. VP HR, IT & Sustainability, Delhaize Group, and Jan De Bruycker, VP Compensation & Benefits and Expatriate Support, Delhaize Group
20/09/2012: The good, the bad and the ugly in the Board
Field Fisher Waterhouse and Women on Board organised a seminar covering different topics on the people interractions within a board. The seminar was followed by a cocktail reception.
Venue: Field Fisher Waterhouse llp
Agenda: Introduction by Eric Cusas, managing partner FFWManaging the Board efficiency, by Jacques Meunier, Corporate partner FFWEmotional us ? or just smart and intuitive ? by Sylviane Cannio, TerranovaLocked up situation, how to break the deadlock ? by Jean-François Germain, partner FFWConclusion by Marie Evrard, partner FFW
12/06/2012 : General Assembly of the members of Women on Board
The General Assembly of the members of Women on Board was held on 12 June 2012, just before the event at PwC (see below).
12/06/2012: Non-executive directors: bringing objectivity and a fresh perspective to the board
PwC and Women on Board have organised an event focusing on the interaction between non-executive directors and management in the working of board committees. After a brief introduction on the role of the non-executive director (NED), some of the members of Women on Board shared in their insight and experience from the field, as non-executive directors, focusing on the audit committees.
17:30 Welcome & registration
18:00 The role of the non-executive director - Alexis Van Bavel, Partner PwC
18:20 Panel discussion with
- Brigitte Boone, Non Executive Director of several companies amongst which Studio 100, IMEC, IBBT, Outside Broadcast ...
- Inge Boets, Independent Director Euroclear Belgium, member of the audit committee of the Flemish Parliament
- Martine Verluyten, Non-Executive Director and chair of the audit committee Thomas Cook plc, Non executive director 3i plc, chair of the audit committee of the Flemish Administration
- Brigitte Gouder de Beauregard, CEO Reinvest SA, Non executice director Aedifica Sicafi
The discussion was moderated by Emmanuèle Attout, Partner PwC
When: Tuesday 12 June 2012
Where: PwC, Woluwedal 18 - 1932 Sint-Stevens-Woluwe - Free parking available
24 April 2012 : personal liability as director
Following the seminar on “Reorganizations seen from the board of directors”, Liedekerke has organised a workshop on insurance for directors : "how to insure your personal liability as a director". The purpose was to provide the participants with information and guidelines on how to read an insurance policy, what to look for, what can be covered and what cannot...
Speaker/facilitator: Cécile Coune
When: 24 April 2012, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am (coffee and croissants served)
Where: Liedekerke offices (Keizerslaan/Boulevard de l’Empereur 3 – 1000 Brussels)
13/03/2012 : Company restructuring viewed from the board room
The law firm Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick has hosted a seminar on Tuesday 13 March 2012 followed by a networking reception. The theme of the seminar was "Company restructuring viewed from the board room".
- Introduction by Cécile Coune
- Aspecten van vennootschaps-, insolventie- en aansprakelijkheidsrecht (NL) by Paul Vandepitte
- Collectief ontslag : timing & management /Licenciement collectif : timing & management (NL/FR) by Aimery de Schoutheete & Paul Geerebaert
- Le fisc derrière la porte (FR) by Stéphane Wilmet
When: Tuesday March 13, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Liedekerke,Bld de l'Empereur 3 , 1000 Brussels
15/02/2012 "Femmes au top: quelles clés pour la parité
Colloque de la commission "Femmes & Entreprises" du Conseil des Femmes Francophones de Belgique
Women on Board is partner of the CFFB for this annual debate on the place of women at the top of the enterprises. This year debate has taken place in the premises of the FEB/VBO and was followed by a cocktail.
Introduction by Dominique Estenne, chairwoman of the CFFB
Presentation of the 'gender barometer' by Martine Descamps
Debate with the following speakers:
- Emmanuèle Attout, partner PwC
- Emmanuel de Talhouët, CEO, AXA Belgium
- Max Jadot, CEO, BNP Paribas fortis
- Philippe Lambrecht, Director and general secretary VEB/VBO
- Isabelle Golenvaux, Diversity manager, La Poste
Moderator: Amid Faljaoui, Director Roularta Media Group and Chief editor Canal Z
When: Wednesday february 15, 2012 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: FEB/VOB, Rue Ravenstein 4, 1000 Brussels
25/01/2012 Info session for the members of Women on Board
The Board of Directors of Women on Board has presented to the members its 2012 strategy and important changes related to the organisation. After this meeting, a feedback was sent to all members by email.
17:30-19:00 Info session given by the founding members of Women on Board
19:00-21:00 Networking Drink
When: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Where: PwC Auditorium - Woluwe Garden - Woluwedal 18 - 1932 Sint-Stevens-Woluwe
24/01/2012 Coaching exercise hosted by ING :
the ING female senior and mid-managers have been coached by experienced members of Women on Board
ING was hosting this unusual event : Martine van den Poel (vlerick) has first shared her insights on how coaching can help female senior leaders in their career advancements. After this inter-active talk, ING female managers got the opportunity to broaden their horizon, and received advice from a member of Women on Board in an individual one-hour meeting. No training, but definitely a development opportunity, not only for ING managers but also for the members of Women on Board who participated.
17:00-17:15 Welcome by Ralph Hamers, CEO ING Belgium, (by video) and Mathieu Verougstreate (ING diversity project leader)
17:20-17:30 Women on Board : presentation of the association to ING by Sonja Rottiers
17:30-18:30 External speaker Martine van den Poel : Why coaching?
18:30-19:30 Individual meeting with a member of Women on Board
19:30-20:00 Plenary debriefing
20:00 Networking Reception
When: Tuesday January 24, 2012
Where: ING Cours Saint-Michel, Etterbeek, Brussels
06/12/2011 Debate on Climate Change hosted by AXA and Women on Board
AXA has hosted a debate on the Climate Change. During that exceptional evening gathering some 200 persons, after an introduction made by Emmanuël de Talhouet, CEO of AXA Belgium, AXA presented the activities of the AXA Research fund and gave the opportunity to be live-connected with Dixie Dansecoer who is currently conducting an expedition in the middle of Antartica.
AXA values people for who they are and aims to attract employees that reflect the entire community. Diversity is a way of thinking.This helps AXA to attract the best people, to use their talents effectively and to help manage their life-work balance. In addition, climate change and risk prevention are important pillars of AXA's business. As an insurance company, AXA sees it as its duty to play a role in working towards risk prevention, for example in the case of natural disasters caused by climate change. Two themes that at first sight have nothing to do with one another have proven to be key in understanding AXA's sustainable development strategy.
AXA Research fund explained how they are active for the Climate change and risk prevention
Julie Brown and Dixie Dansecoer via audio conference : As one of the only women in the world actively involved in Antartica missions, Julie Brown feels priviledged but at the same time duty bound to share her insight and expertise with people around the world.
Sonja Rottiers, CFO AXA Belgium and Chairwoman Women on Board concluded the event which was followed by a networking reception.
When: Tuesday December 6, 2011
Where: AXA Building, Boulevard du Souverain - Vorstlaan 25, 1170 Brussels
16/11/2011 Centered Leadership - How Remarkable Women Lead
Half-a-day workshop hosted by McKinsey & Company for Women on Board
McKinsey & Company has hosted a wonderful half-a-day workshop on the topic "Centered Leadership - How Remarkable Women lead". Centered Leadership is a result of 5 years of research on what it takes to enable female leaders to achieve and sustain fullfilling careers in senior positions. The approach is developed by Joanna Barsh, a senior partner in McKinsey & Company New York office, and also the author of How Remarkable Women Lead.
The objectives of the workshop were to cultivate the skills and mindset needed for success, to find the right way to have impact and to inspire others to follow. The aim was not only to share learnings from McKinsey & Company research, but also to share our experiences of what it takes to better attract, retain and develop female leadership talent. The programme was designed to give the members of Women on Board an opportunity to reflect on their leadership journey, to develop and clarify about the legacy they want to create at this phase of your career, to build excitement about their next steps, and to foster lasting connections among remarkable women leaders across Belgium.
When: Wednesday, November 16, from 13:00 to 19:00
Where: L'arsenal, Brussels, Belgium
04/10/2011 : Evolution of the governance and the board of directors of Delhaize Group
Women on Board and Dehaize Group have organised a lunch-debate with the following agenda:
Introduction by Count Jacobs de Hagen, Chairman of the Delhaize Group Board of Directors
Presentation by Pierre-Olivier Beckers, President and CEO Delhaize group: "Evolution of the governance and the board of directors of Delhaize Group"
When: Tuesday 4 october 2011
Location: Delhaize Group - Square Marie Curie 40 - 1070 Brussels
22/09/2011 Seminar : The road to the Board: a legal chess game?
Field Fisher Waterhouse and Women on Board have invited the members of Women on Board to the seminar "The road to the Board: a legal chess game ?".
The following subjects were covered:
Strategisch beheer van IP rechten Stijn Debaene, Vennoot, Intellectuele Eigendom La responsabilité pénale des administrateurs: un véritable risque Emmanuel Roger-France, Associé, Droit pénal des affaires & Technologie Vennootschapsmandatarissen: da mihi factum, dabo tibi ius Stefan Nerinckx, Vennoot, Arbeidsrecht Les administrateurs et la TVA Pierre-Philippe Hendrickx, Associé, Droit fiscal Flash news: de Women on Board aux derniers développements divers et variés Marie Evrard, Associé, Droit des Sociétés
This seminar was given partly in French and partly in Dutch.
When: Thursday 22 September 2011, from 4:00 pm to 6:00pm. The seminar was followed by a cocktail hosted by Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP as from 6:00 pm.
Location : Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP – L’Arsenal – Boulevard Louis Schmidtlaan 29 – 1040 Brussels
28/06/2011 Training : IFRS seminar for Board members
PwC has invited the members of Women on Board to the seminar "Risks and challenges of IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) for Board members" on Tuesday 28 June 2011, from 4:30 pm to 6:00pm.
This seminar was of interest to all directors wishing to further develop their understanding of the impact IFRS may have on the decision process at Board level and of the opportunities IFRS offer in terms of corporate reporting and communication. It was designed to address the concerns of all directors, with or without a financial background. This seminar was given in English. A cocktail hosted by PwC followed the seminar. This was an excellent opportunity to network for the members of Women on Board.
Speakers: Elena Shibkova, Gisèle Vandeweerd and Patrice Schumesch
Location : PwC Brussels - Woluwe Garden -Woluwedal 18 - 1932 Sint-Stevens-Woluwe
29/03/2011 Women and Careers in Belgium
Heidrick & Struggles, ING Belgium, INSEAD and Women on Board have organised an evening forum, where they shared the results of the Women and Careers in Belgium study conducted last year by Heidrick & Struggles. The debates were conducted in English and the evening was organised as follows:
18:45 - 19:10 Presentation of demographics and survey: Marie-Hélène De Coster & Brigitte De Vet
19:10 - 20:00 Panellists: Prof Dr Philippe Haspeslagh, Dean Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Colette Dierick, Managing Director ING, Astrid De Lathauwer, Executive Vice-President Human Resources Belgacom SA, Roger Heijens, Chairman PwC Belgium
Moderator: Kenneth Bonheure, Director McKinsey & Co
20:15 - 22:00 Walking dinner & networking
22:00 - 22:30 Close
The event was hosted by ING Belgium ,
Avenue Marnix Laan 23 - 1000 Brussels
01/03/2011 Corporate Governance Seminar
The law firm Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick
has hosted a seminar on Tuesday 1st March 2011 The seminar was followed by a cocktail. The theme of the seminar was "the Corporate Governance in practice" and covered the following subjects:
Thierry Tilquin : the new law on shareholders'rights
Valérie Simonart : boards committees and responsibilities
Philippe Malherbe : directors' conflicts of interests and independence criteria
Christel Van den Eynden : gender balance in boards and reform proposals
The seminar was given partly in French and partly in Dutch.
17/11/10 : Official launch of Women on Board
Hosted by PwC, the official launch of Women on Board has taken place on Wednesday 17 November 2010. More than 170 persons, men and women, attended the event.
The programme was the following:
- 18:00 : Welcome drink
- 18h30 : Speakers
Sonja Rottiers, Chairwoman of Women on Board
Herman Daems, Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee
Adrienne Axler, Sodexo, Member of the Women on Board Admission Committee
Jacques Vandermeiren, Chief Corporate Officer, Elia Group
- 19:00 : Standing buffet and networking
Pictures are available here