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WIN (Women´s International Networking) held its 17th global leadership forum for the first time in Berlin

Over 750 female business leader gathered at the international pioneering event. Amongst them were three exceptional women, all of whom have been awarded the Global Inspiring Woman Worldwide Award.

The WINConference in Berlin

After successful meetings in Geneva, Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Prague, Oslo, Milan and other cities, this was the first time the pioneering event was hosted in Germany. From 1st to 4th October 2014 more than 750 leaders from 80 different nations attended the WINConference this year in Berlin.
Over the course of four days the conference offered 6 inspiring plenary sessions, 42 skill building workshop, 6 leadership forums, a lively market place and numerous networking opportunities. Like every year WIN also presented the ´WIN Inspiring Women Worldwide award´ for women who have managed to inspire others whilst embodying the organizations principles of the authentic, global and feminine.

Amongst others the speaker list included: Alison Goligher, British, Executive Vice President Unconventionals, Shell International Exploration & Production BV, Angelika Gifford, German, Vice President, HP Software DACH Region, Anita Pratap, Indian, Journalist & Author, Francesca Borgonovi, Italian, Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Riccarda Zezza, Italian, CEO, Piano C, Stefan Dobovzky, Austrian, Member of the Managing Board, Royal DSM and many more.

The leaders discussed how to lead with grace while remaining intuitive, emphatic and true to themselves. Kristin Engvig, founder and creator of WIN, says, "Whether you are a leader at the top with world power impacting global change, or a manager in a corner office desiring to make improvements, joining WIN this year will give you the tools, inspiration and network to create success for others and self."
She makes clear that, "The women at WIN, know that they are called to solve the many challenges of our world, from finding political stability to solving the economic crisis, creating jobs, renewing organizations, assuring peace, education and ensuring happiness for everyone. Likewise, they all experience a longing for more meaning in their lives and for the freedom to put their hearts into their actions."

The Global Inspiring Women Worldwide Award 2014

Each year WIN honors distinguished women for their dedication and work. They look for inspirational personalities from each of the following categories: Corporate Leaders, Social Entrepreneurs and Private Business Entrepreneurs. This year they have awarded three outstanding women from all over the world for the Global Inspiring Women Worldwide Award 2014.

Award Winners

Anita Pratap, India, Journalist and Author, Self
"I am an award-winning international journalist, author and documentary film maker with 30 years of experience in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States. I was the South Asia Bureau Chief of CNN and also worked for Time Magazine and leading Indian media organizations. Currently I freelance, writing articles for international publications and am a speaker at global conferences organized by the United Nations, Governments, business conglomerates, universities and prominent think tanks across the world, ranging from the United States to New Zealand, on issues such as war, economic growth, media, politics, social justice, cultural diversity, environment, terrorism and women´s development. Have received many awards including the prestigious American George Polk Award for my coverage in CNN of the Taliban takeover of Kabul. My first book titled ´Island of Blood´ published by Penguin became an instant best-seller."
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Karen Tse, United States of America, CEO & Founder, International Bridges To Justice
"A former public defender, in 1994, Karen Tse trained Cambodia´s first core group of public defenders and subsequently set up country´s first arraignment court. After witnessing thousands of prisoners of all ages being held without trials in inhuman conditions, Karen founded International Bridges to Justice in 2000 to promote systemic global change in the administration of criminal justice. Today IBJ has its programs in 26 countries, including China, India, and Rwanda. IBJ has created global platforms to bring assistance to public defenders worldwide. In 2010, IBJ launched the Justice Training Center in Singapore. A graduate of UCLA Law School and Harvard Divinity School, Karen was named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America´s Best Leaders in 2007. Karen was the recipient of the 2008 Harvard Divinity School´s First Decade Award, 2008 American Bar Association´s International Human Rights Award and 2009 Gleitsman International Award at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government."
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Nuria Chinchilla, Spain, Professor, IESE Business School
"Ph.D. in Economics and Business Administration (University of Navarra). MBA from IESE Business School. Law degree from the University of Barcelona. Current Professor at IESE Business School and Director of the International Center for Work and Family (ICWF). Advisor at companies, governments and the UN. President of the consulting company NCH & Partners. Developer of the term CFR (Corporate Family Responsibility) and the Index of Family Responsible Companies (IFREI). Member of several councils and the Top Ten Management in Spain. Writer of books, such as ´Female Ambition´ or ´Masters of our Destiny´. Specialized in work and family, coaching and time management, interpersonal conflicts and leadership in management committees. Recognized with the prize FEDEPE for the Woman Executive of the Year, "Most Valuable Speaker" by Interban Network and as one of the "100 Spanish women of the 21st century". Spanish candidate to the CEDAW, ONU 2012.
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The recipients of the Global Inspiring Women Worldwide Award 2014 were recognized during the opening networking dinner at the Global WINConference in Berlin on 1st October 2014. They received a WIN certificate in recognition of their achievement.
In addition, they were presented a special timepiece from the Collection Ladies Heart Beat created by Frederique Constant and designed by women for women to reflect the values and aspirations of today´s women. Two intertwined hearts forming an aperture in the dial revealing the 'heart beat' of the movement.

About WIN

Women´s International Networking is a mission-driven organization with a global impact and contributes significantly to women´s progress by connecting, developing and empowering female leaders from across nations, fields of work and age groups. These leaders are entrepreneurs, corporate executives, academics, NGO leaders, consultants, politicians, artists and more. The average age is 45 with a growing number of senior as well as junior women joining the increasingly diverse, powerful and influential group of women. The inclusive environment at WIN allows for easy bridging between the senior and the junior, the engineer and the artist, the corporate and the NGO, and between all nationalities. The phenomenal atmosphere facilitates learning and connection creation, with a view to positively impacting business practices and society. One of WIN´s key accomplishments is its success in preparing leaders for the future by giving them the tools, network, inspiration and encouragement to find their feminine power, to embark on what WIN refers to as a ´Journey life´ and to take charge and be the change they want to see in the world.
With its leading edge approach the WINConference has become the reference point for aware, modern women working internationally, conscious men and world class organizations active in the field of women´s leadership development, diversity and inclusion. They have welcomed more than 11,000 leaders and hundreds of companies to live events worldwide.

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Interview with Kristin Engvig (2003)

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