International Women’s Day webinar

Celebrating progress: Women shaping traditional industries

Join Öykü Işık, Professor of Digital Strategy and Cybersecurity at IMD, and Sarah Toms, Chief Learning Innovation Officer at IMD, for this interactive session on International Women's Day where panel speakers and participants will contribute to a rich exchange of viewpoints and impactful information. Register below

To honor 2024 International Women’s Day, on March 7, from 11:30 to 12:30 CET, IMD hosts a webinar on: Celebrating progress: Women shaping traditional industries.

In this webinar, we will hear from leaders thriving in traditionally male-dominated industries. Schindler: Elevators and Escalators; Dames de Haute Cour, a Swiss producer in the wine industry; and IMD, where Learning Innovation and AI go hand in hand. We will be able to look through the lens of a global corporation, a small business, and academia, at the progress made by bringing in more women into their industries, as well as exploring what further progress is needed.

Join us for this interactive session where panel speakers and participants will contribute to a rich exchange of viewpoints and impactful information.

Date: 7 March 2024

Time: 11:30 (CET)

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Oyku Isik IMD

Öykü Işık

Professor of Digital Strategy and Cybersecurity

At IMD, Öykü Işık leads the Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy program. She is an expert on digital resilience and the ways in which disruptive technologies challenge our society and organizations. Named on the Thinkers50 Radar 2022 list of up-and-coming global thought leaders, she helps businesses to tackle cybersecurity, data privacy, and digital ethics challenges, and enables CEOs and other executives to understand these issues, which she believes are too important to be left to technical specialists alone.


Sarah Toms

Sarah Toms

Chief Learning Innovation Officer at IMD

At IMD, Sarah leads the Learning Innovation and AI strategy. She previously co-founded Wharton Interactive, an initiative at the Wharton School that has scaled globally. A demonstrated thought leader in the educational technology field, she is fueled by a passion to find and develop innovative ways to make every learning environment active, engaging, more meaningful, and learner-centric. Sarah is an AWS Education Champion, and has been on the Executive Committee of Reimagine Education for 8 years.


Donato Carparelli

Donato Carparelli

Chief Technology Officer at Schindler Group

Donato’s background is in project and product management and product development, driving innovative projects and strategic product initiatives across the organization. He has fostered a global innovation network across CTO and other company innovation functions. As Schindler’s Chief Technology Officer, he is obsessed with human-centric innovation for practical applications.


Juliana Silva

Juliana Torreão Brito e Silva

Head Product Configurator at Schindler Group

A global business leader who is passionate about people, customers and the elevator industry. With a proven track record in product line management, including P&L management experience in the US, she is an ambidextrous leader who builds teams and drives for excellence.


Coraline de Wurstemberger

Owner of Les Dames de Hautecour

With expertise in nonprofit organizations, coaching, event management, international relations, and corporate communications, Coraline took over the family winery Les Dames de Hautecour in Switzerland, participated in the creation of the Association of Les Artisanes de la Vigne et du Vin, and instigated and created in 2021
DiVINes, the Swiss women winemakers’ fair.

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