Kristin Engvig 

“Being inclusive and embracing diversity is a daily practice. It is a way to grow at an individual level and to evolve collectively. It requests your open heart and your deep commitment. I experience that when I am well connected to myself, my intuition and to others I feel so much more safe inside and it becomes easier to take risks” 

Kristin Engvig is the founder and president of WIN & WINConference. She is a renowned speaker and the driving force behind WIN's activities. 

She transformed her vision of ‘bringing a more feminine, global and sustainable vision into work, communities and life’ into an annual conference - the Global WINConference - inspiring women worldwide; empowering, developing and connecting leaders. 

She was born in Kristiansund, Norway. She comes from an artistic family. Her father was a photographer and she grew up in his studio surrounded by nature and the ocean. 

In 1997, she started WIN while in Milan working for JPMorgan and Citibank. WIN was created as an umbrella organization for international women's associations and as a leadership organization to prepare leaders for the future. She became involved in the international community in Milan and saw the lack of support for women working abroad. In 1998, thanks to sponsorship from SDA Bocconi School of Management and with the help of a group of enthusiastic volunteers, the first WINConference was born.

In 2002, WIN and its international network of women's associations joined PWN - Professional Women's Network - contributing to the success of the initiative.   

She holds an MSc in business and marketing from BI, Oslo and an MBA in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan. She is a trained actress and practices yoga and meditation on a daily basis. She has a son, Leonardo.

In 2010, Kristin has been winner of The International Alliance of Women (IAW)  Award. Founded in 1904 and based in Geneva, the International Alliance of Women has general consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council.  

With more than 20 years of daily experiences working with women from all continents, Kristin believes women's authentic and empowered leadership is a vital responsibility of our time. 

                                                        "In the Right Light - The Story of WIN" 

"In the right light - the Story of WIN" is a docu-film by Italian film director Pasquale Esposito released in 2016. It tells the story of WIN and its founder Kristin Engvig. It was shooted in Norway, Rome and Berlin. It features among others gender expert Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, women's rights activist Lorella Zanardo, campaigner Anke Domscheit- Berg and founder of Maison Shalom Marguerite (Maggy) Barankitse.

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"I am thinking of you often these days after your presentation in my "Business Ethics and Leadership" class earlier this month at CIEE - Global Institute Rome. You were simply magnificent; thank you so much! Our students were extremely moved and impressed by your ideas, calm and reassuring presence and accomplishments. You really reached them up in a deep way" 

Rebecca Spitzmiller, Professor at CIEE - Global Institute, Rome & Roma Tre University


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