Women’s Global Leadership Journey
International Women's Day Celebration | 7 March

Celebrating International Women's Day 2019 - Grow, Learn, Connect


Beau-Rivage Palace  |  Chemin de Beau-Rivage 21, 1006 Lausanne  |  7 March 2019 (the night before)



We believe that this year's 8th March Women’s Day is very special. We wish to gather you the night before on the 7th as women are mobilizing all over the world. We invite you to be a part of it as we begin to create the future of our highest dreams.

In this time, we wish to find courage to create more beauty in the world, allow bigger dreams into our lives, care and fight for what we love – the rights that took a long time to obtain, the future of our children and our environment, meaningful work, companies here to do good. That means expressing who we are, setting boundaries, healing, supporting each other, speaking up, receiving help and doing the work. It means combining the most intelligent of technology with the finest of humanity.

As women who empower and inspire others, we invite you to join us in Lausanne as we begin mobilizing talents, resources, ideas. This evening event will include a workshop where we can connect with purpose, passion and compassion and hear a panel of dynamic speakers who will share their experience and wisdom on how they mobilized people in a courageous and feminine way. You will share stories, journeys and learn more about how to expand the new paradigm at an accelerated pace. 

Women who empower others create more beauty in the world, allow bigger dreams into their lives, care and fight for what they love – the rights that took a long time to obtain, the future of our children as well as the environment, they create meaningful work and companies here to do good.  That means expressing who we are, setting boundaries, healing, supporting each other, speaking up, receiving help and doing the work. It means combining the most intelligent of technology with the finest of humanity. It also means working together and working with men.

Leading the way  

We will explore how to lead in a global, authentic and whole way, integrating the feminine and masculine qualities. Not by copying. By creating. Together. In the workshop we look at three aspects to Leading the Way:

  1. Our roots
  2. Our journey
  3. How to expand possibilities for others and ourselves 

We are interconnected and as we connect we learn to see eachother in the right light. Our networking becomes purposeful and filled with meaning and passion. We recommend you join to connect or re-connect with WIN, with others and with your own vision. Join to ignite your passion to lead the way. 




18:00         Arrival & Welcome Coffee

18:30         Panel & Interactive Workshop 


20:30         Optional Cocktail 



Maria Rybak, Founder & CEO, PVLSE

I am the Founder and CEO of PVLSE, a social network with a mission to truly connect people in the real world and empower them to pursue their passions by rewarding them for meaningful work with the help of their community. I have a background in Psychology and Social Sciences, and a degree in Food Policy and sustainable food production systems. I practice martial arts, namely Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and am vegan. I am passionate about creating ecosystems that will foster a new way of working, while providing solutions to global environmental, food, and health issues. I believe that these solutions can be discovered and achieved through the use of smart technologies that reward and encourage social impact. I want to empower and cooperate with other women who share the mission of creating a fairer world.

Karen Tse, Founder & CEO, 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.

Miha Pogacnik, Chief Inspiration Officer & Founder, ECOCULTURE

Miha Pogacnik is a forerunner in business and society. As virtuoso violinist and cultural ambassador, Miha has an exceptional capacity to use classical masterpieces to inspire creative leaders to think beyond traditional boundaries. Using his unique methodology, he brings to light the powerful synergies between intellect and emotion as crucial factors for true leadership and innovation. To witness Miha speak and perform is to watch a master in communication. Miha sets the standard in the field of "Business and Art" through deep his insights into human existence and a strong leadership presence. Miha has worked with scores of leading companies, such as Ericsson, Royal Dutch Shell, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Saatchi & Saatchi, Whirlpool, Skandia Insurance, ABN Amro Bank, Nike, The Body Shop and others. Since 1998, he has directed a highly innovative interdisciplinary international event, The Annual Business and Art Conference at Castle Borl, Slovenia.  

Andrea Delannoy, Founder & President of MOD-ELLE 

I am the Founder and President of MOD-ELLE, a Swiss Association whose mission is to challenge gender stereotyping in shaping and pursuing youth's career aspirations. I mentor master graduates and advise young entrepreneurs. I hold a graduate degree in Finance and a post-graduate degree in European Politics and Economy. I was born in Romania and I was an Auditor for the Romanian National Court of Audit before moving to Switzerland in 2003.  Prior to building MOD-ELLE, I managed a career counseling business, I co-founded “Elargis tes horizons” a Swiss Association encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers, I was a part of different associations. Since my arrival in Switzerland I have been a promoter of gender diversity. I believe that fighting gender stereotypes is paramount to building a gender equal world of work. I look forward to getting inspired by women from all walks of life.

Josefine van Zanten-Jonsen, Executive in Residence, IMD Business School

Josefine’s career covers global HR Executive leadership roles with Fortune 500 organizations. Her responsibilities so far included designing impactful Leadership & Organization Development, Culture Change (Transformation), and/or Diversity & Inclusion strategies as well as overseeing their effective and efficient implementation. She has successfully transitioned across industries: IT- HP, Oil & Gas - Royal Dutch Shell, Life Sciences - DSM, and Construction - LafargeHolcim. 

Ms. van Zanten is a multinational and multilingual Executive. She speaks and works fluently in four languages (English, French, Dutch, German) and holds both Swiss and Dutch nationalities. Asides her business accomplishments, Ms. van Zanten is an extensive speaker in both academic and business venues and has worked with Ivy League Universities to co-deliver courses and contribute to academic articles. Currently Josefine is an Executive in Residence at IMD, in Lausanne, Switzerland. 



Beau-Rivage Palace

Chemin de Beau-Rivage 21

1006 Lausanne 



Getting There


From Lausanne Gare: 16 Minutes walking down Chemin des Délices, onto Promenade de la Ficelle, left onto Rue du Liseron, which becomes Chemin de Beau-Rivage. Details and alternative routes available here





45 CHF


Ticket fee includes refreshments, workshop, panel, learning material, new connections and lots of inspiration. Cocktail is not included.  


The event is open to all - women and men. 

To register, select 'Sign Up Here' at the top of the page.  For any queries, please contact

Cancellation Policy


If you need to cancel, please do so 48 hours prior to the event. WIN reserves the right to invoice you the event fee should you not inform us of your cancellation in advance.