Women’s Global Leadership Journey
Kristin Engvig

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 CEO of WIN & WINConference. She is a renowned thought leader, speaker and the driving force behind WIN's activities and the evolution of the feminine leadership journey. 

She transformed her vision of ‘bringing a more feminine, global and sustainable vision into work, communities and life’ through the creation of the WINConference. The mission is to inspire women worldwide by empowering, developing and connecting leaders in a way that integrates feminine values, global awareness and authentic contribution.

She was born in Kristiansund, Norway. She comes from an artistic family. Her father was a photographer and she was raised in his studio. She was influenced by her mother who was a nurse, a large family and surrounded by nature and the ocean.

In 1997, she started Women's International Networking (WIN ) while after working for JPMorgan and Citibank in Milan. WIN was initially created as an umbrella organization for international women's associations and as a learning platform to prepare leaders for the future. She became involved in the international community in Milan and saw an opportunity to create support for women working globally. In 1998, thanks to sponsorship from SDA Bocconi School of Management and with the help of a group of enthusiastic volunteers and companies the first WINConference was born. 

In 2002 at WIN the international women's associations who were part of it joined PWN Paris in creating the European Professional Women's Network (PWN) contributing to the success of the initiative. From that moment WIN intensified its foucs on thought leadership, globalizing the WINConference and on company learning events whilst PWN continued the part of activities that had to do with the networks. 

Kristin holds an MSc in business and marketing from BI, Oslo and an MBA in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan. She has taken numerous courses in coaching, psychology, Kundalini Yoga, Zen and studied acting and creativity at Studio De Fazio in Rome. She is the mother of 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 22 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 shot 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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