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Women social entrepreneurs changing Europe // Conference 11.09.2015

[Brussels, 7 September 2015] EWL invites you to a dynamic, first-of-its-kind event on women’s social entrepreneurship in Europe! Join EU and national level policy makers, investors, entrepreneurs and experts for the presentation of EWL’s groundbreaking WEstart research, hear first-hand from women social entrepreneurs, and participate in an interactive policy debate with key actors!

FOLLOW THE CONFERENCE LIVE HERE

or via Twitter @EuropeanWomen #WEstart

Friday September 11, 10:00 - 16:00

For more information, contact us at WEstartconference@gmail.com — at European Economic and Social Committee.

NEW! CONFERENCE AGENDA

9:00 Registration and Networking Breakfast
Catered by Cannelle social enterprise

10:00 Welcome
Viviane Teitelbaum, President of the European Women’s Lobby
Madi Sharma, European Economic and Social Committee

10:10 Introduction to the WEstart Project and Conference
Emily Usher Shrair, WEstart Project Manager

10:20 Policy Maker Introductions

  • Facilitator: Agnes Hubert, European Bureau of Policy Advisors
  • Iphigenia Potaki- DG Research and Innovation
  • Jens Nilsson- MEP (S&D, Sweden) EP SocialEconomy Intergroup
  • Katarzyna Ptak- DG Justice
  • Andrea Maier- DG Employment and Social Inclusion
  • Patrick Klein- DG Growth

10.45 Presentation of the WEstart Project Results
Emily Usher Shrair, WEstart Project Manager

11:00 Questions and Discussion
Emily Usher Shrair and Dr. Anne Laure Humbert, University of Cranfield

11:10 Participatory Workshop with Policy Makers

  • Iphigenia Potaki- DG Research and Innovation
  • Jens Nilsson- MEP, Sweden, President of the European Parliament Social
  • Economy Intergroup
  • Katarzyna Ptak- DG Justice
  • Andrea Maier- DG Employment and Social Inclusion
  • Patrick Klein- DG Growth

12:10 Coffee Break

12:25 Morning Keynote Speech

June O’ Sullivan, CEO London Early Years Foundation

12:40 Questions and Discussion
12:50 Morning Wrap Up
1:00 Networking Lunch

2:00 “Towards a feminist Europe”
Joanna Maycock, Secretary General of EWL

2:10 Afternoon Keynote Speech
Rozi Vaci, Founder and Director Matyu Design

2:25 Questions and Discussion

2:30 New Research: “The Gender Pay Gap in Social Enterprise”
Suncica Vujic, University of Antwerp

2:40 New Research: “Innovation and Women’s Social Entrepreneurship”
Marieke Huysentruyt, I-Propellor

2:50 Questions and Discussion
3:00 Coffee Break
3:15 Interactive Panel “Supporting Women Social Entrepreneurs” and
Audience Contest

  • Monica Grau Sarabia, WISE, ESADE Business School
  • Servane Moazan, Ogunte
  • Madi Sharma, MADI Group, EESC
  • Gorka Espiau, the Young Foundation

4:10 Closing Remarks

More information on the WEstart project
Facebookevent #WEstart

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