• Invitation


    Dear Alumni,

    You are invited to an exclusive breakfast with a passionate campaigner for women’s leadership in business.

    INSEAD and PWN Zug & Zurich's Breakfast Fireside Chat with Simona Scarpaleggia, CEO IKEA Switzerland, Zurich
    November 9, 2017

    INSEAD alumni and the Professional Women’s Network (PWN) Zug & Zurich invite you to join us and be inspired by Simona’s mission to support and increase women’s representation at the top levels of management. In her words “… there is huge potential that could be unlocked simply by valuing and empowering women. The energy, the power and creativity of women is badly needed – not only to make this world a better place, but to enable it to survive in the years to come. It is only by engaging the abilities of both women and men working together in partnership that the right steps can be taken towards building a sustainable world. This means the voices of both men and women must be heard at all levels of decision making.” Don’t miss this opportunity to have an intimate breakfast conversation with Simona about the issues of the day. Be inspired!
    Please note this event is limited to 20 participants.

    Simona Scarpaleggia
    CEO IKEA, Switzerland
    Simona Scarpaleggia is the CEO of IKEA Switzerland, where she oversees the strategy and operations of the retail business, including nine stores, e-commerce, and distribution that generate annual revenues of EUR 1 billion. Before joining IKEA Switzerland, she held various senior executive positions at IKEA Italy as well as other multinational companies. A passionate campaigner for all issues related to women's leadership, Scarpaleggia is the co-founder of Valore D in Italy, as well as Advance – Women in Swiss Business in Switzerland. Both organizations have a mission to support and increase women's representation in the top management teams of their respective member companies. Scarpaleggia serves on the boards of IKEA AG, Inter IKEA Center Switzerland, the Swedish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, and IKEA Foundation Switzerland, and co-chairs the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Women´s Economic Empowerment. She holds a degree in political science and an MBA from SDA Bocconi School of Management.

    Key Facts

    When: Thursday November 9, 2017, 07:00
    Au Premier; Room “Primus” Bahnhofpl. 15, 8001 Zurich (in Zurich HB)  
    Tickets: Members of PWN and INSEAD NAA (paid up) CHF 55
    Non-members PWN and INSEAD Alumni Non-members  CHF 80
    INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
    Mafalda Tenente, MBA’06J, IWIB President, Zurich
    PWN Zug & Zurich
    Janice Mueller, PWN President, Zug & Zurich
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