36 posts categorised "Events"

01 July 2011

On mediocrity, meditation and mothers

Bonjour, Last week, I attended PwC’s Diversity Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. It was, as the French would say, a spectacle – hundreds of clients and subject matter experts flooded the audience as one by one, renowned speakers took to...

18 May 2011

The whole world is watching you

Bonjour, I’ve just returned from facilitating PwC’s “Emerging Arab Women Leaders – the voice of the future” Forum, held in conjunction with The Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF) in London. Both events sought to ensure that younger generations of women...

10 May 2011

Who’s your sponsor?

Bonjour, I’ve just returned from San Francisco where my colleague Monica Banting (PwC Canada’s Women in Leadership Manager) and I participated in the Boston College Global Workforce Roundtable annual meeting. We saw hot-off-the-press research from around the globe, as well...

22 November 2010

What women want in China

Ni Hao from Beijing! Impressions of the city from a newcomer: cloudy (always – though the sun is sometimes visible like a glowing red ball through the thick grey cloud cover). During rush hour the mighty army of cars weave...

19 October 2010

Women’s Lib 2.0 in Deauville

Bonjour, Merci beaucoup to the Australians (including Jillian Segal, a director of the Australian Stock Exchange and PwC’s own Christine Stasi), who brought the sunshine with them to Paris last week - though even their Down Under effervescence couldn’t keep...

20 September 2010

Inspiration from the east

Konnichiwa from Tokyo! I’ve had an amazing time in Tokyo, where PwC Japan hosted its second annual Women’s Network Conference, connecting its women to PwC leadership, peers, and exploring career strategies. I have a special place in my heart for...

12 July 2010

Great Expectations

Bonjour, Those of us suffering through the eighteen days of summer heat in Brussels tip our hats to those of you in the wintery (a mild winter, I’ve been assured) Southern Hemisphere, where World Cup fever (congrats to Spain!), has...

18 June 2010

Live your best life

Bonjour all, Vous allez bien? I know summer has officially arrived in Belgium as I only had to wear a light trench coat yesterday. Below are a few nuggets I gleaned from Oprah’s Live Your Best Life Weekend, which took...

24 March 2010

On crowns, inclusion, and women in the Middle East

Grüß Gott! I’ve just returned from Vienna, where I had the opportunity to view the thousand-year-old Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire. I’m not big on jewellery, but I AM big on military history (thus shattering every feminine stereotype...

03 March 2010

Food for thought

Bonjour from Brussels, I’ve just returned from sunny (oh, so sunny) Barcelona. Growing up in the U.S., I never understood why my grandparents, aunts, and uncles spoke endlessly about the weather in Scotland. Every conversation inevitably began with a full...