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Generation Female Global Summit 2022
Nadiya Bilous Senior, Legal and Public Policy Executive
Nadiya is experienced Board Member, working for Fortune 500 FMCG Company, as Legal and Government Affairs strategy, Security and Risk Management, 12 countries in EMEA. Nadiya has been in international law firm practice and public service. She is a top tier international lawyer, holding Master’s degree in international law, and a degree in International Relations. Nadiya has a solid track record of dispute resolution and strategic litigation. She is FSA Alumni; Aspen Institute (USA) Alumni, INSEAD Alumni - certified Program on Corporate Governance, LSE Alumni - Santander Scholarships Women | W50 Leadership. She has been named as top Ukrainian Women in Law, part of Women in Law. Young talent mentor – Business Camp for Talented Youth, “Integrites for Lawyers”, women mentor at Progresiya (female development program) Represented Ukrainian and Eastern European business during WEF in Davos; Chatham House (London, UK), ACC, ECC, Uzbek-British Trade Investment Chamber, LSE W50 Women Leadership Summit etc. Nadiya is the Advocacy Lead for Dattalion – the volunteer project, founded by Ukrainian women. Nadiya is also part of EWOB (European Women on Board) C Level program, a winner of German Marshall Fellowship (fellow 2022-2023 ).
Andrea Pradilla, GRI Director Latin America
Andrea Pradilla received her Bachelor´s Degree in Law from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, post-graduate Specialization in International Business Law from the Universidad de los Andes, and a Master´s Degree with Honors in International Relations and International Development from Georgetown University in the United States, where she also has obtained the Specialization with honors in International Business Diplomacy. Before joining the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), Andrea Pradilla led the National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for MNEs. Likewise, she spearheaded the inclusion of sustainable development aspects in the Colombian trade negotiations and co-authored the first draft of the national guidelines promoting corporate sustainability. Previously, Andrea worked as a consultant in Corporate Social Responsibility and Development at Wise Solutions LLC in Washington DC, where she was responsible for, among other things, the creation and strengthening of social investment strategies for multinational companies, foundations, and non-profit organizations in Asia, Europe, the United States, and Latin America. She was also part of the Albright Stonebridge Group and the International Labor Rights Forum in Washington DC. Prior to these positions and professional engagements, she served as advisor to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in Colombia. Since 2014, Andrea Pradilla is the Director of GRI in Latin America where she leads regional work around corporate sustainability strategy, ESG and reporting. Andrea is also a professor of corporate sustainability at the CESA Business School and Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. She has been a speaker and lecturer at more than 300 international, regional, and national events, including the World Economic Forum, the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, COP20, IDB Invest Week, World Bank Regional Conferences, among others.
Natalya Leahy, Chief Operations Officer, Holland America Group
Natalya Leahy is Chief Operations Officer for Holland America Group (the largest division of Carnival Corporation and plc.) including Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Australia, and all Land Operations. She is responsible for providing holistic strategic and operational leadership across the portfolio of four brands, including managing strategy and transformation, global port and Alaska land operations (nine lodges and transportation business), IT, strategic sourcing, supply chain management, retail and photo business, HR, legal and risk management. Natalya led major post COVID business recovery efforts after two years of pause in operations, including leading significant organizational restructuring, cash preservation and liquidity management efforts, cost innovation plan, and returning the 35 ship and land lodges fleet back to service and profitability. Previously, she served as Chief Financial Officer for Holland America Group, providing financial oversight and leadership for all brands and land operations in financial strategy, analysis, planning and reporting, accounting, tax and treasury. Natalya joined Holland America Group in 2015 as Vice President of Finance, overseeing financial planning and operations. Before joining Holland America Group, Natalya spent 10 years at Procter & Gamble, where she held multiple executive leadership roles in various segments (Laundry, Baby Care, Home Care, Paper, and others). She led number of new product launches, managed global divisions, worked with retail partners, and led market strategy and planning. Under her leadership as CFO for the Glad Joint Venture between P&G and Clorox Company ($1B in annual revenue), the JV achieved record financial performance and market share earning Natalya the Clorox Shareholders Value Creation Award. Prior to joining P&G in 2006, she held positions at the United Nations, Coca Cola Bottlers, and Le Meriden Hotels. A native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, she holds an MBA degree (2006) from The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University and received her undergraduate degree from Tashkent Financial University in Uzbekistan. Natalya is passionate about improving lives through education and equality. She is the founding member of the Special Olympics in Uzbekistan, which became the largest organization that introduced systemic support for community members with mental challenges. Natalya is a recipient of MSU Broad School of Business Alumni Achievement Award and serves on School Advisory Board. Natalya also serves on the Board of University of Washington Global Business Center and is the former member of the Seattle Aquarium Board. She actively supports the equitable treatment and representation of women in business and mentors many women in helping them to achieve their career and personal goals. Natalya is a proud mother to Veronica and Anastacia. She is avid traveler and believes that travel opens minds and builds shared humanity. She also enjoys running, hiking, and building new connections.
Phaedra Chrousos, Chief Strategy Officer, Libra Group
Phaedra Chrousos is the Chief Strategy Officer of Libra Group, where she is responsible for a broad portfolio of cross-Group initiatives that allow her and her team to work collaboratively across the Group and its subsidiaries. Her latest mandate is to weave technological innovation, from new use cases to early-stage investments, into the Group’s corporate platform, ultimately helping catalyze the uptake of transformative technologies across the world. Phaedra is driven by the fundamental belief that technological and scientific innovation can solve some of the generational-defining challenges of the 21st century, Her belief is grounded in her experience as a 2x venture-backed technology founder and in her role as a political appointee for the United States Obama Administration, where she led and scaled several of the President’s digital initiatives, co-founded the Technology Transformation Service, and co-authored the Modernizing Government Technology Act that established the federal government’s $1B Technology Modernization Fund.
Julia WilkinsonCEO, Imvest
Julia Wilkinson is founder and CEO of imvest, committed to building a sustainable future through social entrepreneurship, ESG, and impact investing. She helps funds, family offices, corporations, endowments and entrepreneurs to integrate impact into their models and investments. To unlock value and sustainable growth, she advises on portfolio construction, manager diligence, growth strategy, and impact measurement. She is an angel investor and accelerator to high-impact startups, where she helps incubate their growth and sustainable value. Her VC experience includes several years with SV Latam Fund, investing at the intersection of high impact hardware and software innovation in the US and Latam. Julia brings to the table 15 years of experience in capital markets. She has worked in private wealth management at Goldman Sachs, and alternative investing across asset classes and regions. She has an MPA from Columbia SIPA and a BA from University of Pennsylvania. Trilingual in English, Portuguese, and Spanish
Ana Mirianashvili, Commercial Director, Chelti Winery
I am Ana Mirianashvili Commercial Director of Chelti Winery. "Chelti" is a successful Georgian wine company represented in 22 countries. My academic and professional background is very international. Since Childhood, I knew I wanted to be involved in the family business, but I realized that excellent academic and professional experience was essential to take this responsibility. I graduated from Bocconi University and IE Business school, where I gained profound academic knowledge in Business and worked in leading international firms. After joining the family winery, the awareness, sales, and recognition of Chelti brand increased globally. Chelti entered the list of Top 20 world wines, started sales on 3 continents, and made its name in 3 Michelin-star restaurants. I travel more than 10 times a year to attend various wine fairs, meetings, and presentations to make "Chelti" and the Georgian Wine name well-known on the international level.
Janice Tam, Co-Founder & CEO,TrueToForm
Janice Tam is the co-founder and CEO of TrueToForm, a SaaS startup that generates 3D avatars from a scan on a smartphone for apparel design and fitting. Over the last year and a half, Janice has built a team of ex-Google/Apple employees, raised funding from seasoned investors and operators like REFASHIOND Ventures, and created a network of advisors and beta customers who have become strong advocates for TrueToForm. In 2022, Janice was awarded the C200 Scholar Award for her commitment to entrepreneurship, innovation, and the advancement of women. Janice graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Economics and Biology in 2015. She also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she graduated with honors with a concentration in entrepreneurship in 2022.
Nikolina Markota Vukić, President, Croatian Institute for CSR; Member of EFRAG
In 2016, Nikolina received her doctorate at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Zagreb in the field of CSR and sustainability reporting, and today she is a president of the Croatian Institute for CSR and member of the European Advisory Group for Financial Reporting (EFRAG), a mandated body of the European Parliament for the development of EU sustainability reporting standards. During many years of work in the field of non-financial reporting, she is consulting companies in private and public ownership in preparing sustainability reports. She is an advocate of the systematic collection of ESG data, which resulted in the development of the IDOP Platform digital solution for compiling sustainability reports according to GRI Standards. She holds numerous training courses and publishes scientific and professional works in Croatian and internationally recognized journals covering the topics of sustainability reporting and sustainable finance.
Dr. Jaisheila RajputCEO, Tomorrow Matters Now (TOMA-Now)
Dr Jaisheila Rajput is a Green Economy leader bringing a global perspective to the development of solutions for companies doing business in Africa. As Founder and CEO of Tomorrow Matters Now (TOMA-Now), she is passionate about empowering others to develop economic models for sustainability and inspiring change in the way we do business. TOMA-Now are value chain specialists leading the green economy in Cape Town, South Africa. Their client base is spread across Africa, Asia and Europe, focusing on global collaboration and input towards a sustainable future for all.”
Maria Krawczyńska, CSR & Sustainable Finance Department Director, M BNP Paribas in Poland
Sustainability, ESG, CSR, sustainable finance expert and practitioner. From November 2021 member of the working group on developing a uniform sustainability reporting standard for the EU as part of the EFRAG work (PTF-ESRS). Member of the ESG Committee of the Polish Chamber of Commerce. Since 2017, she has been responsible for management and implementation of the CSR and Sustainability Strategy and integration of ESG aspects into the business goals of BNP Paribas Bank, as well as development of the area of sustainable finance. The effectiveness of actions taken was confirmed, among others, by the Bank winning the 1st place three times in the general classification of the Responsible Companies Ranking 2019, 2020 and 2021, as well as by numerous awards and distinctions in the areas of responsible business cand sustainability. Initiator of the Green Change Bank program. Member of the Management Board of the BNP Paribas Foundation. Previously in the Deloitte Sustainability Consulting Central Europe team, Maria was responsible for projects in the area of non-financial reporting and strategic CSR/ESG management, carrying out projects for business and institutional clients in Poland and the CEE region. She also gained professional experience in the field of corporate social responsibility in Tchibo Warsaw, in corporate philanthropy in the Polish Donors Forum. Alumni of the League of Responsible Business. Graduate of economics at the University of Warsaw and management at the Warsaw School of Economics. A student of Ph.D. studies at the College of World Economy of the Warsaw School of Economics. She completed the Sustainable Finance course at the University of Cambridge. Privately an active social activist and volunteer. Deeply believes in the synergy of business and social goals, with the motto "the human being first".
Alessandra Montrasio, Chief Marketing Officer, Exki
I am Global marketing executive with over 15 years of experience in international FMCG companies. Passionate storyteller, before “storytelling" was a "thing". Digital marketer at heart since my first 56k modem in 1997. In my free time I: - advise startups on branding and marketing strategies - make professionals share their worst failure in front of an audience of perfect strangers - coach women to be badass leaders with empathy and kindness. Oh, eventually, I also domesticated a feral wolf dog, who was diagnosed as "untamable". As you can guess, I am always up for a challenge.
Tarja Stephens and Janna Salokangas, Co-Founders, Mission Impact
Janna is the Co-Founder of Mission Impact - a global leadership platform for women to connect with Web3 education programs, future jobs, business opportunities, and capital. She is a connector of conscious individuals, brands, and impact initiatives in the Metaverse & Web3 ecosystems, bridging the gap with the real world. She is a Chapter President of VR/AR Finland. Janna is also co-founder of Finnish Flow, leading the Finnish business community's participation in the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting week held in Davos, Switzerland. Tarja is the Co-Founder of Mission Impact, a global leadership network connecting and supporting women in emerging technologies. The company provides a single platform for women to explore and find education programs, future jobs, business opportunities, and capital in Web3, VR/AR, and Metaverse markets. Tarja is co-publisher of the Women of the Future, Web3 & Metaverse book shining a light on the Top 100 women globally who are driving impact in the world through Web3 and immersive technologies. She is an avid connector of conscious individuals and brands in the Metaverse & Web3 ecosystems. Tarja is the Miami Chapter President of the Global VR/AR Association which brings together over 55K brilliant minds and 4000 businesses across the globe fostering collaboration on immersive technologies.
Lottie Leach, Award-Winning Mental Health Activist
After attempting to take her own life following years of depression and an eating disorder, Lottie became determined to destigmatise discussions around mental health through education and raising awareness in her school and the wider communities. Lottie began by organising a 24-hour danceathon, attended by 500 students and teachers, and raised £3,200 for charity Mind and has now become a voice for those struggling with mental health. Lottie has given many speeches about her own mental health experiences, as she ‘speaks from the heart’ at school assemblies, external workshops and more. Her work has been highly recognised by the 2021 Diana Legacy Award. Lottie creates safe spaces openness and education to help break down taboos in schools, with parents and wider communities, as well as her online presence. Her work is described as truly ‘life-saving’.”
Isabella Giraldo Fernández, Advisor, GC Advisory
M&A advisor, lawyer, tax attorney, international tax advisor and entrepreneur. 10 years of experience in top tier international firms (law and audit). Isabella has worked in LATAM and in the EU. Currently a member of the GC Advisory team as an international advisor in corporate finance and M&A. Isabella originated and acted as an advisor in a cross-border M&A deal between an energy company in Colombia and an Italian leader in the renewable energy sector. She works hand- to-hand with entrepreneurs in fundraising and currently acts as a general legal advisor of start-up in LATAM. Her clients are engaged in diverse industries, e.g. fashion, renewable energy, fintech, food, AI, commodities, digital, design, wine, real estate, leisure, etc. Isabella holds a minor in gender and sexuality studies of the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia.
Sandra Mittica, Social Impact, DEIB and Partnerships @Howspace
Sandra is a leader in tech, who is passionate about working with purpose, creating a positive change in business and her interaction with others, doing impact at scale through tech and creating genuine connections with other people by empowering them. In the span of the past 15 years, Sandra has grown as a leader by building meaningful interactions with others, building new ventures from scratch, by coming up with innovative business opportunities in new industries and working in a cross-cultural environment in various countries. In addition to the above, since 2017, Sandra has enjoyed mentoring and coaching others on how to reach their goals and confidently make the right decisions for a more wholesome life. As a former entrepreneur, Sandra’s true calling is to work on social change initiatives including gender equality, DEIB and sustainability projects and as such she has worked with projects that support the livelihoods of women in fragile contexts by supporting their entrepreneurship. A people-person and super connector, Sandra’s advocates being fearless and embracing change, seeking to inspire a positive change in others and her community.
Nicole Karen Esposito, Italian National Team Athlete
Nicole Karen Esposito is representing Italy at the upcoming International Practical Shooting Confederation World Championship in Thailand this year. After more than 20 years as a successful businesswoman in the Orthopedics industry, Nicole decided to take her passion to an entirely new level. She left her career to focus on shooting. Sports and business have many aspects in common: tenacity, determination, mindset, and hard work are a few of those that set her apart. She believes, and she is, the demonstration to never stop dreaming, to take a detour when possible, and to continuously challenge yourself - at any age. What will her next challenge be after the World Championships? Keeping following her to find out!
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