CEO Night: Women in Executive Leadership and their Journey(s)

A series of events devoted to the top C-level challenges and concerns of international businesses

25/02
Thursday
19:00

We launched a series of events devoted to the top C-level challenges and concerns of international businesses. it’s not always a CEOs meetup, but rather a leader amongst leaders.

This particular episode is a special one and the title says it. We’ll discuss various topics regarding women in executive leadership and the various journeys.

The Fortune 500 list included a record number of female CEOs in 2020. Before you get too excited, realize this: women run only 37 (just 64 named in the 60+ year history of the ranking) of the 500 companies, which would be 16.5% — a figure that’s clearly far lower than the general population. Only 12 women are on the top 100 list of the Forbes, 6 of them run their fathers business.

Today, 44 percent of companies have three or more women in the C-suite, up from 29 percent of companies in 2015. Over the last five years, the number of women entrepreneurs has grown at a rate that is nearly twice as fast as the overall growth in female entrepreneurship: 39% compared to 21%, respectively.

The discussion with panelists from innovative tech companies will focus on the role women play in today’s business world. We will be touching on the following questions:

  • Personal journey(s) on the way to reaching the C-Suite 
  • The most interesting, challenging, and rewarding experience within speakers’ industry and role
  • The main soft vs hard skills that women need to move into leadership regardless of the industry
  • Tips and advice for women who want to advance their career
  • Fun facts about panelists etc.

Moderator: Tatiana Zheltomirska, Chief Marketing and Experience Officer at Innovecs.
Senior Executive with 20+ years of accomplishments in strategic marketing and consulting, international marketing, advertising, and consumer research for big brands. Change manager who leads to continuous improvement in all areas of the business to enhance revenue and streamline internal systems. Focused on building strategies to grow profits. Strong relationship builder with all stakeholder groups. 

Speakers:

1. Nina Levchuk, Startups & Venture Capital Lead at Google
Versatile leader with a successful track record of 12+ years experience in business development, sales, marketing, cross-functional teams and channel management for leading organisations including Google, SC Johnson and Unilever. Significant expertise in the development and management of scaled sales and customer service via both online and customer facing channels. Led organisations of up to 100 people, were responsible for $250M/year business and engaged consistently at C-level across multiple industries. Executive coach, speaker and founder of FemTechClub – first free educational platform and community for female founders in Europe.

 

2. Anna Degtereva, CEO & Founder at Happy Farm Business Accelerator and LinkUpConferenceShow
A serial entrepreneur dedicated to technological innovation around the world. Her hunt for big ideas spans the globe as she connects with visionary thinkers, startups, mentors, investors, and other crazy individuals on the quest to bring positive change through technology. At 26, she launched her first company, which helped educate 150,000 Ukrainian students. At 28, she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. At 31, she launched the first tech accelerator in Ukraine. At 33, she started her first venture fund. At 36, in Kazakhstan, she worked with the Minister of Energy, Minister of Innovations, and the Prime Minister himself to help build a tech ecosystem. And at 38, she moved to the US and developed a revolutionary idea for a trailblazing tech conference that will disrupt the current boring format. Anna possesses infectious enthusiasm that elevates and sustains her team at the LinkUpConferenceShow.

 

3. Hanna Shuvalova, Managing Partner at Pawa venture studio.

Hanna Shuvalova has more than ten years of experience in investment management and technology. Currently, she serves as a Management Partner at Pawa, a venture studio focused on the incubation of machine learning startups. Hanna co-founded Pawa in 2020 after graduating from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she received her Master’s Degree in Management (MSx).                                                        Before Stanford, Hanna worked at Horizon Capital, a leading private equity firm in Eastern Europe with over $850 million in assets under management. As an Investment Associate at Horizon, she oversaw a portfolio of tech investments ranging from the largest online classifieds in Nigeria to the Top-3 jobs and employment website globally. Prior to this, Hanna helped scale Genesis, a global consumer internet company with over 200 million monthly users. At Genesis, she was responsible for fundraising and managed relationships with the company’s key partners.

 

New analysis by Boston Consulting Group shows that if women and men participated equally as entrepreneurs, global GDP could rise by approximately 3% to 6%, boosting the global economy by $2.5 trillion to $5 trillion.

With more women in positions of leadership, the workplace may become not just a better place to work, but also one that is more adaptive and productive. We can only learn if this is true if we work to develop it.

Do not hesitate to register and leave your questions for the speakers.

When: February 25, 7 pm (EET)

Where: online (a live stream from our own InnoHub studio)

It’s FREE!

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