300+ Central European and U.S. women business leaders, changemakers, and entrepreneurs.
40+ inspiring speakers and mentors.
One memorable day of mentorship, networking, and transatlantic dialogue supporting women in business.
The USA-Central Europe Women in Business Summit is supported by the honorary patronage of Central European countries, including Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, and Slovakia, as well as organizations across the United States committed to investing in opportunities for women in business.
The Summit brought together Central European and U.S. business leaders, innovators, changemakers, and entrepreneurs on Thursday, October 17 in New York City for a day of invaluable connection, dialogue, and networking in order to:
The full day program showcased leading women entrepreneurs, women-led startups and explore the many challenges and opportunities that exist for women in business, while providing exclusive access to:
Get an early start on the day over a light breakfast with ample time to make new connections before the opening of the Summit. Hudson River views from the penthouse of the Tribeca Rooftop will provide an inspirational backdrop for the gathering.
EMCEE: Mary Pflum-Peterson, NBC News, Author
Laura Maness, CEO, Havas New York. “Leading from the Heart: How Cultivating a Culture of Growth Benefits More than the Bottom Line.”
Official government and industry representatives from Central Europe and the United States will provide a high-level overview of economic trends and insight into growth areas, including entrepreneurship and business ownership for women.
A high-level overview of Central Europe’s economic outlook and spotlight on select trade and investment opportunities in the region. Followed by a Q&A.
For women in global leadership, what are the unique obstacles and keys to success?
Part 1: 10:30 – 10:45
Highlights from Egon Zehnder’s 2018 study “Mind the Gap: A Global Report,” an in-depth look at diversity as a tool for organizational growth. Cynthia Soledad, Head, Diversity & Inclusion Practice, Egon Zehnder
Part 2: 10:45 – 11:30
Global Trends and Opportunities: Diversity and inclusion, global mobility and other international drivers supporting the advancement of women in the workplace and sustaining a talent pipeline.
Q&A: 11:30 – 11:45
A deep dive into funding options for companies at varying stages of growth and in multiple sectors. An overview of the changing financial landscape and important considerations for entrepreneurs and founders. Followed by a Q&A.
Hear the stories of entrepreneurs in tech whose innovative ideas are shaking up their industries. Tech disruptors discuss their journeys to success and personal insights on why business needs more women in tech. Followed by a Q&A.
Stories and insights from top women-led startups—how they grew their businesses, unique challenges they encountered, and what they should have done differently. Hear their successes, failures, and lessons learned first hand. Followed by a Q&A.
Jennifer Clinton, President + CEO, Cultural Vistas
Silvio Gonzato, Ambassador and Deputy Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations
An opportunity for one-on-one meetings with professional coaches, industry leaders and entrepreneurs. Please come early to reserve your spot during the morning registration.
One-on-one meetings with trade and investment representatives from our partner countries. Breakout sessions are limited to eight people per topic and are first-come first-serve. Please register early to guarantee your spot.
We are pleased to feature a diverse range of expert speakers, including successful American and Central European women entrepreneurs and innovative leaders across the fields of business, government, social impact, and more!
The USA- Central Europe Women in Business Summit is supported by a group of corporate sponsors that are committed to enhancing the role of women in business and promoting their career and business growth in Central Europe and the USA. Thank you for your dedication and making this incredible summit possible.
2 Desbrosses St, New York, NY 10013
The summit will take place in the penthouse of the Tribeca Rooftop—a chic industrial event venue in a 1920’s printing press building nestled on a cobblestone street in one of Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhoods.
The location is easily accessible by public transportation.