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24 Jul 2018 00:00




EWMD - European Women Management Development - is an international nonprofit Network established in 1984 by women for women and men in management. Established 34 years ago in Belgium, nowadays it makes professionals from all areas of business meet, with the aim to improve the quality of management, respecting women and men in their diversity.

Today, the Network has members all over Europe, the United States, South Africa and countries in Asia. Its activities include meetings, trainings, workshops and general events that aim to exchange experiences, skills and best practices of women in management positions. Most importantly, it now puts its roots in Lithuania. We are speaking about a “return”: thanks to the initiative and commitment of several women around Ausra Gaiveniene, the new president of EWMD Lithuania, the chapter will start again with a series of events in 2018, now - stronger than ever.

EWMD loves to celebrate new Chapters, while Lithuania has offered to plan and organize the annual International Conference. It will take place From 5 - 7 October in Vilnius under the sign of "Corporate Social Responsibility: Distracting Commitment or Sustainable Leadership?", the title and the main topic, characterized by a rich program, full of interesting topics presented by experienced and brilliant speakers.

Various aspects and facets of corporate social responsibility will be opened and developed during the intense three days of conference. Through workshops, for example the "Corporate Social Responsibility" one, conducted by Beate Röcker, CSR Consulting Service Röcker, and the EWMD International Annual General Meeting: it will include the results of the past year, new goals and purposes for the upcoming ones.

We will then go in depth of the Conference with "Distracting Commitment or Sustainable Leadership?" welcome and introduction. To follow, multiple interventions: Dominykas Karpovic, Senior Partner Homo Eminens;  Beate Röcker, CSR.Consulting Service.Röcker; Alvita Armanavicienė, President of the Lithuanian Consumer Federation, Vice-President of the National Consumer Confederation; Ingrida Sulcienė, Founder Dress for Success Vilnius-Lithuania; Gediminas Judzentas, Marketing Director of AUGA group, experienced marketing, trade, communication and business development professional; Jolanta Skirgaile, Vilnius Business School Managing Director, owner; Laura Galdikiene, Senior Economist at Swedbank Lithuania and Kristina Gruzauskiene, Paroc HR Specialist. The inspiring speeches of Selene Ghioni and Nadin Meloth, the International Presidents, will put us through the main activities of the Network, its development and aims. These incredible women will deepen the main issues under different, fascinating points of view.

The conference will take place in collaboration with Vilnius Business College and Lithuanian Business Confederation. Lithuanian Business Confederation is member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and representing the largest service, trade and high–tech companies and associations of Lithuania. Lithuanian Business Confederation | ICC Lithuania represents 31 business associations and over 3500 companies.

An opportunity that can’t be missed: explore the wonderful old town of Vilnius, a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Discover more on and don’t forget to register in time! For any questions, please contact the Organizing Team or