Curtin, Marah (Speaker)
Marah Curtin, Certified Financial Planner ™
Director of Client Engagement, Davy Private Clients, Dublin Ireland
Marah has spent the entirety of her 20-year career in Wealth Management, including over a decade in NYC where she practiced as a financial planner for business owners and senior executives prior to moving to Ireland in 2013. She currently sits on the Innovation Team and is focused on strategic planning and innovation as it relates to client engagement. Marah is a huge advocate of financial inclusion and making money advice more accessible to everyone with a particular focus on promoting the financial empowerment of women and children. She is the Founder of @CentsforKids and @femolutionist and the co-creator of Finnegan (18), Seán (6) and Kennedy (11mos).
Lang, Tiziana (Speaker)
Researcher at ANPAL (National Agency for Active Labour Policies), expert on labour market policies, industrial relations, EU policies and microcredit. I worked in the Cabinet of the Minister of Labour (2014-2018) as well as in the technical secretariats of several heads of departments in PAs. Since October 2016, I am member of EMCO for Italy and participate in the European Semester process. Member of the EaSI Programme Committee and national contact point (2014-2020). I held the same positions in the Progress programme 2007-2013. I collaborate with the OECD on youth entrepreneurship and PES activities. Policy advisor for the National Strategy for Gender Equality 2021-2023 and the Strategy to fight violence against women ("economic empowerment"), I collaborated on the drafting of the actions for the promotion of female entrepreneurship and gender equality in the labour market in the NRP. Since 2020, I have been vice-president of the Rome Chapter of the EWMD.
Listle, Saskia (Moderator)
Saskia Listle is an entrepreneur and self-employed consultant. With her work in the IT and business strategy sector, she knows first-hand about the problems, struggles and hurdles of Women in Tech.
She actively supports the DEI movement and is passionate about being a trainer and mentor for people going the distance for a move towards more inclusion and belonging in the workspace. This is also her motivation to being an active member of EWMD.
Before becoming self-employed she thought she knew about financial literacy because she could do her tax statement without the help of an accountant. With the change in employment status came the realisation that she knew how to spend money, but not how to use money. And she learned that this problem is wide-spread for women and members of other marginalised groups. Her aim is to help support and amplify these areas.
Nembach, Nadine (EWMD International Co-President)
As an international expert for leadership, customer delight and Founder of N² Consulting & Training, I travel the world for my customers. 34 countries and 68 nationalities so far.
When working with people I feel it is most important to find the flow that will enable them to tap their potential and find out what they are able to do – as individuals as well as organizations. Passion, energy and fun are prerequisites for this, and therefore some of the most important tools I use.
My background is a diploma in psychology. Being a trainer, coach, facilitator and speaker, I ease my customer’s path since more than 19 years on the way to (re-) discovering their golden thread.
My story with EWMD started in 2018, when I attended the International Conference in Ingelheim. I was immediately impressed by a lot of things: the quality of the organization, speakers, workshops. However, what impressed me most were the women present. The multitude of occupations, interests, stories and nations. This has not changed ever since; it has intensified over my time being an EWMD member.
I am currently International Co-President of EWMD (www.ewmd.org), Member of the Board at EWoB (https://europeanwomenonboards.eu/) and Mentor for Ouissal (www.ouissal.org)
Niethammer, Carmen (Speaker)
Carmen Niethammer (an EWMD Berlin Chapter member) is the Sr. Gender Specialist at the European Investment Bank. Based in Luxembourg, she leads the EIB Gender Team on women’s entrepreneurship inside and outside the European Union – closing gender gaps while driving gains in productivity, competitiveness, and innovation. Much of Carmen’s work focuses on strengthening the gender & climate-lens investing nexus. On behalf of EIB, Carmen chairs the Multilateral Development Bank Working Group on Gender and represented EIB on the 2x Collaborative Steering Committee. She joined EIB from the IFC/World Bank Group which included assignments in Brazil, Egypt, Sri Lanka and the United States.
Carmen, a Forbes Contributor and Sr. Fellow at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at Erfurt University, is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Pascual, Jara (Speaker)
Jara Pascual is an author and entrepreneur centered on Innovation. She is CEO and founder of Collabwith, an online platform bringing people together and encouraging collaborations online and offline. As Board Member of the Forum Knowledge4Innovation her voice is heard regularly at the European Parliament. Jara is co-founder and Managing Director of the The Wominvest Observatory. She is also the host of the Innovation Podcast "Business of Collaboration" and Book author of "Innovation & Collaboration in the Digital Era" from publisher @DeGruyter (coming in fall of 2021). Jara is a Telecom Engineer with an MBA and she is writing about innovation management for different online magazines. She has worked for 15 years in Innovation Management doing transformational innovation culture and projects in a number of Fortune 500 Companies and R&D Labs.
Wiesner, Silvia (Moderator)
Silvia Wiesner was born in 1982 in Graz, Austria. She began her career as management trainee at Unilever in 2005. After a number of Marketing and Sales Management roles in Vienna and Hamburg, she became Key Account Director in Germany, later General Manager and Vice President Marketing for the Foods DACH business. Her most recent role was the one of Managing Director Belgium & Luxembourg. In 2021, she was selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and she joined the Executive Committee of European Women on Boards in 2022. Silvia is Mum of 3-year old Charlotte.