Thu, Jun 10 & Sat, Jun 12
Women & MBA - Europe and Asia

Top international school's webinars, live chat sessions and networking workshops focused on our audience from Europe and Asia

Registration is now closed for this event

Discover MBA insights and success stories about women in leadership from top business schools

Lead the way in your career growth and speed up your journey in female leadership.​

Day One - Programme


THURSDAY, 10 JUNE 2021 -  Official event times are in CET

17:00  EVENT Opening by Access Online

17:05  KEYNOTE: From Finance in the corporates to the world of entrepreneurship

Olga Marcenac, Chief Operating Officer, Nasekomo

17:25  CASE STUDY/Q&A: How the MBA Prepares Women for Their Evolving Careers

Deborah McCandless, Associate Director, and Lamia Hayat, IESE BS alumna, Corporate Venture Capital at Agility, IESE Business School (Spain)

17:50  SUCCESS STORY/Q&A: Women in MBA: Addressing the Misconceptions

Karen Barker, Director of Recruitment and Marketing, Warwick Business School (UK)

18:15  SUCCESS STORY/Q&A: Women Success in Leadership

Ilaria Contrastini, MIP Politecnico di Milano Alumna, Digital Direct to Consumer Senior Manager at Discovery Inc | discovery+

18:40  CASE STUDY/Q&A: Women are Less Likely to Invest in Themselves?

Nathalie Naveda, Head of Marketing and Talent Acquisition and Julia Raatz, Talent Acquistion Manager, University of St. Gallen EMBA-HSG (Switzerland)

19:05 CASE STUDY/Q&A: Become the Leader You Would Want to Follow  

Maria Martinez Madrigal, Associate Director, Full-time MBA Admissions, UC Berkeley: Haas Full-time MBA (USA)

19:30  WEBINAR/Q&A: Empowering Women in Leadership

Alicia Raulic, Marketing & Recruitment Manager - MBA Program; Aracely Magallon, Marketing & Recruitment Manager , HEC Paris (France)

19:55 CASE STUDY/Q&A: Developing Female Role Models in Male-Driven Industries

Madallina Filipoiu, Senior Director, Credit & Collections EMEA at Oracle; Vienna University of Economics and Business WU Executive Academy (Austria)

20:20  CASE STUDY/Q&A: Diversity of Academic & Professional Backgrounds in Graduate Management Education

Susan Kessler, Director of Admissions and Shaun H. Min, Assistant Director, George Washington University (USA)

20:45 WEBINAR/Q&A: Women in Work in 2021: Where Are We Heading?

Dr Robyn Remke- Programme Director, Full Time MBA and Emma Watton- Programme Director, Executive MBA, Lancaster University Management School 

21:10 KEYNOTE: How to Find Joy on Your Career Path

Angela Guido, Student of Human Nature, Founder @ Career Protocol & FriendMo

Parallel sessions:

Small-group discussions: Pre-scheduled sessions with the best-matching schools
One-to-One: Ad hoc video sessions with your schools of choice
Live chat: Message your schools of choice for a chat during or after the event

Day Two - Programme

SATURDAY, 12 JUNE 2021 -  Official event times are in CET

10:00  EVENT Opening by Access Online

10:05  KEYNOTE: Harnessing & Maximizing the Value of Your MBA

Pallavi Srivastava, APAC Talent Leader, IBM GTS

10:25  SUCCESS STORY/Q&A: Gender Balance on the MBA, and Beyond – Why It Matters

Edina Horvath, Associate Director and Ursi Van der Herten, Associate Director of Recruitment & Admissions, Esade Business School (Spain)

10:50  SUCCESS STORY/Q&A: Case Study Examples of Women and MBA Success Stories

Shri Ramakrishnan, Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment, Syracuse University-Whitman School of Management (USA)

11:15  WEBINAR/Q&A: Find your certianty in the uncertain future 

Amy J. XU,  Regional Manager,  and Luyi WU, Grenoble Ecole de Management alumna, Nook Partners SAS co-founder, Grenoble Ecole de Management (France, Germany)

11:40  WEBINAR/Q&A: A to Z of Female Representation: From Student Body to Business School Faculty

Chaimae Malyani , Regional Director, Hult International Business School (USA, UK, UAE, China)

12:05  WEBINAR/Q&A: Building Confidence in Female Leaders

Vivian Tran, Manager, Recruitment and Admissions, UBC Sauder School of Business (Canada)

12:30 WEBINAR/Q&A: Faking it: Impostor Phenomenon and the MBA

Dr Theresa Simpkin, Head of MBA Programmes (International) & Director, Executive MBA & Senior Leadership Degree Apprenticeship, Nottingham University Business School

12:55  WEBINAR/Q&A: Creating a Supportive Culture for Women in Business

Joy Mack, Interim Director of Admissions and Mike Waldhier, Interim Managing Director and Smeal MBA Alumnus,  Penn State University: Smeal College of Business (USA)

13:20  CASE STUDY/Q&A: Unlocking Your Leadership Potential

Irina Zilbergleyt, Director of Career Education & Advising, IE Business School (Spain)

13:45   CASE STUDY/Q&A: Women Success in Leadership

Emily Centeno De Abols, Head of Marketing, Recruitment, Admissions and Communcations , and Jaya Oswal, ESCP Europe MBA alumna, Marketing and Business Development Manager, AXA Climate, ESCP Europe MBA

14:10  KEYNOTE: Build Your Success Mindset (cancelled)

Parallel sessions:

Small-group discussions: Pre-scheduled sessions with the best-matching schools
One-to-One: Ad hoc video sessions with your schools of choice
Live chat: Message your schools of choice for a chat during or after the event

How the MBA empowers women

The MBA degree is a stepping stone for business women around the world who want to grow their career. MBA students have the unique opportunity to:

  • Attain the essential business toolkit for positions in management
  • Interact with diverse professionals and build a global network
  • Prepare for a dynamic business future and flexible leadership

Join our free Access Online event to discover the full potential of the MBA for aspiring female leaders and entrepreneurs.

Why join this online event

Are you looking for business insights and inspiration about female leadership? Enjoy the interactive event schedule:

  • Get inspired with live 25-minute back-to back presentations from top MBA programme directors and alumnae
  • Learn real-life business know-how from keynote presenters and inspirational speakers
  • Discover success stories of female leaders and MBA graduates
  • Talk directly to leading MBA program representatives online
  • Explore career paths for women in business and management

17:00 - 21:00 CET
10 JUNE, 2021
10:00 - 14:00 CET
12 JUNE, 2021