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Empowering Future Leaders: Our Kick Off for the IWiL Mentee Class of 2024

The Initiative Women into Leadership (IWiL) Mentee Class of 2024 Kick Off event is a cornerstone in shaping the future of female leadership. Scheduled for March 15th, 2024, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, this gathering is more than an event; it's a launchpad for empowerment, learning, and networking.

Morning Beginnings: A Warm Welcome

The day kicks off at the iconic Oktogon - Zeche Zollverein, starting with a small breakfast from 8:00 am, setting a communal tone. Following this, Sabine Hansen , Chairwoman at IWiL, will deliver a welcome address paired with a special surprise greeting note, setting an inspirational tone for the day.

Inspirational Speeches and Reviews

Christian Gleimann & Wiebke Sparka will take the stage for an introductory speech, paving the way for a review of the 2023 mentoring year. This session, featuring insights from Anne B. Bicking (Mentee 2023) & Frauke Heistermann , will offer valuable reflections and learnings.

Elevator Pitches and CEO Insights

A series of elevator pitches hosted by Dr. Natalie Daghles will showcase the dynamic spirit and diverse talents of the participants. Following this, Paolo Dell'Antonio , former Spokesman of the Management Board at Wilh. Werhahn KG, will share personal insights from the mind of a CEO, offering a rare glimpse into the journey to the top.

Speakers Kick Off

Networking and interactive sessions

The event emphasizes interaction and networking, with designated meet-ups and coffee breaks. These sessions are designed to foster connections and discussions among mentors and mentees, laying the groundwork for the mentoring relationships that will evolve over the year.

Looking Ahead: Your Mentoring Year 2024

The day will conclude with a focus on "Next Steps - Your Mentoring Year 2024," setting the stage for the upcoming year's objectives and aspirations, followed by a networking opportunity to mingle and share insights.

An Open Invitation

The event extends an open invitation to lunch, allowing for informal interactions and the deepening of connections made throughout the morning.

This Kick Off event is not just a day on the calendar; it's the beginning of a transformative journey for the mentees of the IWiL Class of 2024. Through inspirational speeches, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities, it lays a solid foundation for a year of growth, leadership development, and empowerment.

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