Introducing Trainers of the Entrepreneurial Woman Project | 9th edition
The Entrepreneurial Woman Project consists of 40+ hours of workshops with 16 professional trainers. It focuses on helping the participants launch and successfully run their business in Luxembourg.
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Trainers | EWP 9th edition
Giulia Iannucci | Social Media Marketing
Giulia Iannucci is a founder of KnowThyBrand and a social entrepreneur dedicated to helping women in business to build sustainable ventures and career paths.
Giulia leverages over 19 years of experience in branding and a proven experience in working with female talent and entrepreneurs to deliver effective gender inclusion solutions.
In addition, Giulia is an active presenter and moderator.
Always curious and inquisitive, Giulia worked and lived in Spain, Belgium, Australia, Singapore, the UK and Luxembourg.
Anne Morel | Employment and Commercial Practice
Anne Morel is a Partner and Head of BSP’s Employment, Compensations & Benefits Department. She has developed a practice advising clients on the full range of employment-related matters. She assists clients in planning and managing defined HR projects, notably in a multi-jurisdictional environment. Her practice is primarily employer-focused. Anne has sealed her reputation as a leading labour and employment lawyer advising major companies in high-stakes employment cases such as corporate restructurings, transfers of undertaking, individual and collective redundancies and human resources outsourcing (HRO) arrangements. She very often operates in immigration issues, drafting employment contracts and staff handbooks and advises on incentive and remuneration packages, restrictive covenants, severance negotiations and settlement agreements.
Anne also focuses on labour law litigation. She thus advises and assists companies at all stages of the dispute and maintains an important activity in employment-related litigation before local courts, including cases alleging discrimination, termination and non-compete violations. Last but not least, Anne has extensive litigation and counselling experience in a variety of general commercial matters, some of which are related to commercial contracts, trade secrets, unfair competition, distribution rights, intellectual property and regulatory matters.
During her workshop, Anne will be focused on the legal aspects in particular on her domain of activity: Employment, Compensations & Benefit with a view on Commercial practice. The training aims to help the participants navigate the Luxembourg legal environment concerning employment law and commercial law which can be challenging for non-technical professionals and to give the attendees tips and tricks on how to better leverage the positive aspects of the Luxembourg landscape..
Pelagia Baxevani | Social Enterprises & Financing Opportunities
Pelagia Baxevani has a long experience in supporting entrepreneurs through the program Impuls organized by nyuko. She is passionate about sustainability, social innovation and inclusion.
As an expert in the program EWP, she shares her knowledge and gives tips about the funding options, especially for impact entrepreneurs.
I’m so delighted to contribute to this program and help participants have an overview of the typical financing sources available in Luxembourg. What an incredible positive energy in every training thanks to the ladies!
Marie-Christine Simon | Intellectual Property
Marie-Christine Simon is a Head of Trademark Department, European Trademark and Design Attorney in the Office Freylinger S.A. She’s also a Luxembourg IP attorney.
After obtaining a University degree in law at the University of Trier, Germany, including a supplemental degree in Portuguese and Italian civil and administrative law, Marie joined the firm in June 2003 and worked in the trademark and design department. Between 2004 and 2006, she completed a two-year practical legal training at the regional court of Bitburg, Germany, at the Academy of European Law in Trier and with different lawyers in Trier and in Porto, Portugal and obtained her second state exam in 2006, enabling her to practice as a lawyer in Germany. Marie then re-joined the firm’s trademark and design department.
In 2009 Marie completed an additional degree for German lawyers in the field of Intellectual Property Law (Fachanwaltslehrgang Gewerblicher Rechtschutz), including a specialization in competition law, patent and trademark and design law.
Marie is admitted to practice before the Benelux Trademark and Registered Design Office (OBPI), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the WIPO. Since 2013, Marie-Christine is also registered as a Luxembourg IP attorney.
Adina Mihalache | Business Entities
Adina Mihalache is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions practice of Arendt & Medernach. She specialises in corporate law, primarily advising international companies and large private equity and real estate funds on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, international corporate restructurings, corporate finance and transactional business law.
Adina is a Luxembourg-qualified lawyer holding the title of Avocat à la Cour. She has a Master’s in International Business Law from the University of Burgundy and is a lecturer for company law at the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce. She is also on the Committee of the Arendt Diversity & Inclusion Network. Adina is fluent in English, French, German, Romanian.
Esther Celosse | Idea Generation
Esther Celosse is the founder of Return2Career and Focus2Progress, an Adjunct Professor of Management, Executive coach and mentor and a seasoned entrepreneurial international business leader, with 30 years of managerial and business development experience in the Financial Services sector and the Higher Education sector.
I am delighted to work again with the EWP. I have been involved right from the start of the EWP program and have been training ALL the participants on the exciting topic of Idea Generation and Idea Refinement. Through a hands-on exercise, we go into a challenging approach to induce creativity and “out-of-the-box thinking”. We engage in a fun, and interactive exchange, where we also share our initial ideas and start to build on the relationship between the participants, crucial to the success of the program.
Every year the EWP group shows talent beyond the ordinary, motivation as high as a mountain and energy plenty. It’s a huge pleasure to continue to be part of the journey these participants embark on, especially, as this year, I am also embarking again on my own entrepreneurial journey… we have something to share.Esther Celosse
You can find out more about Esther’s new venture on her website.
Martina Širol | Project Management
Martina Širol is a female entrepreneur, with years of experience in corporate management and learning facilitation. She is running GF Overseas Ltd, a small corporate service provider with clients and services providers all around the globe. Martina is also a founder of Marty Lux Training & Coaching, developing and delivering training for agencies of the EU, ministries, universities, NGOs and private companies throughout Europe. Her areas of expertise are project management, change management, interpersonal communication, problem-solving and intercultural adaptation. Martina’s colourful background paired with strong empathy and quick adaptability gives her a plethora of diverse skills that are an asset for individuals and teams looking to sharpen their skills and harness their full potential.
Lisa Burke | Public Speaking
Lisa Burke is a presenter, moderator, host, speaker, science author, voice-over artist, classically-trained singer, actor and public-speaking coach.
Lisa was a trainer during 8th edition of EWP. We asked her to share a couple of words about her experience with the project:
I was delighted to work with the EWP last year as a trainer for public speaking. Through this exercise, I try to get to know the person, the project and the passion behind it. To tell one’s story of why is to expose oneself. This requires the confidence of being authentic.Lisa Burke
When I work with people in public speaking, a gift I was given at secondary school from the age of 11 upwards with Mr Devereux, I don’t suggest ‘rules’. I believe it is entirely to do with bringing YOU forward with confidence in your idea and message.
With the EWP group last year, I found the ladies to be utterly supportive of one another in all parts of life, as we women juggle a lot. Even when trying to start a business, the rest of life in all its glorious mess carries on. And as so many people have said before me, it takes a village to raise not just a child, but us all.
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