Board members & volunteers 2024-2025


Anca Gosling President

Anca is a business executive with over 12 years of experience in leading complex multinational projects for IATA, UNITAR and Avia Solutions Group/Aeroclass. She has experience recruiting, leading, coaching, and supporting dynamic and large teams based worldwide.

Anca is passionate about delivering value to customers, partners, and stakeholders, and creating a positive impact in the world. She's a strong believer in empowering women through education. 

Anca is an OWIT Volunteer since 2009 holding different roles such as VP Events, VP Marketing Communications, and Executive Vice President. 

 Iulia Popescu Executive VP

Iulia is a seasoned business professional with over a decade of experience in HR, digital marketing, sales, and administration. Her expertise spans a wide range of skills, including business analysis, project management, accounting, market research, change management, interpersonal communication, strategic planning, problem-solving, IT integration, design thinking, and analytical prowess.

Throughout various roles, she has demonstrated exceptional organizational abilities and effective communication, consistently prioritizing quality. Renowned for her dynamism, adaptability, and autonomy, Iulia excels with precision and seamlessly adjusts to new challenges.

Since 2018, she has held the position of VP Events for OWIT Lake Geneva, assuming the role of President in 2022-2023 term. She is dedicated to establishing impactful personal and professional development programs for women in both local and international industries and NGOs.

Ane Mona Branza de Salis VP Digital

Ane Mona Branza de Salis, a multilingual executive assistant, graphic designer, and project manager, brings a diverse skill set and a creative flair to OWIT Lake Geneva. With a passion for blending creativity with administration, Ane Mona excels in roles that require both analytical thinking and artistic vision.

Her professional journey includes significant experience in executive support, marketing, and business intelligence, backed by certifications in graphic design, project management, and business intelligence. Ane Mona's expertise extends to a wide array of tools, including Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, Mailchimp, WordPress, Figma, Microsoft Suite, Salesforce, Google Workspace, Slack, Smartsheet, and Zoom.

Fluent in English, proficient in French, and with a basic knowledge of Italian, Ane Mona adds a multicultural dimension to her professional interactions. Her commitment to excellence in executive assistance, project management, graphic design, and marketing makes her an invaluable asset to OWIT Lake Geneva and any organization seeking a dynamic and versatile professional.

Katarzyna Grzesik-Harz Events Coordinator

Katarzyna Grzesik-Harz has been working as an intercultural trainer since 2017 and as a university lecturer since 2020. Previously, she managed IT projects and worked as a management consultant focusing on process reengineering in various sectors.

Her workshops meet the needs of established professionals from the corporate world as well as those of students preparing to work successfully across borders.

She holds a double Master's degree - in Intercultural Communication (MIC) from the USI Lugano and in European Studies (European Law, Economics and Culture) from the University of Poznan.

She speaks Polish, German, English and French.

Mentoring tags: intercultural management, intercultural competence, time management, team-building activities, virtual training design


Paola Marzola 
General Counsel

Paola Marzola is a all round legal counsel experienced with over 20 years experience in contractual and commercial domains within international business environments, providing legal advice to all levels of organization and all operational departments, with a specialty in IP, integrated supply chain and ESG.

Paola worked as Group Senior Legal Counsel in Switzerland (Le Creuset) and Italy (Melisa SA, Inalco Pharmaceuticals, THRM and others). In these strategic roles, Paola support the Board of Directors, Business Units, and clients on risk management, compliance and others.

She speaks Italian, English, German, French and elementary Chinese. 

Alina Siddiqui

Alina Siddiqui has a Bachelors in Political Science from University of Delhi and is currently a first year Master’s student of International Relations/Political Science at the Geneva Graduate Institute.

Born in India, raised in Saudi Arabia, Alina is a multiculturally curious individual dedicated to women empowerment in political and economic spheres. She has past work experience of working at NGOs in New Delhi working for women weavers entrepreneurship in North-East India and organizing medical and rights awareness camps in rural villages of North India.

She speaks Hindi, Urdu, English and French. She is committed to the mission of OWIT and is delighted to be a part of the OWIT community.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or joining our board, we'd love to hear from you! Please send an email at or for more information. 

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 Hulya Kurt Volunteer (Geneva) & OWIT International President 2024
  I'm Hulya, a Career Coach-educator, workshop facilitator, inspirational speaker, and author. With over 30 years of corporate experience, I decided to follow my passion for supporting and helping people in organizations. My goal is to help individuals break free from the hamster wheel and assist companies in supporting their employees while transmitting inspiration. Through tailor-made corporate workshops and my flagship coaching program, Drive & Thrive Your Career, I empower individuals to discover their values, strengths, and goals, and promote themselves effectively leveraging their network. My vision is to see my company thrive, employing a dedicated team, while sharing my knowledge on stage in front of large audiences and being invited to facilitate in organizations and conferences. Let's work together to unlock your potential and create your own success.
Aditi Varma Volunteer (Lausanne)

Aditi is a sustainability and international development professional. She has an MSc. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University in the city of New York.

She has lived and worked in Asia, Africa and the USA on development and sustainability issues including girls education, youth unemployment, sustainable supply chain, waste and recycling and sustainable coffee production.

She is fluent in English, Hindi and has conversational knowledge of Bhasa Indonesia and is learning French. She is delighted to be a part of the OWIT community and network.

Jenitha Jacob Volunteer (Geneva)

Jenitha Jacob has a bachelor degree in International Economics and Trade fromWenzhou University, Zhejiang, China and master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from International University in Geneva, Switzerland.

Before volunteering at Organization ofWomen in International Trade (OWIT), Jenitha worked at Bugando Medical Hospital as a counselor and Nono Tanzania Limited as an accountant and supervisor.

Jenitha is interested and motivated to work in the economic empowerment of Women in all spheres and is currently enrolled in a postgraduate diploma in Women’s Leadership Development from Said Business School at theUniversity of Oxford.

Ruxandra Grigorita Volunteer (MarCom, e-bulletin & Events, Geneva)

Ruxandra is an experienced learning professional with a passion for adult learning and human resources. She is also focused on increasing the women's role and presence in all business areas and the technology sector in particular. Passionate self-starter, she believes in achieving excellence only through hard work, integrity and full commitment to one's responsibilities.

Currently an International Learning&Development Manager with L’Occitane Group as well as External Instructor with IATA, Ruxandra worked in the past 10 years as a learning professional, with companies like Expedia Lodging Partners, Thomson Reuters, HSBC and Caterpillar. She holds an MBA from Solvay Business School in Brussels, with a focus on European Management.

She joined OWIT Lake Geneva in 2018 and after being an active Volunteer, she took over the VP Marketing Communication position and is committed to supporting the organization in the events and communications area.

Juliette Bigot  

Born in Saigon, raised in Cairo then in Paris, “a traveller”, Juliette has always evolved in an international environment.

She has a strong expertise in the Luxury and Fashion business, gained in prestigious Maisons. She has a passion for heritage, craftsmanship and would love to contribute to a more sustainable world in her industry.

She holds a Postgraduate degree in International trade and Economics from Paris 1 Sorbonne University.

She joined OWIT in 2018 to share ideas with inspiring women from all horizons and cultures. She is happy to help OWIT to grow in Geneva, the international city par excellence.

Immediate Past President

Iulia Popescu President 2022-2023

Iulia is committed to establishing impactful personal and professional development programs for women in both local and international industries and NGOs. Since 2018, she has served as the VP Events for OWIT Lake Geneva, taking on the role of President for the 2022-2023 term.

During her presidency, she effectively managed various administrative issues while fostering an organizational culture and community spirit. She orchestrated numerous events and Afterworks aimed at empowering women. Additionally, she forged new partnerships and empowered volunteers to assume VP positions, further enhancing the organization’s commitments.

A highlight of her tenure was the 2023 Gala, “Celebrating 20 years!” where she successfully reunited former board members from the association’s inception.


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