About this time every year women of OWIT Lake Geneva gather to talk about “business”! On May 22nd, 2013 we got together in a very cozy Metropole Cafe to elect our new Executive Board, talk about the lessons from 2012, and last but not least, discuss the future of our association. How exciting! Beyond doubt it was a great evening!
The core of the event, of course, was the election of our new Executive Board! Eight very enthusiastic and experienced ladies took the challenge to lead our association forward. Next year should be a piece of cake looking at the amount of knowledge they are all bringing along – legal, finance, marketing, project management, professional coaching, supply chain, you name it. All elected with majority of votes were Caroline Brenot and Violette Ruppanner as Co-Presidents of OWIT, Nasya Dimitrova as Executive Vice-President in charge of Membership and Volunteers, Agnieszka Majszczyk as Vice President in charge of Events, Nzinga Blankendal as Vice-President in charge of Marketing and Communication, and Catherine Gambotto as Treasurer in charge of Finance and Operations. We wish them all success in their journey of co-creating the future of OWIT Lake Geneva. Go Ladies!
What were the highlights of 2012?
Last year was exceptionally energetic with many accomplishments! We organized several successful events and networking meetings, giving our members and non-members the opportunity to both develop and network. We were able to launch four wonderful project groups, which are focused on helping women establishing their own business, promoting female leaders, focusing on mentoring prospects, and outreaching to smaller cities. Please don’t forget that in order to execute those initiatives in 2013 we need volunteers!!!
In conclusion, we had the pleasure to host two very special guests at our AGM this year. Giovanna Beaulieu joined us representing Room to Read, OWIT’s preferred charity, which tries to transform the lives of children in developing countries focusing on the importance of quality education. We strongly encourage you to donate! Isabel Contreras, the Founder and Director of Life Motivations closed the meeting with positive thinking workshop making everyone energized and inspired by following her lively and dynamic work out.
We all look forward to this promising year and we hope that we can exceed our expectation once again in 2013!
By Ania Ferdyn