31 May 2019: Innovative pathways to International Organisations

The conference will focus on innovative ways women can launch their career in International Organisations.
Get your tickets here: https://bit.ly/2Lk8Mtx

About this Event

The program includes presentations, workshops, and webinar, follow by networking & reception.


  • Personal stories of women in leadership positions in International Organizations;
  • Presentation of WIO Network’s two years case study: “What does it take to succeed at the UN? Enhancing participation of women in the United Nations and its Agencies” and policy recommendations to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #5;
  • Workshops that will take conference participants through the journey of the application process to identify the pains and strategies to navigate through the process;
  • Presentations and discussions about what female applicants should expect from innovation in HR recruitment? And how best to innovate their profiles to reach their goal of joining the United Nations and other International Organizations?

Both men and women are cordially invited to attend this event.


Detailed program:

9:00 – 09:30 Registration

09:30 – 09:40

Opening remarks

Dr. SusanneKeppler-Schlesinger, Deputy Director, Diplomatische Akademie Wien

09:40 – 09:50

Presentation: Call for gender parity at all levels in United Nations and International Organisations

Darline Giraud, Founder of WIO Network

09:50 – 10:30

Presentation: WIO Network 2017 case study- Recruitment at the United Nations from female applicants perspective

Judith Kohlenberger, PhD

Institute for Social Policy, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)


Coffee break

10:50 – 11:50

Design Thinking Workshop: Journey to International Organisations

Claudia Melo, Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science at Universidade de Brasilia

Renee Carmine-Jones Vice-President of WIO Network


Lunch Break

12:50 – 13:10

Entertainment: Communications Cabarets on the future of work

Jenny Simanowitz International Communications Trainer

13:10 – 13:40

Workshop: Are you ready for an Agile International Development Career in the Gig Economy?

Matanat Rahimova, Ph.D., MBA, Career Coach and Performance Consultant

13:40 – 14:25

Presentation: HR Innovation in International Organizations- What can we expect?

Gustavo Araujo, Chief of Recruitment at OSCE Talent Management | Human Resources

Marta Mazarambroz Recruitment Officer at OSCE


Coffee break

14:45 – 15:30

Webinar: Can AI Robot level the playing field in the UN and International Organizations Recruitment?

Henrik Ryden, Co-Founder of Impactpool, the world’s fastest growing pool of global talent who makes positive impact

15:30 -16:10

Workshop: Marketing Yourself Successfully Online and Offline Without Feeling Salesy

Gwyneth Letherbarrow, MBA, Author Speaker Personal Branding Strategist

16:10 – 16:50

FISHBOWL: Panel discussion on case study recommendations and future strategies for female applicants

Chair: Darline Giraud, Founder of WIO Network


Theresa Tomaschitz, Former Gender Strategy Consultant at UNIDO

Rhonda Evans, Head of the WINS Academy, Former Senior Nuclear Security Officer at the IAEA

Gustavo Araujo, Chief of Recruitment at OSCE

Judith Kohlenberge, PhD , Institute for Social Policy, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

Networking & Reception


Food and Beverages will be served among the guests

17:20 – 17:40

Her story: Innovative ways women can launch their careers in International Organisation

Mrs. Vera Strobachova-Budway, Senior Coordination Adviser on Gender Issues at OSCE

17:40 – 18:10

Women in power – overcoming the resistance to change in International Organisations

Dr. Eva Latham

President of Human Rights Teaching International. Dr. Latham is a scientific researcher, consultant, and expert in the field of Human Rights





WIO Network Team

Bonus: The first 20 registered conference participants will receive a free 30-minute career coaching session with Toni Patterson, a career mentor that works with professional women striving to attain even greater career success, without burning themselves out. Toni has coached women to get their dream jobs, create a career path in their current work environment, overcome mindset blocks to career success, and more.

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