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Past event

Women in Business Conference 2021

Women were the leaders in building the early foundations of modern programming and unveiled the structure of DNA. Their work inspired environmental movements, their efforts led to the discovery of new genes. They broke the sound barrier — and gender barriers along the way – and stand as an inspiration to many young women who pursue careers in STEM.

Let´s honor their legacy by committing to encourage young women to pursue a career in science!

The aim of this year´s Women in Business Conference is to support young women to embrace the careers and progress in these fields and to look at the challenges they had to overcome on their road to success.


Panel Discussion #1

  • Ľudovít Paulis, State Secretary, The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic
  • Zuzana Krištúfková, Epidemiologist, member of the Pandemic Commission
  • Michal Vašečka, Sociologist and pedagogist, Bratislava Policy Institute
  • Rumiana Stoilova, Research Associate at the Martens Centre for European Studies, chair of the Bulgarian Sociological Association, board member of the Bulgarian Center of Women in Technology
  • Barbara Jagušák, moderator

Opening remarks: The Case for Holistic Investment in Girls by Branislav Sandtner, Country Head for Slovakia, Citi

Panel Discussion #2

  • Suzana Šaćirović, General Manager, Novartis Pharma Slovakia
  • Alena Kanabová, Senior Manager & Corporate Citizenship Lead, Accenture Slovakia
  • Martina Schusterová, Head of Education & Development Center DTITSO SK, Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Slovakia
  • Violeta Luca, General Manager Czech Republic & Slovakia, Microsoft
  • Petra Kotuliakova, Aj Ty v IT, moderator

Are Women Poor at Science: Debate on women´s abilities in science careers

  • Pavol Šajgalík, President, Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Mirjana Krolo, COO, iptiQ by Swiss Re
  • Barbara Jagušák, moderator

Event information

10:00 / Friday / 16. Apr 2021
+421 908453 362
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