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Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services, from workplace systems to data center solutions, managed services, and cloud-based software and solutions. Fujitsu’s full portfolio of products, solutions and services gives its customers a competitive advantage in the era of digital transformation. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers enabling them to capitalize on digital opportunities with confidence and by helping them to balance robust ICT and digital innovation. Fujitsu’s vision is to enable a Human Centric Intelligent Society that creates value by connecting infrastructure, empowering people and creatively defining new forms of intelligence. Approx. 156,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries; in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), Fujitsu employs more than 26,000 people. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016.
GFT Technologies SE (GFT)
GFT Technologies SE (GFT) is a business change and technology consultancy trusted by the world’s leading financial services institutions to solve their most critical challenges. Specifically defining answers to the current constant of regulatory change – whilst innovating to meet the demands of the digital revolution. GFT brings together advisory, creative and technology capabilities with innovation culture and specialist knowledge of the finance sector, to transform the clients’ businesses. Utilising the CODE_n innovation platform, GFT is able to provide international start-ups, technology pioneers and established companies access to a global network, which enables them to tap into the disruptive trends in financial services markets and harness them for their out of the box thinking. Headquartered in Germany, GFT achieved consolidated revenue of around EUR 374 million in 2015. The company is represented in twelve countries with a global team spanning approx. 4,500 employees. The GFT share is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the TecDAX (ISIN: DE0005800601).
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable approximately 320,000 business and public sector customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. Based on market capitalization, SAP is the world’s third largest independent software manufacturer. To keep this leading position SAP invests heavily in new technology. As one example, SAP announced its investment plans of €2 billion over five years to help business and government entities benefit from the proliferation of sensors, smart devices and Big Data that is transforming business with the Internet of Things (IoT).
KPMG is a global network of legally independent professional firms with more than 174,000 employees in 155 countries. KPMG is also a leading auditing and advisory firm in Germany, with around 9,800 employees at over 20 locations. Our services are divided into the following functions Audit, Tax, Consulting and Deal Advisory. Our Audit services are focused on the auditing of consolidated and annual financial statements. The Tax function incorporates the tax advisory services provided by KPMG. Our high level of specialist know-how on business, regulatory and transaction-related issues is brought together within our Consulting and Deal Advisory functions. We have established teams of interdisciplinary specialists for key industries of the economy. These pool the experience of our experts around the world and further enhance the quality of our advisory services.
Deutsche Post DHL Group
Deutsche Post DHL Group is the world’s leading mail and logistics company. The Group is focused on being the first choice for customers, employees and investors in its core business activities worldwide. Deutsche Post DHL Group operates under two brands: Deutsche Post is Europe’s leading postal service provider. DHL is uniquely positioned in the world’s growth markets, with a comprehensive range of international express, freight transportation, e-commerce and supply chain management services. Deutsche Post DHL Group employs approximately 500,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide. The Group generated revenues of more than 59 billion Euros in 2015.
Linklaters LLP is a leading global law firm, supporting clients in achieving their strategies wherever they do business. We use our expertise and resources to help clients pursue opportunities and manage risk across emerging and developed markets around the world. Linklaters provides market leading advice on public takeovers, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, disposal and contentious advice. Our clients are drawn from a broad base including the FTSE 100, Fortune 500, DAX 30, CAC 40 corporates, private equity houses, investment banks and governments.
BABOR is the pioneer in professional skin care and stands for SCIENCE, PRECISION and RESULTS. Today, this is what drives research in BABOR’s laboratories. At BABOR, we focus on developing precision formulas for skincare Made in Germany. The active ingredients are perfectly coordinated in order to ensure the best possible results and reveal your individual beauty. At BABOR beauty is a personal matter and skincare consultation is key. In a professional treatment this transforms to an indulgent experience providing outstanding results. In other words: the art of precision skincare.
There is something magical about the manufacture of time. Producing the inanimate components and assembling them to create perpetual movement is like breathing life into inert material; it is the creation of a pulse that will never stop beating. 20 years ago Parmigiani Fleurier was born from the trust woven between Michel Parmigiani and the Sandoz Family Foundation who has acknowledged his talent as a master watchmaker. Thanks to this liaison industrial independence has been created that helped to go an independent and passionate way of watchmaking, filled with creativity and innovations.
The BMW Group
The special fascination of the BMW Group not only lies in its products and technology, but also in the company’s history, written by inventors, pioneers and brilliant designers. Today, the BMW Group, with its 31 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries as well as a global sales network, is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium automobiles and motorcycles, and provider of premium financial and mobility services. BMW Group is an innovation leader with an intelligent material mix, a technological shift towards digitalisation and resource-efficient production.
The Lufthansa Group is a global aviation group with a total of 540 subsidiaries and equity investments. Passenger transport is the largest business segment in the Lufthansa Group. The Passenger Airline Group comprises the airlines Lufthansa Passenger Airlines (including Germanwings and Eurowings), SWISS and Austrian Airlines. Equity interests in Brussels Airlines and SunExpress are strategic additions to the portfolio. With its multi-hub strategy, the Passenger Airline Group offers passengers comprehensive flight schedules while providing the greatest level of travel flexibility at the same time. All airlines share the common objective of meeting customers' demands in terms of safety, quality, punctuality, reliability and professional service.
50/50 by 2020
The President and Chief Executive Officer of Sperry Van Ness International Corporation, Kevin Maggiacomo, is a progressive thinker who aims to end the gender inequality found within corporate leadership. He has done this by launching 50/50 by 2020, a campaign that seeks to establish an equal number of women and men within leadership roles by the year 2020.
Advance is an association and a network that takes specific measures to increase the share of women in leading positions in Switzerland. We believe that sustained success depends on having a balances gender mix at all levels of an organization. Advance offers ambitious female executives of the member companies a program that increases their opportunities for advancement. Advance was founded following an initiative by female executives from ten leading Swiss based companies and counts today already more than 60 companies to its members.
Arabia Monitor is an independent research firm specialised in economic and market studies on the Middle East & north African region, which we view as the new emerging market. Our forward-looking perspective allows us to place recent developments in the region within a broader context and a long-term view.
The bvik was established to promote, improve and professionalize industrial communication and cooperation between the industrial enterprises on the one hand and the communication service providers on the other. For the member companies, the association is interested in identifying ways to increase publicity and awareness, but also to increase efficiency, profitability and added value through communication.
COUNCIL OF WOMEN IN BUSINESS IN BULGARIA
The Council of Women in Business in Bulgaria (CWBB) is a leading non-government organization in Bulgaria aimed to implement and disseminate good practices and programs to encourage the professional development of women with focus on business development, establishment of professional values and ethics in education, science, culture, technology and innovation. The organization also supports talented young specialists to realize their potential in Bulgaria. Members of the CWBB are 57 top managers of companies, which annual turnover is about 10% of the country’s GDP.
Indian Women Network
Indian Women Network (IWN) is an initiative of the Confederation of Indian Industry.
IWN is an engaging and effective networking model for professional women. IWN works towards enabling women become better professionals and achievers in their respective fields by enhancing their core competence through continuous and comprehensive learning and adapting to worldwide best practices. IWN’s services focus on a)Learning & Development b)Health & Well-being c) Policy & Advocacy.
Leading Women of Africa
Headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, Leading Women of Africa (LWA) is a pan-African Network of leading business and professional women that drives the vehicle of women’s economic empowerment through investment projects and profitable trade and businesses. LWA is committed to women’s empowerment and development of Africa. Are you looking to create partnerships in Africa? Then LWA should be your first point of contact.
The VdU is the biggest trade association specifically for women entrepreneurs in Germany. Founded in 1954 by 31 women entrepreneurs, today 1,800 women are organized in 16 regional groups in Germany. The women entrepreneurs within the VdU generate an annual turnover of about 85 billion euros and employ round about 500.000 people. In its role as a critical observer of politics on both local and federal level, the important aims of the association are to influence the opinions and resolutions of the political decision makers and to act as a lobbying instrument representing the interests of women entrepreneurs.
WeAreTheCity is a free, centralised hub for professional women who want to progress in their careers, enhance their skills and build their external networks. We provide an inspirational platform for women who wish to learn, progress and drive their own professional growth. Through our 50,000+ members, we have connections to over 200 female networks that support women in their professional progression.
The WomenWay is a Swiss-based association and business network, founded in 2009, committed to create more public attention for women’s achievements in economy and society. We interview female role models and support women in business with experienced female and male mentors to enable them to reach leadership positions.
Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. We strive to establish an inclusive work environment where all employees feel respected for their diversity and empowered to impact the business globally. As part of our commitment to transparency and workplace equality, Bloomberg recently launched its Financial Services Gender-Equality Index, providing investors with valuable reference data on gender equality through internal company statistics, employee policies, gender-conscious product offerings and external community engagement.
brand eins is the business magazine that looks at change. We are not interested in status quo, we are interested in what is developing. We are looking at the economy, society and culture for signs of a new era, for people and companies who are facing up to the future. We are not looking for scapegoats – we are looking for causes, circumstances and backgrounds. We have a different view of the economy, successes and failures. And on the people who do business. Not with tables and check lists – but with stories that give them ideas and that explain backgrounds and developments to them.
Business Review is the leading English business publication on the Romanian market, a multichannel publishing brand, launched in 1998. With an experience of over 17 years, Business Review serves the local and international business communities with news, market analysis and special editorial projects in print and online. Moreover, Business Review organizes over 20 B2B events annually, attracting 2000+ participants.
CEO Magazine is a monthly business magazine for CEOs and executives around the world. We publish an impressive collection of business and lifestyle content that aims to simplify life for executives and inspire you to achieve greater things. Our print and digital publications offer insights that leaders need to get ahead and stay ahead. We consider ourselves an executive coach; trusted to help you adapt to change, embrace technology, take considered risks, and overcome challenges to drive success. The CEO Magazine is created by a talented editorial team who work tirelessly each month to deliver a mix of business and lifestyle content that helps you stay ahead of the game.
Published four times a year, Czech Leaders focuses on interviews, businesses, top-level events, EU matters, lifestyle, culture and even luxurious products since year 2001. Our readers are mostly people from high society, government officials and high ranking managers that work in business, health, education and culture. The Magazine is also distributed to the top of the EU officials in Brussels. An electronic version and bulletin is dispatched to thousands of people from around 80 countries per month.
Dialogue is the only truly global media platform for management and leadership. Its worldwide network of Knowledge Partners and Affiliation Partners enables Dialogue to share global thought leadership with its audience of more than one million readers around the world. The Dialogue platform is created specifically for leaders, managers and policymakers, to help them navigate our complex world. Global in its design, every feature brings perspective from a diversity of markets and cultures. The crux of the journal is about breaking silos within companies, throughout business and across borders.
EDITION F is the digital home for strong women. Women, who know their worth, who create their career, who follow their passion and who love to learn new things, find and give inspiration and engage with people, ideas and pressing issues. EDITION F offers all this – everyday, everywhere. As digital companion in the personal and job life. And in between.
Real Leaders is the official publication of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), a private membership based community of more than 22,000 CEOs in 125 countries who control 10% of global GDP and represent $6 trillion in spending. Real Leaders has a unique agreement in place with YPO and is one of the only media platforms allowed to send information directly to the preferred mailing address and email address of all 22,000 CEO members in 125 countries through a print and digital magazine. The Real Leaders platform informs and engages a global audience seeking inspired leadership and information on how to create social impact while still making a profit.