Are you interested in hearing from professional women in Geneva? Do you know of (or own) a local woman-led business that highlights entrepreneurship in Geneva? Looking for work in Switzerland as an ex-pat or non-francophone?
For all of the above reasons and more, please join us in the Clubrooms on the 4th Wednesday evening of each month to learn, share, support and network with one another as working women in Geneva. Each month, we will aim to showcase two professional/entrepreneurial women in Geneva, followed by a Q&A. Light refreshments are served. All are welcome, even if you’re not currently seeking work in Geneva.
In February, we kicked off this new activity by highlighting the work of two AIWC members, Amy Meyer and Nancy Francis.
Amy Meyer earned a law degree and a LL.M in International Legal Studies and is a member of the State Bar of California as well as a member of the Foreign Lawyers Section of the l’Ordre des Avocats de Genève. Now working for GT Law, a boutique law firm based in Geneva with a focus on trade and finance law, she spoke to our group regarding her 20+ year career, work-related opportunities and challenges associated with an international move, and much more.
Nancy Francis hails from El Paso, Texas, and moved to Geneva from Washington, DC four years ago. She decided to start her own business in the natural wellness industry. Her decision to start this new business has not only given Nancy a career, but has also helped in reversing her auto immune disease. She now runs her business online and teaches social media to be a tool not a toy to grow your business. Find her on Instagram @TravellyNancy or Facebook #CheerfullyNaturalbyNancy.
For the March session, we welcomed Kathryne Bonvin-Bercel from the Career Women’s Forum (CWF). The CWF is a is a non-profit, bi-lingual (French and English) Swiss association founded in 1982 in Geneva. The mission of the CWF is to encourage women’s professional development through the exchange of ideas, networking and self-fulfillment to achieve recognition as active and engaged women.
In March, we also featured AIWC member, Shell Breidy, who provided an overview of her career path in Geneva as an anglophone, and her experience with Geneva’s chomage (unemployment) system.
Speakers are already scheduled for April, May and June, and will cover topics including careers in finance/accounting, personal branding, working at a Swiss start-up, and more. For more details, contact email@example.com.