Deloitte SheXO Club
Are you familiar with our SheXO Club?
Since 2014, we have been organising meetings of successful businesswomen who hold important positions in the Czech business environment. During these informal gatherings, they support charity projects, mentor young artists and support new trends in the area of Czech design.
Female corporate leadership
January 2021, Deloitte studio live stream
European Women on Boards (EWoB), a non-profit organization advocating for gender diversity on boards, announced the Gender Equality Awards 2020 and the results of Gender Diversity Index 2020 (GDI) during live stream from Deloitte studio in Prague. We were proud to stream and moderate such as important topic as the female corporate leadership is, as well as to share the best practice from European companies. Did you know that 14% of companies listed at the GDI, have at least 40% women in leadership positions? Compare to 8% last year we see a significant improvement. Find out how the world is changing.
16th SheXO Club
November 2020, Deloitte studio live stream
Specific times call for a specific SheXO Club. Its 16th edition was held online for the first time – live streamed from Deloitte studio in Prague in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in the Czech Republic on the occasion of the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020. The guests talked about up-to-date topics such as how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected business, leadership and our work habits. In which areas did women stand out? To what extent was the role of employees a crucial one? Listen to what Diana Rádl Rogerová (Managing Partner at Deloitte), Simona Kijonková (CEO of Packeta Holding, Zásilkovna) and Jitka Schmiedová (HR Director of Veolia) have experienced during the coronavirus pandemic. Cheryl Edison (CEO of Edison) unveiled how to use visionary thinking to increase the resilience and prosperity of a company in these uncertain times. Christina Sharkey, Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in the Czech Republic hosted the event.
15th SheXO Club
August 2020, Residence of the US Ambassador
This time it really was an extraordinary experience. The August Club’s gathering was organised in cooperation with the Czech Women’s Leadership Forum at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence. Our host was Jennifer Bachus, the Deputy Chief of Mission. We had a chance to enjoy a guided tour of the villa which was built by Otto Petschek in the 1920s for his family in the Neo/Baroque style. After the tour we enjoyed a very pleasant networking cocktail in the Residence garden.
March 2020, Deloitte Offices, Churchill I
Our guest Jeffrey Schonberg, an acclaimed American anthropologist, gave us a lecture on a very serious social topic – homelessness.
Jeffrey discussed with us his experiences with homeless people, what their lives are like and what they expect from us. We also talked about how could we and our government make them a part of the society and how could we improve their lives.
Jeffrey Schonberg is a lecturer at San Francisco State University, co-author of a book Righteous Dopefind (which deals with the homelessness issue in San Francisco), and a recipient of the Paul Farmer Global Citizenship Award from the Center for a Public Antropology.
13th SheXO Club
A Guided Tour Through Our New Office Building
The Churchill Building – Seat of Deloitte
This time, we invited the Ladies from our SheXO Club directly to our office, on a guided tour through our new business premises located in Vinohrady. More than 50 visitors did not miss this opportunity. During the tour, the attendees were presented interesting stories connected with the construction and were able to see all the rooms and spaces. Among the speakers at the event were, for instance, Michal Kunc, who designed the inventive interior of the building together with his team. Another speaker was Pavel Streblov, the business director of Penta Real Estate. The guests invited to the event included the Rector of the University of Economics in Prague, Hana Machková, and the Vice-Mayor of Prague 2, Alexandra Udženija. The event was topped with a pleasant sit-down with good food and drink on the roof terrace where all the ladies could enjoy the splendid view of Prague’s centre adorned with a magical sunset.
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12th SheXO Club
Institute of Molecular Genetics
The gathering took place at the Institute of Molecular Genetics in Prague – Krč (IMG), where under the leadership of experts we examined the laboratory CZ OPENSCREEN focused on research in the field of chemical biology and genetics and familiarised ourselves with work involving Czech Bioimaging, thanks to which we have the opportunity to observe previously hidden processes in cells, tissue and organisms.
11th SheXO Club
In the Company of Butterflies and Tropical Plants
Fata Morgana glasshouse in the Troja Botanical Garden
There could not be a more appropriate venue for a May meeting of the SheXO Club than the Fata Morgana glasshouse in the Troja Botanical Garden, which is why we invited the ladies there as part of their next event. Almost 50 ladies from Czech and international business enjoyed a pleasant evening in the presence of butterflies, tropical plants and exotic delicacies.
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10th SheXO Club
In the Footsteps of Science and Lasers
Eli Beamlines Laser Centre
Did you know that a scientific facility outside Prague houses the most powerful laser in the world that could bring the water in the Lipno Dam to the boil in 10 seconds? The amount of steel used in its construction was the same as that used in the construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. This time, the SheXO Club rode the technological wave, organising the anniversary 10th SheXO Club session at the Eli Beamlines laser centre in Dolní Břežany. During the tour, the ladies took a peek into the research hall and, using virtual reality glasses, tried out what the other possibilities of using lasers are. They got completely carried away by the lecture given by the successful scientist Kateřina Falk, who explained the concept of lasers as well as her work in astrophysics. Her fresh and entertaining approach proved that science is in no way a boring thing. The event was rounded off by a raffle and by handing over a cheque to the Deputy Mayor of Dolní Břežany, consisting of financial contributions from individual ladies. Thank you!
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Ladies attending the 9th meeting of the SheXO Club had a unique opportunity to watch the sunset on the roof of the Lucerna Palace and enjoy a view of Prague spires. The main reason why the meeting took place in the Lucerna cinema was to screen the stories recorded as part of Deloitte’s project entitled “Making an Impact that Matters”. The ladies met with one of the project participants, the aristocrat Constantin Kinský. Along with his wife, he talked about his participation in the project as well as about the chateau in Žďár nad Sázavou where he and his wife managed to interconnect history, art and modern technology in a fascinating way. They were then welcomed and accommodated in an attic apartment by the well-known Prague coffee bar owner Ondřej Kobza.
The SheXO Club cooperates with the Sisters of Mercy of St. Borromeo Hospital in Prague. In the first project, the ladies helped the Detoxification Centre for Children and Youth in this hospital, where they prepared afternoon leisure activities for the hospitalised children on weekends. The children also enjoyed the ladies’ hand-made cakes.
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Five interiors for five modern families, furnished by five Czech architects precisely in line with their current situations and interests. Would you like to live in an apartment like that? For now, you can take a look at five of them; just as the ladies did as part of the 8th edition of the SheXO Club when they visited the Squat id23 project at Pařížská Street, where they admired interesting interior solutions and designer features selected with care so as to match the concept of each interior.
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Tomáš Šebek, a surgeon who cooperates with Doctors Without Borders, told the ladies in a very engaging manner about his work and experience from missions in Afghanistan and Haiti. The sixth SheXO Club took place in a coffee shop where refreshments were provided by people with mild disabilities.
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At the fifth SheXO Club meeting, the ladies were personally received by John Mucha in the neoclassical villa at Hradčanské náměstí, which was built by his grandfather Alfons Mucha. He showed them veritable historical gems from his family’s collection and presented them with a book with Alfons Mucha’s illustrations, complete with John’s personal dedication.
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This time the ladies were treated by the British Embassy in Prague and Her Excellency the Ambassador Jan Thompson. While the ladies were getting acquainted with the impressive rooms of the Residence, they were accompanied by Jan’s two exquisite cats, as the ambassador had left for a dress rehearsal at the Kolowrat Theatre. She starred in the performance of Much Ado about Nothing with the Prague Shakespeare Company.
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At the following meeting of the SheXO club, the ladies met the young talented musician Sebastian Kitzberger, a student at the glass studio of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, who was able not only to exhibit his work at the premises on Rohanské nábřeží in Karlín as part of the SheXO klub, but also had an opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge about the business environment.
“Our aim is to connect successful ladies from the business environment who are interested in what happens around us. The SheXO Club takes pride in values that enrich everyone. We strive to do things that contribute to a better society.”
Diana Rádl Rogerová
Office Managing Partner of Deloitte Czech Republic