Define your impact as a leader

SheXO CE-wide Event - Celebrating 5 years of women empowerment, networking and public impact

June 9th, 2016, 9.30 a.m. – 3.00 p.m., Warsaw

Registration for the SheXO CE-wide Event

To confirm you attendance please register till June 3rd, 2016

The conference is divided into two parts. During the first part we will listen to series of power speech and guest presentations. The second part is composed of THINK TANK Discussion Breakouts with 4 parallel discussions held at the same time

Please choose one discussion topic of 4 proposed below you would like to join. 

By choosing one of the discussion modules below you will be automatically registered to participate in the entire event. 

1. Career break: How can we support women continue to develop professionally once they return to the office after a career break?
Register for "Career break" module

2. Community Outreach: How female leaders can support women in vulnerable situations.
Register for "Community Outreach" module

3. Women in tech industry: How can today female leaders inspire young girls, students to pursue their passions in the tech industry?
Register for "Women in tech industry" module

4. Mentoring & sponsoring – how can men and women support top female talent?
Register for "Mentoring & sponsoring" module

The event is dedicated to female business executives and SheXO club members.

The event will be held in English. The participation is free of charge.

June 9th, 2016, 9.30 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Ul. Jazdów 2, Warsaw

Deloitte Contact Person:
Izabela Krasuska
Phone: +48 22 348 39 59

The accommodation and transportation costs should be covered by an attendee.
If you need a support in arranging an accommodation in Warsaw please contact:

About the event

We have a pleasure to invite you to join an exceptional event – Deloitte SheXO Club Central European meeting where SheXO Club members from eight different countries will meet in person for the first time to share their experience and ideas. This event will celebrate the fifth anniversary of running the SheXO Club at Deloitte. This is also going to be a side event of the Global Summit of Women, major global event dedicated to women in economy that will be held on June 9th -11th in Warsaw.

The aim of the SheXO conference is best reflected by its main theme: Define your impact as a leader – How to align passion and power with a higher purpose? We are deeply convinced, that thanks to our position, personality, energy, and capabilities as female leaders, we are in an excellent position to develop ourselves, our teams and communities, including our own families. We would like to address the question of how to accomplish that objective in the most effective way and what exactly are the approaches and tools that could support putting the change-for-the-better plans into action? We would like to emphasize the important roles which female leaders play in our communities. We believe that female leaders can change the world together.

We will discuss the most important achievements of the SheXO Club over the past five years and listen to speeches delivered by inspiring women. Our special guest will be Andrew Davis, leading communication and digital expert, who will show us how to use the online tool to improve effectiveness and increase not only our reach but also influence.

We would like to invite all SheXO Club members and supporters to join us at the SheXO event as well as the Global Summit of Women. Let us make a meaningful contribution to the SheXO network and the Summit. We hope to see you there.


9.00 - Registration, coffee break
9.30 - Opening ceremony. Making impact that matters by supporting women leadership development.
Alastair Teare, CEO Deloitte Central Europe
Iwona Georgijew, DCE Diversity Leader, SheXO Club Leader

9.50 - SheXO Club in CE. Celebrating 5 years of empowering female leaders.
Panel of SheXO Club Leaders from Central Europe

10.20 - Power speech: Knocking down barriers, building up gender equality.
Rana Ghandour Salhab, Talent and Communications Partner, member of the board Deloitte Middle East

10.50 - Power speech: Female solidarity – a mutually beneficial partnership.
Laurel Herman, Founder and Managing Director of Positive Presence

11.20 - Coffee break

11.40 - Key-note speech: Andrew Davis
Career Questing. Control your destiny. Enjoy the journey.

Finding a work/life balance in today’s fastpaced, digitally-driven, global economy may seem daunting. Where are we supposed to find the time to raise a family, excel in the workplace, and pursue our passions? It turns out some of the most successful woman in the world don’t take any short cuts. They use the digital world to create a few smart cuts.

There’s never been a better time to take control of our future, share our expertise, and demonstrate our ability to lead. Today, more and more of us are finding fulfillment, success, and happiness at the intersection of our experience, our passion and our values. The online world allows us to explore, showcase, and position ourselves in ways never-before imagined.

In this hour-long session, former television producer and agency executive Andrew Davis, will guide us through the five simple smart cuts we can use to command a premium for our skills and talent in the marketplace. He’ll challenge us to leverage online interaction to spark offline action. He’ll show us how to build a powerful personal brand without taking time away from our families.

Are we ready to dream big and enjoy the journey?

12.40 - THINK TANK Discussion Breakouts
Making a real impact: how can female leaders drive value and create a bigger impact within their companies, communities and society as whole.

Parallel discussion topics will include:

  1. Career break: How can we support women continue to develop professionally once they return to the office after a career break? Maternity Leave policies, code of conducts, best practice.
  2. Community Outreach: How female leaders can support women in vulnerable situations.
  3. Women in tech industry: How can today female leaders inspire young girls, students to pursue their passions in the tech industry?
  4. Mentoring & sponsoring – how can men and women support top female talent?

13.40 - Discussion summary
14.00 – 15.00 - Lunch and networking


Andrew Davis

Leading communication and digital expert

Andrew Davis’ 20-year career has taken him from local television to The Today Show. He’s worked for The Muppets in New York. He’s marketed for tiny start-ups and Fortune 500 brands. His latest book, Town INC hit shelves in 2015. He’s produced for Charles Kuralt and MTV. Andrew co-founded Tippingpoint Labs, where, as the chief strategy officer, Andrew and his team helped companies like Putnam Investments, Breville and TomTom. They built digital strategies for publishers like Rodale and Meredith. For more than a decade, Drew has led the charge to change the way publishers think and how brands market their products in a digital world. Andrew’s first marketing book, Brandscaping: Unleashing the Power of Partnerships, is one of’s Top 100 Marketing Books.

Laurel Herman

Founder and Managing Director of Positive Presence

Laurel Herman is renowned as an international authority, innovator and thought-leader on Presence and Gravitas – and on each of its individual components – appearance, interactions and communication, impactful behaviour, networking and relationship development.

Having already developed one ground-breaking, successful business - Concept Shopping - in 1994 Laurel founded Positive Presence which elevated image consultancy to a new, respected and intelligent level, Perception Management, through Impact, Influence and Relationship Optimisation.

Positive Presence is now a leader in its field renowned for its integrity, client commitment, unparalleled experience and a prestigious client list grown through repeat and referral. As a hands-on consultant, Laurel is a trusted personal adviser to several of status and a mentor to many rising ‘stars’ in the commercial and professional sectors. As a successful female entrepreneur, businesswoman and role model, Laurel frequently addresses working women with the critical advantage of being able to bring both context and perspective to all her deliveries due to her many years of working equally with men.

Rana Ghandour Salhab

Talent and Communications Partner, member of the board Deloitte Middle East

Rana Ghandour Salhab is an elected member of the board of the Deloitte Middle East firm. She is the regional Talent, and Communications Partner in the firm whose network of offices covers 15 countries and over 22 offices in the Middle East North Africa region. She has over 25 years’ experience in management consulting, talent and diversity management, corporate social responsibility, corporate branding and communications. Rana has lived and worked in 3 continents and assumed regional and global leadership roles in multinational firms.

Before joining Deloitte, she was HR Director in the EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India & Africa) regional management team at Andersen, and prior to that was HR Director of the Growing Economies region. Rana is a former co-chair of the MENA Entrepreneurship Action Group of the World Economic Forum (WEF), and is currently on the advisory board of Reach, the first non-profit organization incorporated in the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) designed for mentoring and supporting professional women in the UAE. She is also on the founding taskforce for the 30% Club – GCC chapter, an initiative that aims at increasing number of women on leadership boards.

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Deloitte Contact Person

Izabela Krasuska
Phone: +48 22 348 39 59

The accommodation and transportation costs should be covered by an attendee. If you need a support in arranging an accommodation in Warsaw please contact:

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