Women Economic Forum gets under way in Ljubljana


An associate of the All Ladies League, an international network of women, the Women Economic Forum aims to help women expand business opportunities and increase their influence in society.

The slogan of the event is Power of the Pack. Women trustfully supporting Women, highlighting how women have been traditionally taught to be distrustful of one another due to scarcity of top jobs, according to the organisers.

The organiser of the WEF Slovenia event, Saša Božič, said it was a privilege to bring the conference to Slovenia, describing it as "an incredible journey with the whole team of inspiring women and men".

The speakers include US Ambassador Lydia Blanchard, British Ambassador Sophie Honey and Turkish Ambassador Esen Altug, who will participate in a panel on making space for intuition and emotional intelligence.

Director of Siemens Slovenija Medeja Lončar, adviser to the Slovenian president Vlasta Nusdorfer, Nana Sumrada Slavnič, the general counsel at app developer Outfit 7, and Melanie Seier Larsen, managing director at The Boston Consulting Group will be among the panellists as well.

The main part of the event will be held on Friday and Saturday with panel debates dedicated to issues such as women CEOs and women in business, business collaboration with women colleagues, creating an inclusive society and expressing emotions at work.

Topics not strictly related to work will be broached as well, including how women should allow themselves to be vulnerable, how to transform beliefs and family patterns, and personal well-being.