International Women's Day


On March 8, on International Women's Day, the Belgian Business Chamber Business Women Club would like to share with you its strength, experiences and topics that are relevant to women in business. We wish to gather in one place interesting panelists and moderators to empower women in achieving their personal and carrier goal. Men are welcome too.  

International Women's Day goal is to create a space for discussion on current and important topics for women. In these unusual and sometimes difficult times the meeting offers support, inspiration and motivation to act. This year’s we will take up the topic of changes and challenges faced by women in the labor market due to the pandemic, the impact of the current crisis on human relations or the topic of women in business and technology. 

For the first time the event is co-organised by 10 International Chambers, therefore our panelists come from different areas and sectors.  

To join this event please register at by sending your name, surname, company and e-mail address until 5.03.2021 at 2 p.m.

This event is free of charge.

By registering for the event, you accept the Regulations.


12:40 - 12:55 Registration

12:55 - 13:00 Short introduction to the Hopin platform

13:00 - 13:15 Official opening and welcome speech

  • Mr. Pierre Detry, President of the BBC, BZen Bikes
  • Mr. Luc Jacobs, Ambassador of Belgium to Poland
  • Ms. Daphne Bergsma, The Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Poland

13:15 - 14:00 Main panel discussion:

Can women keep work-life balance during Covid? The pandemic's impact on women entrepreneurs and women’s careers. 


  • Anna Wicha - Sales Director Large Clients Poland, Eastern Europe & Middle East & North Africa, Adecco Group 
  • Barbara Socha - Vice - Minister, Ministry of Family and Social Policy
  • Jerzy Kalinowski - Member and Founder of Together for Diversity in business initiative 
  • Joanna Matras - Deputy Director, Caixabank
  • Núria Martí Mayral, Caixabank
  • Martyna Marciniszyn - Europe Region eCommerce Marketing Manager, United Parcel Service (UPS)

Moderator: Pierre Detry, President of the BBC, BZen Bikes

14:00 - 14:15 Q&A

14:15 – 15:00 Simultaneous panel discussions


Women in Tech – successes and challenges

14:15 – 14:20 – welcome speech

14:20 – 14:50 – panel discussion 


  • Allie Knull - Founder & CEO, ResumeFree
  • Katarzyna Pąk - Head of Marketing and Communication, Ericsson
  • Małgorzata Ratajska-Grandin - Startup Program Global Leader, OVHcloud

14:50 – 15:00 – final remarks and closing the panel discussion

Moderator: Dominika Walec Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK


Nurturing our relationships during the coronavirus pandemic 

14:15 – 14:20 – welcome speech

14:20 – 14:50 – panel discussion


  • Szymon Niemiec - Psychologist in Harmonia Clinic LuxMed
  • Anna Pfejfer-Buczek - Managing Partner at Transition Group 
  • Anna Schmidt – Founder, Kevin in not Alone

14:50 – 15:00 – final remarks and closing the panel discussion

Moderator: Krzysztof Kalata, Praxeo Group


Networking – the international perspective -Exchange of experiences and best practices in supporting businesswomen between Polish, Belgian, Dutch and other experts

14:15 – 14:20 – welcome speech

  • Wim Peeters - Deputy Head of Mission - Embassy of Belgium
  • Sanne Kaasjager - Head Economic Department - Embassy of the Netherlands

14:20 – 14:50 – panel discussion

  • Dina De Haeck, member of the board of Women on Board
  • Michaela Martinek – Vice-President of the BBC, BBC Business Women Club, VGD Poland
  • Lousie Beduwe - Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers

14:50 – 15:00 – final remarks and closing the panel discussion

Moderator: Pierre Detry, President of the BBC, BZen Bikes




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