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Breakfast Club 08: Diversity in Banking and Finance

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Hotel Böglerhof
Breakout / Breakfast Club
german language

Women and minorities are even less common in top positions in the financial sector than in most other sectors. For example, women only hold one-tenth of the top management posts in the Eurozone’s biggest banks. Why and how could banks benefit from a more diverse staff? What would the effects of more diversity be on decision-making processes inside banks and the corporate culture as a whole? Would it impact performance at all? What does diversity in the portfolio of products depend on?

Speakers

Assistant Professor, Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Introduction
Member of the Board, OeKB - Oesterreichische Kontrollbank Aktiengesellschaft, Vienna
Member, Social Democratic Group, Austrian National Council, Vienna
Participant, Alpbach in Motion 2015; Member, Forum Alpbach Network, Zagreb Chair

Dr. Heike MENSI-KLARBACH

Assistant Professor, Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna

1998-2002 Accountancy
2004-2006 Consultant and Trainer
2006-2011 Research Assistant, Research Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
since 2011 Assistant Professor, Department Management, Gender and Diversity in Organisations, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
2015 Visiting Researcher, Department for Intercultural Communication and Management, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen

Mag.a Angelika SOMMER-HEMETSBERGER

Member of the Board, OeKB - Oesterreichische Kontrollbank Aktiengesellschaft, Vienna

 Business Administration, University of Graz
 Business Consultancy degree
1990-1998 M.A.I.L. Finanzberatung GmbH (as of 1993: Associate Manager)
  since 2002 Associate Manager
  2007-2013 Head of Accounting department
  since 2014 Member of the Board of Executive Directors
since 1998 Oesterreichische Kontrollbank Aktiengesellschaft, Vienna

Mag. Sonja STESSL

Member, Social Democratic Group, Austrian National Council, Vienna

2000-2005 Studium (Mag.a iur.), Rechtswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
2005-2006 Oberlandesgericht Graz (Gerichtsjahr)
2006-2007 Assistentin der Geschäftsführung, Joanneum Research, Graz
2008-2009 Legal Department, EFKON AG, Graz
seit 2009 Unternehmensorganisation und Qualitätsmanagement, NanoTecCenter, Weiz, (seit 2013 karenziert)
2009-2013 Abgeordnete zum Nationalrat, SPÖ (Rechnungshofsprecherin, weiters: Obmann-Stv. in Rechnungshofausschuss und Verfassungsausschuss, Mitglied u.a. in Budgetausschuss, Justizausschuss, Ausschuss für innere Angelegenheiten)
2012-2013 Dozentin für Wirtschaftsrecht, KMU-Akademie & Management AG, Linz
2013-2014 Staatssekretärin, Bundesministerium für Finanzen
2014-2016 Staatssekretärin für Verwaltung und Öffentlichen Dienst im Bundeskanzleramt
seit 2015 Vorsitzende des Nominierungskomittees, ÖBIB - Österreichische Bundes- und IndustriebeteiligungsgmbH

Mag. Boris BLAZEVIC

Participant, Alpbach in Motion 2015; Member, Forum Alpbach Network, Zagreb

2002-2006 Mag. oec, Marketing, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb
since 2006 GRAWE Hrvatska d.d. (member of the Austrian GRAWE Group)
2006-2007 Participant, GIN-TOP Trainee Programme for High Potentials, GRAWE Austria
2007-2010 Project Leader for Bosnia and Herzegovina, GRAWE Group
2010-2011 Head, Vehicle Insurance Department, GRAWE Croatia
since 2011 Centre International de Formation Européenne
since 2011 Assistant to the Management Board, GRAWE Croatia

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