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Kresse Wesling

Kresse Wesling has a rather extraordinary passion: ‘I’ve been passionate about waste for years! I want to add value to waste and build a valuable product from it,’ she says. The result is a company she has co-founded to make luxury goods from waste.

Yes, that’s right: luxury from waste.

Agatha Ruiz De La Prada

In the early 80's she opens up a studio-shop in Marques de Riscal street, Madrid. She puts on her first fashion show in Barcelona and exhibits her own hand-painted dresses and drawings in several art galleries of the Spanish capital. As one of the main promoters of the "movida madrilena" (a social and cultural revolution where many artists appeared) she participates in many cultural events.

Danica Purg

Professor Danica Purg is the founding and current Dean and Director of the IEDC-BLED School of Management, Slovenia, and the founding President of the Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN), which has 170 members from 42 countries and whose aim is to enhance management development in Central and Eastern Europe. She is also chairperson and director of the European Leadership Centre (ELC), established with the aim of assessing and promoting European leadership through the organization of forums, workshops and research.

Antonella Nonino

Antonella Nonino, thirty-nine years old, follows her parents footsteps and works in the company with her sisters, Cristina and Elisabetta, and represents the fifth generation of distillers in the Nonino family, it can certainly be said that she was born "in the pomace".

She is married with Architect Luca Cendali, and has two daughters: Sofia, aged 9, and Gaia, aged 5.

She graduated at the University of Udine in Modern Foreign Languages and Literature and improved her studies at the New York University and at the Sorbonne in Paris, where she remained for over a year.

Margery Kraus

From one small Washington office to a multinational consulting firm

Margery Kraus, president and chief executive officer of APCO Worldwide, a global consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., specializes in public affairs, communication and business consulting for major multinationals.

Karoli Hindriks

The first official inventor of Estonia: fashionable pedestrian reflectors
Karoli Hindriks is a young entrepreneur from Estonia. During the high school years she and her classmates got an assignment to create a student company. She then had an idea to start producing soft and fashionable pedestrian reflectors. The idea was unique and therefore she found a possibility to register it in the Patent Office. Karoli became the first official student inventor in Estonia.

Lynne Franks

Author, entrepreneur and lifestyle guru Lynne Franks has a communication reach that stretches across the world. As a high-profile business woman and founder of the SEED empowerment programmes for women, she is either featured in or writes for many of the UK's top publications, as well as regularly appearing in international media, television and radio, speaking on the subjects of social change, consumer patterns, corporate responsibility and women in business.

Leyla Alaton

Leyla Alaton is currently a board member of Alarko Holding, one of Turkey's largest conglomerates in construction, contracting, energy, tourism and food businesses. Since 2012 Leyla has also become a board member of Alvimedica Medical Technologies, a company devoted to developing minimally-invasive medical technologies for medical professionals looking for the next level of innovation in the operating room.

Iris Kronenbitter

In order to mobilise the potential of women start-ups and utilise the opportunities offered to women by structural change the National Agency for Women Start-ups &Entrepreneurs act on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and the Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology of Germany.

John Dickinson

This service includes profit improvement through the optimization of corporate resources and tax structure, evaluation of business plans, financial controls and reports, audits and the provision of recommendations. He is also the Financial and Corporate Development advisor to the CEO and founder of Gene Signal, a Swiss based biotech start-up corporation.

John is a senior financial executive with twenty seven years experience with international companies based in France, Switzerland and the United States.

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