The Novatore Impact Summit's purpose is to drive economic development by raising and discussing topics that women consider to be important.
We believe that the economy can and should be empowered by women. The Summit’s credo is "by women for everyone". We are simply committed to women’s economic empowerment and gender equality.
The Novatore Impact Summit advances the goal of attaining a tangible impact in gender diversity indicators – increasing the proportion of women in the highest leadership positions.
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02.09.2022. līgums ar LIAA, Nr. SKV-TL-2022/40
Latvijas oficiālā tūrisma piedāvājuma mājaslapa Latvia.travel
World-class speakers from 18 countries for your growth
Choose 2 of 8 Master-classes for your professional development
Learn, develop and grow together with your team
Network with 400 like-minded professionals from the Baltics and beyond
Empower each other to make an impact
Organised by Novatore, volunteer community and partners
All content in English language
Have fun and enjoy the event!
Day 1 | Sep 22 Conference
Round table discussions
Day 2 | Sep 23 Masterclasses
2 Masterclases for your choosing from 8 sessions
WIThe First LadyWI
Olena Zelenska is the first lady of Ukraine and a Ukrainian screenwriter. She has done invaluable work for Ukrainian culture, school nutrition reform and initiatives to spread the Ukrainian language around the world, while fighting for a barrier-free society.
WILatvia at BICGWI
“More women in boardrooms!” Andris Grafs will bring together a splendid panel of impactful leaders to discuss diversity in top positions. He leads BICG (Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance) in Latvia that aims for better governed public & private companies.
WIAuthor of "Good Night Stories forWI
WIRebel Girls", entrepreneur and activistWI
Francesca Cavallo is an award-winning, New York Times best-selling author, serial entrepreneur and activist, her work has been translated into more than 50 languages. She co-created the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls book series and podcast.
WIAuthor of 'Exploring the Future ofWI
WIEducation', entrepreneur and investorWI
Svenia is a Global Learning Innovation entrepreneur and investor. She travelled 19 countries to find the most innovative teaching and learning practices. Author of ‘Exploring the Future of Education’. Is building Educare, a new VC fund to support European EdTech founders.
WIManaging Partner atWI
Viktorija Trimbel holds over 28 years of excellent track-record in strategic management, corporate governance, and M&A, leading and managing highly complex business and public projects. A strong believer that everything is possible and committed to empower more women and girls.
WILead Delivery ManagerWI
20+ years experience in the IT sector and last 7 she implements
the Agile principles in her work to address specific company needs and exploit its benefits in everyday life. Darja is sure that the Agile way should help everyone to make the work of her company more results oriented and inclusive.
WICountry manager Latvia,WI
WIChairman of the board at TietoevryWI
Country Manager at TietoEvry in Latvia, Board member of Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia. Knows IT business solution industry to the bone, more than 20 years experience from system developer to leading one of top IT companies in Latvia.
WIChief Empowerment OfficerWI
WIof the Riga TechGirlsWI
Anna is Riga TechGirls leader and loves building social movements. She has built tech companies like FROONT, berta.me and HungryLab, founded co-working space THE MILL, is on the board of TechHub Riga and promotes women's engagement in tech.
WIOfficer at NorstatWI
Leader with strong commercial acumen and execution skills. More than 15 years of experience in leadership roles across Norstat, KPMG, Capgemini Consulting and other companies. Expert in sales, marketing, communications, business development and strategy.
WIAfghanistan Women CouncilWI
WINATO Assistant Secretary GeneralWI
WIfor Public DiplomacyWI
Baiba Braže rules international relations. After serving as Ambassador in UK & NL, she is in charge of NATO Public Diplomacy to raise the Alliance’s profile with audiences world-wide and to build support for Alliance operations and policies.
WISpecial Advisor for International AffairsWI
WIat the University of the PeopleWI
Gabriele is a social innovator. Has been working with many global organisations to solve social and environmental issues. Twice has been named as “one of the 50 most inspiring women in European technology”. ‘Elle’ included her in their HOT 100 List as one of “15 Power Women” in 2016.
WIPartner, Global Head of FinTechWI
WI Practice Group at Pedersen & PartnersWI
Evita Lune knows the formula to global higher leadership positions, having completed over 800 successful executive search assignments and over 250 senior level FinTech assignments in 42+ countries. She is a passionate women’s career growth advocate.
WIFormer Deputy Minister of FoodWI
WIand Agriculture of UkraineWI
Vladyslava Magaletska was a strong advocate for improving the investment and business climate in Ukraine. Opened over 35 export markets to Ukrainian exporters and improved transparency in such areas as food safety, digitaliSation, et al.
WIPhD, Chairwoman of the LatvianWI
Žaneta Ozoliņa is a professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science and an author of more than 100 publications devoted to various aspects of security policy.
Professional with over 25 years of experience in banking and international investments: active in the financial sector since 1994 – from 2003 to 2015 she was a Board Member at Swedbank AS, an acting Deputy Chairwoman of Supervisory Council at Signet Bank since 2017.
WIPhD, Social Anthropologist,WI
WICertified Diversity Manager, AdvisorWI
Agnese holds a PhD in Social Anthropology and is certified Diversity Manager. Corporate anthropology is one of Agnese’s main expertise areas and she has been one of the first candidates to get certified as diversity manager in Norwegian Certification Authority.
Executive suite leader with over 25-years of diverse management experience in Swedish aviation industry. Deeply committed to ethical conduct, engaging stakeholders, treating employees with dignity and respect, and serving customers. Fully embraces the pursuit of sustainability.
WIPhD, President of ZurichWI
WIChamber of CommerceWI
She is President of the Zurich Chamber of Commerce, a board member of Economiesuisse and Baloise Group, VP of SV Group. She is committed to actions instead of words regarding sustainability and social responsibility in Swiss entrepreneurship.
Sandra is Investment Director at BaltCap, the largest private equity investor in the Baltics, with 15 years of experience in finance, deal execution and company development at supervisory board level. She is a CFA charterholder and a member of European Women in Venture Capital network.
WIFounder of NovatoreWI
Dagnija Lejiņa advocates women leadership, in particular via Novatore and Oratore.me platforms. She is passionate about start-ups and technologies. Dagnija has extensive experience as a strategic communications professional within both public and private sectors.
WIPhD, Co-founder and ExecutiveWI
WIDirector of Footage FoundationWI
Dr. Eglinton is co-founder of Footage Foundation, a global, feminist, non-profit organization that elevates the lives of women. She will share her work on the frontlines of gender inequality including key projects in Ukraine, Compassionate Cash and FemSMS.
WISpecial Advisor to the President ofWI
WIthe Democratic Republic of CongoWI
Chantal Yelu Mulop is Special Advisor to the President of DR Congo. She is a leading activist, a recognised humanist, feminist, an advocate for social and economic justice and the promotion of women's fundamental rights.
WIfounder of "SheOwns' platformWI
Karīna Kulberga will lead the Masterclass “Wealth management” and help to raise your impact. She is a financial expert and founder of the finance site SheOwns (7000+ followers) that helps women to get reach individual financial independence.
WIChief Executive OfficerWI
Gender equality in the Baltics? Why is this a hot topic? Why do we need more women in boardrooms?
Linda Ezera will share findings from the newest research "Gender and Business Equality in Baltics''. Reliable data is the starting point to make meaningful changes.
WICo-founder and ChairmanWI
WIof the Board at INDEXOWI
More than 20 years of experience in the financial sector. One of the founders of INDEXO and has served as a member of the Management Board since INDEXO was founded in 2017.
WIPresident of LatviaWI
The President of Latvia Egils Levits is a Latvian lawyer and political scientist, co-author of many significant draft laws and the author of the Preamble to the Constitution.
WIChairwoman of ManagementWI
WIBoard at Nasdaq RigaWI
DAIGA AUZIŅA- MELALKSNE
Head of Nasdaq Baltic Exchanges since 2012 and Board member of BICG for over 6 years. She is passionate about capital markets and believes in good corporate governance and accountability as drivers of growth and economic prosperity.
WIPhD, President atWI
Board Member of the European Rotogravure Association. Included in Top 100 Business Ambassadors of Ukraine and Top 100 most influential women of Ukraine. President of Association of Flexible Packaging of Ukraine and Representative of the SAVE FOOD initiative UN in Ukraine.
WIESG Manager at theWI
RTU lecturer in finance and PhD candidate researching the corporate sustainability topic in the Central and Eastern European countries. She is a corporate finance expert and inspires to think mindfully about personal finances and smartly about financial market developments.
WIBusiness Advisor and IntegralWI
WICoach at Forta ResearchWI
Agnija Šmite is a strong professional with more than 20 years of profound experience working in top management positions in leading companies, an Integral coach and Team builder, who inspires and supports people in their personal and professional growth.
“In times of upheaval from war in Ukraine and constant pandemic management, we seek to build women’s and society’s resiliency for peace, security and prosperity.”
– Baiba Rubesa, Novatore Co-Founder
Day 1 | Sep 22 | Conference
Registration, networking & morning coffee 8:30-9:30
Opening of panel
Event moderator Eva Johansone, News Anchor and Editor, Latvian Television, Latvia
Baiba Rubesa, Co-Founder of Novatore, Latvia
Egils Levits, President of Latvia*
Olena Zelenska, the First Lady of Ukraine online address to Novatore Impact Summit*
Keynote: Resilience & bravery. My own story
Irina Mirochnik, Board Member of Federation of Employers of Ukraine, one of 100 most influential women of Ukraine
RESILIENCE. TRANSFORMING SOCIETIES & ECONOMIES IN A POST-WAR ENVIRONMENT powered by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Panel: Women, peace & security
Moderator: Dr. Žaneta Ozoliņa, Chairwoman, Latvian Transatlantic Organisation, Latvia
Chantal Yelu Mulop, Special Advisor to the Head of State youth gender violence against women, Democratic Republic of the Congo*
Vladyslava Magaletska, Ex Head of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Ukraine*
Fireside chat: Muska Gailani & Baiba Rubesa
Moderator: Baiba Rubesa, Co-Founder of Novatore, Latvia
Muska Gailani, Acting Director, Afghanistan Women Council*
Keynote: Using the power of voice, compassion, and feminist principles in Ukraine
Kristen Ali Eglinton, PhD, Co-founder, Executive Director & Programs Director, Footage Foundation, USA
Coffee & guided networking 11:00-11:20
Keynote: The future is even more woman leading! Storytelling about women
Francesca Cavallo, author of bestselling series "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls", entrepreneur and activist, Italy
ECONOMIC GROWTH & SUSTAINABILITY powered by BaltCap
Keynote: Rethinking the economy – the wellbeing economy
Elina Pinto, Consultant, Expert, OECD, Latvia
Panel: Economic growth & sustainability – how to advance the business case during an economic crisis?
Moderator: Elina Pinto, Consultant, Expert, OECD, Latvia
Sandra Aile, Investment Director at BaltCap, Latvia
Dr. Karin Lenzlinger, President of Zurich Chamber of Commerce, Switzerland
Vita Andrews, Board Member of Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance, Latvia
Lunch & networking 12:30-13:30
WOMEN LEADERSHIP & DIVERSITY
Panel: Gender, equality & equity. How are we doing now? Where do we improve next? What the data tells about the Baltics
Moderator: Dagnija Lejiņa, Co-Founder of Novatore, Latvia
Graciella Garmann, Chief Commercial Officer at Norstat global, Norway
Agnija Šmite, Business Advisor and Integral Coach at Forta Research, Latvia
llze Zumente, Researcher at Riga Technical university, Latvia