EUMMAS Women’s Forum

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”

Diane Mariechild

More than half the world population is women. Many of them even now in the 21st-century struggle to exercise their full human rights. Women are particularly vulnerable in times of global crises and in developing countries. However, even in developed countries, there is no gender equality in matters of professional opportunities and equal pay. Women are underrepresented in top management positions and often victims of unfair selection. Empowering women and providing them with access to quality education and skills training has never been so important. 

It includes the ability to participate equally in markets, and have access and control over productive resources, decent work, personal time, as well as meaningful participation in decision-making processes at all levels, from the local companies to international institutions. The EUMMAS Women’s Forum is an organization dedicated to highlighting women’s voices and benefits on academic and business issues. With the support of all EUMMAS members, we will create global influence by empowering women with a sense of purpose and leadership to address numerous business and academic issues. We believe in women leaders’ unique capacity to create a positive impact on future trends for the better.

EUMMAS Women’s Forum represents a network of influential individuals from both business and related academic areas.

Forum is a perfect place for networking, learning, discussions, and engagement.

Membership in the forum provides:

  • Networking and connection to business partners worldwide
  • Free webinars
  • Discounts for the Association’s events
  • Visibility (individual/institutional) in the EUMMAS network
  • Women empowerment through discussions and workshops.

EUMMAS WF’s aim is to represent and advocate for the interests and concerns of women from business and academia from all around the world.

Join us to build the ambitions for the better tomorrow.

Lidija Weis

Lidija Weis

President of the EUMMAS Women’s Forum

Prof. Dr. Lidija Weis is the Dean of the B2 Ljubljana School of Business. She obtained her PhD at the University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business, in the field of service profit chain in adult education. For the last 12 years, she has held top positions at privately-owned educational institutions. Her research work covers the field of social sciences. Since 2015 she has been an active member of the Beta Gamma Sigma. Professor Weis is a Vice President of the EUMMAS Honorary Board and the first President of the EUMMAS Women’s Forum. 

Dina Yacout

Dina Yacout

Vice President of the EUMMAS Women’s Forum I Vice President of the Advisory Board

Dr. Dina Yacout, MCIM, CMKtr is a Board Member and the President of the Businesswomen Council in the Chamber of Commerce in Ismailia, Egypt. She is also a Mentor and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom. Dr.  Yacout is a Member of the syndicate of Egyptian pharmacists and a member of the pharmacists’ committee in the Chamber of Commerce. She excels in business development and marketing consultancy to organizations within the fields of Pharma, Agriculture, Training companies and FMCGs as well as in customized in-house training.

Hanna Shvindina

Hanna Shvindina

Member

Hanna Shvindina is a professor at Sumy State University and Head of Oleg Balatskyi Department of Management. She holds PhD in Economics and has been and Associate Professor since 2008. Professor Shvindina is a CEO of NGO “Lifelong Learning Centre”

Phumza Dyani

Phumza Dyani

Member

Ms Phumza Dyani is the Founder of the Pan African Network for Investment and Development (PANfID), and a partner in the Southern African region for the Regional Consortium of Experts for Development (RCD Africa). Phumza Dyani has spent over 18 years in various roles in the ICT industry. She has worked for the major Mobile Operators in the continent, MTN and Vodacom, and has operated across spheres in her career.

Oksana Zamora

Oksana Zamora

Member

Oksana Zamora is an Associate Professor, combining academic and non-governmental sector experiences. I work both as a consultant for business and HEIs on internationalization, and as an expert on grant projects design and management. She has participated in more than 30 training programs and worked as a non-formal education trainer and an international development. coach.

Tanja Sedej

Tanja Sedej

Member

Tanja Sedej obtained a PhD in Business Science at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor, Slovenia. She is also a co-founder and CEO of a marketing agency We explain. She has extensive experience in marketing and communication as she has taken part in numerous research and consultancy projects. Also, her passion represents sharing knowledge as an assistant professor. She appreciates when theory is linked to practice.

Nino Enukidze

Nino Enukidze

Member

Professor Nino Enukidze is a Honorary board member at EUMMAS, President of the Academic Consortium, Professor and Rector at Business and Technology University, Member of AI Georgia Business Association, Member of Federation ,,Women for Tomorrow”, Founder of Coding School for Women in Georgia.

Tetyana Vasilyeva

Tetyana Vasilyeva

Member

Prof. Dr. Tetyana Vasilyeva is a Director of Oleg Balatskyi Academic and Research Institute of Finance, as well as a Head of the Centre ARMG Publishing and an Editor-in-chief of the scientific journal “Business Ethics and Leadership”. She has participated in more than 30 international trainings and 50 international projects. Professor Vasilyeva is a  member of the Business Support Center in Sumy region of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. She has served as a Head of the Banking Department and a Head of the Department of Management of the State Academy of Banking of the NBU Ukrainian Academy of Banking.

Birute Miskiniene

Birute Miskiniene

Member

Professor Birute Miskiniene is a Managing Director of Vilnius University Business School, vice president of Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, member of Honorary EUMMAS board, member of Lithuanian Business women network, board member of MITA. She holds PhD in Social science, Master degree of Astrophysics and Master of Management from ISM University of management and economics and BI Norwegian School of Management in Oslo.

Helena Povše

Helena Povše

Member

Dr. Helena Povše is a consultant at domestic small businesses and offers courses in educational institutions. She obtained her MBA from the University of Clemson in the USA and received her PhD from the University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business. Her research work focuses on the exchange of relationships and intercultural distance. She is a member of the international professional association Beta Gamma Sigma.

Tetyana Pimonenko

Tetyana Pimonenko

Member

Tetyana Pimonenko is a Dr. Sc., Associate Professor, Fulbright Alumna (MA, USA). The author of more than 200 papers, involving 38 in the Journal which indexed by Scopus or/and Web of Science, Scholarship holders of more than 20 internships (Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (USA, MA, 2018-2019), Latvian Government (Latvia, 2018), ITEC Program (India, 2018); National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic and etc).

Mari Kooskora

Mari Kooskora

Member

Mari Kooskora is an Assoc. Prof., Head of the EBS Centre for Business Ethics, researcher and trainer with expertise in Business Ethics, CSR, Sustainability, Leadership, CG, Diversity, PR, OB and related fields. Has teaching and training experience besides Estonia in 10 other countries for over 20 years, the author of research papers published in nationally and internationally recognized journals and has given numerous conference presentations.

Milena Fornazarič

Milena Fornazarič

Member

Milena Fornazarič graduated from the Faculty for Sociology, Politology and Journalism in Ljubljana (1984, 1985), received Master of Business Administration (MBA) at The Netherlands Institute for Management, Maastricht, The Netherlands (1990), became Master of Science in Management, at IEDC-Bled School of Management (2006) and received her PhD at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana.

Maria Anselmi

Maria Anselmi

Member

Maria is Group Director Data at Dun & Bradstreet Europe and has a long background at Bisnode as CEO South-Eastern Europe and Operational Excellence Director. She has experience as Board Member in Fintech, Media and VC in EMEA and as mentor for tech start-ups. Maria is a digital pioneer in financial media & institutions and has wide experience managing transformation within global companies. She has PhD education in Lingusitic Sicences and a MBA.

(1) The EUMMAS Women’s Forum is an elite group of academia and/or business leaders who are willing to support the mission of the European Marketing and Management Association (EUMMAS). The Forum is made up of eminent community members who are committed to the Association’s goals.

(2) Members of the Forum utilize their community image in order to help promote and support the Association.  

(3) Meetings of the Forum are held online at least once a year. 

(4) The Members benefit from:

  • attending EUMMAS events free of charge upon invitation;
  • enjoying discounts for the association’s events;
  • having the opportunity to network with business professionals and leaders;
  • free and/or discounted professional development programs aiming to increase knowledge and skills through discussions and workshops;
  • being recognized at the annual conference;
  • receiving a EUMMAS plaque;
  • being provided with a letter/certificate indicating the status;
  • enjoying all membership benefits except hold office and vote;
  • being presented on the Association’s website;
  • having opportunities to make a positive impact in the community;
  • having opportunities to participate in different projects and events.

(5) The participation in the Forum is on a pro bono basis. However, the members who take part in different activities such as EUMMAS events (as keynote speakers, session chairs, or similar), training, or projects are remunerated for their effort. In such cases, the Association bears the travel and accommodation costs and provides per diem allowance and compensation for the work and time invested.

(6) An individual qualifies for Membership in the Forum if she:

  • is invited to join the Forum by the Association or recommended by a Forum member;
  • has made significant contributions to science or business;
  • is regarded to have made significant contributions to the profession and have served the industry with distinction and honor;
  • has occupied a responsible position or demonstrated high professional interest in the field of business and business studies.

(7) Members of the Forum:

  • suggest possible nominees to the Forum;
  • advocate and act as ambassadors of the Association;
  • attend meetings and events when possible;
  • serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments;
  • suggest certain activities and help implement them.

(8) The President of the Women’s Forum is appointed by the President of the EUMMAS. The President of the Forum appoints Vice Presidents. The Presidents and Vice Presidents (the Presidency) ensures that the Forum meets at least once a year and functions properly. They prepare materials for the meetings and facilitate the preparations. 

(9) The Presidency is appointed for a period of three years. The decisions are made by voting. In case of an even number of votes in the decision-making process, the vote of the Forum President will be decisive. Members of the Presidency are at the same time the Nominating Committee and make decisions on accepting new members. 

(10) The membership is for three years. and members can be re-elected after that period again. It can be terminated by the Member at any time. It can also be terminated by the Association in case of misconduct (para 12 & 13).

(11) The number of Women’s Forum members is not limited.

(12) Members are not allowed to take any financial or any other obligations towards third persons on behalf of the Association.

(13) Members are not allowed to use brand EUMMAS and the membership status in the Forum when communicating any sensitive issues including but not limited to religion, race, gender, minorities, politics, etc. 

We are open to new people and ideas and look forward to hear from you. If you have any questions, please feel free to write to us.

Email: wf@eummas.net

The Membership on the Forum is open and everybody is welcome to join us by filling out the registration form.