Womenlines takes pleasure to welcome Kristin Engvig, founder and CEO of Women’s International Networking (WIN) and WIN Conference in the ‘Entrepreneur/Professional of the Month Show’ at Womenlines. Watch her interview in the video above where she is sharing about her passionate work related to WIN-
Kristin was not happy at the multinational corporate sector she was working in, which she thought was set up for men to thrive and did not serve women at all. So she took a decision to promote a more feminine approach in the workplace, for the benefit of both women. WIN’s work is centred upon its Global Conference, which takes place annually featuring 40 forums and sessions, including eight plenaries over three days, this flagship event always kicks off with a global overview, moves on to conscious business, leadership, professional and career development, and concludes by focusing on personal growth and wholeness. This year conference is taking place in Athens, from 2nd-4th Oct. Please visit the link to register.
Kristin transformed her vision of ‘bringing a more feminine, global and sustainable vision into work, communities and life’ through the creation of the WINConference. The mission is to inspire women worldwide by empowering, developing and connecting leaders in a way that integrates feminine values, global awareness and authentic contribution.
She was born in Kristiansund, Norway. She comes from an artistic family. Her father was a photographer and she was raised in his studio. She was influenced by her mother who was a nurse, a large family and surrounded by nature and the ocean.
In 1997, she started Women’s International Networking (WIN ) while after working for JPMorgan and Citibank in Milan. WIN was initially created as an umbrella organization for international women’s associations and as a learning platform to prepare leaders for the future. She became involved in the international community in Milan and saw an opportunity to create support for women working globally. In 1998, thanks to sponsorship from SDA Bocconi School of Management and with the help of a group of enthusiastic volunteers and companies the first WINConference was born.
In 2002 at WIN the international women’s associations who were part of it joined PWN Paris in creating the European Professional Women’s Network (PWN) contributing to the success of the initiative. From that moment WIN intensified its focus on thought leadership, globalizing the WINConference and on company learning events whilst PWN continued the part of activities that had to do with the networks.
WIN’s work is centred upon its Global Conference, which takes place annually in a city of global renown with excellent international transport links. Featuring 40 forums and sessions, including eight plenaries over three days, this flagship event always kicks off with a global overview, moves on to conscious business, leadership, professional and career development, and concludes by focusing on personal growth and wholeness.
Kristin holds an MSc in business and marketing from BI, Oslo and an MBA in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan. She has taken numerous courses in coaching, psychology, Kundalini Yoga, Zen and studied acting and creativity at Studio De Fazio in Rome. She is the mother of Leonardo.
In 2010, Kristin has been the winner of The International Alliance of Women (IAW) Award. Founded in 1904 and based in Geneva, the International Alliance of Women has general consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council.
With more than 22 years of daily experiences working with women from all continents, Kristin believes women’s authentic and empowered leadership is a vital responsibility of our time.Follow Womenlines on Social Media