The HIP Carousel is back by popular demand!
3rd HIP Carousel on International Women at Work. An event of the Frauenwirtschaftstage Baden-Württemberg.
For more information go to the Carousel page.
This is a shout out to all our HIP members!
The Carousel is our organization’s major event and requires the participation and support of each and every one of us. We will be officially launching the event on May 10th at 18:00 in the Perkeo, right before the May HIP Night Out. Join us to learn about the details of the day, the opportunities available to you, to sign-up for an entrepreneur’s table, to join the CAS group, and to be one of our indispensable volunteers along the way.
Be a part of the fun and get to know your fellow HIPsters on a deeper, more collaborative level.
After the kick-off we will enjoy an evening in informal atmosphere with drinks and dinner at the HIP night out.
What looked like a trade fair, it was an event with a unique intention and a friendly atmosphere. And that made all the difference in the quality of the HIP Carousel: International Women at Work event last Saturday, October 17, 2015.
The intention was: service to others. How can we share all we have learned to spur other women on to reaching their dreams. Over 150 people, including participants and volunteers, showed up and took part in the first ever event like this by HIP. HIP Founder Shuchi Sharma and HIP Founding Member Fabiana Bianchi joined for the day, leading the round table discussions and provided inspiring beginning and ending speeches for the day.
Held in the DAI’s Grand Hall the event was organized around different themes and areas.
The Business Owner section was the largest – 19 tables of independent women sharing their experiences of building a business.
The Corporate, Academic and the Sciences table brought the combined experience of dozens of women to our visitors. Our members shared the obstacles they faced and the resources they discovered as they develop their careers. We’re hoping our visitors will be able to apply those lessons immediately.
The two Round Table discussions covered Work/Life Balance and presented and compared the advantages of being self-employed with those who are employed.
What were some of the highlights from those discussions?
A series of mini-presentations, individuals telling their stories throughout the day, was a real crowd-pleaser. Held in the “Living Room’ these were more personal accounts of lessons learned. The more intimate format fostered connection and group discussion.
Gloria Miller, a HIP member and founder of her own Management and IT consulting company, challenged everyone in the morning to up their professional networking, giving us some clear objectives to aim for throughout the event. As she wrapped up, she demonstrated her own application of those guidelines and shared her takeaways from the day.
From the first cords of Chopin, played by our very own HIP member Barbara Janssens, to the warm applause as we closed the event at 16:30, the Grand Hall was filled with buzz, exchange, connection and people helping people. HIP clearly achieved the goals we set for ourselves in building the HIP Carousel.
We say again a big thank you to our partners, sponsors and volunteers without whom we could not have held this amazing event!
Please browse the photo gallery below. Should you want to order any of the photos or see the full gallery, please contact HIP Member Dorothée Piroëlle.