The League of Leading Ladies (LLL) is a business club for female business owners and c-level ladies of global enterprises.
It was founded by Swiss serial entrepreneur Sandra-Stella Triebl in 2004. It is accessible by invitation only.
At present we have 52 full members of this outstanding business club.
Instead of a „normal“ yearly get-together for members, Sandra-Stella decided to create a international and English speaking Conference and make it accessible to non-members, men and women alike. That’s how it started. The Conference in 2018 will be the fourth edition.
Well – what do we all really know what is going to happen? Even futurists, politicans, spiritual leaders, scientists and visionary business owners are not able to predict our future. The only thing we might know at present is: everything is going to change constantly. And we should try to keep up with the rising speed of life. Our speakers and workshop host will tap into the unknown – together with you.
Our vision is to create a get together of thinkers with female and male attendees being highly committed, with a participative content and the number of seats limited to 150. If you’re interested in being part of a community sharing wisdom and knowledge, you’re welcome to register.
TAMI SIMON (USA) – FOUNDER SOUNDS TRUE
Sounds True is a multimedia publishing company founded in 1985 by Tami Simon, with the mission of disseminating spiritual wisdom. The company is based in Louisville, Colorado, near Boulder, Colorado. The company publishes over 800 spoken-word audio and music recordings, books, multimedia learning resources, and online educational programs from those prominent in the fields of spirituality, psychology, health, and healing, including NY-Times bestselling authors Eckhart Tolle, Pema Chodron, Geneen Roth, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Andrew Weil, Brené Brown, and Caroline Myss.
The company was listed in Inc. magazine’s 1995 and 1996 lists of fastest-growing, privately held companies.
Tami Simon founded Sounds True at the age of 22. As a pioneer in the conscious business movement, she focuses on bringing authenticity and heart into the workplace while honoring multiple bottom lines. Tami hosts a popular weekly podcast called Insights at the Edge, where she has interviewed many of today’s leading teachers, delving deeply into their discoveries and personal experiences on their own journeys. With Sounds True, she has released the audio program Being True: What Matters Most in Work, Life, and Love.
In our age of the unknown, in disruptive, fast moving times, people are longing for more spirituality in their life. They’re looking for a deeper sense. Tami is going to share her personal experience and the story of her impressive career. www.soundstrue.com
INGA BEALE (GB) – CEO LLOYD’S OF LONDON
According to The Guardian Inga Beale has made business history twice in her career – so far. 2014 she became the first woman to be appointed as chief executive of the 328-year-old Lloyd’s of London insurance market.
And 2016 she made somewhat bigger headlines – as the first woman, and the first bisexual person, to head the annual power list of the top 100 LGBT – lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender – executives.
Prior to Lloyd’s, Inga was the Group Chief Executive Officer at Canopius, a prominent Lloyd’s managing agent, from 2012 – 2013. Inga joined Zurich Insurance Group in 2008 as a member of the Group Management Board in Zurich with responsibility for Mergers & Acquisitions, Organisational Transformation and Internal Consulting, before becoming Global Chief Underwriting Officer in 2009. In 2006, Inga was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Converium in Switzerland and, while there, led a major turnaround of the business before it was acquired by SCOR in 2007. Prior to that Inga had spent 14 years at GE Insurance Solutions holding various underwriting management roles, gaining experience across London, the US, and France, before becoming President of GE Frankona and Head of Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa based in Germany. Inga is also an external Board member of the UK Government’s Financial Services Trade and Investment Board, the London Mayor’s Business Advisory Board, and the Geneva Association.
Beale was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to the economy.
Inga Beale will challenge us in her keynote speech. Because she wants us to celebrate the unknown, embrace and learn to love it: „I learned to see and take advantage of opportunities in my life although I never knew what is going to happen. It is elevating and enriching to dive into the unknown. And I don’t think we always need to know what will be all the time. I like to share with you how I made decisions in my life and what the consequences have been“. www.lloyds.com
PROF. MICHAEL BRAUNGART (DE) – LECTURER, AUTHOR & INVENTOR OF CRADLE-TO-CRADLE
Is a German chemist and currently holds the Academic Cradle to Cradle-Design Chair at the LEUPHANA University in Lüneburg. He is the CEO of EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung – ‘The cradle of Cradle to Cradle‘
Cradle to Cradle
Over the last decades, people have tried to protect the environment by destroying less. Different methods are used to communicate the same message: shrink your ecological footprint by reducing your water consumption, energy use, and waste production. Traditionally, people think they are doing good if they are less bad. This approach does not lead to environmental protection; it is actually just minimizing damage. If I prevent my child from running into traffic only half of the time, I’m not really protecting my child. Cradle to Cradle uses the Triple Top Line to define our future in a positive way. This strategy focuses on growth by focussing on design and value creation through products that enhance the wellbeing of nature and culture while generating economic value.
The theme of his keynote will be: If the future can be positive, why choose differently? www.braungart.com
JADE HORSMAN (GB) – CYBER SECURITY EXPERT AT DARKTRACE
Jade is a Cyber Security Expert at Darktrace. She specializes in disruptive ‘immune system’ technologies, briefing organizations in Switzerland and across Europe on the latest trends in cyber security and providing in-depth advice on how they can make themselves more resilient to today’s cyber-threats. Prior to joining Darktrace, Jade worked at both Cisco and SAP. She holds a Business degree from the University of Bath, and attended The International School of Lausanne.
Every day, organizations are being attacked by novel, never-seen-before cyber-threats, which get more sophisticated all the time. From ransomware, to silent, stealthy attacks, organizations are struggling to protect their assets and their investors’ and clients’ trust. We are witnessing the advent of the first self-learning and self-defending networks, which will empower organizations to protect themselves from the inside out – much like one of the most powerful biological systems, the human immune system, which can build a sense of ‘self’, and spot and fight threats such as viruses and bacteria. Organizations can leverage advanced artificial intelligence technology to detect and halt infiltration without any human intervention. www.darktrace.com
In this keynote, Jade will discuss:
• Real-world examples of subtle, unknown threats, such as how your office fish-tank or connected cappuccino maker could be used by criminals as an inroad to the CEO’s emails
• Why cyber security is no longer an IT problem, but a boardroom issue
• How autonomous response AI technology is the future of cyber security
TAMI SIMON (USA) – FOUNDER SOUNDS TRUE
We’re more than happy having Tami Simon as a keynote speaker and workshop host during our conference.
Tami would like to give you personal insights about the topic: Leading with Vulnerability and Heart.
ARIANE MELLENTHIN (CH)
Ariane is a marketer with a unique background – combining design and economics – she enjoys most to work at the intersection of strategy, creativity and business.
She is a brand and innovation strategist and has worked with a wide range from Swiss brands to global brands like Swissdent, Trident, Milka and Cadbury.
After 15 years of client-side experience acquired in start-up businesses and big Blue Chip companys, she runs her own Marketing consulting company.
Ariane is the initiator of The Crowd Collective as a creative playground and professional outlet for the like-minded. She lives with her family in the Lake Zurich area.
ULI HAIST (CH, DE)
Uli spent 17 years in positions for several global FMCG Blue-Chip Companies like P&G Wrigley, Cadbury and Mondelez International, where he and Ariane worked together.
In 2014 he decided to fully focus on his passion to support clients in accessing their full growth potential and to create reliable and sustainable models to unlock growth from within. He is co-founder of the consultancy company Triple Blue.
Uli has a personal passion for developing growth strategies, which enable his clients to access the growth opportunities of the future. He has three children and lives with his family in Munich and Zurich.
ROLF MEHNERT (DE)
Rolf is co-founder and CMO of Fuenfwerken Design AG. He is an expert in trends and holds a degree in design and an MBA in Business Design.
His multiple award-winning work for the grill manufacturer Weber-Stephens was leading the way to reframe the whole category and its communication.
He is teaching Brand Experience and actively supporting design education programs in Kenia, Africa.
Rolf and Ariane know each other since university and share a strong belief in personal commitment and gut instinct. He is living with his wife and his son in Wiesbaden.
ANNA LUNDQUIST (SWE) – CEO OF GO INTEGRAL GMBH (CH)
“Into the age of unknown – from predictability to responsiveness”
In a fast-moving word turning ever more unpredictable the demand for strategic control and steering have never been greater. Many management teams find themselves managing this challenge via a heavily centralized command structure, but too much emphasis on micromanagement runs the risk of creating an illusion of control without the level of insight necessary for true control. Anna’s workshop will give a taste of how really complex problems can be tackled and how leadership can evolve to fit the time we are living in. Interaction guaranteed!
After having been horse trainer at a large farm in Sweden Anna acquired a Master of Science in materials engineering. This background gave Anna the key a long career in a Swedish-Swiss multinational industrial company. She has worked with everything between research and development, heading a supply chain organization, lead implementation of systematic operational development program, heading a factory and technology transfer from Switzerland to Vietnam as well as being CEO for several local business units. The extensive experience has given Anna a unique opportunity to get to know all perspectives of a company and also see the need of integration of all these parts to be successful.
At present Anna is the CEO of go integral gmbh and a partner by Integ Partner AB, equipping companies to operate successfully in highly complex world and supporting them in realizing their strategy. www.go-integral.ch
KATHERINE ANNE LEE (GB/CH) – AUTHOR, COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST (CH)
Katherine Anne Lee was born in Dorset, England, where she also spent her formative years. As a child her family moved to Switzerland, which continues to be her home today.
In Switzerland Katherine studied Communication, Marketing & Branding. She further progressed her career with additional education in Project and Risk Management. During the past seven years Katherine has worked for one of the leading Swiss banks. First, as strategic consultant with focus on projects with high internal but also external need for communication. After working on a mandate for the global head of communications, Katherine was offered an internal move to drive the change communication of the newly joined Group CEO. Today she is the responsible key account for internal Communications of the Group CEO and Group COO.
Besides her work for Corporates, Katherine followed her passion of storytelling and explored her talent to inspire with writing and speaking engagements.
Katherine’s first novel ‘From Dust to and a Lifetime in Between’ was published in September 2013 in England. It tells the true story of her grandmother Mollie Cooke. The memoir explores her incredibly ordinary yet extraordinary life in rural Shropshire. Only a year later Katherine’s second novel, “The Life and Dreams of Pimientos de Padrón”, was published. The fantasy tale dives into the life and dreams of six very unique Pimientos de Padron peppers and their view on life and what they dream on becoming. Her stories have been covered in international, national and regional newspapers and magazines across the UK, Switzerland and Germany and have won prizes in the US. Two years later the novels were published in German language in Switzerland and Germany. This gave Katherine the opportunity to collaborate with companies and organizations like Mercedes Benz, the Bundespresseball in Berlin, Lululemon and others.
Additionally, Katherine works on projects with musicians. She writes lyrics to combine her words with moving music. To support others with her extraordinary experiences, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Swiss union for authors.
“I envision to share stories that spark thoughts, inspire and reflect. Reaching a new audience by collaborating with gifted artists, companies and organizations is a special treat. It is food for my soul to develop ideas and try new paths. It fulfills me with joy to see joint concepts come alive and touch the audience’s hearts. The path of the unknown becomes your acquaintance if you allow your bravery to walk it.”
With Katherine and our sponsor Montblanc you will learn how to communicate to employees, investors or to the public in times of the unknown. What kind of words should be used to say we do not know what is going to happen? Profit from Katherine’s rich background as an author and communication specialist. www.katherine-anne-lee.com
IRRA ARIELLA KHI (GB) – FOUNDER & CEO OF VCHAIN
Irra is the CEO and cofounder of Vchain Technology, backed by Seedcamp, Force Over Mass Capital, Outlier VC, CyLon, LCIF and International Airlines Group (parent company of British Airways) who are also Vchain’s first commercial client.
Irra speaks 9 languages, has a 1st class masters from Oxford, multiple patents for Vchain, and co-founded 3 other startups (tech/media/data). She lives between London and the airports she works with, focused on delivering the Vchain solution to improve threat assessment to IAG’s 100 million passengers a year and beyond – to airlines in EMEA, Asia and the US. Irra was featured as a Rising Star by Founders Forum 2017, and won the UK Business Angels Association Award for “Best investment in high growth female founder”.
Her first career was in fashion modelling since the age of 14, notably working for brands like Guess, L’Oreal and Tom Ford. During her modelling career, she launched Soul of Fashion Media, a digital platform for up and coming fashion designers. Later on, she was headhunted to become co-founder and product evangelist for the IceCream App, before leaving to research interests in Physics and Computer Science, which lead her to create VChain.
The title of her workshop is: Digital Literacy For Decision Makers. Irra will give you the most important tools to navigate through our digital (business) life. www.vchain.tech
THE LLL ART PROJECT WITH GABRIELA BRUNNER
Gabriela’s Motto “Challenge is good, change is good, never give up, never ever loose your curiosity to learn and to believe in your self“ has impacted her life.
23 years ago, after years of experience as a fashion designer, the swiss artist packed her belongings and moved to London to study art. After her studies she followed her artistic drive, first in London, then in Chicago and Bermuda. Today, her paintings, sculptures and panels are spread internationally and are found in private collections. The passion to share her knowledge, to inspire others to accomplish great and beautiful things, motivated her over the years to dedicate herself to art education of children, youth and adults. The love for design has never left her, which she fulfills in her exclusive productions of decorative objects. Today, Gabriela lives in Zürich with her husband and three children, were she works and teaches in her „STUDIO FOR ART AND DESIGN – A Place of inspiration!“
Every attendee of the conference is invited to paint on a big XXL canvas, guided by Gabriela. Let us make the unknown visible to the human eye. And let us create a big picture together. At the end of the conference everybody gets a piece of this collective art proje- and a wonderul souvenir.
„So many people haven’t touched a paintbrush since they’ve been in school. While painting you get access to a whole different level or your own personality. I’ll help you discover it.“ www.gabrielabrunnerdesign.com
Yasmin Cachemaille-Grimm is one of our members of the League of Leading Ladies Business Club (see also „about“). She’s in hospitality business since almost 30 years.
Since 2014 she’s general manager at Victoria-Jungfrau – together with her husband Urs Grimm.
In her great career she’s been working for hotels such as Château de Bagnols Beaujolais, L’Occidental Grand Fuerteventura or Park Hotel Adler Hinterzarten. After 2 years on the MS Europa and travelling the world she completed her CV with an executive MBA at EHL.
If you like to learn more about Yasmin, contact her on LinkedIn
PLEASE NOTE: Members of our partners like Ladies Drive Bargespräche-Club, SLIC, Womenbiz, Switzerland Global Enterprise and attendees of the Simmons Conference in Switzerland profit from a 15-20% discount. Please let us know by email before registering: email@example.com
Special Rate – Single Bedroom per night: CHF 340.00
Special Rate – Double Bedroom per night: CHF 440.00
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