Director and Founder of Women's International Networking (W.I.N.), Switzerland
Growing up on the turbulent west coast of Norway, surrounded by mountains leading to the open seas, WIN founder Kristin Engvig understood at a young age how important it is for all of us to be connected, and to do something in your life that will leave the world a better place.
After receiving her degree in Business & Marketing from Oslo's BI School of Business, she pursued her MBA at SDA Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Her early career as an international strategy and global marketing consultant formed the foundation of what would later become WIN. Since then, Kristin has travelled extensively and worked with women across all continents and employed her own strategic plan toward the formation and ongoing evolution of WIN.
Working with major multinational companies like JPMorgan, Citibank and Innovation Norway, Kristin felt that there was a gap in our workplaces and how we deal with each other and the world at large. She felt that people should be able to bring their humanity and creative sides into the workplace, too. This gap was transformed into a vision for WIN.: to "bring a more feminine, global and sustainable vision to work, communities and life." And this vision would in turn be transformed into a platform - an annual conference to empower, develop and connect women leaders. From this early launchpad, Kristin's vision has skyrocketed into a mission: providing a global networking and learning symposium that serves as a reference point for women working internationally in any capacity, shoulder to shoulder with organisations active in women's leadership and diversity and inclusion.
Kristin pursues her mission throughout the year, hosting 'mobilizing women events' in diverse countries and holding quarterly 'corporate networking group' meetings where professionals meet to discuss topical issues in the corporate world. Kristin stays attuned to emerging trends that shape our world, and continually encourages women and men to live creatively, authentically so together we can all forge a sustainable future. She frequently speaks at conferences for companies and organizations all over the world and writes frequently on women's journeys. In Kristin's own "life's journey" and essential to her vision and being, is her passion for family, community, creativity, acting, yoga, Zen, and continuous learning.