The intelligence of the hearts

Interview with Giuseppa (Pinella) Bombaci, Regional Coordinator BPW Europe

Equal Pay Day raises awareness about the gender pay gap. For instance, in the Czech Republic, the difference of wages earned by men and women is around 22%. What factors do you think might contribute to that difference?

Pinella Bombaci: As everything in our lives, the pay gap, in my opinion, rooted in our culture. If you’d take a historical perspective, you would see that women were the ones who always took care of families, while men were working and providing for them. For hundreds of years, this order put women in a position of dependency on men.

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Why do we go conferences?

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Have you ever considered for what reason you are spending all that money and time? Of course, you can list  “7 reasons of why you should go” – like learning new tips and tricks and having networking opportunities, but it can’t be only for that. Because, really – everything is available online. For tips and tricks, there are blog posts to read, for learning, there are online courses to take, for connecting with your peers there are Facebook and LinkedIn groups to join – and you do it all at your leisure…

But, no matter how convenient the digital world is, it can’t be compared with the real-life experience of the interconnectedness of people. The power that conferences have is to create this experience that allows us to transform.

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Three characteristics​ of Prague’s most charismatic female leader

Lenka Stastna

What are the personality traits a leader must have to turn a simple networking dinner into a world-class conference?

Equal Pay Day – Women to Themselves is the biggest empowering women’s conference in the Czech Republic. The conference helps thousands of women to develop their interpersonal and professional skills, such as leadership, mentoring, and conflict resolution, which are essential to any career. This year the event brings together 1,400  participants from the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, and Austria.

In this interview, I wanted to back up the story a little bit because I don’t think you can talk about the event without talking about the host. Please let me introduce Lenka Stastna, the president and the woman behind the Equal Pay Day – Women to Themselves conference, the largest event in its space.

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Equal Pay Day – Women to Themselves

I am thrilled to be helping the Equal Pay Day volunteers team to organize 9th Equal Pay Day – Women to Themselves International Conference taking place in Prague, April 13-14, 2018.

🔺This year 1,400 participants are attending the conference. It is a great opportunity to connect with success-driven people and learn from the top experts, influencers, and coaches.

🔺The Equal Pay Day brings together participants from the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, and Austria. It is a great opportunity to connect and build relationships with mentors, potential business partners, and customers.

🔺 This is the 9th annual conference organized by Business and professional women CR a nonprofit organization. Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap

🔺 Here’s why you should attend this conference:

✔️ Discover powerful tools to advance your career or business development

✔️ Learn from experiences and stories from the best mentors speed mentoring 

✔️ Build your professional network, create leads and connections

✔️ Capture positive energy from this great experience



Six essential qualities of a successful entrepreneur

three people jumping happily

I always thought that successful entrepreneurs are only those blessed with special powers so that everything they touch instantly turns to gold, that they were born with brilliant business ideas and made their first million when they were 17 years old.

However, when I meet these terrific, hard-working people and interviewed them for this blog I realized that the majority of successful entrepreneurs do not belong to a special breed of superhumans.

But, it is true that they possess something that brings them to success:

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A Year in Review

A women sitting in her shop

As we are approaching the end of the year and getting ready for the winter holiday, there is still a number of things we can do in the next few weeks. Some of them are important and some of them can be postponed – we decide on hierarchy. However, on the top of my “end-of-the-year-to-do-list” is the “life inventory” I usually do each year in December.

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