Rijeka hosted the first ever “Women’s Weekend” regional conference, which brought together prominent experts from the region and beyond to promote networking and empowering women, as well as to contribute to achieving progress in equality, with the support of numerous partners, including JGL.
Various lectures, panel discussions, workshops and one-on-one conversations gave the attendees an opportunity to hear inspiring stories from a whole range of different fields – from politics to business, lifestyle, IT, beauty and health, told by leading local and global opinion makers. Among them was Eva Usmiani Capobianco, member of JGL’s Board of Directors, who participated in an engaging panel discussion entitled W-idimo se u Upravnom odboru? (W-e’ll see you at the Board of Directors?). The panel addressed the position of female leaders in corporations, as well as the need to increase the number of women in leadership roles and decision-making processes.
“Leadership and management should be based on competence and excellence, not on gender, sex, age, race or any other type of diversity. The European Parliament adopted a new act that requires companies to have 40% of women in executive positions by 2026. JGL is leading by example in that regard, since its share of women in management has been higher from the very start. Women make up 68% of senior management and 76% of the entire workforce of the Group, which employs 1,174 people,” said Usmiani Capobianco.
The programme was largely devoted to the issue of female identity and gender equality, so in the context of making progress, many participants emphasised the importance of recognising and valuing women’s efforts and labour, and that every step in the process of achieving equality counts.
“When Your Eyes Are Sending Distress Signals, Pay Attention” by Vizol S
During the two-day conference, JGL partnered with ophthalmology specialists to provide free eye pressure and dry eye measurements.
Given that previous public health initiatives of this kind found that one in four people (26%) have elevated eye pressure and that nearly every other person suffers from dry eye, this was an excellent opportunity to promote the Vizol S brand and remind everyone to “pay attention to their eyes”!