How exciting! We are indeed going to start a new, across-the-pond webinar, called “The Bridge.”
What are our goals? To bridge outstanding women from Europe and America together in exciting and open conversations, in front of gender-diverse audiences.
We start The Bridge project based on our knowledge of the need that the women on both sides of the Atlantic have—the necessity to share their inspirational stories and accumulated wisdom. This is the need + desire to be heard and supported by the other women who live and work internationally.
Women worldwide, on all 5 continents, are definitely on the rise, moving up in society, and having their voices heard more and more: consider the #MeToo movement, the growing number of women on corporate boards, in politics and upper management, as well as in diverse women’s organizations—and their ranks are swelling. Today, women are very-very busy, and this is why we want to pitch-in/help/promote a healthy lifestyle of those living & working globally, in the countries of their choice, so their lives get easier. How? We push towards women’s unity and self-help, so we will:
- Provide direct access to prominent women’s insights and resources
- Examine the how-to of women’s success across Europe and the US
- Engage in story-telling—all about women who live and work across countries, continents, and cultures and work for solutions in a complex world.
Was this webinar my idea? No. It was my good friend Jacquelyn Reeves who suggested to start the webinar series as an interactive talk show where women can view and listen to – and participate in – the discussions on the essential existential topics of work and life.
When Jacquelyn and I first met, on a sunny May day in Berlin, Germany, in a little Alexander Platz café, she told me that when she took my new book, How They Made It in America, to her consulting classrooms, everybody loved it.
The discussions made it clear the book has meaning for a broader audience than just immigrant women whose success stories it describes—because the issues raised in it are more universal, meaningful, and applicable. So, we decided to have this book as a conversation starter—and build on it, producing a special webinar or talk-show, or both! Thus, the idea of Jacquelyn based on my book is giving rise to a new webinar talk-show style.
The webinar/talk show series opens with the topic “Women Worldwide on the Rise: What Do They Bring to the Table?” In it, we feature the guest who is one of my eighteen book subjects, Irmgard Lafrentz, a notable American entrepreneur, originally from Germany.
Why did we chose this topic? Women worldwide are moving up in life and having their voices heard more and more: consider #MeToo movement, the growing number of women on corporate boards, in politics and upper management—and their ranks are swelling. So, let‘s see what exactly they contribute to our well-being and culture at large, in other words, what they bring to the table when living & working globally, in the countries of their choice.
You will see two anchors of the show, Jacquelyn Reeves (based in Berlin, Germany) and myself, Fiona Citkin (based in Warren, NJ). Here’s what you may want to know about us.
Intercultural trainer and coach Jacquelyn Reeves, M.S., has trained and consulted for over 25 years between the USA and Germany. Her experience includes work in the auto, engineering, pharmaceutical, IT, telecommunications and rail transport industries. She specializes in transitional projects and has an M.S. in Adult, Continuing, and Occupational Education. She regularly evaluates and consults for companies seeking to establish, maintain or improve communication between departments, institutions, multinational interests and other entities to optimize communication and reduce the risk of failed processes, while increasing productivity and workplace satisfaction. Jacquelyn was recently nominated by the European Diversity Awards for the 2019 “Inspirational Role Model of the Year” https://www.europeandiversityawards.com/shortlist-2019.html You can find her at http://reeves3c.com
Dr. Fiona Citkin came to the U.S. as a Fulbright Scholar from Ukraine. A professional educator, author, blogger, and internationally renowned intercultural consultant, she holds two doctorates, speaks three languages, and consults on intercultural business competencies, diversity, and women’s issues. Dr. Citkin’s first book, rooted in her consulting practice, Transformational Diversity: Why and How Intercultural Competencies Can Help Organizations to Survive and Thrive (SHRM Publishing, 2011), won 2012 Top Champion of Diversity award. Her new book, How They Made It in America: Success Stories and Strategies of Immigrant Women, from Isabel Allende to Ivana Trump to Fashion Designer Josie Natori, Plus More https://www.amazon.com/How-They-Made-America-Strategies/dp/1480871834 (Archway Publishing, 2019), is a NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award winner. Find her book website at http://fionacitkin.com/
And now, welcome to our new webinar talk-show style. You will see notifications at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FionaCitkinAuthor/?ref=bookmarks , LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/fiona-citkin-b7416310/, Twitter https://twitter.com/FionaCitkin , YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtnjxZ7nqAi83I-EHOqdVlw/featured?view_as=subscriber – and more.
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