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Thu, 29 Jun



Connect for Success: Unleash your potential through the power of networking

Join us for "Connect for Success," a dynamic networking event designed to help you unleash your potential and take your career or business to the next level.

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Connect for Success: Unleash your potential through the power of networking
Connect for Success: Unleash your potential through the power of networking

Time and location

29 Jun 2023, 17:30 – 21:00 CEST

Zürich, Ernst-Nobs-Platz 1, 8004 Zürich, Switzerland


About the event

In today's volatile environment, networking is more important than ever. Whether you're looking to start or advance your career, grow your business, or simply build your professional network, effective networking skills are essential.

Our expert panellists will share their insights and strategies for building strong, meaningful relationships, and offer practical tips for maximizing your networking opportunities. Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your networking skills to the next level, this event is not to be missed. During the event, you'll have the opportunity to network with other attendees, connect with our expert panellists, and gain insights and inspiration to help you achieve your goals. Come join us for an evening of connection, growth, and success!

Vanessa Gentile is half Brasilien and half Italian and mother of 2 son's. She grew up in the canton Thurgau until 21 and then she moved to Zurich to pursue her career in the Tech Industry. Vanessa speaks 6 languages fluently and  is Head of Marketing at Salesforce in Switzerland, based in Zurich. With a deep understanding of market dynamics and consumer behavior, Vanessa excels in developing and executing innovative marketing initiatives that generate brand awareness, drive customer engagement, and deliver measurable results. Vanessa's leadership style is characterized by collaboration, empowerment, and a focus on fostering a high-performing marketing team. She inspires and motivates their team members to excel, encouraging creativity and innovation in developing compelling marketing campaigns across various channels. She gets inspired by the digital world and the full potential digital transformation can achieve with DATA, AI and CRM. Furthermore Vanessa is the esteemed founder of the non-profit organization, Bring Women Back to Work. Through her visionary leadership and unwavering dedication, she has successfully facilitated the re-entry of over 100 women into the workforce each year across Europe. Vanessa's organization focuses on empowering and supporting women who have taken career breaks, providing them with opportunities to regain their professional momentum and contribute their valuable skills and expertise to the workforce. Her commitment to fostering gender equality and creating pathways for women's career advancement is one of her missions.

Johannes Hapig is the co-editor-in-chief of „m&k“, one of Switzerland’s leading business magazines. He’s been with „m&k“ for about five years, a time in which both the readership and the sales volume of the magazine have more than tripled. On top, the publication was named „Best Swiss Magazine“ in 2020 and „Best European B2B Magazine“ in 2022. Johannes is passionate about people and their stories; and he continuously strives to expand his network - which is demonstrated e.g. by an interview track record that includes heads of state, international business leaders and Nobel Prize Laureates alike.

Anna Agafonova has been working with various clients in both recruitment and her own traveltech start up. She has been building international teams and worked in 7 countries in Europe and Asia. Having dealt with different mentalities and cultures, she remained a big believer of personal connections and relationships which she is developing throughout her whole career. In this talk she will be covering the topics of effective networking and her personal tips of building up friendships through work.

Moderated by Tamara Ambrosini, an innovative and driven professional with an extensive background in Digital Transformation and Marketing in various industries, as well as responsible for new marketing partnerships, strategies, campaigns and brand management. Additionally, she acts as a Change and Customer Experience Facilitator by identifying cultural, process and tool related challenges within CRM and Marketing Automation. Tamara communicates effectively to build strong relationships and inspire stakeholder engagement as well as motivate partner to invest. She is also a Lecturer in Marketing Automation, Partnership and Sponsorship.

Limited seats available, so secure your tickets before they are gone!


17:30-18:00 Registration

18:00-18:15 Intro

18:15-18:30 Keynote Presentation

18:30-19:30 Panel Discussion

19:30-21:00 Networking Apéro

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the following sponsors for their invaluable support and contribution to our event.

The Bring Women Back to Work (BWBW) program is a dedicated initiative by Salesforce to address the underrepresentation of women in the workforce, particularly those returning after extended career breaks. This program aims to provide opportunities for women to reenter the business world by offering tailored support and resources. Discover more about the incredible impact of the BWBW program here.

Salesforce is a leading provider of cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) software, offering a wide range of solutions to businesses of all sizes. Their innovative platform enables companies to effectively manage sales, marketing, customer service, and other critical aspects of their operations, ultimately enhancing productivity, customer satisfaction, and overall business growth.

Mason Frank International is the global leader in Salesforce recruitment. Since 2010, they have worked with over 6,000 organizations in 87 countries to deliver the very best talent in the Salesforce ecosystem. They find great people great jobs.

WDS is a community of modern leaders who leverage collaboration and elevate diversity to advance careers and create business opportunities in the Swiss digital economy. By leveraging the power of our community, Women in Digital Switzerland (WDS) advances careers, supports organizational transformation leaps, and creates business opportunities in the Swiss digital economy and beyond. Be part of the change. Become a member.


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