Virginia Otel, co-president at PWN Global, joins BR’s Inspiring Voices #EqualFuture

Mihai-Alexandru Cristea 30/08/2021 | 14:23

Virginia Otel, co-president at PWN Global, will be a speaker in BR’s Inspiring Voices #EqualFuture | 1st Edition, where she will discuss about her involvement in supporting professional women in Romania and the gender balanced leadership concept she strives for.


Virginia Oțel is a senior executive with more than 25 years of experience in the financial sector in Romania, with expertise in general management, business development, marketing, corporate communication, human resource management. She has served in management boards and board of directors of financial institutions she worked for. She has participated in many national and international conferences and seminars as speaker and panelist.

Ms. Otel graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economic Cybernetics from ASE and earned a Master’s in Management & Public Administration from the University of Liverpool in 1993. She became an Alumna of the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies in 1994. She also holds an Executive MBA from the Romanian-American Postgraduate School of Business –Asebuss in cooperation with the University of Washington, USA, obtained in 1999. In 2013, she attended the Aspen Seminar for Leaders and became a Fellow of Aspen Institute Romania.

Virginia Otel has been actively contributing to the community development as a volunteer for several NGOs. She has been serving as a Board member of the Foundation for the Development of Civil Society (FDSC) for almost 20 years. She became a member of the Romanian Business Leaders Foundation in 2013, being involved in the “Antreprenoria” project, dedicated to business education and mentoring of young entrepreneurs. Virginia joined PWN Romania from the establishment of the association at the end of 2011, being initially involved in the “Mentorship” and “Women on Boards” programs.  She was elected Vice President “Women on Boards” of PWN Romania in April 2014 and President of PWN Romania in April 2016. In June 2021, Virginia was elected Co-President of PWN Global, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating gender-balanced leadership.


Inspiring Voices #EqualFuture | 1st Edition, the latest addition to Business Review’s events calendar, will be an offline networking event and conference which will take a close look at the business case of diversity & inclusion (D&I) and why companies that are championing this cause and drive the real progress are much better fitted to succeed in the long run. The event and conference will focus on issues such as gender equality & women’s empowerment and will highlight inspiring success stories of powerful women taking the lead in traditional male-dominated industries.

Join Virginia Otel for the first edition of BR’s Inspiring Voices #EqualFuture and let’s talk about inspiring women voices as a core corporate value and why harvesting diversity and inclusion in your teams is more likely to spur performance! Inspiring Voices #EqualFuture will take place on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, starting at 4pm at the Courtyard by Marriott Bucharest Floreasca.

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