1982 – 2022
The CWF celebrates 40 years of connecting and advancing professional women!

The Career Women’s Forum was founded in 1982 and this year we are celebrating our 40th anniversary.

In line with our mission, the Career Women’s Forum encourages women’s professional development through exchange of ideas, networking and self-fulfillment to achieve recognition as active and engaged women – able to influence socio-professional life.

In 2022 we will demonstrate the Forums’ commitment to connecting and advancing women in their professional lives, through several actions:

  • Showcasing 40 inspiring women that have been active in the professional, political, and social fields in Geneva and Suisse Romande these last 40 years.
  • Philanthropy actions during this special year to help women in need.
  •  Celebrating with a party to thank all individual and corporate members for their support and participation since 1982!
Jamila Pradère, President CWF

Jamila Pradère

A year of celebrations and activities!

40 Years - 40 Women​

40 years during which women have been active, advancing and inspiring!

We will showcase 40 women under 4 themes that reflect the diversity and talent of these women:

  1. Generations: old & new generations, evolution of CWF and women’s cause
  2. Trajectories: new jobs, culture, sports, incredible stories
  3. Entrepreneurship: innovation, career changes, new business
  4. Solidarity: sorority, politics, social, networking stories

Local Philanthropy

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Career Women’s Forum is joining forces with the Geneva association “découvrir”.

This partnership is placed under the sign of sharing, solidarity and exchange which are core values at the Forum. The association accompany qualified migrant women living in Geneva and elsewhere in French-speaking Switzerland in their efforts to find employment.

The association is celebrating its 15th anniversary and we would like to combine our strengths and skills to offer targeted actions that mobilize the expertise and professionalism of our members.

International Philanthropy

The CWF wants to extend a helping hand to women in hardship further afield and we have, therefore, decided to support a project run by the the Maher association.

Maher is an Indian association devoted to helping women and children in difficult situations.

Maher’s main focus is to deliver services to address the root causes of violence and despair experienced by women and children in India.

We invite you to make a donation here 


18 November 2022

…in pictures here

"C’est une fierté d’avoir aujourd’hui un Forum dans une santé absolument resplendissante et je remercie toutes les personnes qui ont participé à ce résultat !"



The Career Women’s Forum (CWF) is a non-profit, bi-lingual (French and English) Swiss association founded in 1982 in Geneva by highly engaged and pioneering women.

We encourage women’s professional development through the exchange of ideas, networking and self-fulfillment to achieve recognition as active and engaged women – able to influence socio-professional life.

To strengthen the Forum’s impact and reach, the CWF has developed partnerships with 20 large multinational organizations and has some 300 executive women members, representing more than 30 different nationalities, professionally active in all economic, political and social sectors of society.

2022 marks the Forum’s 40th anniversary.

Photo album of past anniversaries

Program 2022

5:30pm to 6:00pm

By Raphaël Klemm

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Véronique Riondel Angebault
CWF President

Jamila Pradère
CWF Committee Member

Raphael Klemm
”Immoderator”, Freelance journalist,
Singer, Improv.

Tatiana Valovaya
General Director of the United Nations
Office, Geneva


Two hours panel on-line discussion

Date & Time

2nd December 2022, at 6:00pm
Streaming open at 5:30pm


Jamila Pradère
Raphael Klemm





CWF's 40th Anniversary Project TEAM

Annabella Cardone

Investment Manager and Resiliency Services CFO, Europe, IBM

Federica Stoppa

Global Procurement Leader, Corteva Agriscience

Lisa Parenti

Founder and Managing Director, Parenti Design

Gaëlle Tanniou

Senior Learning Specialist, VP, Credit Suisse

Francisa Guanter-Buss

Consultant, Business Partner at Board2win

Monica Marinucci

Customer Success Leader, Microsoft

Natascha Siegrist

HR Business Partner, ROLEX

Sandra Schaffter

Communications Specialist, CWF

Marianne Zutter

Secretary, CWF

CWF Board

Jamila Pradère, President CWF

Jamila Pradère


Rodica Rosu Fridez


Gisèle Champion


Stefania Di Cecca

40TH ANNIVERSARY, Corporate Partners

Alma Guezzou


Christelle Patriarca

Mentoring, members Services

Mariama Raulet


Marjorie Tardieu Le Conte


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