PWN Paris - International HUB : International Inspirational Talks

28 April 2020 19:30 - 22:30 Le Restaurant du Sénat - 75006 Paris

Event on hold, we will keep you updated.

Get inspired for your international career! Do you work in an international environment? Do you plan to do so? Then join us for our next International Hub event and get inspired! Chloé Clair (VINCI Construction) and Paolo Codazzi (GE Grid Solutions), will share their insights as international top managers in a lively, interactive discussion. 

PWN VP Share, Marie-Laure Barrau, and the International HUB team are pleased to bring you an evening of International Inspirational Talks.

We have two special guests for this evening: 

  • Chloé Clair, Chief Technical Officer at Vinci 
  • Paolo Codazi, Executive HR Technology & High Voltage Products at General Electric Grid Solutions 

They will share their experience and expertise as top international managers through a discussion mediated by Marianne Gaye-Ayrault (member International Hub, Global Training Director at The Union) on how to successfully navigate the world of international business. Coming from different industries, they will offer both a woman’s and a man’s perspective on questions such as how to overcome obstacles as a woman in a male dominated industry; how to manage multicultural teams during times of transformation and upheaval; what are the key success factors to an international career.

In yet another approach to learning about multicultural facets, our speakers will engage in a rich exchange both with each other and with the audience.

Participants will learn how to drive an international career and live abroad – what challenges to expect and how to over come them, but also the immense benefits that we can reap from international experience.  

This International Inspirational Talk will get us excited about the perspectives for our careers and provide the opportunity to taking the next steps toward embarking on or developing our international projects.

A light dinner cocktail will be served in the beautiful setting of Le Sénat for a much appreciated networking moment.

Join us for an evening of insights, knowledge, and networking

Register at the end of this page by clicking on "register now"


Kerstin Leibold 

Agenda  : 

  • 19:00 Arrival of participants - networking
  • 19:30 Start of the event (SHARP, Sénat doors close at 20.00) 
  • 20:30 Networking cocktail


Chloé CLAIR - Chief Technical Officer, VINCI Construction
Chloé Clair is both a civil engineer and architect, holding multiple degrees from France (Ecole Polytechnique, Architecte DPLG) and the United States (UC Berkeley California).
She has always worked in the construction industry, from structural and environmental engineer to project design coordination and Technical Director. She has headed the design for numerous large-scale projects around the world such as airports, six-star hotels or super-tall buildings. Her work for US and French companies has taken her across continents for a truly global experience, from Poland to San Francisco, Cyprus, Miami or Trinidad, Tobago and Bangkok.
Throughout the years, Chloé has been a champion of diversity in the workplace, believing women should have a stronger sense of belonging in the construction and tech industries by believing in themselves and having a louder voice. She is a strong advocate of digital acceleration inside her company and is also in charge of environment, both working on direct and indirect impacts. 
Paolo CODAZZI - Executive HR Technology & High Voltage Products at General Electric Grid Solutions 
Paolo holds a degree in Human Resources and Organisation from the Bocconi University in Milan and has more than 25 years of experience in International Human Resources Management. 
Paolo’s career has taken him around Europe and across industries. Paolo took on his current position in 2018 after having led several HR integration and organizational design projects to prepare and complete both acquisitions and internal mergers between Areva T&D, Alstom and General Electric.
Thanks to challenging and intense chapters of his career, Paolo has had the opportunity to complete and display his strong beliefs in diversity and inclusion, that he considers as a strategical management asset and enabler to the success of the modern way to drive any kind of business. 

Price for members: 35 euros
Price for non-members, men welcome: 45 euros
Maximum capacity: 50 people 
Location: Restaurant du Sénat, 15ter rue de Vaugirard  75006 Paris
Please bring a picture ID - it might be requested by Le Sénat's security 
Arrivals from 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Registration closes on: April 21st (default time is midnight)
Cancellation policy: reimbursements possible until April 28
Event in English 

Event details

Le Restaurant du Sénat - 75006 Paris
15 ter, rue de Vaugirard
Member price
€35 per attendee
Non-member price
€45 per attendee

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