Each region is appointed with a Regional Coordinator of BPW International and a dedicated team which forms the European Coordination Committee (ECC) for each triennium. The regional coordinators are elected during the General Assembly of BPW International and are in charge to coordinate all matters with the Affiliate Federations in their region.

The ECC includes the role of Secretary, Finance Officer, Communication Officer and Young BPW Representative, who become a member of Executive Committee to manage all affairs for BPW Europe.

Anu Viks Regional Coordinator BPW Europe 2021 - 2024

Anu Viks (ESTONIA)

Regional Coordinator BPW Europe 2021-2024

My homeland is Estonia, a lovely seaside country in North-East of Europe with innovative mind and creative people. I am the member of BPW Estonia since 2002 and have been the President of my local Tallinn Club for three years and the President of BPW Estonia 2015-2018. My first connection with BPW was through the BPW Europe Conference that took place in Tallinn Estonia in 2000. I was involved as a young help to host different delegations who arrived to the Conference. Since then I have been a devoted member of BPW. In 2018 I joined the BPW Europe Leadership and Lifelong Learning Taskforce as the Trainer https://bpw-lll.weebly.com/ and have carried out many successful training programs in life and virtually.

Carmen Taheny

Carmen Taheny (Ireland)

Secretary 2021-2024

I was born in Galway Ireland; I work as a Corporate Account Manager for a Children’s Charity. I am married to Tom and I have 3 daughters. In 2009, I joined the board of the National Executive of BPW Ireland as Club Representative and European and International officer to BPW Ireland. As President of BPW Galway 2010-2011 I was actively involved in co-ordinating many events for the Club and its members including; The Business Women of the Year awards as well as the Career Woman of the Year Awards, liaising with key contacts in businesses and the City and County Enterprise Boards.

Guðrún S. Jakobsdóttir (Iceland)

Finance Officer 2021-2024

I am an acknowledged accountant. I worked as an office manager for a construction company in Reykjavik for 23 years. And now I am the accountant for Specialtours ehf, a company in the tourist business, sailing out for Whale Watching and Northern Lights. I have been a member of BPW Reykjavik since 1997. I have all this time been an active member, been a board member, as secretary, vice president and president from 2013 to 2016. I love following the aims of BPW, the international network – connecting women from all over the world together, by being inspired, being powerful and being BPW.

Sheerah Kim (Switzerland)

Communication Officer 2021-2024

I'm proud to join the ECC as of September 2021 for this triennium in order to design and implement a new communication and social media strategy. “Going international” feels very natural to me, since I’ve been working for a global reinsurance company for 15 years, worked and lived in Singapore and been exposed to many cultures and mindsets. Currently, I'm the Young Representative of BPW Switzerland, member in BPW Singapore and Co-President of BPW Club Zurich. Besides strategy, I bring a very structured and solution-oriented approach to each discussion, I am proficient in data analytics, project management and currently studying digital ethics at the University in Zurich.

Alice Minuto

Alice Minuto (Italy)

Young BPW Representative Europe 2021-2024

I graduated in Economics with a master’s degree in Financial Markets at the University of Genoa. My professional career in steel industry started during the university years and continue till today. The technical skills and the determination led me to achieve leadership positions, and my challenge is to get the best result combining private life with my daughter and high performance at the job place. My passion for women’s rights led me to join in FIDAPA – BPW Italy championing the motto "Women for Women". Moreover, I have been coordinator of the project "Steel Women: gender equality in leadership" (goal #5) and “Visit Nepal for BPW” (goal #11)".

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