From manager to senior executive

Female talent is forging ahead at manager level in the roles just below board level.

24 November 2015, 9:00AM - 11:00AM, CET

Female talent is forging ahead at manager level in the roles just below board level. However, despite the best intentions, there are still few women at the top. Is senior management at fault or is it the women themselves who are unable to move forward? What does it take in practice to move from manager to senior executive?

Get help with your own career, and help to make the entire talent-pool of women visible by attending four morning meetings that Berlingske Business and Sampension are hosting with a special focus on female managers. Get specific advice from prominent business leaders and learn how Danish companies and public institutions are working with diversity. 


Anna Purchas, COO and Partner at KPMG Denmark

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  • 08:30 - 09:00
    Registration and morning coffee


  • 09:00 - 09:10
    Welcome and today's programme
    By Pia Fuglsang Bach, community editor, Berlingske Business and Marianne Philip, Partner at Kromann Reumert and adjunct professor at CBS.


  • 09:10 - 09:40
    How is Novo Nordisk working with diversity?
    Presentation by Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen, executive vice president of Novo Nordisk and responsible for staff and organizational development, diversity and gender diversity at senior levels. At Novo Nordisk, 45 percent of all managers are now women, but the proportion upward in the career hierarchy drastically decreases. The Group Management team consists of nine men. Hear about the pharmaceutical giant's many initiatives to ensure that more women get in the pipeline for a top job. 


  • 09:40 - 10:10
    From London to Denmark
    Presentation by Anna Purchas, COO and Partner at KPMG Denmark. Anna Purchas moved to Denmark from London in 2014, when she left the job as Chief Operating Officer of KPMG's UK Advisory Business – a position with more than 4,000 advisors and a turnover of approximately 8 billion DKK. Based in London, she also worked on engagements in Switzerland, as well as served several clients in Israel, South Africa and in most of Europe. Hear why Anna Purchas made the decision to move to Denmark and get her perspective on the difference between a top position in Denmark and abroad.


  • 10:10 - 10:45
    The requirements for a management job at the top level
    Facilitated by Marianne Philip, Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen and Anna Purchas who will be on stage to debate with the participants.


  • 10:45 -
    Today's piece of career advice and final remarks.


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