The JUMP Forum is an annual event in Brussels, Paris & Lyon dedicated to boosting
gender equality at work and advancing women’s careers.


Watch the video of the last JUMP Forum in Brussels

March 21, 2017

From good intentions to great performance:
Putting gender equality at the heart of change

Much effort is spent on gender balance initiatives, full of good intentions to bring about gender equality. But there is a strong disconnect between the efforts spent on gender equality initiatives and the actual results:
the needle’s not moving fast enough…

Integrating gender equality into the day-to-day work of an organisation is more than just having policies, processes, goals and objectives on diversity in place. It is about change, transforming organisations and changing mind-sets to embed gender equality into the corporate culture and build a sense of social accountability. By putting gender equality at the heart of change, we will transform good intentions into great performance.

FORUM Brussels 2017 in Figures


87% Female

13% Male


23% 25-34

35% 35-44

32% 45-54


60% Employees/Middle Management

15% Top and Executive Management

13% Entrepreneurs & Business Owner

JUMP Forum Brussels 2017: :517






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JUMP Forum 2017 in Brussels

JUMP Forum 2017 in Brussels


The Wo.Men @ Work Award rewards the executive manager who works hardest to achieve gender equality at work. Who will win the award for corporate ambassador of gender equality this year?
Join us at this exclusive ceremony!

  • 18.00 – Arrivals & cocktail
  • 18.30 – Opening
    Etienne Gossart (Coca-Cola Europeans Partners),
    Isabella Lenarduzzi (JUMP) and Bianca Debaets (Brussels Region Secretary of State for Equal opportunities)
  • 18.45-19.30 – Visionary keynotes
    Keynotes 1: Trump, Putin, Masculinity and What It Means for the Gender Equity Work AheadBill Proudman (Co-founder and CEO of White Men as Full Diversity Partners)
    Keynotes 2: Defying the Diversity & Inclusion Stalemate: The Emerging Third AlternativeEleanor Tabi Haller Jorden (President & CEO of the Paradigm Forum)
  • 19.30-20.15 – Panel discussion & Q&A with the candidates:
    How Executives get in the hearts and minds of their employees in striving for Gender Equality

    Sabine Sagaert – CARGILL
    Alexander Von Maillot – NESTLE
    Grégor Chapelle – ACTIRIS
  • 20.15-20.30 – Award
  • 20.30-21.30 – Networking walking dinner

Our international guest speakers

Bill Proudman

Founding Partner and CEO, White Men as Full Diversity Partners

Isabelle Kürschner

Ph.D. - Catalyst Consultant

Dorothy Dalton

Global Talent Management Strategist, inclusive workplace specialist, coach and trainer

Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden

President and CEO, The Paradigm Forum GmbH

Isabella Lenarduzzi

Founder & Managing Director of JUMP - Ashoka Fellow

Claudia de Castro Caldeirinha

Senior Leadership Advisor and co-author of “Women Leading the Way in Brussels”

Elisabeth Kelan

Professor of Leadership at Cranfield School of Management, Director of the Global Centre for Gender and Leadership

Valérie Petit

Professeur de leadership à l’EDHEC Business School et Directrice d’Open Leadership, le centre de R&D sur le leadership inclusif.

Françoise Pissart

Director King Baudouin Foundation

Pastora Valero

Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs Europe, Middle East, Africa & Russia, Cisco

Erwin Ollivier

General manager Athlon Belgium, Winner of Wo.Men@Work Award 2016

Michèle Paque

Country Host Manager QuintilesIMS VP, Head of Business Development North-Western Europe – IES-QuntilesIMS and Corporate Gender Equality Ambassador 2015

Martine Van den Poel

Leadership Development Practice Director and Executive Coach INSEAD Global Leadership Center

Peter de Prins

Professor of Management Practice - Change Management | Coaching | Leadership

Katrien Goossens

HR Global Diversity & Well-being Officer Euroclear

Karel Van De Sompel

Country Manager/Managing Director Belgium & Luxembourg - Pfizer

Els Blaton

CEO everis Belgium

Paul Dewandre

Auteur et comédien

Laurent Derivery

Fondateur et Président de Valeurs & Développement

Ana Yturriaga Saldanha

Head of Sector for Communication and Internal consultancy/coaching - DG Human Resources - European Commission

Chiara Tomasi

Public Policy and Government Relations Analyst, Google

Our trainers

Chaired by

Chaired by


Vlerick Business School

Bolwerklaan 21, 1210 Brussels - Belgium


Vlerick Business School

Bolwerklaan 21, 1210 Brussels - Belgium

We thank our partners