Organized by BPW Malta President Stephanie Falzon with the help of Tania Mercieca and Marcella Camilleri an engaged group of PEP trainers (Conny Montague, Sabine Schmelzer, Sabine Küsters, Gudrun Weber, Ester Eomois, Rodica Fridez, Elisabeth Liberda, Ingrid Asche and Diana Manneh) met in Malta to have a Task Force Meeting and do a PEP as well as a PEP TTT training. Catherine Bosshart, 2nd Vice President BPW International, also joined and supported the event.
Taskforce Meeting with new information from BPW International
Before the actual seminar we had a Task Force Meeting where Catherine explained to us some changes in BPW and how they affect the Task Force. She also presented the concept of the new webpage proposed by Antoinette Ruegg.
A new goal of BPW International to be followed up is “Sustainable Development of BPW” as an additional and the 18th Sustainable Development Goal until 2030.
The Task Force decided on some guidelines and communication rules for future projects and there was general agreement that the work within the team is enriching and interesting for all of us and without BPW as an organization we would not work together in that way. This opinion was also shared by Ann Wood, Petya Barraud and Anna Cargnello who shared their opinion via mail before the meeting, since they could not be here personally.
PEP Training was opened by the President of Malta
For the seminar the location was Vendala Palace, the summer residence of HE The President of Malta. The training courses ran under her patronage. She opened the event personally and gave a welcoming address where she focussed on the importance of equal pay and the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal number 5 which is “Achieve Gender Equality and empower women and girls”.
Her speech and our event got a lot of media coverage, was on Facebook immediately and got full-page cover on the Times of Malta the following day.
While the efforts of every active BPW member are of vital importance it is also very important that we get visibility through support by public figures.
Engaged Participants and 11 new PEP Facilitators
After successfully concluding the PEP Training with a very engaged and highly motivated group of participants, a Train-the-Trainer session followed, led by Conny Montague and Sabine Schmelzer. 11 BPW members from Malta and Estonia were certified to become PEP facilitators. Now the PEP can be held in Malta for empowering professional women, students or graduates.
As usual in these events, there was a lot of networking, interesting tours of Malta led by Ingrid Eomois, wonderful dinners and inspiring and constructive exchange among BPW members from different countries.
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