EWMD has chosen the city of Turin to organize its annual international conference, which will be held from 20th to 22nd October 2023. Three days dedicated to Italian and foreign members, involving activities and meetings on the theme selected by EWMD International for this year: "Financial Independence and Wellbeing is the Win-Win". It will also be an opportunity to get to know the Savoy city and its history.
EWMD Italy and EWMD Torino are in charge of organizing the event and of developing the 2023 theme. The close connection between independence and wellbeing, seen with a 360-degree view, has always been a subject of discussion not only worldwide, but above all in Italy, where the gender gap has not yet been completely closed in the private and professional sectors.
On October 21st the International Conference will open with a plenary session (from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), which will be followed by in-depth interactive sessions in the afternoon (from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.). During the morning, thanks to the contributions and the testimonies of professionals, institutions and the EWMD board, the core of the issue will be analyzed: how to transform the relationship women have with the concept of investment at large. A concept linking the fully autonomous management of the economic and financial aspect with the ones of professional growth as well as personal well-being and fulfilment. Not being able to address the aspects related to the management of their financial resources has often caused women to take a step backwards in their professional and personal fulfilment. These areas are extremely interdependent in a woman's growth, much more so than for men. The full self-determination by women in all of these fields is by now crucial to contribute to the sustainability of social, economic and generational development of our current reality.
With the will to stimulate new perspectives regarding these fundamental dimensions of a woman's life, we will explore the above-mentioned aspects in more detail providing statistics, case histories, experiences and tools which will be addressed in depth in the afternoon workshops.
Planning, preventing, organizing and developing: these stages will be the thematic areas guiding the different interventions in the morning and the in-depth discussions in the afternoon.
Personal and professional paths don't always have a smooth and programmable development. In order to secure your economic independence, it is key to learn how to plan it in the short and long term, to support the various stages of your personal and professional life. Economic self-determination must go hand-in-hand with the awareness of your personal and professional goals and of the stages of life that you plan to go through in the short, medium and long term.
Investing in your personal well-being allows you to maintain your economic independence. To prevent or reduce the risk of economic losses which might be caused by health problems and/or temporary interruptions of your working life, it is essential to identify the initiatives and activities you want to invest time and resources in.
Wellbeing in companies is crucial for a sustainable organizational and economic growth in the long-term. Ways have to be found to support wellbeing in organizations. It is crucial to support the sustainable growth of people who are part of such organizations. Particular attention has to be paid to how organizations support today the stages of women's professional, economic and personal growth, consistently with the development of more and more inclusive social and economic models.
Economic independence helps to create value and allows to invest in one's continuing personal, professional and cultural growth. To implement your economic and professional competitivity on the market, you need to identify your personal and professional upgrade plan.