International Women's Day

International Women's Day

PwC Luxembourg and AMCHAM Luxembourg together with the Luxembourg American Chamber of Commerce New York, are pleased to invite you to our fourth International Women's Day panel presentation. 

In the past, we've discussed career advice, success in the workplace and in life, innovation and creativity… This year we are focusing on the current situation, how we deal with crisis and manage disruption, what we are doing to relaunch the economy and if this situation has a disbalanced impact. 

That's why our topic is, Disruptive times: opportunities and challenges for gender balance?

To guide this fully digital conversation, we'll have Nathalie Reuter as our moderator, and a stellar panel:

  • Julie Becker, Deputy CEO of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) 

  • Jeanne Crauser, Consulate General  of Luxembourg in New York / Executive Director, Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office (LTIO)

  • Martha Crawford, Dean of the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology

  • Claude Marx, Director General of the Financial Sector Supervisory Commission (CSSF in french)

  • Françoise Thoma, CEO Banque et Caisse d'Épargne de l'État (BCEE)


We hope to see you on Monday 8 March 2021 at 16:00 (Luxembourg time) / 10:00 (New York time).

You can register here, don't forget to tell your friends!

From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge #ChooseToChallenge

Speakers' biographies

Julie Becker

Julie Becker

Julie Becker is the Deputy CEO of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) and Founder of the Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX). In December 2020, she was appointed as LuxSE’s next CEO and will officially take over the reins of the exchange in April 2021. Her career in the financial sector in Luxembourg spans over two decades and includes positions at the Central Bank of Luxembourg and Dexia. Widely recognised for her expertise in the field of sustainable finance, Julie Becker has represented LuxSE and LGX at numerous, international expert forums and conferences over the past years, including at the prestigious EU High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance from 2016-2018. She is also the Chair of LuxCMA, a capital markets industry association established in 2019. Julie Becker specialises in regulatory and legal matters linked to capital markets, and joined the Luxembourg Stock Exchange in 2013. She holds a Master Degree in European & Corporate Law and a Master Degree (DEA) in Private Law from the University of Nancy II, France.

Jeanne Crauser

Jeanne Crauser

On September 1, 2016, Ms. Jeanne Crauser assumed the duties of Consul General of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in New York City, and Executive Director of the Luxembourg Trade & Investment Office covering the Eastern half of North America, facilitating both American investment in Luxembourg as well as supporting commercial expansion of Luxembourg companies to the North American market. Prior to that, Ms. Crauser held the position of Deputy Representative of Luxembourg to the Political and Security Committee next to the EU and was closely involved in all aspects of the Common Foreign, Security and Defense Policy within the EU therefore contributing to preparing Luxembourg’s position within the Foreign Affairs Council at the EU level.  Ms. Crauser possesses a Master of Arts in European Political and Administrative Studies - College of Europe - Institute of Postgraduate European Studies, Bruges (Belgium) as well as a Master in Economic Sciences from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) (Belgium).

Martha Crawford

Martha Crawford

Dr. Crawford is an engineer and a business person (PhD in environmental and chemical engineering from Harvard, MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs in Paris). She served as Senior Vice President of Research & Development for several French multinational companies (Air Liquide, Areva and L’Oréal), during the 20 years she lived in France. In her industrial C-suite roles, she led the companies’ technological innovation, with a focus on making more competitive products with smaller environmental footprints. In 2016, Crawford repatriated to the United States and also returned to academia, serving on the faculty of Harvard Business School for three years. She continues to serve as an Independent Director for Suez SA, a global leader in environmental services. She’s also the Dean of the Welch College of Business and Technology, where she leads the integration of digital into the business curriculum. 

Claude Marx

Claude Marx

Claude Marx is a legal expert and started  his career with the law firm Zeyen Beghin Feider (now Allen & Overy) and the consulting firm Arthur Andersen. Then Claude Marx joined Safra Republic Holdings in 1994 (acquired by the HSBC group). He remained with HSBC Private Bank (Luxembourg) S.A. for 17 years and became Deputy CEO . He left the banking sector in 2012 to take the helm of Lombard International Assurance S.A. In December 2015, Mr. Marx was selected to become the Director General of the Financial Sector Supervisory Commission or Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). He holds a Master Degree in Law from the University of Paris and a Master of Laws from the University London.

Francoise Thoma

Françoise Thoma

With a doctorate in law from the University of Panthéon Assas (Paris II) and a LL.M. from Harvard Law School, Françoise Thoma, made her debut between 1994 and 1998 as a lawyer at Bonn & Schmitt, before working as a referendaire at the European Court of Justice. She joined Spuerkeess in 1999, in the legal department, she was appointed secretary general in 2004, then became the first woman to join the management committee in 2009. She was also a member of the Council of State between 2000 and 2015. In June 2016, she was appointed  CEO of this leading national financial institution founded in 1856.

Contact us

Vinciane Istace

Partner, PwC Luxembourg

Tel: +352 49 48 48 2112

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