ELYSIAN Women Entrepreneur Cross-Cultural Roundtable Event in Bern Switzerland

On Saturday, June 8th, the ELYSIAN team joined Ambassador Ed McMullen at the US Ambassador’s Residence in Bern, Switzerland to co-host the Women Entrepreneur Cross-Cultural Roundtable, bringing together the ELYSIAN Circle of Inspiring Women with Swiss female thought leaders, businesswomen, entrepreneurs and parliamentarians.

The women seated at the table represented various fields and industries — publishing and media, business, law, diplomacy, software development, horticulture and plant sciences, pharmaceutical science, and hospitality and wellness. The cross-cultural exchange and open dialogue among the women set the stage for ongoing partnership opportunities between Swiss and US female-led interests and planted seeds for a peer-to-peer network for women’s resourcing, mentoring, and collaboration.

Women entrepreneurial cross-cultural round table held at U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland, Ed McMullen’s residence in Bern, Switzerland.

Women entrepreneurial cross-cultural round table held at U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland, Ed McMullen’s residence in Bern, Switzerland.

ELYSIAN magazine Chief Business Officer, Jaclynn Jarrett; Painter & art professional, Hannah Shepard; U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland, Ed McMullen; Founder & CEO of ELYSIAN magazine, Karen Floyd.

ELYSIAN magazine Chief Business Officer, Jaclynn Jarrett; Painter & art professional; Hannah Shepard; U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland, Ed McMullen.

Corporate Attorney & American – Canadian Business Coordinator, Dena Givari; COO and Co-Founder of Versantis AG, Dr.Meriam Kabbaj.

Female thought leaders chatting at the residence of U.S. Ambassador, Ed McMullen.

President & CEO of Enough is Enough & Executive Producer of Emmy Award-winning PBS Series, “Internet Safety 101”, Donna Rice Hughes; Dr. Meriam Kabbaj; Karen Floyd; Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs, Désirée Baron, Ph.D.; Associate Director and Wellness Advisor at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, Martha Wiedemann.

Guests enjoyed the chatting with one another on the terrace overlooking the picturesque city of Bern, Switzerland.

Martha Wiedmann; Dena Givari

Donna Rice Hughes; Dr. Meriam Kabbaj

Southeast Advertising Sales Director at Mandel Media Group, Billy Leach; Ambassador Chitra Narayanan

Billy Leach; Equestrian Athlete, Broadcast Journalist & Majority Owner of Wrigley Media Group, Misdee Wrigley Miller; Karen Floyd.

Founder & CEO of Crunchy Bananas, Entrepreneur & Business Consultant, Deanna Banaszak; Founder & CEO of Biological Tree Service, Certified Arborist & Biologist, Tammy Kovar; Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia 2001-2005, Turkey 2005- 2008, Switzerland and Liechtenstein 2008-2013, the Holy See (Vatican) 2009- 2013; strategic advisor; journalist and publisher, Chitra Narayanan.

Deanna Banaszak; Hannah Shepard

Guests enjoyed the chatting with one another on the terrace overlooking the picturesque city of Bern, Switzerland.

Guests enjoyed the chatting with one another on the terrace overlooking the picturesque city of Bern, Switzerland.

The picturesque view of Bern, Switzerland from U.S. Ambassador Ed McMullen’s residence.

Thank you to all who participated—we are truly inspired by the friendships fostered at this event and energized by future opportunities to build upon connections made. ⁣

Thank you to all who participated—we are truly inspired by the friendships fostered at this event and energized by future opportunities to build upon connections made.

 

 

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