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What Next? The Horizon Beyond Senior Executive Level

European Women on Boards has recently entered into a partnership agreement with Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Europe: HBA is a global nonprofit organization comprised of individuals and organizations in healthcare committed to achieving gender parity in leadership positions, and we believe our shared missions provide the basis for a strong partnership.

To celebrate the partnership, we are happy to invite you to the inaugural HBA Europe & EWOB event on February 6th, 2023!

In “What Next? The Horizon Beyond Senior Executive Level,” four esteemed senior executives will share their experiences and observations about how being at the top helped launch new trajectories in their professional lives. Our Executive Committee Members & Committee Chairs Silvia Wiesner & Zeynep Yalım Uzun are among the panelists, and the other panelists are Kathrin Schoenborn-Sobolewski (Start-up advisor and business angel, ex-VP Healthcare, EWOB member) and Rozlyn Bekker (Senior Executive, Healthcare).

Join us to learn all about the new partnership, engage in lively conversation with peers about the future of seasoned executive women, and ask your own questions in the Q&A session!


  • Kathrin Schoenborn-Sobolewski
    Kathrin Schoenborn-Sobolewski is a healthcare professional with over 30 years of global leadership experience up to VP level, majority in strategic and operational program and portfolio roles with Merck KGaA in Germany. In 2022 she transitioned into a multifaceted career as start-up advisor, business angel, speaker and non-executive board director. Kathrin is purpose driven with a passion for gender equality and diversity. She has been active with the HBA since more than 10 years. Under her leadership as the Chair of HBA Europe the region evolved to the HBA’s region of most growth and international impact.
  • Roz Bekker
    Roz Bekker is Vice President Commercial Strategy Infectious Diseases and Vaccines for Janssen EMEA. In this role, within cross-functional and highly matrixed teams, Roz shapes, leads, and executes the EMEA commercial strategy for the therapy area, this encompasses end-to-end strategy and portfolio prioritization and ensures EMEA launch readiness and business needs are optimized within the overall global plans. She joined Janssen in 2005, holding various positions across medical and commercial at both regional operating company level; prior to joining Janssen, Roz worked in hospital as a medical doctor in South Africa in general medicine and surgery. Roz is passionate about the pharmaceutical industry and is dedicated to the advancement of healthcare and improving the lives of patients. Roz is married with 2 children, and lives in Berkshire, England.
  • Silvia Weisner
    Silvia has 17 years of experience in Marketing, Sales and General Management in Consumer Products. She is currently Managing Director & Sales VP at Unilever Belgium & Luxembourg and Chair of EWOB Local Partnerships and Memberships Committee. Silvia is also the proud mum of Charlotte.
  • Zeynep Yalim Uzun
    Zeynep has a diverse corporate career, 15 years of which in C level roles and in geographies ranging from Americas to Europe to Asia. In her most recent role, she led 14 brands across 150 markets as Arcelik Chief Marketing Officer. She currently leads her own business as a Board Strategy and Marketing Advisor. She is a Non-Executive Director for the Dogtas Group, as well as Advisor for education and technology start-up Twin Robotics and Science. Her non-profit board roles include Board Member of the Futurists Society of Turkey, and member of Northwestern University Family Council.
Registrations are open
February 6
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm