Cooperation between the Association Business Women of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BWBH) and Professional Women's Network (PWN Vienna)
You will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from three exceptional female executives how to make a successful career in Austria.
The panel, chaired by Nadina Gradascevic, will not only discuss the career journeys of three inspiring role models, their successes and challenges along the way, but will also address the topic of how to reach top positions in Austria when coming from abroad, what we all can do to support and accelerate this process and will empower the audience with practical tips for mapping their own executive path.
1. Alisa Kapic, Vice President Sales North Europe and Country Director Austra at IWG
Alisa Kapic is the Vice President of Sales for Europe North at IWG (International Workplace Group). She’s been working in the serviced office real estate industry for 15 years across different geographies. Prior to that, Alisa worked for an American Telecommunications Distributor in Memphis, TN and moved to Europe as a Sales Marketing Director responsible for developing the CEE market. Alisa is a passionate athlete, devoted mother, spouse and leader. She has met all the challenges when working in new countries with people from different cultures and understands that flexibility and adaptability played key role in her success.
She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, Phi Beta Lambda, was on Dean’s list and received Christian Brothers University Bob Stephenson’s top scholar award in 1996. She was also in the National Association of intercollegiate athletics All-American. She volunteered for different charitable organizations (International Children’s Heart Foundation and Catholic Charity Refugee Program). She was named Area Director of the year at IWG in 2009.
2. Tina Mravak Pogacic, COO UniCredit Bank Austria AG, CEO UniCredit Services GmbH
Tina Pogacic is COO of UniCredit Bank Austria and a CEO of UniCredit Services Austria with 10 years of experience in Banking majorly in IT. She started her career as IT Developer at Zagrebačka banka in 2010, where she held her first managerial positions introducing Agile to the Bank. During her time in Croatia, she was responsible for the processes lead transformation. Having brought a new way of working to Zagrebačka banka, she moved to UniCredit Bank Austria, taking over different responsibilities up to the current ones. One of her most important milestones was to enhance proximity between UniCredit Bank Austria and UniCredit Services, Banks IT provider, leading to reduced silos, improved customer experience and faster decision making processes. Besides all this, she loves to discover new places and people all around the world.
3. Karin Fuhrmann, Tax Advisor and Managing Partner at TPA Austria
Karin Fuhrmann is a tax advisor since 1993 and partner at TPA Steuerberatung GmbH in Austria since 1997. The main focus of her work is on the tax consulting service of real estate and includes all relevant tax types including VAT, real estate tax and real estate transfer tax. She is a lecturer and author of books. Furthermore, Karin Fuhrmann is a member of the Expert Committee of the Austrian Chamber of Tax Consultants and Auditors, Salon Real and immQu.
Chair of the panel: Nadina Gradascevic
Nadina Gradascevic is an international business and leadership consultant, an effective entrepreneur with 13 years of international experience in driving and managing sales and business development, pioneering new concepts and products and advising leading global companies (DAX 30, STOXX 50, FTSE, ATX) and clients from 30+ countries. Engaged leader and astute strategist with extensive cross-cultural experience and unique drive for excellence. Nadina is an ex-investment banker, keynote speaker, certified business trainer, mentor for start-ups/entrepreneurs, mentor for expats and the board member of the Association “Business Women of Bosnia and Herzegovina” based in Vienna. She was awarded for outstanding contribution to women’s empowerment.
Women in Business: Making it in Austria! A great opportunity to hear real-life experiences from successful female executive and to ask them all your questions.