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Women Leaders 2021 – Stepping into Power and Paving the way to C-Level

JCI Malta, together with a panel of inspiring speakers, brings you this online Business Breakfast that will tackle the topic of women in leadership positions.


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JCI Malta, together with a panel of inspiring speakers, brings you this online Business Breakfast that will tackle the topic of women in leadership positions.

Has the glass ceiling been broken, or is it just cracked?

The purpose of the panel is to bring together women leaders to tap into their experience in achieving their roles.

We’ll discuss how they did it, what advice they have for aspiring women CEOs and other leadership positions, what are the skills needed at C-Level, and how to develop those skills to give themselves the best possible chance? We will also explore the topic of quotas on boards for women.


  • Juanita Brockdorff

Since joining KPMG in 2002, Juanita has worked in corporate taxation, providing advice to multinationals seeking assistance in tax matters and related planning. Her work covers both international and domestic tax issues, extending to direct and indirect taxation. She has advised a wide variety of multinationals especially in financial services industry, namely, asset managers, banks, and insurance underwriters. Juanita has also delivered restructuring advice to gaming clients. She leads the Tax Committee at the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners, providing feedback on proposed legislation, including on cryptocurrencies and ICOs, to government authorities. In addition she has assisted clients with effective global tax solutioning, including mergers and acquisitions and advised on access to tax treaties, foreign tax credits, financing and efficient repatriation. She leads the automatic exchange of information service line. Juanita is particularly interested in the EU’s impact on tax matters and has acted as advisor to the Government on various tax-related EU law issues. Juanita regularly delivers presentations on topical tax issues at both local and international fora and has published articles in various international tax journals and reviews. Juanita is a highly-respected specialist in her field, is a member of the International Fiscal Association, and is recognised by Expert Guides and ranked as a Band 1 practitioner of note by Chambers and Partners, where she is highly rated for her “expertise and drive“ and as one who “advises a raft of impressive clients on both direct and indirect taxation mandates. She is particularly noted for her work on behalf of leading multinationals.”

  • Liana Cremona

Liana Cremona is a local business executive serving as the Chief Operations Officer of Recruitgiant, and is also a mother to two children. Liana is a strong advocate of continued education, personal development, empowerment, performance optimisation and inclusivity.

  • Anita Mirasole

Anita has worked within the Financial and Corporate Services sector for several years and is currently the Head of Corporate with a leading corporate service provider in Malta. She is experienced in the setting up, training and general management of teams. She is also responsible for establishing and maintaining client relationship and business development, focusing on the set up of Maltese companies, as well as ancillary matters, such as corporate banking relationships, company secretarial and management functions, liaising with financial institutions and regulatory authorities, and assists with compliance, due diligence and corporate governance requirements in co-ordination with regulatory authorities in Malta. She also holds the position of company secretary with several local companies in Malta. Anita is in the final stage of her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with Henley Business School, part of the University of Reading, and is currently working on her thesis focusing on female leadership in Malta.

  • Sarah Woods

Graduating from the University of Malta with honours in B Communications, Sarah’s professional background is rooted in marketing and events both in Malta and in Dubai. With the launch of SHE: Social Hub Entrepreneurs, Sarah utilised her experience in marketing and event management to grow a community of women in business and in November 2018 Sarah was awarded the JCI “Entrepreneurial Accomplishment” for SHE Malta. Sarah is the Co-Founder and the sole acting Director of SHE: Social Hub Entrepreneurs, a hub for women seeking inspiration and encouragement in life and business.

  • Stephania Dimech Sant

Ms Stephania Dimech Sant is a social worker by profession, and holds a Masters in European Studies. She has extensive experience in the social and public sectors with over 20 years of engagement primarily in policy development roles. She has occupied roles within the Ministry for Social Policy and the Office of the Prime Minister, served on many commissions such as the National Family Commission, and represented Government on various Boards including FSWS Board of Directors. For ten years Ms Dimech Sant was a part time lecturer at the Faculty of Social Wellbeing within the University of Malta. Since a young age, she has been actively involved in several voluntary organisations within her local community. For the past five years she has occupied the post of Chief Executive Officer at Richmond Foundation, a leading NGO working in the field of community mental health service provision, and is a member on the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Services. She is married and is a mother to two young men aged 16 and 13.

Event Details:

Date & Time: 13 March, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:30 (CET) | Zoom webinar

Registration: JCI Malta Members – €15 (ask your LO President for the coupon code) / Non-members – €25

All locally registered participants will receive a gift delivered at home 😊


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Women Leaders 2021 – Stepping into Power and Paving the way to C-Level