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BNP Paribas Wealth Management launches the first ever Women Entrepreneur Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business from 12 to 17 July 2015

A group of 24 women leading international fast-growing businesses in Europe, Asia and the US will attend this exclusive program sponsored by BNP Paribas Wealth Management on the Stanford Campus in California.

Committed to supporting female entrepreneurship, BNP Paribas Wealth Management brings together a talented group of 24 women entrepreneurs from Belgium, France, Italy, China, Hong-Kong, Singapore and the United States. Over the course of this week-long program at Stanford Graduate School of Business, participants attend a wide-range of classes led by Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty members on the Palo Alto campus.

The curriculum, which has been tailored to meet the needs of these highly accomplished businesswomen, offers a unique mix of knowledge, skills acquisition and development. In addition to providing personal and professional development, the Executive Program for Women provides an unparalleled opportunity for cross border discussion and global networking.

Sofia Merlo, Co-CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management, comments: “This innovative program with the prestigious Stanford Campus illustrates BNP Paribas Wealth Management commitment to promoting women entrepreneurship.”

The courses that will be attended by the women over this week-long program will be taught by recognized experts in strategic leadership, business synergies and opportunities. Their ultimate goal along is to facilitate the acquisition of efficient management practices and to identify external growth opportunities.

Created with the support of the mentoring association WBMI (Women Business Mentoring Initiative), it is fully aligned with the other initiatives supported by the private bank – Women Equity for Growth and the Global Entrepreneurialism Report.

About BNP Paribas Wealth Management

BNP Paribas Wealth Management is a leading global private bank and #1 Private Bank in the Eurozone. Present in some 30 countries and in every major financial center, over 6,300 professionals, provide a private investor clientele with solutions for optimizing and managing their assets. The bank has €332 billion worth of assets under management (as at end March 2015)