As part of the #WIT4Impact campaign, WIPO and Impactpool have come together to offer this free webinar featuring senior women in tech. Learn more about WIPO’s innovative work in technology from three inspiring women: Chitra Narayanaswamy, Kim Miles-Reimschuessel, and Mona Remlawi. Hear about their daily work, personal journeys and gain tips to position yourself in this fast-changing landscape.
If you are a woman in tech, WIPO offers a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of exciting ventures with global impact. Learn more about career opportunities at WIPO, and what it is like to be based in its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
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WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information, and cooperation. We are a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 191 member states.
Our mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all.
Our mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. Our mandate, governing bodies and procedures are set out in the WIPO Convention, which established WIPO in 1967.
Director of Program Planning and Finance (Controller)
Chitra Narayanaswamy was appointed Director of Program Planning and Finance (Controller) in 2013 and oversees Program Performance and Budget, Finance, Risk Management and the deployment and evolution of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Systems. Chitra was previously responsible for managing a Division entrusted with strengthening Results-Based Management, planning, and implementation of the Organization’s ERP portfolio of projects and providing Program and Project Management support to the Strategic Realignment Plan (SRP). She also served as Senior Advisor assisting the Director-General in planning, launching and overseeing WIPO’s SRP.
In her early years in WIPO, following the completion of a successful project to modernize the financial, budgetary and related reporting processes and systems enabled by an ERP platform, Chitra was tasked with the planning and coordination of various organizational and management initiatives.
Chitra joined WIPO in 1999 after having gained over a decade of training and experience in strategic consulting, business transformation, business process re-engineering and the implementation of ERP systems through her work for a global management consulting firm, in their Mumbai office in India. She holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from a National Institute of Technology in India.
Director of Information Technology
Kim Miles-Reimschuessel is a Director of Information Technology, with experience in both the international public sector and the private sector. She has a broad professional technical background covering business continuity and risk management, IT service management, project/program management, cloud and data center hosting, and business transformation. She has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English and Politics, and a Masters in International Relations.
Head of the Brand and Design Database Section
After obtaining her Bachelor's degree in Computer and Communications Engineering at the American University of Beirut, Mona pursued a career in Software Development. She is passionate about creating engaging web interfaces, high-performance distributed computation and everything in between.
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This webinar is part of Impactpool's Women In Tech for Impact campaign in collaboration with leading international organizations.
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