Networking & Cocktail

Time: 18:00 – 21:00

Special Guest Speaker:

guest_speakerMary Alice Hayward – Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Management at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)


From 2009 to 2016, Ms Hayward held the position of Vice President Strategy, Government Affairs and Advocacy for AREVA Inc., a subsidiary of AREVA SA, the world’s largest global nuclear energy company. Prior to this, Ms Hayward served in the U.S. Government for over fifteen years in the areas of nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear energy. Ms Hayward served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy and Negotiations at the U.S. Department of State, and on the National Security Council at the White House as Director for Counter Proliferation Strategy.  Ms Hayward holds a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Foreign Languages from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She also holds a Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Engineering and National Academy for Nuclear Training Reactor Technology Certificate.

Speed Networking with:

Women with Passion (1)Facilitated speed networking with guest panels that will table hosts networking groups on discussions about career aspirations, goals, the difficulties of implementing them and finding solutions. The goal is to create a cross knowledge, international, vertical networking platform that helps women to press forward.

257900_10150232752108611_262138_o.jpgModerator:  Nigel Stonham, MBA – trained as a Systems Engineer and then Salesman with IBM following graduation from UCW Aberystwyth, and then worked for many years at IBM, Oracle and Computer Associates in a variety of sales roles, completing an MBA with OUBS in 1996. He moved to Vienna in 1999, and worked in Customer Education with Computer Associates. He started First Tuesday Vienna the same year, and hosted monthly events “connecting ideas with money” in the dot com boom. In 2004 he organized “Women with Passion” to promote positive women role models and in 2005 he started Vienna Hub – “connecting people with passion”. He has also worked for some years as an English Trainer for kids and in business. He has two children. His key strengths are in the areas of sales, people, and networking.


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