IndustryMentoring Scheme

The UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership programme is a 12-month cross-sector, pan-European mentoring scheme for women in cinema exhibition. The programme is rooted in the belief that gender-balanced leadership in cinema exhibition is imperative for business success, better governance and more equity in the industry.

Our key long-term objective is to broaden and deepen the talent pool for leadership in our sector and promote a culture of change within the industry that values growth and equal opportunities.

The initial pilot was launched at CineEurope 2017 to provide 6 ‘up and coming’ female cinema professionals with the unique opportunity to receive one-to-one career advice and guidance from a female senior industry executive recognised for her leadership and business success across the wider cinema landscape. The pilot was warmly welcomed by the industry and is now successfully rolling, with the second edition launched at CineEurope 2018. 


Edna Epelbaum

CEO of Cinevital, Cinepel, Cinemont, Quinnie; President of the Swiss Cinema Operators' Association; Vice-President of UNIC


Montse Gil

Vice-President General Manager of Paramount Pictures, Spain


Veronica Lindholm

Managing Director of Finnkino


Corinne Thibaut

International Director, Cinema & Leisure at Coca-Cola


Dee Vassili

Executive Director, Group HR at Vue International


Sarah Lewthwaite

Managing Director, Senior Vice President EMEA Region at Movio


Edna Epelbaum

CEO of Cinevital, Cinepel, Cinemont, Quinnie; President of the Swiss Cinema Operators' Association; Vice-President of UNIC


Susanna Hermida Barbato

Executive Board Member at NOS Audiovisuais


Elisabeth Halvorsen

Chief Executive Officer of Bergen Kino


Sarah Lewthwaite

Managing Director, Senior Vice President EMEA Region at Movio


Clare Binns

Joint Managing Director at Picturehouse Entertainment


Mariam El Bacha

Chief Executive Officer of Cinepax Cinemas


Daniella Koot

Director Theatre Programming at Pathé Netherlands


Georgina Broadhurst

Head of Corporate Sales & Advertising at Vue International


Maria Galvez

Head of HR at Yelmo Cines


Magdalena Lewicka

Finance and Reporting Director at Multikino S.A.  


Sandrine Liscia

Manager of theaters in Neuchâtel, Cinepel


Lucie Morvan

Assistant to the CEO at Yorck-Kino


Gráinne Peat

Policy Executive at UK Cinema Association


Lucia Anglade

Regional Cinema Operations Director at Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé


Marieke Jonker

Head of Content at Vue Netherlands 


Delia Kyburz

Head of Marketing and Events at Youcinema


Anna Malaret

Real Estate Director, Southern Europe at Cinesa 


Sharon Reid

Director of Marketing and Partnerships at Cinema First Limited


Valerie Thoen

International Human Capital Director at Kinepolis


Laura Weber

Chief Executive Officer at Cinecitta Multiplexkino



Stay tuned for more information!

 

UNIC Launches Ground-Breaking Mentoring Scheme


The programme will provide six rising female European cinema professionals with the unique opportunity to network with and receive 1-to-1 career advice from a group of senior female executives recognised for their leadership and business success across the wider cinema landscape.

 

UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme is a 12-month pilot initiative who will see 6 senior female industry executives each mentoring an ‘up and coming’ female professional currently employed within a European cinema company (which is a direct or indirect member of UNIC). Besides 1:1 monthly mentoring, the scheme will also involve job shadowing exercise for mentees, networking opportunities and workshops.

For more information, please contact dstratan@unic-cinemas.org

Please download the press release here.