Leaving aside the habitual Monday morning coordination meeting, this choc-a-bloc day started with a speech to the annual general assembly of the Committee’s Association of Former Members. They wanted to know how things were going and what sort of challenges I thought loomed before the Committee. Later, I attended an employers’ group roundtable on the theme of leadership and women in the private and public sectors. Last but not least, I attended the opening ceremony of a fascinating photographic exhibition, organised by the Committee, on the themes of ‘Portraits of women in Egypt and Iran.’  You can see the two gifted photographers, Ulla Kimmig and Matjaz Kacicnik, in the photograph, together with our Vice-President for cultural matters, Irini Pari.