The influential and the international to meet at this year’s Women of Monaco Lunch

This year’s Women of Monaco Lunch will host a roster of high-profile women for a series of informative and engaging talks on topics as diverse as finance, fashion, art and family rights.  

Launched nine years ago by Sandrine Knoell, the CEO of 5 Stars Events and the founder of the Women of Monaco Club, these luncheon events aim to “bring together extraordinary women from different backgrounds who share the same ideas”. 

An open and inclusive entity, the Women of Monaco Lunch concept is essentially to unite like-minded women, regardless of ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political differences, in a place where they can form enduring connections. 

“I think it is important for the women of Monaco not to feel alone and to feel part of a community where we learn, share and grow,” said Knoell back in February during the one-year anniversary celebrations for the official Women of Monaco Club. “Many have been here for only a few years and often don’t speak French, so this is a way for them to connect with other women, make friends, enjoy social events together and get support if they have problems.” 

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The next Women of Monaco Lunch will be taking place from 12pm on Tuesday 11th June in the gardens of the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo.  

A core element of the Women of Monaco Lunch is philanthropy and charitable giving. As such, Knoell has chosen Monaco Aid and Presence (MAP) as the beneficiary of her upcoming event. 

The goal of MAP, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, is to support the most vulnerable communities, particularly women and children, through sustainable projects in education and health. 


Among the high-level speakers set to appear at the event is Valérie Genin Mignone, Head of Investments at Barclays Private Bank in Monaco. She will be discussing an array of financial issues, helping to shed light on an often daunting topic. 

Géraldine Gazo, a partner specialising in International Private Law and Trust and Estates Law at CMS Monaco, will also be making a speech. She will present ‘Transmission in International Families: Tactical Issues’. 

Monaco-based artist Olga Volga will be exhibiting her works, which blend a spiritual style of art and energy colours to incredible emotional effect, and guests at the event will also be treated to a fashion show by Italian swim and resort wear designer Isabel Fargnoli. 

Monaco Life is a proud media partner of this event, which is being held with the support of Barclays Private Bank, the Riccardo Giraudi Hospitality Concepts group and the Women of Monaco Club. 

For more information on the event, to book a space or to apply for club membership, click here. 

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Photo credit: 5 Stars Events / Women of Monaco