Victoria Koster-Lenhardt

Keynote: Veni, Vidi, Vici:  Win the Battle for Content Ownership and Take Back Your Content Career

Vici’s most recent endeavors have involved rolling out a mix of communication vehicles to create a blended learning experience for a very specific global audience. Her current job title doesn’t have anything to do directly with a communications function, but her success has everything to do with the soft and hard communication skills won fighting the battles in newspaper and magazine publishing, techcom, corporate communications, and business development.

Vici’s keynote and follow-up breakout session will explain how she used her hard-earned wisdom to avoid the war this time. It turns out that winning the battle of content ownership is easier than you might think!


Vici is a US Government contractor consulting on overseas family member employment issues. She supports more than 40 US embassies in Europe by coaching family members of US Department of State staff on finding meaningful work while living overseas. It’s her latest stop in a journey that started with a job in journalism in New York City. A chance meeting on the Brooklyn Bridge in 1983 led to a marriage proposal and a move to Austria, where she has lived for 26 years. Vici worked at The Coca-Cola Company in Vienna for 21 years, managing the Documentation Department for 16 years, then moving into global corporate communications.

After being laid off in 2010, Vici’s legendary networking skills helped her land a job as Senior Marketing and Communications Manager at Austria’s top law firm. Eight months later, a colleague there handed Vici the description for the global employment consultant position and said, “I think this is the perfect job for you!”