Ιnclusivity Lounge: Sustainability & Inclusion @Delphi Economic Forum

calendar icon 07 April 2022
calendar icon 14:00 - 17:30
calendar icon Delphi Economic Forum
Event category: Inclusivity Lounge

On Thursday, April 7, the Delphi Economic Forum will host, for the 3rd consecutive year and in person for the first time ever, the Inclusivity Lounge organized by Women On Top, with the support of the US Embassy and under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Demographic and Family Policy and Gender Equality.

The Inclusivity Lounge will be a place to meet, think, exchange ideas and network, around the broader theme of gender equality and how it relates to building a sustainable and inclusive economy. The aim of the initiative is to put the issues of equality, sustainability and inclusive leadership at the heart of the Delphi Economic Forum, one of the most important meeting and decision-making platforms, at a critical moment for the national and global recovery from the pandemic crisis, through investing in a more sustainable future.

Selected speakers from the fields of policy, research and business, from around the world, will analyze topics such as the impact of the climate crisis on social and gender inequalities, the role of women in building a sustainability strategy and the inclusion of the dimension of gender in investment and development policies.

The opening of the Inclusivity Lounge will be welcomed by the US Ambassador in Athens, Geoffrey R. Pyatt.


14.00 – 14.15 Welcome remarks
Cynthia Harvey, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy to Greece
Stella Kasdagli, Co-Founder Women On Top

14.15 – 15.00 A gendered climate: How is the climate crisis affecting women in Greece and the EU?
Zefi Dimadama, Senior Research Fellow of Department of International, European & Area Studies Panteion University
Aubrey Paris, Ph.D., State Department Advisor on Gender and Climate
Vassililis Koutsoumbas, Co-Founder & Executive Director WeFor
In conversation with Stella Kasdagli, Co-Founder Women On Top

15.00 – 15.45 Women in sustainability: Is gender equality the key to climate action?
Marialena Vyzaki, Gender Expert & W+ Standard Coordinator
Manto Patsaoura, Managing Director at Kariera.gr
Nzambi Matee, Founder at Gjenge Makers Ltd
May Zanni, Co-Founder & President Women Act
In conversation with Pinelopi Theodorakakou, Co-Founder Women On Top

15.45 – 15.50 Greeting by Geoffrey R. Pyatt, U.S. Ambassador to Greece 

15.50 – 16.10 Fireside chat | Financial literacy as a tool for an inclusive economy
Anna-Maria Lusardi, University Professor of Economics and Accountancy, The George Washington University
In conversation with Marianna Skylakaki, CEO Athinea

16.10-16.50 Gender-smart finance: unlocking an inclusive and sustainable future
Maria Syrengela, Deputy Minister for Labor and Social Affairs, Department of Demography, Family Policy & Gender Equality
Jessica Espinoza, 2X Collaborative CEO
Alice Korovessi, Managing Director, INZEB
Adenike Oladosu, Climate activist
In conversation with Marianna Skylakaki, CEO Athinea

16.50 – 17.30 Networking (and drinks!) for a more sustainable future