Inclusivity Lounge: Sustainability & Inclusion @TIF

calendar icon 11 September 2022
calendar icon 17:00 - 20:30
Kατηγορία εκδήλωσης: Inclusivity Lounge

Inclusivity Lounge: a hub for sustainable and inclusive economy

On Sunday, September 11, within the framework of the 86th Thessaloniki International fair and the HELEXPO Forum, Women on Top is organizing the 4th Inclusivity Lounge.

The Inclusivity Lounge will be, once again, 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. Selected speakers from the fields of politics, economics, research and business, from all over 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, the importance of climate and feminist diplomacy and the effects but also the opportunities presented by the energy transition for women.

The aim of the initiative is to put the issues of equity, sustainability and inclusive development into the public arena, at a critical time for the environment, energy transition and equitable economic recovery.

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17.00 – 17.15 Welcome remarks
- Ambassador George J. Tsunis, U.S. Embassy to Greece
- Kalypso Goula, General Secretary for Demography, Family Policy & Gender Equality
- Melina Dermentzopoulou, Deputy Regional Governor For Health and Social Solidarity

17.15 – 18.00 Endangered gender | How natural disasters and extreme weather conditions
are affecting women everywhere

- Βruce Βekkar, MD- Women’s Health physician; Fellow, Climate for Health, ecoAmerica;
Editorial Board, Journal of Climate Change and Health
- Jessie Catherine Thomson, Head of Delegation, International Federation of Red Cross and
Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
- Zefi Dimadama, Senior Research Fellow of Department of International, European & Area
Studies Panteion University
- Maria Sitzoglou, Urban Designer and Participatory Planning Expert
In conversation with Pinelopi Theodorakakou, co-founder Women On Top

18.00 – 18.30 Fireside chat | Climate and feminist diplomacy: what does foreign policy have to
do with sustainability and change

- Aubrey Paris, Ph.D., State Department Advisor on Gender and Climate
In conversation with Consul General Elizabeth K. Lee, U.S. Consulate General in Thessaloniki

18.30 – 19.15 The power to change | Energy transition, green jobs and women’s futures in

- Kostas Hatzidakis, Minister for Labor and Social Affairs

Panel Discussion
- Katerina Notopoulou, Member of Parliament Thessaloniki A
- Margarita Maniati, Special Advisor To The President & CEO at PPC S.A.
- Effie Lazaridou, Chief Executive Officer, New Agriculture New Generation
In conversation with Stella Kasdagli, co-founder Women On Top

19.15-20.00 Sustainable inclusion: the role of women in ESG
- Dr. Spyridoula Maltezou, Environmental Auditor
- Eleni Andreadis, Sani/Ikos Group ESG Executive Director
- Rania Filippakopoulou, Marketing & Trade Marketing Director, Henkel
- Fenya Sourla, co-founder & COO at Dataphoria
In conversation with Stella Kasdagli, co-founder Women On Top

20.00 – 20.30 Networking (and drinks!) for a more sustainable future


With the support of the USA Embassy and under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Demographic and Family Policy and Gender Equality.