The Inclusivity Lounge online: A hub promoting equality and women’s leadership at the Delphi Economic Forum

On Tuesday, May 5, the Delphi Economic Forum will host The Inclusivity Lounge online, organized by Women On Top with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Athens and Coca Cola Tria Epsilon, and in cooperation with Women Act and Lean In Hellas. “The Inclusivity Lounge online” is under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Family Policy and Gender Equality.

Initially planned as a meeting space at the 2020 Delphi Economic Forum, The Inclusivity Lounge is moving to an online platform, to create a space for exchanging ideas and networking around the gender-related issues of the Covid-19 health and economic crisis, as well as the overall commitment to promoting equal representation of men and women in all aspects of economic, social and political life. Attendees can join The Inclusivity Lounge online on May 5, from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. and participate in what are sure to be lively discussions about the importance of inclusive leadership, especially at times of crisis.

U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey R. Pyatt and Secretary General for Family Policy and Gender Equality Maria Syrengela will offer welcome remarks at the opening of “The Inclusivity Lounge online.”

Subsequent panels, conversations and Q&A sessions with speakers from business, media and policy, will examine the lack of data on how the Covid-19 crisis affects genders differently, the need for equal and inclusive leadership to address the major challenges of our times, the dimensions of ethical technology, and the significance of equal access for women in promoting greater social cohesion. They will also consider examples of international policies and best practices on transitioning to equal participation of women in all aspects of the public sphere.

The goal of this initiative was for matters of gender equality, diversity and inclusive leadership to be raised at the heart of the Delphi Economic Forum, one of the most important platforms for thought leadership and decision-making in Greece. Moving to an online forum will allow for these discussions to take place at an important moment for Greece – recognized globally for its impressive response to the Covid-19 crisis, yet still in the last place of the European Gender Equality Index in 2019. It can become an example of positive change. All who are interested in contributing to, or simply listening and learning more about, inclusivity, particularly in a time of crisis, are welcome at The Inclusivity Lounge online on Tuesday, May 5, 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.


Register at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/defoe14

Participants are encouraged to register early and post their questions ahead of the discussion.


15.00 Welcome remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey R. Pyatt
and Secretary General for Family Policy and Gender Equality Maria Syrengela

15.15 -15.45 Inclusion in the time of the Coronavirus: the importance of gender-sensitive solutions

Caroline Criado Perez OBE | Campaigner & Author, Invisible Women

Antigone Lyberaki | Professor of economics, General Manager of SolidarityNow

Μoderator: Stella Kasdagli | Co-Founder Women On Top

Curated by Women On Top

15.40 -16.10 Inclusive Leadership: transforming a "luxury" into a necessity

Sofia Kanta | GR/CY Human Resources Director, Coca-Cola Tria Epsilon

Gerasimos Kouvaras | Country Director ActionAid Hellas; PhD candidate in Management

Μoderator: Maria Nikoltsiou | Journalist, Anchor,  Alpha TV

Curated by Women On Top

16.10-16.50 The role of educational programs in the equal representation of women in leadership 

May Zanni | Co-Founder, Women Act 

Sophia Zacharaki | Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs

Aristotle Tziampiris | Professor of International Relations, Chair of the Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus

Curated by Women Act

16.50-17:30 Strategies for navigating women’s new reality 

Veronica Kirin | Entrepreneur Coach & Author, Veronica Kirin, Inc.USA

Niki Alexandrou | Lean In circle leader, Senior Associate / Norton Rose Fulbright Greece, Leadership coach

Moderator: Vivian Fatourou | Lean In Hellas Circle Co-Leader, Senior Legal Counsel Corporate Finance - Restructuring, Mediator

Curated by Lean In Hellas


Social media: #InclusivityLoungeDEF

For more info: info@womenontop.gr