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Women in Business: Debunking four Myths and Leveraging Skills Shortage for Gender Equality
Women in Business: Debunking four Myths and Leveraging Skills Shortage for Gender Equality

Tue, 12 Dec



Women in Business: Debunking four Myths and Leveraging Skills Shortage for Gender Equality

Join us to learn about and discuss the insights from two major 2023 Gender Balance sources: Women In The Workplace & Gender Intelligence Report. Plus, extend your network at the Apéro!

Date & Venue

12 Dec 2023, 17:30 – 21:30

Zürich, Kirchgasse 14, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

About the event

Let's explore together the outcomes of these two Gender Balance reports:

The WomenInTheWorkplace report is the largest comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. It debunks four myths about women’s workplace experiences and career advancement.

Advance is the leading business association for gender equality in Switzerland, a network of 145+ Swiss-based companies committed to increase the share of women in management. Every year, together with CCDI they release the Gender Intelligence Report, which provides transparency on gender diversity development in the Swiss workplace. Watch the campaign movie here.

The event is for you if you want to:

  • Debunk myths about women in the workplace and hear key insights from the Lean In & McKinsey report (with focus on intersectionality).
  • Broaden your knowledge about the situation of women in the Swiss workplace, hear eye-opening numbers and understand how the skill shortage can play out to women's advantage.
  • Join an evening full of insights and meaningful conversations.
  • Connect with other inspiring women.
  • Learn about Lean In Switzerland, how to join and build your own support network​.


17:30: Doors open

18:00: Welcome speech by Lean In Switzerland

18:10: Women in the Workplace report and quiz

18:40: Gender Intelligence Report and quiz

19:10: Panel discussion

19:50: Apéro

21:30: Closing

Event speakers:

Alkistis Petropaki- General Manager of Advance - Gender Equality in Swiss Business since 2015. She has more than 20 years of management experience at international consumer goods companies such as L’Oréal, Nestlé, Mövenpick and Lindt. Before joining Advance, she was Country Manager Switzerland at Yves Rocher. Alkistis has a master's degree in management from ESCP-Europe as well as in German studies and psychology. She is married and mother of two teenagers. Through her involvement with Advance, she supports women in becoming architects of their own careers. She is convinced that the Swiss economy benefits sustainably from mixed-gender leadership teams.

More speakers to be announced soon

We are looking forward to welcoming you at this last Lean In Network Switzerland event in 2023!


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