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How to change the face of Swiss leadership
How to change the face of Swiss leadership

Tue, 19 Oct


Zoom event

How to change the face of Swiss leadership

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Date & Venue

19 Oct 2021, 12:00 – 13:30 CEST

Zoom event

About the event

Despite yearlong efforts, the ‘face’ of leadership in Switzerland remains very male, while the talent pool is brimming with highly qualified female talent. Why is it that we are only making progress in tiny steps? Could it be that all corporate measures to hire, promote and retain more women are not enough? Why aren’t women and men playing the career game by the same rules? What needs to happen to fix the system and what can we do as women to give ourselves the best chance possible to make it to the top in the meantime?

We’re proud to pair up with Advance – Gender Equality in Business for the 4thtime in row to present the data from the latest Gender Intelligence Report: a study jointly conducted by Advance and the Competence Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CCDI) at the University of St.Gallen. This year’s results are based on the analysis of raw data from 320’000 employees from 90 companies.

Join us for this 1,5h online workshop with Alkistis Petropaki, the General Manager of Advance and learn:

· The top 3 challenges you face on your way to the top, or in other words: why you fall behind on the career ladder even though you’re playing to win

· Which measures companies are taking to eliminate the ‘big sieve’ and re-wire structures, processes and culture so that more women can not only stay in the workplace but also have successful careers

· How to set yourself up for success based on research and the personal story of Alkistis Petropaki


12:00 – 12:10: Welcome

12:10 – 12:45: Keynote by Alkistis Petropaki

12:45 – 13:15: Q&A

13:15 – 13:30: Chance encounters: meet fellow Lean Inners in break out rooms

About Alkistis Petropaki:

Alkistis Petropaki has joined Advance as General Manager in 2015. She has more than 20 years of experience in leading positions in well-known FMCG companies like e.g. L’Oreal, Nestlé, Mövenpick and Lindt & Sprüngli. Before joining Advance she was the Country Manager of Yves Rocher in Switzerland. She studied economics and holds an MBA from ESCP-EAP. She also has a Master’s degree in German literature and psychology from the University of Athens.

Alkistis strongly believes in the benefits of mixed-gender teams for society, for organizations as well as for individuals. With her engagement with Advance she is convinced to be able to make an impact in the Swiss economy.

Alkistis is married and has two grown-up children


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