Online discussion panel / "Women in leadership: challenges and opportunities"

Louvain-La-Neuve, Mons

04 mars 2021

12:30 CET

While overall the numbers remain low, gender equality is increasing. 41 of the companies on the Fortune 500 list currently have female CEOs compared to only 33 in 2019 and 24 in 2018. Furthermore, in the public sector, 2020 has proven to be a strong year with more women elected to high office around the world.

However, the pandemic has intensified some of the challenges women face in the workplace. One in three mothers have considered leaving the workforce or downshifting their careers for reasons relating to the current circumstances (McKinsey report 2020).

Will the pandemic reverse the positive trends we have seen over the past years? How can we overcome the challenges female leaders are facing? What are the opportunities that could help women climb the ladder or re-enter the labour market after career breaks?


  • Daria Nashat, Co-Founder "Women in Politics", Gender-balanced leadership, Community-builder, Mother with a vision, Speaker & facilitator
  • Florence Bindelle, Secretary General at EuropeanIssuers, LSM EMBA alumna
  • Algis Davidavičius, sociologist, lecturer at Vytautas Magnus university
  • Steve Neale (moderator), executive coach, mindfulness instructor and emotional intelligence practitioner, founder of Limbic Performance System

The webinar is organized by BMI Brussels for the UCLouvain BMI International EMBA programme.

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