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Dalia Leinarte effortlessly combines academic work and women’s activism, as well as community work, and has received national and international recognition. In her country, Lithuania, Dalia is a recognised gender equality expert and women’s rights advocate.
Birgit Buchinger, is a social researcher and organisation developer. She is the head of 'Solution, Sozialforschung & Entwicklung', which is located in Salzburg, Austria.
Sometimes when you ask children at school why we celebrate Christmas, one may hear the answer – “because Grandma comes”. But it may be said in another way: Grandma comes because we celebrate Christmas and Christmas is a reason in itself to be celebrated. Many people don't know any longer what the idea is, what the basic thought behind these holidays is: the birth of Christ, the coming of God into our world.
As the spokesperson for the Group of Women Harmed by Forced Sterilization in the Czech Republic, Elena Gorolová has broken not only Czech but also Roma gender stereotypes, by speaking out in public about her experience as a survivor of forced sterilisation and advocating for redres
The Forum is part of the initiative "Inspiring Woman of the Year & Top Company for Gender Equality" Awards placed under the patronage of Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission and of Xavier Bettel, Deputy - Mayor of the City of Luxembourg. The Top Company for Gender Equity award process is meant to be about more than finding a winner. Inspiring Wo-Men aims at providing a regional platform for discussion of successful strategies and best practice to improve gender balance in decision-making positions, as well as offering access to benchmarking information to enable candidate companies to compare their performance to the industry standards as well as to the performance of Bank of New York Mellon Luxembourg, awarded Top Company for Gender Equity 2012.
At this first edition of the Forum, CEOs, managing directors, gender and HR managers from leading companies will engage in discussions to share their perspectives and insights on issues and proven solutions for the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women at all levels. The Forum will feature sessions tied to demonstrated outcomes in increasing the representation of women, as well as in their retention and advancement.
Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy, or Sr Stan as she is affectionately known, is a visionary and social innovator and a member of the congregation of Religious Sisters of Charity since 1958.
"Violence against women and children is a very disturbing and destructing phenomenon in our society. Home is the place where one should feel safe. When someone experiences terror at home the base of our society is destroyed; domestic violence is a threat to our democracy, peace and the security of people. This is why it is important to treat it as a public concern and of course because it is a human rights violation towards these women and children we cannot accept that anywhere in society", says Rosa Logar.