Event Admin:Maria Lassila
Start:Wed, 21 Nov 2012 19:00
Finish:Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:30
City: Milan
Event typePublic
Attendees 85 Attending

PWA Milan Speaker Event

All professional women welcome whether members or guests

Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 7-9.30 p.m.

Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden presents :

“The Way Forward - Engaging Men in Diversity Initiatives”

To accelerate change, we need to stop treating gender as if it were just a woman’s issue. If organizations want to minimize gender disparities, they need to enable women and men to make behavioral changes. And perhaps most important, organizations must enlist both women and men to work together as allies in changing the organizational norms and structures that perpetuate gender gaps.

Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden, General Manager of Catalyst Europe AG, will share her insights about these and the following related issues:

 . The experiences and beliefs that help increase men’s awareness of gender bias and its costs in the workplace.

. The motivations that lead men to champion gender initiatives in the workplace.

. The barriers that limit men’s support for initiatives to promote gender equality.

. Specific techniques and practices to enlist men’s support for closing workplace gender gaps.

About Eleanor

Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden has led Catalyst Europe since 2006, when it was established to work with corporate and academic members in Europe through thought-provoking events and programs that reflect the cultural diversity of the region. Under her direction, Catalyst Europe engages members and select partners who are committed to developing creative solutions around organizational inclusion and innovation with the aim of being a learning lab that supports workplace innovation by practicing it. Apart from her European responsibilities, Ms. Haller-Jorden holds a broader advisory role within Catalyst with a focus on developing the organization and its brand globally.

A frequent media contributor and lecturer (IMD, London School of Economics and Political Science, Yale School of Organization and Management, Columbia University Business School), Ms. Haller-Jorden also sits on numerous boards. She is Chairperson of the The Humanity Initiative’s Executive Board and Co-Chair of the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) European Board. Other board appointments include: the EU’s Steering Scientific Committee, Seventh Framework Programme, Meta-analysis for Gender and Science Research; the Academy of Business and Society and Öko-Institut's Advisory Board for the IMPACT initiative; and the Advisory Board of the Tosca Group Future of Organisations Consortium. Ms. Haller-Jorden has been designated a European Thought Leader on behalf of IBM’s Global Innovation Outlook initiative and showcased in Profiles in Diversity Journal. Most recently, she has been appointed as a Leadership Advisor for the Zurich chapter of Room to Read, a global organization focused on literacy and gender equality in education.

Before joining Catalyst Europe, Ms. Haller-Jorden worked in cross-cultural talent management and strategic planning as the Managing Director of the Paradigm Group. Prior to that, she was Founder and Director of the Public Policy Center in Philadelphia. Ms. Haller-Jorden is also a former Vice President of the Advisory Services group at Catalyst. She attended Princeton University as an advanced standing scholar and Bryn Mawr College, where she earned her A.B. magna cum laude in history. She earned her M.Sc. in Industrial Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ms. Haller-Jorden is a single mother of two boys and an avid windsurfer. In her spare time, she is a performance poet—an entertainer who creates poetry onstage—and has performed in Zurich, Oslo, and London. She is the owner of the Living Gallery, a virtual art space and gallery in Switzerland.           

NH Hotel President, Largo Augusto 10 (MM San Babila, Duomo)

Networking Cocktail: 7 – 8 pm  Presentation 8 – 9:30 pm

Entrance free for members, 25 euro for guests, payable in cash at the event.

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Largo Augusto 10
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