“How can we promote female leadership?”

The Equaliser Foundation and its partners invite you to our International Women’s Day Conference.
The Equaliser Foundation would like to celebrate International Women’s Day (8th March 2022) not by giving flowers but by giving career ambition to women. The topic of our Women’s Day Conference is how can we promote female leaderhsip?
Time: 8th March, 2022, 8 am – 4 pm
Location: Magyar Telekom HQ (1097 Budapest, Könyves Kálmán krt. 36.)
Broadcast in a Zoom webinar.


08:00 | Welcome & Networking
09:00 | Opening (HU)

Krisztina Bombera (Television editor-anchor-reporter; co-founder of the CauseArt Platform – moderator of the event)
Edina Heal (Founder and leader of the Equaliser Foundation)

09:20 | What can we learn from Canada when it comes to equality? (EN)

Caroline Charette (Canadian Ambassador to Hungary)

09:35 | The role of fathers in workplace equality (HU)

László Léder (Psychologist, Founder of the Fathers Academy Hungary)

09:50 | Everyone is welcome at Tesco! (EN)

Ela Golab (CE People Director, Tesco)
Banu Yesil (CE Product Director, Tesco)

10:05 | Is sustainability good for business? (EN)

Ágnes Rakó (Diversity and Inclusion Partner, KPMG in Hungary)
Daria Dodonova (Chief Financial Officer, Magyar Telekom)
Anita Simon (Deputy CEO, Alteo)
moderator: Zsófia Tomaj (Sustainable Development expert)

10:45 | Poket x Telekom (HU)

Adél Kováts (Actress, Director of the Radnóti Theatre)
Ági Pataki (Model, film producer)
Krisztina Kende-Hofherr (Founder, TMC Group)
Vanessa Axente (Model)
Melinda Szabó (Chief Commercial Officer, Magyar Telekom)
Miklós Vecsei H. (Actor, Mastermind of the POKET pocket books)
moderator: Krisztina Bombera

11:00 | Coffee break
11:30 | “Why do I believe in gender equality as a men?!” (HU)

János Horváth (CEO, MVÜK Zrt.)

11:35 | “If you can’t measure it, then it doesn’t exist?” Can we measure unconscious bias and inclusion in organizations? (HU)

Orsolya Vásárhelyi (Researcher, Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem)

11:50 | Companies are leading the way (EN)

Alica Stepanova Kolarova (Head of Human Resources, Henkel Slovakia)
Melinda Szabó (Chief Commercial Officer, Magyar Telekom)
Mónika Szilva (Customer Director, Tesco-Global Áruházak Zrt.)
Magdolna Tokai (Founder and keader, Working Moms; Advisor to Chairman, MVM Energetika Zrt.)
moderator: Antónia Mészáros (Executive Director, UNICEF Hungary)

12:25 | Let’s Do Business, Girls (HU)

Zsuzsa Kecsmár (Co-founder, CMO and Head of Partnerships, Antavo)

12:40 | Visibility of women’s achievements (HU)

Erika Csatos (Founder, ÁLOMJÖVŐ Tanácsadó Iroda)
Tímea Máthé (Travel Blogger, Social Media Marketing Strategist, Founder, Macaron Media)
Csilla Pocsaji (Founder and leader, TEBE Hulladékmentes Bolt)
moderator: Ádám Guld, Media researcher, communication specialist, associate professor

13:15| Lunch break
13:45 | Women in Retail (EN)

Katalin Márton (Head of HR & CSR, Praktiker Magyarország)
Sonia Dimogli (Country Manager, The Coca Cola Company)
Szigeti Barbara (Head of Country People Operation, Tesco-Global Áruházak Zrt.)
moderator: Antónia Mészáros (Executive Director, UNICEF Hungary)

14:20 | Women in Technology (HU)

Tímea Domby (Digital Platform Tribe Tech Lead, Magyar Telekom)
Dr. Júlia Koltai PhD (Research fellow, Centre for Social Sciences)
Dr. Eszter Nagy (Junior Software Developer, BlackRock)
Sára Volom (Founder, Photon Technologies)
moderator: Péter Langmár (Tech Entrepreneur and Investor; Co-founder, Green Fox Academy)

14:55 | Egyenlítő Board  (HU)

Gabriella Liptay (Marketing and Communications Director, KPMG in Hungary; president of Board of Trustees of Equaliser Foundation)
Prof. Dr. Beáta Nagy (professor at Corvinus University of Budapest, member of the Board of Trustees of Equaliser Foundation)
Tordai Péter (Co-founder and Creative Director of BOLD; member of the Board of Trustees of Equaliser Foundation)
moderator: Judit Szalóky Tóth (Public Affairs Manager, The Coca Cola Company; member of the Board of Trustees of Equaliser Foundation)

15:30 | Closing

The event will be held in Hungarian and English, with interpretation.

The event is free and open to the press, but registration is required.

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