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The 1st forum in Greece for Diversity & Inclusion regarding the LGBTQI+ community.

Mexoxo team together with Governmental, Corporate and Academia partners bring collective change from Greece to the world.

  WHEN  

10th December 2021

 WHERE 

Electra Palace Hotel

   WHY    

We aimed to inspire Greece's private sector, to drive change regarding LGBTQI+ diversity & inclusion in the workplace.

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 WHAT DOES "ALLY" MEAN TO YOU? 

ALLY

/ˈALΛI/

A person who has a genuine, strong concern for the well-being of LGBTQI+ people. A person who supports and accepts LGBTQI+ people, and advocates for equal rights and fair treatment.

The majority of LGBTQΙ+ employees hide their identity at the workplace. This identity struggle has detrimental impacts on their health, happiness, and productivity, in addition to businesses’ talent retention and leadership development.

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 PARTICIPATED SPEAKERS 

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Mr. Panos Alexandris

Secretary General of Justice & Human Rights

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Mrs. Ioanna Mysirioti

Communications Manager Greece, Cyprus & Malta, The Coca-Cola Company

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Mrs. Joanne Troutman

Director of Social Impact Programs, eCornell

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Mrs. Elpida Kokkota

Founder & CEO, Mexoxo

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Mr. George Stamatis

Secretary General for Social Solidarity and Fight Against Poverty, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

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Mrs. Michelle M. Duguid

Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business (Workshop)

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Mr. Nicholas Yatromanolakis

Deputy Minister of Culture & Sports

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Mrs. Dimitra Lygoura

Chief of Staff at the Office of General Secretary for Digital Governance and Simplification of Procedures, Ministry of Digital Governance

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Mrs. Dimitrina Vasileva

CESA Diversity and Inclusion Leader (CESA stands for Central and Southeast Europe and Central Asia), EY

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Mrs. Georgia Karountzou

Corporate affairs & Communications director, JTI

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Mrs. Angelika Tzemou

BoD Member & Head of HR, Bayer Hellas

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Mrs. Anya A. Marino

LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinical Instructor, Harvard Law School (Inspirational talk)

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Mrs. Maria Syrengela

Deputy Minister, Responsible for the Demography and Family Policy

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Mrs. Domna Michailidou

Corporate affairs & Communications director, JTI

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Mrs. Ginger Chien

Device Architect, AT&T (Inspirational talk)

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  WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED  

Listen with empathy

Be inclusive and embrace diversity without prejudice and unconscious bias

Bridge heart and mind towards action

To give the opportunity to everyone who has the capabilities

To contribute to the SDGs

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Value every human's inner strength, capabilities, and diversity so as to create a safe space where everyone can flourish, learn, speak, connect, and thus unleash their true potential

Tackle every intersectional layer of social exclusion

Adapt to the world' s changing business reality and simultaneously be innovative and eliminate discrimination related to race, gender, ability, age or sexual orientation

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  PARTICIPATED COMPANIES  

SPONSORS

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ALLIES

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UNDER THE AUSPICES

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STRATEGIC PARTNERS

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ACADEMIC PARTNERS

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COMMUNICATION PARTNERS

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LUNCH BREAK @ HOME/OFFICE SPONSOR

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COFFEE SPONSOR

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VENUE SPONSOR

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EVENT PRODUCTION

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WITH THE KIND SUPPORT

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Companies participated with:

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LIVE
PRESENTATION

27 pax

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ONLINE
PRESENTATION

23 pax

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  NUMBERS & ACTIONS  

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Post article by elculture.gr

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Highlight:

The commitment and the feedback of the participating companies left us with the following message: "The first Be An Ally Forum was just the beginning "

Join our circle of impact
For more information please contact Maria Manioudaki, maria@mexoxo.com
2nd BE AN ALLY Forum 09/12/2022

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