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.
10th December 2021
Electra Palace Hotel
We aimed to inspire Greece's private sector, to drive change regarding LGBTQI+ diversity & inclusion in the workplace.
WHAT DOES "ALLY" MEAN TO YOU?
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.
Mr. Panos Alexandris
Secretary General of Justice & Human Rights
Mrs. Ioanna Mysirioti
Communications Manager Greece, Cyprus & Malta, The Coca-Cola Company
Mrs. Joanne Troutman
Director of Social Impact Programs, eCornell
Mrs. Elpida Kokkota
Founder & CEO, Mexoxo
Mr. George Stamatis
Secretary General for Social Solidarity and Fight Against Poverty, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Mrs. Michelle M. Duguid
Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business (Workshop)
Mr. Nicholas Yatromanolakis
Deputy Minister of Culture & Sports
Mrs. Dimitra Lygoura
Chief of Staff at the Office of General Secretary for Digital Governance and Simplification of Procedures, Ministry of Digital Governance
Mrs. Dimitrina Vasileva
CESA Diversity and Inclusion Leader (CESA stands for Central and Southeast Europe and Central Asia), EY
Mrs. Georgia Karountzou
Corporate affairs & Communications director, JTI
Mrs. Angelika Tzemou
BoD Member & Head of HR, Bayer Hellas
Mrs. Anya A. Marino
LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinical Instructor, Harvard Law School (Inspirational talk)
Mrs. Maria Syrengela
Deputy Minister, Responsible for the Demography and Family Policy
Mrs. Domna Michailidou
Deputy Minister of Labour & Social Affairs
Mrs. Ginger Chien
Device Architect, AT&T (Inspirational talk)
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
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
UNDER THE AUSPICES
LUNCH BREAK @ HOME/OFFICE SPONSOR
WITH THE KIND SUPPORT
Companies participated with:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd BE AN ALLY Forum 14/12/2022