may, 2016

18may16:3018:30Women in Leadership: How to avoid becoming a Gatekeeperdebate

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Event Details

Former American foreign minister, Madeleine Albright, is known to have said, that there is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women.

Everywhere in the world women are on their way up in the job market. Many of these women have fought their way tooth and nail in a world dominated by men. They have worked hard and brought great personal and familial sacrifices in order to get to where they are today. Some of these women end up as “gate keepers” and expect other women to bring the same sacrifices to get ahead. The question is how this situation can be changed, so that women to a greater extent help each other in getting ahead in the world, and thereby aid the development towards a higher degree of gender equality.

The purpose of the discussion “Women in Leadership – How to avoid becoming a Gatekeeper ” is to gather a wide range of stakeholders to discuss and examine how women can promote their own careers without ending up as “gate keepers” for other women.

After short presentations from the panelists the aim is to engage the audience in the debate. After the discussion the main points will be summed up and published as a short guide functioning as a set of gender equality ethics for women in leadership.


Annette Risberg – Swedish, PhD, Associate professor and Programme Director at BSc & MSc Business, Language and Culture at Copenhagen Business School

Confirmed panelists:

– Vivian Onano – Kenyan, resident in South Africa. Works for Africa 2.0 and as youth advisor for the UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group. Vivian is also one of the high level speakers at the Women Deliver conference.

– Vivien Life, British Ambassador to Denmark

– Sarah Chehri, President of the International medical Cooperation Committee, Denmark

– Other panelists to be announced



(Wednesday) 16:30 - 18:30


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Dansk Kvindesamfund og Africa 2.0

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