Women and Business: the perfect match?

Article published on Feb. 18, 2009
Article published on Feb. 18, 2009
Women and business : an asset for the future … But just how far? It is possible to reconcile working life and family life : positive measures are endlessly introduced to further the integration of women in business at key positions. Cafebabel Brussels' next debate will take place on Thursday March 05 at l'Ane Fou, Rue Royale Sainte Marie 21, 1030 Brussels at 7pm.

As they hold exponential potential for the future of the economy, women are still under-represented in Europe in all leading positions. To use a famous metaphor, they are still trapped beneath a "glass ceiling" presumably preventing them from making their way to the top. Are women suffering from surviving prejudices from society or are they tacitly accepting their condition?

CafeBabel Brussels proposes to shed some light on the reasons for such a situation in the Union through a panorama of perceptions on women in several Member States. From Belgium to Romania, from Sweden to Greece, it seems that European businesswomen have to face very different situations.

We will discuss with our guests the hurdles and the opportunities women have in their professional lives.

Join and debate with

Micheline Briclet, President of the Belgian association of Women Entrepreneur, Vice-President of the World network of Vice Women Entrepreneur (FCEM)

Isabella Lenarduzzi, at the origine of the creation and organisation of « JUMP » , the very first forum open to the general public on the professional careers of women.

Ben Butters, Director of European Affairs of Eurochambres, the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry

A Cafebabel Brussels event in Partnership with Afaf Hemamou, Deputy Mayor in European Affairs and in Men and Women Equality for the Commune of Schaerbeek.

REGISTRATION: bruxelles@cafebabel.com

(Debate in French, questions can be asked in Dutch and English)