Women’s Leadership Dialogue Series


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To mark the end of the two-year EU-funded #BBBeyond project, The Brussels Binder in partnership with Bruegel and the German Marshall Fund of the United States is hosting several events as part of the Women’s Leadership Dialogue Series. 

Taking place from 25 May - 3 June, the series organises a number of policy discussions on topical issues concerning gender equality and diversity at large, while also providing training opportunities. 

Take a look below at our range of events and click for more information:

25 May
12:00 - 13:30
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Does the EU have all the right ingredients?
26 May
13:00 - 14:30
WORKSHOP: Networking Masterclass
2 June
12:30 - 14:00
Women, Covid-19 & The EU Recovery Plan
3 June
16:00 - 17:00
Mind the Gap: Women’s Representation in Research

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Does the EU have all the right ingredients?

Tuesday 25 May │12:00 - 13:30 CET

With the Black Lives Matter movement striking a chord in Europe along with the ever-present threat of the far-right, citizens are pushing for a more just EU. To reinforce the EU’s DE&I efforts, May 2021 has been proclaimed Diversity Month by the European Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli. However, how can the European project unify communities at a time of polarization and identity politics? The panel will explore this question as well as analyze the role in which civil society and institutions can play in ensuring our already diverse Europe, is more equitable and inclusive. 

WORKSHOP: Networking Masterclass

Wednesday 26 May │13:00 - 14:30 CET

It doesn’t matter if you’re an extrovert or introvert, networking is a hard skill for many of us to crack, especially considering that professional landscapes were for men, including how we network. The Brussels Binder has partnered up with Stefanie Sword-Williams, Forbes 30 under 30, and founder and author at F*ck Being Humble to bring to you this Networking Masterclass. Throughout this interactive webinar workshop, Stefanie will share advice on digital networking, how to overcome the fear of speaking to strangers, how to nurture relationships, and how to follow up on leads and get the results you’re looking for.

Women, Covid-19 & The EU Recovery Plan

Wednesday 2 June │12:30 - 14:00 CET

The Covid-19 crisis made 2020 a challenging year for the European Union, impacting multiple economic sectors and social communities at different levels. Data from the UN and OECD countries show that poverty and unemployment rates increased for women during the pandemic. As the EU recovery plan moves forward, what lessons can be learned from this crisis of inequality? How can we ensure that “Next Generation EU” is one that doesn’t leave women behind? The Brussels Binder in collaboration with Bruegel and the German Marshall-Fund of the United States brings together experts to explore these questions and share their experience and lessons learned.

Mind the Gap: Women’s Representation in Research

Thursday 3 June │16:00 - 17:00 CET

Research plays an important role in influencing policy by addressing identified needs. However, inequalities surrounding women’s participation and the lack of gender analysis in research, fail to account for the lived experiences of half the population. The Brussels Binder in partnership with Carnegie Europe will host a panel discussion to explore the need for gender-responsive solutions to not only prevent and reduce the widening gap of women’s participation in research but also how gender mainstreaming practices from research design to analysis can improve the quality and impact of research produced.