The President of AIPFE (The International Association for the Promotion of Women of Europe) Cyprus, Anna Koukkides Procopiou presented the latest results of the Gender Diversity research project run by AIPFE. The women present were not surprised to see that also in Cyprus equal opportunities and equal pay for women are yet far from reality.
The material of Anna’s presentation was cause for a lively discussion and the second item on the agenda: a personal account by Marianna Charalambous about her life as a female decision maker in Europe and the USA, only contributed to the debate.
There are of course no easy solutions to change the deeply rooted causes of the inequality of women in the workplace. However, bringing the subject out in the open and sharing experiences and thoughts, surely helps us to focus on this important issue with renewed energy, so we continue to try and achieve equal opportunities for women.
Anna Koukkides Procopiou: President of AIPFE (http://www.aipfe.com) Cyprus, Press Officer of the Cyprus Women’s Lobby, Board Member of the Cyprus Literacy Board, Member of Advisory Board at Center of European and International Affairs, University of Nicosia
Marianna Charalambous: Director at MxCconsulting, LLM Oil & Gas
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