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Women in Business

Women in Business

Thursday, Sep 17, 2020 From 12:00 to 17:00

Opportunities and Challenges Arising After the Pandemic



12:00 Registration

12:30 Welcome

  • Ronald Blaško, Executive Director, AmCham Slovakia

12:40 Panel Discussion #1 (public)

Are women and men affected differently during the pandemic in social, political or economic terms, and, if so, how can we achieve fairer outcomes?

How can we address questions of mental health and wellbeing of the most impacted groups by this crisis – women, children and elderly?


  • Miriam Lexmann, Member of the European Parliament, TBC
  • Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonova, Member of the European Parliament
  • Natasha Franceschi, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Bratislava, 
  • other speaker, TBC

Moderator: Barbara Jagušák

13:45 Coffee break

14:30 Opening remarks

  • Citibank Europe plc., TBC

14:40 Panel Discussion #2 (private)

In this COVID era, are companies involving women into crisis task forces and response teams, and ensure that both women and men are represented in COVID-related processes?

How will management strategies respond to the need for flexibility in the context of post corona work transformation?


  • Michal Nebeský, Chief Executive Officer in Czech Republic and Cluster Head for Czech Republic & Slovakia, Citibank Europe plc., 
  • Barbora Záhradníková, General Manager, Adient Slovakia s.r.o., 
  • Stephen Caulfield, Vice President Global Field Services, Dell Bratislava Site Leader, Dell, s.r.o., 
  • Lucia Groneová, Head of HR Slovakia, Swiss Re

Moderator: Barbara Jagušák 

15:40 CHAT: The Beauty Bias

Can attractiveness bias, as a type of unfair advantage, hold employees back from reaching their full potential and successfully utilizing their skill set?

Are women considered more competent when perceived as more attractive?


  • Mateja Cotar, General Manager and Country President, Novartis Slovakia
  • Olivia Hurbanova, Founder, Olinclunsive, Lecturer of the Year 2018

Moderator: Barbara Jagušák

16:15 Networking


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Aso Vending - coffee


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