For the second consecutive year, the annual meeting of the volunteer circles of the Lean In Network Greece (Athens) took place on October 15 and 16, at the Serafio Center of the Municipality of Athens. Lean in Network Greece (Athens) is an independent organization of volunteers, without legal form, that officially collaborates with the global organization Lean in (Leanin.org), founded by Sheryl Sandberg.
Lean in aim is to support women to achieve their ambitions by creating a more equal world. The organization consists of women who form small communities, called circles, connected by common interests, professions or geographical areas. In that way, women participating in Lean in circles help each other to achieve their goals. In these circles, women receive and give guidance from others, strengthen their skills and gain useful knowledge for their future.
DNANUTRICOACH´s founder, Dr. Valentini Konstantinidou leads the Lean in cycle Greek women in biomedical science . The circle consists of Greek women, of all ages, active in the field of Biomedical research worldwide. Members meet Online every 1 or 2 months and discuss their challenges, their goals, their views and struggles. They bring all the issues that they face in their professional life and they leave the meeting having gained a bit more power, knowledge and input.
Dr. Valentini Konstantinidou participated in this annual meeting giving the opening talk about “Nutritional habits during periods of crisis”. You can watch the full video (in Greek) here.
The global Lean in organization currently has more than 50,000 circles in more than 170 countries. In Greece, Lean in Network Greece (Athens) was founded in 2018 and currently has more than 48 circles, with more than 1000 volunteers. At the beginning of the conference, the Secretary General of Family Policy and Gender Equality, Ms. Kalypso Goula, attended and addressed greetings.
The analytical program of the meeting included the following talks:
10:00 – 10:45 Our nutritional habits during periods of crisis, Dr. Valentini Konstantinidou, Circle Greek women in biomedical science
10:45 – 11:30 Manage my economic life, Angeliki Savidou, Circle Women in Finance
11:30 – 12:30 How to thrive as a woman in the field of technology, Dr. Matina Thomaidou, Circle Women in Tech (Global)
12:30-13:00 GLSM in Greece 2022, Elena Skarpathioti, Circle Women in Strategy.
13:30-14:30 2023: The year of ESG and the new corporate culture (debate), Circle Women in Human Capital Management
14:30-15:00 The science and practice of mindfulness, Myrto Legaki, Guest Speaker
15:00-15:30 Personal Branding, Despoina Limniotaki, Circle Women in Politics
15:30-16:00 The big jump of entrepreneurship. From thinking to doing, Violeta Xanthouli, Circle Women in the startup Community, New Business & Entrepreneurship
16:00-16:30 Breathing and movement, Katerina Politi, Circle Women in the startup Community, New Business & Entrepreneurship
16:30-17:00 Lets talk about our period, Ioanna Margaroni, Circle Women in the startup Community, New Business & Entrepreneurship
17:00-17:30 Overanalyzing and how to avoid it, Nansi Arapoglou, Circle Women in the startup Community, New Business & Entrepreneurship
17:30-18:00 Content creation, this magic procedure, Pola Drakopoulou, Circle Women in the startup Community, New Business & Entrepreneurship