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The Glass Ceiling - conveying experience
Date: 10 March 2017
12:30 - 14:00
Organization: UNOG
Location: Library Events Room
Category: Library Talks

Friday, 10 March 2017, 12:30 - 14:00
UNOG Library Events Room B-135
Palais des Nations, Geneva

When talking about gender issues, you may have heard of the glass ceiling effect. The glass ceiling is the invisible barrier that prevents women from rising to the highest ranks when pursuing a career. Statistics show that this barrier also exists for women working at the United Nations.

What does the so called “glass ceiling” look like from an individual perspective?

This event opens the possibility to learn more about the personal experiences of women working within the UN system at different career stages and in different fields. The panellists will examine structural challenges and open a constructive dialogue with the audience on ways to a work environment fostering equality.

Dr. Uwe Petry, Head of the Economic Affairs Division, Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany

Alessandra Vellucci, Director, United Nations Information Service Geneva
Dr. Isabelle Nuttall, Director of the Office of the Director-General, World Health Organization
Nneka Henry, Advisor, Office of the Executive Director, International Trade Centre
Dr. Susan Teltscher, Head, Human Capacity Building Division, International Telecommunication Union

Christina Dexel, Carlo-Schmid fellow, International Organization for Migration


For those without a UNOG badge, registration for this event is obligatory.
Interested participants are invited to register on-line before 10 March 2017.

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