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Women Empower Forum 2021

December 4, 2021

Register now! 

It’s that time of year again!

The Women Empower Forum brings together exceptional people from different backgrounds, ages and professions, and offers a platform of sharing successes and challenges, and empowering the next generations to overcome barriers and strive for their dreams. The vision of WEF is to create a more just and egalitarian future where women and girls are free to safely and fairly pursue their dreams.

WEF is organised under the global 16 Days of Awareness Campaign against Gender-Based-Violence, and is aligned with the global multi-annual theme of ending GBV and harassment in the world of work.

The Women Empower Forum 2021 is going to be a full-day online event, split into three parts addressing three distinct themes (EET – Eastern European Time Zone): 

10.00-12.30 Women’s health (and mental health) – living in a female body in a male-dominated world: Is women’s health still stigmatised in 2021? Why are we still hesitant to talk about PMS, miscarriage and postpartum depression? What are some of the main issues women face when seeking health care? How can we overcome barriers and improve women’s access to gender-sensitive health care?

  • Violeta Altmann, writer, trainer, adoptive mom and adoption advocate
  • Adina Ille, cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and mother of two
  • Julia Bicknell, former BBC journalist, reporter and executive director of World Watch Monitor
  • Paula Nutas, Vice-President of Minte Forte, mental health educator and psychotherapist
  • Alexandra Poienar, OB-GYN, specialised in endometriosis (IG: @garda_de_ginecologie)
  • Kari Lossius, psychologist, researcher, lecturer, author
  • Catherine (Kate) Lourdes Dy, PhD. Expert in Gender, Migration and Sexual- and Reproductive Rights

15.00-17.30 Powerful women empowering women in the world of work : How has the pandemic affected women in the workplace? What are some of the main hindrances to women entering and excelling in the workplace, and how can we address these?

  • Georgia Brooks, Founder of The Nine & Fempower, CEO, Managing Director and Women’s Rights Advocate
  • Delia Avram, Entrepreneur, Founder of ROX specialty Coffee Shop
  • Bianca Tatar, Vice-President, Project Manager and Youth worker at DEIS
  • Noemi Mena Montes, PhD. Jounalist specialised in political communication, migration and intercultural communication
  • Czarecah Oropilla (Eya), PhD Research Fellow in the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, part of the KINDknowCentre

20.00 – 21.30 Gender-sensitivity in political decision-making: Why do we need women in politics? What are the main barriers to women in politics? How can we encourage more women to  get involved in politics? 

  • Teuta Vodo, policy-maker, researcher, teacher and author
  • Heather N. Staff, policy advisor to members of UK parliament, leadership trainer
  • Julia Bicknell, former BBC journalist, reporter and executive director of World Watch Monitor
  • Jyl Hall, PhD. City Councilwoman-Elect in Kettering, Ohio, Adjunct Professor at United Theological Seminary
  • Raquel Hernandez Pena, Gender Equality Expert and Project Manager of Women’s Network Equality in Decision Making (EDM).

The Forum is for everyone, regardless of status, where you are from, or what experiences you carry with you. Despite our emphasis on “women”, we absolutely need more men to be actively involved in our pursuit towards a more egalitarian, fair and safe society. Sexual and gender-based violence is not a women’s issue. We believe that we are better together, and that diversity breeds excellence. 

Register here now!

The event is open to all and free of charge. We welcome any optional donations on the day of the event, to support WEF moving forward.


December 4, 2021


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