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The 4th Global Conversation
International Women's Day 2022

"Women as Catalysts for Positive Change"
London | Zagreb | Beirut | Amman | Dubai | Birmingham

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, women in corporate positions, but also as entrepreneurs, journalists, politicians, civil society leaders, artists or stay-at-home moms are even more burned out; increasingly more so than men. Despite this, women leaders are stepping up to support our societies, from employee well-being to diversity, equity, inclusion.

Athena40 in partnership with the Conduit Club announced the 4th Athena40 Global Conversation that took place on International Women’s Day 2022, at 13.30 GMT. The theme focused on women as drivers of resilience, diversity, and social change. Athena40 connected live again leading women thinkers from the UK, the USA, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa to discuss how resilience and diversity of thought can bring about a lasting positive effect. The multi-city event was organized in partnership with organisations that hosted individual gender-lens panels discussing an angle of their own choosing.

The London panel at the Conduit Club hosted: Elizabeth H. Filippouli, Founder of Athena40, Baroness Lola Young, Independent Member of the House of Lords, Lin Yue, Executive Director of Goldman Sachs, Priya Guha MBE, Venture Partner at Merian Ventures, Regan Ralph, CEO & President of The Fund for Global Human Rights and Khalida Popal, Founder & Director of the Girl Power Organization.


  • The continued lack of women in positions of power: How can we change this reality, what role can the media play towards this?

  • Bias in media coverage of women: Are men and women equally portrayed in the media? More importantly are genders displayed in a biased manner in the media?

  • Sexism, racism, and economic inequality: How can we deconstruct the patriarchy and accelerate the pace of change?

  • Can women help our broken societies heal, how do we nurture activism in them, and how can we reinforce the concept of creative activism?

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