[Panel Discussion] Mental Health: A Roadmap to Foster Psychological Safety in the Workplace

The discussion will delve into what psychological safety is and why it's key to creating a supportive work environment. People need to feel safe to share ideas without the fear of being judged. We'll look at ways to build this safety, like listening well, being clear when we talk, and valuing different backgrounds. Leaders and organizations can help by giving mental health support, making it easy to give and get feedback, and promoting a good balance between work and life. Those who join us will learn useful tips and steps to make their workplace safer for everyone's mental health. This can lead to better well-being for all employees.

Mental Health
Angelika Tzemou
Angelika Tzemou
HR Head and BoD Member, Greece, Bayer
Despina Kitsou
Despina Kitsou
Senior Product Line Manager, Nokia
Elena Alexandri
Eleni Alexandri
Board Member, Girls in Tech Greece - Technology Consultant, Grant Thornton
Date
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
16:50 -
17:30 EEST
40 MINS
Track
Share
Facebook
LinkedIn

Speaker

Angelika Tzemou
HR Head and BoD Member, Greece, Bayer

Angelika Tzemou is a senior HR leader and board member with more than 20 years of international experience in people strategy, human resources operations and cultural transformation for global and regional brands, having lived and worked in Greece, the UK and Denmark. As Head of HR for Bayer Greece, she has established the company as an employer of choice, leading significant transformation to organisational structure and culture, and building a multi-award-winning HR team. Passionate about employee inclusion and welfare as an ESG strategy, she pioneered programmes that radiated purpose, holistic wellbeing, equity and inclusion, reimagining the employee value propositions and creating tailored experiences that meet employees’ individual needs. Prior to joining Bayer, Angelika spent 5 years at LEO Pharma, Denmark, shaping the HR agenda across 13 countries in North-East Europe. She is CIPD-accredited, with a Master’s in Human Resource Management and a degree in Sociology. She holds qualifications in corporate governance, sustainability leadership and corporate responsibility, organisational agility and is a certified coach.

Connect with Angelika Tzemou on:
Angelika Tzemou

Speaker

Despina Kitsou
Senior Product Line Manager, Nokia

With over 16 years of experience in the ICT and telecom industry, Despina is a Senior Product Line Manager at Nokia. She leads the technical launch of an emerging AI/ML Cloud Native solution for access network nodes. Despina serves as the prime interface towards customers in the European region, representing and advocating the product. She defines and prioritizes product requirements, and influences the product roadmap based on customer input, product portfolio strategy, market trends, competitive intelligence, and knowledge of applicable technologies.

Despina possesses a strong technical background and has a clear understanding and working experience in Agile Scrum software development. She leads cross-functional teams from product inception to product delivery and optimization in multiple regions. Despina also develops and leads business cases for complex or significant proposals for the product. She is passionate about women empowerment and diversity, actively volunteering as an #IAmRemarkable facilitator, Lean In Circle Founder (Women in Product Greece), Nokia StrongHer Project leader, and Google Women Techmakers Ambassador. Additionally, she contributes to the Greek technological ecosystem as a member of the organizing committee of OpenConf conference.

Connect with Despina Kitsou on:
Despina Kitsou

Speaker

Eleni Alexandri
Board Member, Girls in Tech Greece - Technology Consultant, Grant Thornton

BSc in Management Science and Technology with business and programming background. Currently, I am working as an Technology Consultant at the department of Technology Intelligence and Performance at Grant Thornton Greece. I am proudly contributing to the Greek chapter of Girls In Tech as a Board Member - Events Lead. I have organized and hosted numerous events, recruited new memebrs, coordinating weekly meetings, leading a team of 15 active memebrs, creating and maintaining partnerships with NGOs and donors

Connect with Eleni Alexandri on:
Elena Alexandri

From the Same Track

June, 5, 2024
16:30 -
16:50 EEST

Why accessibility is an Integral Part of Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity is about hiring a wide range of diverse candidates. Equity is about recognizing that each person has different circumstances and allocating the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome. Inclusion refers to how the workforce experiences the workplace and the degree to which organizations embrace all employees and enable them to make meaningful contributions. But have you considered the accessibility aspects in these areas? What does accessibility entail? Let’s find out more together about accessibility and digital accessibility.
Christina Papadimitriou
Christina Papadimitriou
Global Service Architect, Accessibility Specialist (IAAP CPWA), Atos

Share this Session

June, 5, 2024
16:10 -
16:30 EEST
Mental Health

Work-Life Balance in the Workplace

How does the search for work-life balance impact our lives, for better or worse? Aiming for a balanced life can help both our work and home life. In this session Maria Zarotiadou will explore strategies to achieve this equilibrium, understand the challenges that may arise, and prioritize self-care in the pursuit of a harmonious lifestyle.

We will also delvel into how to embrace the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between professional responsibilities and personal well-being, and enhance our overall quality of life to foster greater fulfillment in all aspects of our daily routines.
Maria Zarotiadou
Maria Zarotiadou
Managing Director-Gender Equality Consultant

Share this Session

June, 5, 2024
15:50 -
16:10 EEST
Breaking into Tech

Women in Cybersecurity: How Inclusion Can Make the Difference

Session on the topic of 'Women in Cybersecurity' and how to build DEI&C awareness, capability and competence across communities. Discussion, including reflexions on how cybersecurity could become an interesting path for women. Education to cybersecurity and mentorship programmes are among the ideas that will be touched for empowering women in the cyber communities and addressing the gender gap in the cybersecurity workforce. During the session we will discuss how to retain talents in the cybersecurity sector, as well as challenges and solutions for building diversity, equity and inclusion across the cyberspace.

The session seeks to identify adverse workplace experiences contributing to an overall sense of exclusion among women and underrepresented individuals. These experiences significantly impact satisfaction levels, productivity and retention.
Stella Tsitsoula
Stella Tsitsoula
VP & Co-Founder, Women4Cyber Greece & Sr. Comms Consultant, Founder & Managing Partner, Red Comm

Share this Session

June, 5, 2024
15:10 -
15:50 EEST
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as a Culture

[Roundtable Discussion] Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as a Culture: How to Change the Status Quo

Organizational purpose has a big impact on its mission, customers, employees, and how competitive it is. Today, businesses are expected to tackle social issues like racism, inclusion, the climate crisis, and sustainable development.

Leaders face the question of how to use their corporate voice and influence. We chat with executives who are actively shaping their company's values to create a diverse and inclusive culture.

Our panel discussion looks at diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in driving positive change. The panelists will challenge the usual way of doing things and share DEI strategies and best practices for organizations. They'll talk about DEI as a shift in culture, not just a set of rules. They'll look at how to make DEI a part of the core values and everyday actions.
Elena Aktypi
Elena Aktypi
Managing Director, We Lead
Zefi Dimadama
Zefi Dimadama
Secretary General for Equality and Human Rights
Dr Lilian Dogiama
Dr. Lilian Dogiama
Head of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Cambridge University Press & Assessment
Konstantina Antoniadou
Konstantina Antoniadou
Global IT Chapter Head, Siemens

Share this Session

June, 5, 2024
14:10 -
15:10 EEST

Networking Break

Share this Session

June, 5, 2024
13:50 -
14:10 EEST
Breaking into Tech

Women, Tap into your inner strength!

Discover strategies for women in tech to achieve greater success through self-belief. Learn the importance of being present, seizing opportunities, and the transformative power of active listening. Embrace a proactive approach to change, shift perspectives, tackle challenges, and leverage your unique strengths for professional growth in the dynamic tech landscape.
Eleni Lialiamou
Eleni Lialiamou
Executive VP, Group Technology Strategy, Intralot

Share this Session

June, 5, 2024
13:10 -
13:50 EEST
Future of Work

[Panel Discussion] Future of Work: How to Create a Thriving Work Environment

Join us for a fireside chat where we will explore the prerequisites for a contemporary work environment and discuss the future of work. We'll delve into how diversity, equality, inclusion, and collaboration can attract exceptional talent and cultivate committed employees. Additionally, we'll examine the evolving HR functions and workspaces in response to these advancements. As technology advances and the nature of work evolves, it's crucial for organizations to adapt and establish an environment that supports employee well-being, productivity, and growth.

Attendees will gain valuable insights into the challenges presented by remote and hybrid work models and their impact on the employee experience. Our panel of experts will share experiences, best practices, and strategies for navigating this changing landscape, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and engagement.
Chelsea Coates
Chelsea Coates
Chief People Officer, GWI
Kiki Avgoustatou
Kiki Avgoustatou
CHRO, Randstad
Maria Eleni Vasilakakou
Maria Eleni Vasilakakou
Director of People Ops & Organizational Development, 100Mentors

Share this Session

June, 5, 2024
12:50 -
13:10 EEST
DEI as a Culture

Bubbles of Change: The Fizz of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Coca Cola HBC

Being an inclusive organization that thrives on diversity, providing equal opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity, Coca-Cola HBC nurtures a culture where every individual contributes to collective success. It is committed to fostering an advanced digital workplace that empowers and values every voice, making this way DEI part of its corporate culture and its transformative power a compelling narrative of how values shape a company’s future. 

During the session, Eleni Papathanasopoulou, Digital & Technology Platform Director will unveil Coca-Cola Hellenic's unique approach to nurturing female leadership and fast-tracking talent to senior roles within the Digital & Technology Function and how tech merges with the fizz of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, fueling innovation and change.
Eleni Papathanasopoulou
Eleni Papathanasopoulou
Digital & Technology Platform Director, Coca Cola HBC Greece & Cyprus

Share this Session

June, 5, 2024
12:30 -
12:50 EEST
Inclusive Leadership

Fostering DEI in Multinational & Multilocational Teams

This session will be revolving around cultivating and maintaining a DEI working culture: Diversity cannot exist alone. For diversity to thrive, inclusive attitudes and practices must be in place. - The role of 'psychological safety': How to support team members, regardless of their background, to feel accepted and respected. - GWI recommendations when fostering an inclusive environment across multinational and multilocational teams. - The overall impact of remote work on DEI and simple tricks to overcome daily challenges.
Marian Klironomou
Maria-Anna Klironomou
Team Lead, Data Analytics Engineering, GWI

Share this Session

June, 5, 2024
12:00 -
12:30 EEST

Coffee Break

Share this Session

June, 5, 2024
11:20 -
12:00 EEST
Career Growth for ERGs

[Panel Discussion] Empowering Gender Diversity: Driving Change in the Boardroom

Over the next five years, efforts to increase gender diversity in boardrooms will intensify. This push is driven by stakeholder pressures, government regulations, and cultural shifts. However, achieving true gender diversity involves more than just quotas; it also requires addressing biases, providing mentorship, and creating inclusive policies.
The upcoming panel discussion aims to underline the importance of gender diversity in corporate leadership and explore ways to instigate meaningful change. Panelists will share insights on the current state of gender diversity in boardrooms, discussing both progress and challenges. They will highlight the benefits of diverse perspectives at decision-making levels, which positively impact organizational performance and success.
Panelists will also address barriers that impede women's advancement, such as unconscious bias, limited mentorship opportunities, and systemic inequalities. Strategies for overcoming these obstacles will be explored, including inclusive hiring practices, supportive work cultures, and leadership development programs for women.
Moreover, the panel will stress the role of men as allies in promoting gender diversity, emphasizing the need for male leaders' active support and advocacy, and the establishment of gender balance policies.
May Zani
May Zanni
Co-founder & President, Women Act
Eleytheria Zourou
Eleftheria Zourou
Founder and CEO, Doctoranytime
Marileia Tompra
Marilia Tompra
Country Director, Sephora Greece
Myrto Papathanou
Myrto Papathanou
Partner, Metavallon VC

Share this Session

June, 5, 2024
10:50 -
11:20 EEST
Mental Health

[Sponsor Keynote] “Better You”: A holistic Workplace Wellbeing Strategy

Discover how Kaizen started its journey to create a strong 360 wellbeing plan, aiming to meet the varied needs of its workforce. This includes 43 nationalities, four generations, and different job roles. Its "Better You" strategy at Kaizen is built on three pillars: Health & Safety, Mental & Physical Wellbeing. Internally they learned that success in wellbeing doesn't come from costly or trendy programs but from those that truly benefit its employees. A top-notch workplace wellbeing approach begins from the ground up. It's a dynamic process that evolves with regular reviews and changes based on feedback.
Nancy Papagiannopoulou
Nancy Papagiannopoulou
Talent Acquisition Team Lead, Kaizen Gaming
Themis Anastasiou
Themis Athanasiou
HR Specialist, Kaizen Gaming

Share this Session

June, 5, 2024
10:30 -
10:50 EEST
DEI as a Culture

Skills Speak Louder Than Words: Refugees Beyond Labels

Join Josephine Goube, Founder & CEO at Sis.Tech, and expert IT pro Eliane as they dive into the vital topic of inclusion and diversity in tech. In this talk, they'll discuss how to create a culture of inclusive hiring that goes beyond just labels. They stress that real diversity is not about checking off boxes; it's about valuing each person's unique skills and talents.
Eliane Irankunda
Eliane Irankunda
IT professional

Share this Session

June, 5, 2024
10:10 -
10:30 EEST
Inclusive Leadership

Corporate Culture: An Excuse for Biased Leaders?

In a world that is changing. promoting the acceptance of diversity and an inclusive approach in every aspect of life, in corporations we still talk about a shared cultrure. Is this culture designed based on common values that are cultivated within the organization? Or is it an "excuse" for leaders to continue hiring the people that remind them most of themselves, and are -consequently- easier to manage? Being biased is more "normal" than what we believe. Neuro science helps us understand and deconstract the myth of bias being a malpractice of leadership, but still leaders need to constantly get trained in reviewing their biased and creating a working environment of justice and development opportunities. It is a matter of human rights, afterall, and leaders should rise to this high purpose, more than anyone else.
Elena Georgana
Elena Georgana
Founder (HUMANNERA) / Group HRD, Kariera

Share this Session

June, 5, 2024
10:00 -
10:10 EEST

DEI Summit Kick-Off

Share this Session

June, 5, 2024
09:30 -
10:00 EEST

Registration

Share this Session

Scroll to Top