Did you know that currently only 12% of women head family businesses?
The morning of Friday 13th April saw our Female Leadership Breakfast hosted at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with Leaderia. We were delighted to welcome around 30 guests from both the food and recruitment sector.
Chamber President Olivier Campenon opened the event, before handing over to Louis-Simon Faure, CEO of Leaderia, and Erika le Noan, Managing Director of Illy Coffee.
Erika le Noan spoke personally about her own background in male dominated industries such as the finance and food sector and obstacles she has had to face herself. Her key advice was to focus on your objectives and ignore any distractions.
This round table event also discussed the hardships faced by women in the workplace; such as pay inequality, the imbalance of women representation in top positions, and the effect of pregnancy on a woman’s career trajectory. Further debate was had about the role of HR and business to improve gender equality.
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Franco British Chamber of Commerce & Industry
63 Avenue de Villiers, 75017 PARIS