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Business breakfast with female leaders on the International Women’s Day, March 8th

12 March 2022

CLS in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Portugal hosted a business breakfast for female leaders on March 8th, the International Women’s Day, at the Residence of the Ambassador of Sweden to Portugal. 

The breakfast gathered 18 inspiring female leaders from various industries, government and academia, which resulted in fruitful and lively discussions about equality and representation on the Portuguese market.

While enjoying a well prepared breakfast, we also listened to four inspiring talks:

The event was introduced by the Ambassador of Sweden to Portugal, Helena Pilas, who touched upon Sweden's history, development and current status on gender equality with a personal and human touch.

Business breakfast for female leaders at the Residence of the Ambassador of Sweden to Portugal, Helena Pilsas

The introduction was followed by an intervention from the Chairwoman of CLS Board of Directors, Jennifer Ekström, whom spoke about her inspiring personal experience leveraging in her career and what she has done and is doing to make a difference for the future generation of gender equality.

Miia Ylihao, Co-founder of Kollektiv Kraft

Third out was Sara Falcão Casaca, Associate Professor at ISEG, who spoke about her area of expertise: gender and the labour market, the gender pay gap, gender and decision-making, and gender and organisations, from a captivating historical perspective to the current status of equality rates in Portugal. 

Last but not least we got some well-leveraged thoughts from entrepreneu Miia Ylihao, Co-founder of Kollektiv Kraft, who shared her intriguing experience of being a female Swedish Entrepreneur and a Co-Founder in Portugal and what learnings and challenges this as entailed.

All participants contributed with valuable insights and experiences, making the breakfast a true sharing of learnings and food for thought to bring with us in future dialouges with aim for intentional actions to strive for balance of equality in our everyday life and in the society we all act in. 

 CLS would like to thank everyone who came and shared their insights, making this an interesting, rewarding and inspirational breakfast together with us!

This morning was hosted in collaboration with

Embassy of Sweden in Lisbon
CLS - the Swedish Portuguese Chamber of Commerce
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