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Women’s Networking Lunch Session | Thursday 28 September 2023 | 12:30 - 14:00 | Conference Room 5.1 - LITEXPO

A special session for women surgeons. A dynamic and engaging networking event with round table discussions on leadership, career / personal life and gender representation at ESCP. Testimonies from female professionals and a lively plenary discussion.

ESCP is delighted and proud to invite all women to the first ever ESCP Networking lunch taking place on Thursday 28 September. This lunch is organised by the newly formed ESCP DEI working group and they have organised an informative and highly interactive session. Importantly, this is a casual and relaxed meeting during our lunch break. The event is divided into two parts: a plenary program and smaller group interactions. This is a Round Table format, with 10 persons per table, so that you will have ample opportunity to meet and discuss at a very personal level.  

Free of charge but limited to 200 participants maximum. Should all places sell out, we will open a waiting list.

Please make sure to tick the box of your preferred table topic this denotes seating allocation. Also, during registration you will have the opportunity of suggesting additional topics of special interest to you.

We hope very much to see you there and finally launch the women’s networking lunch at ESCP!

Session Coordinators
Gabriela Möslein, Tina van Loon, Gabrielle van Ramshorst, Christina Fleming



Introduction: #womeninsurgery

Part 1: Advancing Women, Towards Better Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity

  • 2022 survey shines light on prejudice and inequality in colorectal surgery
  • Comparison 2017 vs 2022, female position within ESCP
  • Knowledge and data from the US, what can we learn from them?

Part 2: The Art of Balancing our Ambitions, Career and Personal Life – How Do You Do It? Panel Discussion with Topics:

  • Conquering imposter syndrome
  • From mentee to mentor to sponsor
  • Navigate your way in the surgical hierarchy
  • Prioritising your health

Part 3: You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: Meet Your Next Mentor or Sponsor

  • Round the table discussions with your peers and role models
Wrap Up and Lessons for the Future – Tell ESCP How to Help You!
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