What man created in a year woman will abolish in one day”
The first Executive Club meeting this year was held on 12th of March 2013 in the Sheraton Hotel. This time we have decided to discuss a controversial theme of „Gender Differences in Leadership”. The panel, moderated by Jacek Santorski PhD, evoked both emotions and an extraordinary engagement of participants.
Among the distinguished speakers were: Sylwia Bedyńska PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Social Sciences and Humanities; Beata Jarosz – Vicepresident of the Board, Giełda Papierów Wartościowych; Bertrand Le Guern – President of the Board, Petrolinvest; Bogusława Matuszewska – Vicepresident of the Board, Strategy and Development, PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna; Kinga Rusin – Journalist, co-owner Pat & Rub and Beata Radomska – President of the Board, Executive Club.
The panel discussion was followed by distribution of awards in the competition „Women in Finance”. The awards were given out by Rita Schultz – Managing Director of Business Projects in Wprost. . Diplomas were handed out by Katarzyna Gintrowska – General Director of Wprost while Beata Radomska President of Executive Club gave out Executive Club awards to the prizewinners.
Thanks to Sylwia Bedyńska who introduced a topic of gender differences and described stereotypes which we use when perceiving leaders, the participants engaged vividly in a discussion which, in turn, made the meeting dynamic and full of interesting remarks and conclusions.
The discussion was both dynamic and comprehensive. Numerous club members spoke out on the forum thanks to which the panel was moderated not only by our invited guests but enjoyed engagement of all participants. The discussion generated a mutual agreement that mixed teams and an equal number of women and men in boards of directors give better results than those dominated by one sex. Moreover, a statutory regulated gender parity was considered to be a good method to increase a number of women on executive positions.
- dr Jacek Santorski – mentor, co-owner of VALUES Grupa Firm Doradczych
Speakers ( in alphabetical order):
- dr Sylwia Bedyńska – Department of Psychology, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw
- Beata Jarosz – Vicepresident of the Board, Giełda Papierów Wartościowych*
- Bertrand Le Guern – President of the Board, Petrolinvest
- Bogusława Matuszewska – Vicepresident of the Board, Strategy and Development, PGE
- Beata Radomska – President of the Board,, Executive Club
- Kinga Rusin – Journalist, co-owner Pat & Rub