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Greece: Gender Equality in Business

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The Greek NGO Women on Top is cooperating with partners in Norway and Iceland to explore the practices and methods that have helped Norway and Iceland to consistently rank at the top when it comes to gender equality in business. Their aim is of creating a toolbox that Greek companies could use to improve their equality and inclusion results. The Business Innovation Programme in Greece has launched a new open call for proposals which aims to support activities like this one. See more here!

The non-profit organisation Women On Top, whose work is aimed at the professional empowerment of women and in promoting equality at work, implemented a bilateral activity on the topic of “Gender equality in the corporate world: what can we learn from Norway and Iceland about empowering women in business”.

The bilateral activity was financially supported by the EEA Grants within the framework of the Business Innovation Programme in Greece. Read more about it here: Greece: Gender Equality in Business! Transfer of Practices in a Cooperation between Greece, Norway and Iceland.

In this bilateral activity, Women On Top partnered with Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise and Kvinner i Business from Norway as well as the Association of Women Business Leaders from Iceland. Their aim was identifying and sharing best practices from Norway and Iceland, and supporting the Greek private business sector in leveraging this knowledge to produce its own set of policies and tools in order to improve their equality and inclusion results.

Their findings were included in a comprehensive report, which you can find here. The report is divided into 5 sections covering key points of progress which Iceland and Norway have made in matters of equality, as well as tools and examples that could be adapted to Greek reality.

New Call for Proposals on Soft Measures

The Business Innovation Greece Programme has just launched a Soft Measures Call, which is aimed at increasing capacity building within Greek businesses. Female entrepreneurs could benefit from this Call through training, coaching, and mentoring activities, which would help them develop core competencies on how to establish or grow businesses.

The Business Innovation Programme in Greece

The project is supported by Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein through the EEA Grants. See more opportunities under the Business Innovation Programme in Greece.

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