Fear of failure and women in the workforce

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Why We Do It

This is not a new topic, but it is still relevant. We want to explore the main drivers behind the fear of failing, and why women take it harder than men when they fail. We want to have a conversation around the following topics:  

  • Personal anecdotes relating the pay gap, gender bias at the workplace, gender equality, and gender parity (or the lack of). 
  • The definition of Failure and the difference for men and women: gender threat, education, and cultural stereotypes. 
  • The impact of the pandemic on women in the workforce. 

Watch our English session now!

Special guests

Liz Elam

(English session)
A leader of the global coworking movement, Liz Elam blends a spirit of collaboration and innovation with an unwavering commitment to excellence and pushing boundaries.
Founder of the largest coworking conference in the world, Elam has grown the Global Coworking Unconference Community (GCUC) from inception to a cross-cultural go-to for the workspace industry in the U.S., South America, China, Canada, the UK, Australia and beyond. With a natural entrepreneurial drive, Elam launched Link Coworking in Austin, Texas, in 2010, expanded Link to three locations, and grew it to the fourth largest coworking brand in Austin before selling it in 2019. She is the first woman in the world to successfully exit a coworking brand. Liz is also founding partner at The Deco Group, a coworking consultancy with over 30 years experience in the industry between the founders.

Moran Frieder

(English session)
An international lecturer, instructor and D&I activist. She is an expert in communicating complicated things in a simple way. Her passion is to change people’s lives and take part of their growth moments. Moran Joined F5 in 2012 as a Senior Technical Trainer, leading Customer & Internal Training, Content Development and Project Management. Since March 2020 she acts as the Co-Chair of the F5 Employee Inclusion Group for Women, leading 800 members in 17 chapters World Wide. She is an active member in the Israeli Women In tech Communities and volunteers a few hours a week to promote underrepresented groups in tech. Moran holds a B.A. in International Affairs and Education.

Watch our Spanish session now!

Jessica Olivan

(Spanish session)
Jessica Olivan is the Director of Alliances at Pro Mujer, a leading social enterprise that empowers women in Latin America through access to financial, health and education services that help them reach their full potential.
Jessica co-founded SheWorks! and Velara and is an advisor to Bolder Group and ZIGLA Lab and a member of the Board of Directors of the Red UNAM DC. Prior to these activities, Jessica worked for 12 years for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Her most experienced topics are gender lens investing, gender equality, women’s economic empowerment, entrepreneurship, and financial inclusion.
Jessica holds a Master's degree in International Development from the Sorbonne University in Paris and a Bachelor's degree with honorable mention in International Relations from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Eugenia Close

(Spanish session)
Eugenia Close is Guatemalan, an economist from the Rafael Landívar University, with masters and doctorate studies in politics and sociology from the Pontifical University of Salamanca.
She is currently the Economic Empowerment Coordinator at UN Women Guatemala. She is an expert in economic empowerment, equality, and inclusion of women in companies, markets, and communities, with extensive experience in strategic planning, poverty reduction, as well as socio-economic analysis for the dynamization of the economy and labor inclusion.

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