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10th July | Round table | How to act against discrimination in the workplace?


The round tables are organized in the framework of the summer school “Prejudice, Discrimination and the Diversity Challenge”.

How to act against discrimination in the workplace?

Wednesday, July 10th | 16 :00 | Uni-Mail – room MR060

The round table “How to act against discrimination in the workplace” brings together academic researchers and practitioners working in various fields in companies located in Geneva (management, HR, learning & development, etc). They will discuss the topic of discrimination in the workplace and address the following questions: How can organizations prevent discrimination? How can they encourage employees step up and take action instead of passively witnessing discrimination?


Cristiana Borrelli | Chemours

 Cristiana Borrelli is an innovative and strategic leader, with more than 10-year experience in various commercial and technology roles, driving growth and cultural shifts in international B2B environments, fostering collaboration among diverse cultures. She is currently based in Geneva and serves as Global Product Manager for Teflon™ at Chemours, where she also leads the EMEA Diversity & Inclusion Program. In her private life, she supports development of disadvantaged young females through education sponsorship. She holds an EMBA from IMD Lausanne and CKGSB Beijing; a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Dortmund University, Germany, and a MD in Chemical Engineering from Pisa University, Italy.

Klea Faniko | University of Geneva

 Klea Faniko is senior lecturer at the universities of Geneva and Neuchâtel. Her research focuses on discrimination, diversity policies, and commitment of men in favor of gender equality. She is in charge of a European Project led by the Equal Opportunities Office (University of Geneva) promoting the transfer of diversity policies from the academia to business community and vice versa. She has served as consultant for different companies in Switzerland. At the University of Geneva, she initiated different intervention programs aiming at raising the awareness about the impact of biases and stereotypes affecting different groups of people.

Brigitte Mantilleri | University of Geneva

 Brigitte Mantilleri has studied humanities at the University of Hamburg and has completed a Magister Prüfung. She then underwent a journalism training and worked in the field of press, edition, communication (TV and radio) and equality. She is the author of multiple books and biographies and participates as a speaker to many conferences or other major public events. Politics and social justice are at the centre of her professional interests. Brigitte led the communication service of the Genevan Conseil d’Etat before leading the Equal Opportunities office at the University of Geneva, in 2008. Her entrepreneurship and passion for team work blew a wind of change onto the question of women pursuing academic careers.

David Rault | Pictet

 David Rault has an experience of 20 years as a team leader in multinational companies such as Société Générale, Volvo Finance and Pictet. He has worked in and/or led financial companies in complex and multicultural environments (Guinea, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Spain, France) before he changed the path of his career to HR and settled in Switzerland with his family. He designed and led the Leadership development practise at Pictet Group, then took the responsibility of Learning and Talent Development for Pictet Wealth Management.  David holds an MBA from HEC Paris, a Master in Finance and several coaching, HR related qualifications.

Céline Roussel | Aract Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Céline Roussel is a project manager at Aract and works on gender equality among other topics. The goal of Aract Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is to reconcile companies’ social and economic performances through improvement of working conditions. The administration of this joint body is in the hands of the social partners. It is a member of the Anact-Aract network. Through its various interventions, Aract works towards greater consideration of gender equality by companies. Céline Roussel has led the project IDEME, Intervenir Dans les Entreprises pour la Mixité et l’Egalité professionnelle, for three years, a project supported by FSE, the regional delegation for women’s rights and equality and the direction of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.

 Marc Secretan | PwC

 Marc Secretan is a partner at PwC, based in the Geneva’s office. After obtaining his HEC diploma in economy and management from the University of Geneva, he started his career in 2000 at PwC. Since 2004 he is as well a Swiss Certified Public Accountant and a registered Audit Expert. With his role of Non-for-Profit Leader for PwC Switzerland, he has been able to focus a significant part of his time into audit and advisory services to Non-for-Profit organizations and Philanthropic foundations over the past years, in addition to his involvement in the Family business and middle market industry in Romandie. As an additional responsibility, since 1st of July 2018, Marc has taken over the role of Inclusion & Diversity Leader for PwC Switzerland.  Inclusion & Diversity is a key strategic priority in PwC’s people strategy and he is responsible to provide innovative and new solutions for the existing challenges.

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