Apr . 2019


18.April.2019 BLC Bank tags: A Step towards Equality , #GenderGapLebanon

Ms. Lea HAKIM Board of Trustees Member, Alumni Central

Léa Hakim is the Secretary of Alumni Central and the President of the Fulbright Alumni Association of Lebanon. She is an economist with over a decade of experience covering macroeconomic monitoring and policy-advice, debt management reform, and climate change finance in the public sector and international organizations including the World Bank and United Nations. Léa actively serves as a mentor and instructor, teaching part-time at the American University of Beirut (AUB). She has inspired and led teams to found and/or grow three non-profit organizations for positive change in the community and is passionate about public policy, sustainable development and the performing arts.
Léa holds a B.A. in Economics from AUB and an M.A. in International and Development Economics from Yale University whilst on a Fulbright scholarship.


Lea will be taking "A Step towards Equality" by participating in the Fight for Equal Pay Today panel. Book your seat now!


For every dollar a man earns, on average a woman is paid 25 cents. Based on today’s rate of progress, it will take 202 years for the pay gap to close, according to the World Economic Forum.
In this opening panel senior players from the public and private sector will have an open discussion around the pay gap in institutions. Men and women should have the same economic opportunities all around the world, but despite progress, protests and legislation, there is a persistent gap between what men and women are paid. Panelists will tackle 1) The pay gap situation in Lebanon with insights from the public and private sector, 2) the reasons behind the existence of a persistent pay gap 3) The policies, steps and measures to be taken to bridge this gap in less than 202 years.


By WE Initiative