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Friday, June 10 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
The Tall Poppy Syndrome

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Tall Poppy Syndrome” (TPS) is a term commonly used in Australia, referring to the expectation that poppies should grow together,” as noted by Dr. Rumeet Billan, who explored the topic extensively in a study with Thomson Reuters and Women of Influence. “If one grows too tall, it is cut down to size.”
Tall poppy syndrome describes aspects of a culture where people of high status or success are attacked or criticised because their achievements make them stand out from their peers. The impact of "TPS" ranges from damaging effects on both mental and psychological well-being as well as a decline in emotional resilience. An immediate change is needed to support women in the workplace to encourage their accomplishments and consequently productivity in the workplace.
To what extent does the "TPS" exist withIN the education sector? This session will unpack the “Tall Poppy Syndrome” and discuss approaches and strategies to combat "TPS" within our schools.

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Nancy Lhoest-Squicciarini

Head of Community Relations, International School of Luxembourg
Nancy Lhoest-Squicciarini is Head of Community Relations at the International School of Luxembourg and Founder / Facilitator of the Virtual Learning Loft (#ISLLOFT). She is one of the network leaders for @WOMENEDLUX, a global grassroots movement that connects aspiring and existing... Read More →

Friday June 10, 2022 3:30pm - 4:15pm CEST
Camerata, First Floor Route des Quatres Communes, 1180 Rolle, Switzerland