What is Gender?

The Harvard Club of France is delighted to launch our 2023 guest series on an essential theme: What is gender and how does it impact…everything?


Amongst the questions we will discuss:

What does it mean to be a man or a woman? 

Why is the percentage of non-binaries increasing exponentially in younger age groups? 

How does gender impact the workplace, your relation to others, your life?



  • Françoise Bouyer

    CEO of BeThe1, an international consulting firm in human relations and recruitment of middle and senior managers, Françoise has two complementary expertises: extensive experience in the fashion, luxury, beauty and retail industries with brands including Celine, Christian Lacroix, Nina Ricci, and her activity as an HR consultant in recruitment, gender and gender identity, diversity, equity and inclusion.  Françoise, an HBS MBA 156 (’99)  leads the HBS Club of France Career Commission, supporting HBS alumni with career advice.

    "Freed from the binary feminine/masculine norm of gender identity, Françoise Bouyer is engaged with the public and organizations to share her understanding of what gender is, and to advocate for a more open and inclusive culture, attitude and behavior towards gender"

Françoise Bouyer will be interviewed by Denise Silber, HBS MBA and recent Harvard Club of France vice-president. Participants are invited to pursue the conversation and network during the champagne reception. We thank Linklaters Paris for receiving Harvard Club of France.




7:30PM - 9:30PM Mon 30 Jan 2023, Europe/Paris timezone


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