"Holding out for a Hero", Lesley Lawson Botez

The challenges of finding love in Switzerland

A recent expat survey found that almost half of those questioned said it was ‘somewhat difficult’ to meet a partner in a foreign land. Switzerland was singled out as being ‘difficult’ to ‘very difficult’. Some succeed though:  government figures show that 35% of marriages in Switzerland are between a Swiss and a foreigner.
To discover how to overcome some of the challenges, join psychologist and writer Lesley Lawson Botez MSc, author of Holding Out for a Hero, Five Steps to Marriage over 40 on.  
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Lesley Lawson Botez MSc is an English-born writer and psychologist. She met her husband in her 40s when travelling with friends to the desert. The hows and whys of late marriage raised so many questions for her that she decided to investigate further. Lawson Botez began her writing career as ...

Lesley Lawson Botez MSc is an English-born writer and psychologist. She met her husband in her 40s when travelling with friends to the desert. The hows and whys of late marriage raised so many questions for her that she decided to investigate further.


Lawson Botez began her writing career as a copywriter for Saatchi before setting up her own communications agency. At the same time she was Geneva correspondent for Swiss News and contributed articles to the Financial Times and Newsweek.


She sold her agency to set up the Communications Department of a private bank and then train and advise on publication concept and production at the International Committee of the Red Cross.


Lawson Botez studied psychology at Webster University and Geneva University. She is qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and in Co-Active Coaching. She holds a PG Cert in Creative Writing from Kingston University London.


As well as running workshops, she teaches academic English and copywriting at business universities and writing schools.


Lawson Botez was awarded second prize for non-fiction in the Geneva Writers’ Group 2014 literary awards. Her short story, First Choice, was published in Offshoots 12.  

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Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

(GMT+0000) GMT

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Where?

Swissôtel Métropole

34 quai Général Guisan
Geneva 1204
Switzerland