A Eurasian Community of Women Leaders: Cooperation in the Name of Change

25 May , 16:30–17:45
Panel Session
Pavilion G, Conference Hall G5

Whilst the world today is home to a number of new initiatives aimed at improving the position of women, the Eurasian region is especially interesting in this respect. The region is dealing with a complex situation which, on one hand, represents traditional achievements in gender equality that date back to Soviet times, and on the other, incorporates problems which women must still face both in their personal and in their professional lives.

Eurasian women should have the opportunity within this context to establish interaction and cooperation in areas of mutual interest for their countries and organizations. Such cooperation will not only exert a favourable influence on the commercial and investment climate, and on trade, it will also allow substantial progress to be achieved in addressing serious social issues. Which women’s issues can be considered unique to the Eurasian region?

In what areas of business and public administration is the participation of women most apparent and what areas need greater participation? What activities might a Eurasian network of women leaders undertake, and what strategies should such an organization pursue?

Tinatin Kandelaki, General Producer, Match TV

Tatiana Gvilava, Director, Russian-Arab Business Council; President, All Russia Organization for Women in Business
Klaske de Jonge, Group Director Public Affairs & Communications, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company
Marina Jigalova-Ozkan, General Director, The Walt Disney Company CIS LLC
Galina Karelova, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Chiara Corazza, Managing Director, Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society
Isabelle Kocher, Chief Executive Officer, Engie
Armi Lopez Garcia, Chairperson, Philippine-Russian Business Assembly Inc
Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, Chief Executive Officer of an Internationally Operating Private Historical Fortune
Elena Shmeleva, Head, Talent and Success Foundation; Member of the Presidential Council for Science and Education