Business programme

Women in Industrial Development: New Horizons

15 Jun , 15:00–16:15
The Labour Market: A Response to the New Challenges
Pavilion G, conference hall G2

With new challenges, digitalization and automation, new career opportunities are opening up for women in the industrial sector. In recent years, many countries have expanded the range of jobs in which women can work in safe conditions. In Russia, for example, the list of jobs previously closed to women has been reduced by a factor of four, from 456 to 100, and the proportion of women workers in industry is growing by the year, with over 3.8 million women workers in Russia alone. Moreover, active involvement of women in the advance of industrialization, including in managerial positions, contributes to creation of modern, high-tech companies with the best possible conditions for investors. The programmes and resolutions of international organizations and associations, including UNIDO’s core mandate, are aimed at realizing these objectives. What measures are most effective in increasing involvement by women in industrial development? In which areas of industry are women most successful and creating new projects? What initiatives to increase women’s involvement in industrial development can complement the agenda of international organizations, including UNIDO?

Ekaterina Inozemtseva, Co-founder, Russian Lakes Project; Coordinator, Women for Regional Development and Domestic Tourism Project, Council of the Eurasian Women’s Forum

Galina Karelova, Deputy Chairman, Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Daria Kryachkova, Vice-President of Personnel Policy, Norilsk Nickel
Vera Podguzova, Senior Vice President, Director of External Relations Directorate, Promsvyazbank
Ekaterina Priezzheva, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Alla Sbitneva, Coordinator, Women in Light Industry Project, Council of the Eurasian Women’s Forum; Project Director, Sberbank
Astha Tyagi, Vice-President, Invest India
Lyudmila Scherbakova, Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Velpharm; Member of BRICS Women’s Business Alliance Russia Chapter