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Strategic session Women for Balanced Economic Growth
20 September 2018
(With the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, International Labour Organization, the OPORA RUSSIA Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business, and the Boston Consulting Group)

The contribution made by women in the economy plays a key factor in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), if the gap in economic participation rates between men and women were to be reduced by just a quarter, an extra USD 5.8 trillion — or 3.9% — would be added to the global economy by 2025. What is currently hindering women’s economic potential? What new challenges await women in the labour market? What can — and should — the government, business and women themselves do to overcome them?

Topics for discussion:
  • What the economy stands to lose if women’s economic potential is not fully realized in society.
  • The main paths towards increasing women’s employment and competitiveness. Best global practices and initiatives.
  • The digital economy: women in the labour market today and tomorrow.
Started at
Conference hall
Hall 1, Tavricheskiy Palace
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