A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 133 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Women’s Empowerment for Growth and Development
6 September 2017
12:45

There is growing consensus that substantive gender equality in the labour market is both a prerequisite for economic growth and a response to challenges posed by demographic changes in ageing societies, as well as mirrors new societal understanding of shared family responsibilities between men and women. However this consensus has not yet translated into substantial improvements in female participation in the labour market or in the quality of women’s employment and earnings. Women as employees often are faced by significant disadvantages such as lower wages as compared to men, higher share in informal employment and lower-paid employment as well as working conditions discouraging reconciliation of work and family responsibilities. Some of these differences even remain when accounting for structural factors such as choice of education and occupation or differences in the level of employment. The session seeks to demonstrate how increasing female labour force participation can generate growth, stabilize communities and contribute to social innovation. Panelists are invited to share global experiences and views on ways to increase employability and competitiveness of women, promote women’s entrepreneurship and access to finance, close gender participation and pay gaps (including at corporate boards), improve the work-family-balance, develop skills to harness opportunities of digital economy and promote women’s leadership through entrepreneurship, education and economic empowerment.

Date
06.09.2017
Forum
EEF
Started at
12:45
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