On December 7-8 in Surgut were held a strategic session and debate club «Women's Influence on the Development of Regions»
December 7–8, 2019
The strategic session and the debate club were attended by more than 200 participants, including the Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), President of the Public Diplomacy Development Fund «Zhenskiy Vzgliad» Veronika Peshkova, Member of the Federation Council Committee for Federal Structures, Regional Policy, Local Self-Government and Northern Affairs Elena Avdeeva, Member of the City of Belgrade of the Republic of Serbia, Member of the National Delegation of the Republic of Serbia to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe Draginja Vlk, President of the Federation Council Michael Collins, President of the Union of Russian Compatriots in the Kingdom of Thailand Irina Novikova, Head of the Baltic Branch of the Russian Union of Tourism Ilona Ansone, Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Yugra Natalia Komarova and other Russian and foreign women leaders, representatives of legislature, federal and local government executives, public organizations and business community.
During the strategic session and debate club discussions were held on the areas of development for women and case studies of women’s projects that contributed to regional economic, social and humanitarian infrastructures were presented.
It was determined that the necessary conditions for strengthening women's influence on regional development are international women's cooperation; public-private partnership for the implementation of projects aimed to support and develop women's potential; sharing the best practices in the development of women's influence, the use of female role models; study and use of international programs and platforms for the involvement of women in the socio-economic development of the regions; provision of legislative support for women in the labor market; creating conditions for women to receive decent education, develop digital skills, self-realize and remove internal restrictions.
The participants of the strategic session and the discussion club developed the following proposals: to continue the practice of field missions and present regional projects and initiatives on a regular basis; to summarize best practices in the annual bulletin; to post the results of the field visits on the Eurasian Women's Forum website to expand international and interregional dialogue of women leaders.
An agreement was signed between Zhenskiy Vzgliad Public Diplomacy Development Foundation and the Yugra Center for Civil and Social Initiatives Foundation.
In addition, master classes were held in the areas of «Career», «Communication», «Harmony and success» and «Emotional intelligence» for women and girls seeking to improve their skills, unlock their potential and develop professionally.