Conference „Make the profitable investment!“

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Date: 2nd  of July 2015.                                                                              lt

Venue: RADISSON BLU HOTEL LIETUVA, VILNIUS, Konstitucijos ave. 20, Vilnius

Languages: Lithuanian & English, simultaneous translation provided

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Keynote speech

Woman entrepreneur in Europe- 20 years of experience: achievements, challenges and expectations.

Madi Sharma, European Economic and Social Committee board member

First session.

Gender balance in economic decision-making

Overview of the measures of the World Bank

Sammar Essmat, Gender Operations Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Overview of gender balance of Lithuanian companies listed on stock exchanges.

Prof. Virginija Šidlauskienė, Siauliai University, Lithuania.

Overview of gender balance of Estonian companies listed on stock exchanges.

Anu Laas, Estonia.

Second session.

How to promote gender balance in economic decision making.

Measures to improve gender balance on company boards suggested in the Draft Gender balance Directive, their impact and added value

Vitalijus Novikovas, European Commission

Interactive discussion on different measures applied in the listed companies in the EU member states. Impact, challenges and lessons learned. Participants:

Irmina Rokita, Fundacja Liderek Biznesu, Poland

Dalia Andrulionienė, Member of the Board, Director of production and services, Lietuvos Energija group, Lithuania

Annika Schwenk, Desk Officer, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, Germany

Third session.

Promotion of women’s entrepreneurship as a way towards women’s economic empowerment and leadership.

Presentation of multilateral projects and women’s success stories: “Smart woman”,

Inga Stegvilaite „Enterprise Lithuania“project manager

Good practice from Network of women entrepreneurs,

Ana Zlotkovska, “Izovoltas“Deputy director Economic and social partnership with the EU and Eastern partnership countries,


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