Viktoria Olskaia, President of Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation, attended a Networking event for women entrepreneurs in Kyiv, which was organized by the Ukrainian BAS team of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Viktoria introduced the Gabriel-Al-Salem Foundation and announced that the next “Consulting without Borders” Conference and the ceremony for the winners of Gabriel Al-Salem International Award for Excellence in Consulting will take place in Kiev on February 1, 2014.
For the networking event BAS Ukraine partnered with local stakeholders, such as Ukraine EBRD MSME Lending Programme, The Ukrainian Fund of Entrepreneurs` Support, The League of Professional Women, representatives of the Educational Programme for Managers of the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Technologies, and others to present their services to women-entrepreneurs. More than 60 women representing private companies, State Department for Regulatory Reform and Entrepreneurship, Embassies, Ukrainian Association of Independent Directors, Congress of Private Employers, and women consultants, attended the event. The purpose of the event was to create ways for cooperation and introduce new business development opportunities; increase attention to the issues of women`s economic empowerment (a few women journalists were invited) as well as to increase demand for consulting services.
Networking event for women entrepreneurs in Kyiv, Ukraine