The role of women in supporting economic growth has been widely acknowledged and is increasingly reflected not only in economic research but also in policy decision-making around the world. In this context, the World Bank and the International Financial Corporation (IFC) hosted an informal event in Moldova on 23 March that brought together successful business women to discuss their experiences and to act as role models for young women starting out in their careers.
The event, titled “How to encourage young women to develop a successful career in business” was organized by the IFC Country Office for Moldova and Romania and the World Bank Country Office for Moldova, and is the beginning of a series of meetings which aim to promote career counseling and share success stories with a new generation of women. The event was opened by Mrs. Ana Maria Mihaescu, Country Representative for IFC for Moldova and Romania.
Among the guests invited to speak at the event were Mrs. Natalia Vrabie, CEO of Moldova AgroIndbank, Mrs. Liudmila Climoc, CEO of Orange Moldova, Mrs. Silvia Radu, CEO of Union Fenosa Moldova, Mrs. Angela Solcan, Dean of the Faculty of Management and Business Administration from ASEM, Mrs. Corina Cepoi, CEO of the Center for Independent Journalism and Mrs. Nata Albot, TV producer with Jurnal TV. Questions were posed by some of the best performing female students at the Academy for Economic Studies of Moldova and covered such topics as career development, work and life balance, and the necessary ingredients for success in business.