Prospects for the BRICS Women's Business Alliance Discussed

On December 13, the final meeting of the Russian part of the BRICS Women's Business Alliance was held at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Vladimir Padalko, Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, took part in it. The moderator was the chairman of the Russian part of the Alliance, Anna Nesterova.

In his welcoming speech, Vladimir Padalko noted that only two years have passed since the creation of the Women's Business Alliance (WBA) of BRICS and the new organization was fully supported in the Chamber. “Over the past time, many have been able to convince themselves of the significance of the Alliance, taking into account the role of the fair sex in the development of national economies,” the Vice President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry emphasized.

The Chairman of the Russian part of the Alliance, Anna Nesterova, spoke about the current goals and objectives of the Alliance, summed up the work for 2022, and also announced plans for 2023, the year of South Africa's BRICS chairmanship. In addition, Anna Nesterova emphasized the need to intensify the work of the Alliance itself and the working groups, since 2023 will be the preparatory period for the Russian chairmanship in 2024.

Representatives of the Alliance discussed the status and promotion of their initiatives and projects. One of the main topics of discussion was the development and launch of the Single Platform of the BRICS Women's Business Alliance from the Russian part.

In addition, new initiatives were put forward to create the School of Financial Literacy and Security of the BRICS countries, the formation of an expert dialogue on the energy security of the BRICS countries, as well as the establishment of regional cells of the Alliance throughout the country, the development of recommendations for the BRICS countries in the field of tourism development and travel safety and tourism.

The meeting introduced new members who have recently joined the work of the Alliance. Also, the Secretariat of the Alliance presented for review recommendations in the field of business ethics for the participants of the Russian part of the BRICS Women's Business Alliance.

At the end, a solemn ceremony of awarding Mulan Award certificates to the winners of the 2022 BRICS Women Innovation Contest took place. This BRICS Women's Innovation Competition, initiated by Chinese leader Xi Jinping, was held for the second time. This year, more than 450 women entrepreneurs from all BRICS countries took part in the competition.

Press service of the Chamber