EXPO 2017: CONGRESS OF KAZAKHSTANI BUSINESSWOMEN
Kazakhstan’s Council of Business women is planning to create representative offices in the largest international organizations such the UN, SCO, WTO and OECD in order to exchange experiences. Astana is hosting the third Congress of Businesswomen that has launched discussions on entrepreneurship development in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan’s business women are a strong driving force of the economy; they make up 40% of the country’s GDP, taking more and more leadership roles. Businesswomen encourage others to invest in their businesses. They attend trainings and develop original start-ups to become more competitive. Kazakhstan’s Council of Business Women has been operating as a public organization for 3 years. 16 regional business councils and 170 district offices have been opened across the country. Businesswomen Support Centers will soon appear on their basis. The congress participants will adopt a declaration on inclusion of women's entrepreneurship support index in the doing business ranking. Businesswomen of the national chamber of entrepreneurs are planning to organize a start-up projects competition among women soon.
LYAZZAT RAMAZANOVA, CHAIRWOMAN, COUNCIL OF BUSINESSWOMEN:
- A million and 100,000 women are self-employed. We want these women to contribute to the formation of the country's GDP. So they can express and adopt an active social and public position.