The role of the women in today’s society has evolved quite a lot in the past dozens of years. Yet, we are still far from seeing an equal status between men and women. We see many cases where women are still undermined in their true being. They still get fewer promotions at work, they still receive lower salaries compared to their male colleagues who are on the same career ladder as them, and we still wait to see an increase in the leadership roles occupied by women. Despite the emergence of resilient women leaders spearheading the search for sustainable growth, women remain underrepresented in critical decision-making arenas.
Women around the world are demanding and creating a systematic change in how society works. Women’s default career is no longer staying at home to keep the children and clean the house. With years passing by, women have understood that they are more than housewives, and are ready to step into the world of professional development. Women possess unique capacity to sustain our future in an uncertain world, and societies should leverage women’s leadership in the process of development of sustainable, adaptive solutions.
Understanding the critical intersection between gender and a sustainable future, one of this year’s Macedonia2025 panels with explore exactly the central role women play in implementing solutions effectively across the globe, therefore creating a sustainable future for all of us. Ana Arsov, Managing Director in Moody’s U.S. Financial Institutions team and Macedonia2025 Board Member will chair this panel that will consist of four other ladies:
Vera Stavroff, President and CEO of HerbalScience and AlkaloidUSA, co-founder of GreenBeauty, and Macedonia2025 Board Member; Angelka Peeva Laurencic, Founder and Manager at Image PR, Macedonia; Sonja Smuc, CEO of the Managers’ Association of Slovenia; and Tarja Krehic, Incorporating Partner at Krehic Law Firm, Croatia.
Due to our participants’ interest, the topic of this panel is being entertained for a second year at the Macedonia2025 Summit. In case you are interested to see how this panel would look like, feel free to take a look at last year’s panel.