Romanian Government hosts the conference for the launch of the European Patronage of Businesswomen (PEFA)
In accordance with the 2030 Agenda, adopted by the United Nations, Romania must take important steps to ensure that women have equal access to opportunities and that they can fully contribute to economic growth and social development.
The Romanian Government will organize a conference for the launch of PEFA, the European Patronage of Businesswomen, on February 12.
“The establishment of the European Businesswomen’s Association PEFA is a strong manifestation of our determination to overcome barriers and create a business environment that promotes gender equality. Achieving this goal requires a collective effort, a partnership with state authorities and an ongoing, committed commitment to act as agents of change and build a future where women and men have equal opportunities to succeed.” said Andreea Negru, the president of PEFA. For her part, the first vice-president of PEFA, Lorena Stoian, believes that “we must use this opportunity to work together, to strengthen partnerships and to make gender equality a reality, collaborating with similar organizations in the European Union to become a powerful catalyst for change and progress”.
<PEFA Conference: Gender Equality. Agenda 2030> brings into discussion topics of general interest, promoting equal and fair treatment for women and men in all aspects of life, including access to education, jobs, wages and involvement in political life and society. The event is hosted by the Department for Integrated Evaluation and Monitoring of Programs Financed from Public and European Funds, within the Government of Romania.
Roxana Mînzatu, Secretary of State in the Department for Integrated Evaluation and Monitoring of Programs Financed from Public and European Funds, said: “The Romanian Government is hosting this event on the topic of the contribution of women entrepreneurs to the development of the economy but also to the social health of the country precisely to encourage Romanian women to get more involved and trust that their involvement will generate a positive impact. I wish much success to the new European Patronage of Businesswomen PEFA, to which we will be an open partner in order to generate a climate as friendly as possible for women who do business in Romania”.
Florin Jianu, president of CNIPMMR states: “I congratulate the initiative of our colleagues to create a patronage of businesswomen with a European scope, I consider that they have an extremely difficult task of construction and sustained effort in front of them for the coagulation of the patronage movement of women entrepreneurs and I am convinced that they will soon become the most important voice of female entrepreneurs in Romania!”
“PEFA Event: Gender Equality. Agenda 2030> takes place on February 12, starting at 10:30 a.m., at the Government.
Speakers invited to the conference:
- Marcel CIOLACU – Prime Minister of Romania (TBC)
- Ramona CHIRIAC- Head of the European Commission Representation in Romania
- Anna AKHALKATSI- Country Manager for Romania and Hungary, Europe and Central Asia – World Bank
- Alexandru GHIGIU- Head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister
- Natalia INTOTERO- Minister of Family, Youth and Equal Opportunities
- Roxana MÎNZATU- Secretary of State Department for Integrated Evaluation and Monitoring of Programs Financed from Public and European Funds
- Gabriela FIREA- Senator of Romania
- Daniel SUCIU- Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies
- Elisabeta LIPĂ- President of the National Sports Agency
- Alexandra DAMASCAN – President of Serinius Energy Romania
- Mihaela SUCIU- General Director of Electric Energy Distribution Romania
- Roxana GHIOCA – Director General of Austrotherm Romania
- Andreea NEGRU- President of the European Patronage of Businesswomen
- Florin JIANU- President of the National Council of Small and Medium Private Enterprises in Romania CNIPMMR