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EMPOWERMENT In Ukraine; WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE
U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC),
Wash, D.C., Wed, March 27, 2019
On Tuesday, March 26, 2019 U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) & U.S.-Ukraine Foundation hosted in Washington WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP IN UKRAINE ROUNDTABLE. This meeting was organized in cooperation wit in Washington in cooperation with People of Ukraine Fund, a member of USUBC.
In the picture left to right: Lesia Zaburanna, Professor, National University of Life and Environmental Science of Ukraine; Uliana Grynevych, Founder, Monsalada Beauty Psychology Center; Svitlana Salamatova, Vice President, Europe & MENA, The Institute of Cultural Affairs International (ICAI); Morgan Williams, President & CEO, USUBC; Markiyan Belinsky, US Ukraine Foundation ; Yuliia Yarmolenko and Nataliia Maslova, Members of Kyiv City Council; Tanya Shea; People of Ukraine Foundation; Lyudmyla Ustinova, General Director, Stamar Krokus; KidSafe Fund representative; Nataliya Derechynska, Public activist and entrepreneur;
The discussion was focused on EMPOWERMENT IN UKRAINE's business, civil society, politics, government, local communities with emphasis on women's power and active role in Ukraine's life.
This meeting featured Ukraine’s emerging women business leaders, public activists and entrepreneurs who were participating in a week-long Leadership Program in Washington, organized by the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF).
Svitlana Salamatova (In the photo above), Vice President, Europe & MENA, The Institute of Cultural Affairs International (ICAI) made a presentation about the significant influence of women in Ukraine’s modern society -- doing business, building a strong and effective civil society, participating in politics and government to gain control of the levers of power to implement reforms and to build a prosperous and stable country.
In the picture left to right: Morgan Williams, USUBC; Nadia McConnell, USUF; Tanya Shea, People of Ukraine Foundation;
In addition, other members of the delegation Nataliya Derechynska, Public activist and entrepreneur; Uliana Grynevych, Founder, Monsalada Beauty Psychology, Yuliia Yarmolenko and Nataliia Maslova, Members of Kyiv City Council; Lesia Zaburanna, Professor, National University of Life and Environmental Science of Ukraine; Lyudmyla Ustinova, General Director, Stamar Krokus made comments about their experiences, charity programs, and visions for Ukraine.
On Tuesday, March 19th, 2019, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council sponsored a special reception at the Embassy of Ukraine for the delegation of Women Leaders hosted by Ambassador Valeriy Chaly. Almost 80 guests attended the receptions to celebrate "Leadership in a Rule of Law Country."
George P. Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS), EUR, U.S. State Department for Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia and Aberbaijan was invited by USUBC and spoke at the Reception at the Embassy of Ukraine on March 19th.
The following day the women's delegation, which included professionals, entrepreneurs and representatives of non-profits, attended a USUF forum on Capitol Hill focusing on U.S. support for Ukraine's national security and democratic and economic development.
At the event, Ambassador Kurt Volker, the U.S. Special Representative to Ukraine, and Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, former Undersecretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, shared their perspectives on the current situation in Ukraine and Russia's war on Ukrainian sovereignty.