Adjara hosts the Women’s Economic Empowerment Forum in Batumi
Date: Sunday, June 16, 2019
“Opening opportunities to women in business and all sectors of society is strategic for the long term, for equity, for growth and for sustainability. It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do”.
With this remark the Head of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, Tornike Rizvadze, has opened a two-day forum encouraging women’s economic empowerment in Batumi.
Jointly organized by the Business Leaders’ Federation “Women for Tomorrow” and UN Women, the forum provided information on the government grant and education opportunities available for women entrepreneurs, facilitated networking of women entrepreneurs’ experiences and provided inspirational and practical guidance to women startuppers and business owners in the form of workshop sessions.
The forum also included several outdoor activities. Batumi Central Park invited citizens to participate in various entertainment and awareness-raising games on gender issues as well as a small-scale female entrepreneur fair and information booths. UN Women’s photo exhibition of women in non-traditional sectors showcased that women in Georgia can be successful in any field or job, including those traditionally considered men’s domain, such as the maritime industry. To mark the celebration, the female students of Batumi State Maritime Academy marched together with the orchestra in Central Park.
Read more on UN Women's website for Georgia.