WOMEN’S BEST PROJECT AWARDED A BUSINESS SUCCESS PRIZE
Galina Karelova, Deputy Chairperson of the Federation Council, gave a speech at the awarding ceremony of ‘Business Success’ national prize. She said: “With each passing year, we get to know more and more names of people who actually develop their region’s economy, create working places, and vibrantly support socio-economic development of the regions they live in”.
Solemn ceremony of prize awarding was held in the framework of all-Russian Forum “Business Territory Is Living Territory” organised by OPORA Russia in association with Agency for Strategic Initiatives and Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation. This year, more than 1600 entrepreneurs from all over Russia participated in the contest, which popularises small and medium business. ‘Women’s Best Project’ nomination was established for the first time there. Awarding the winners of the nomination, Galina Karelova thanked organisers for the idea of highlighting women’s assignments.
Mrs. Karelova mentioned, that “Women’s entrepreneurship possesses enormous potential, as Russian women are talented, vibrant and focused. It is essential, their achievements come to light and receive prizes. I am sure that with every passing year the number of such examples will enhance, partly because of organisers’ persevering support given to women’s entrepreneurship”.
This year, three contest’s finalists participated in ‘Women’s Best Project’ nomination. Anastasia Simonova from Chelyabinsk Region invented a one-of-a-kind formula of dental powder from wild herbs. It resists complex dental problems and is exported to several countries. Svetlana Zhukova from the Kirov Region launched a leading company in the sphere of ecofriendly agriculture. Yulia Kuznetsova from the Smolensk Region launched a school for studying foreign languages in the city of Gagarin. Over 300 students, both children and grown-ups, study there.
Addressing Anastasia Simonova, who won the nomination, Galina Karelova said: “I hope, that your success story will both inspire your further projects and help others believe in themselves, in their powers and ability to achieve their goals. I wish you great success”.
Mrs. Karelova also mentioned that the winner of the nomination will present her project at the upcoming Second Eurasian Women’s Forum. St. Petersburg will host it in September 2018.
Translated by Nikolay Boykov