Moscow, April 5, 2019 - Last night PwC Russia held the third meeting of the PwC Knowledge Club. This time the discussion was focused on “Does gender equality exist in Russia?”.
According to data recently released by the World Bank, women have the same economic rights as men in only six countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Latvia, Luxemburg and Sweden). Globally, women enjoy about 75% of the legal protections of men during their working life. In Russia, the figure is even lower, even though there are theoretically no formal legal barriers that prevent Russian women from realising their full potential.
Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Board, Foundation for the Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club, and Elena Topoleva-Soldunova, Director, ANO Social Information Agency, moderated the discussion.
Irina Gayda, Partner, PwC Strategy&, made a presentation in which she spoke about the problem of gender inequality in Russia and the world and presented the results of the survey on the role of women in business, that we conducted together with the NAFI Research Center.
Also the following persons have participated in the discussion:
According to the results of a small survey conducted during the event, the majority of participants believe that without external intervention, business is unlikely to be able to achieve gender equality.
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