Sweden supports a National Mentoring Program for Women
On 4 October, Ambassador Ingrid Tersman participated at the launch of the National Mentoring Program for Women. The program is designed to boost the overall level of proactive women engagement in business, public and associative sectors. A pilot mentoring scheme will be developed, as an instrument for intensive learning experience for young women in Moldova, empowering 20 women - young professionals and 10 prominent women-students to take leadership in business, civil society and public sectors.
"Sweden works actively to promote gender equality on various fronts: in our country, in the EU, in the UN, in our political dialogue and of course in our reform cooperation in many countries. We do so here in Moldova. Therefore, it is a privilege for me to engage with so many skilled, ambitious (in the good sense of the word) women. We will continue to support greater participation by Moldovan women in political and in economic life. I am convinced that that will lead to a higher level of democratization and a higher level of economic development for Moldova, as it has done in other countries.", said Ambassador Tersman.
Ms. Marie Moser, President of the International Women's Club and Ms. Liza Rismiller, Director of the Women's Center at University of Dayton were also present at the launching event and shared some of the best practices and success stories.
The program is implemented by the Center "Partnership for Development" with the support of the East-Europe Foundation and financed by Sweden and United States of America.