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Regional Center for Organization Management Hosted Balkan Women Coalition Seminar and Workshop in Bucharest, Romania

The Regional Center for Organization Management (RCOM) has recently hosted in Bucharest, Romania a seminar and a workshop of the Balkan Women Coalition.

The events were organized with support from the European Union, through the Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Programme, as part of project titled: “Balkan Women Coalition for Professional Qualification and Training in the Field of Business and Economic Science”.

Women entrepreneurs and managers, representatives of business associations and companies from seven countries in the Balkan Region attended the two Balkan Women Coalition events. The participants came from Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Romania, Serbia and Turkey.  

The seminar „New Opportunities in Business and Development” took place at the Uzinexport Business Center in Bucharest on March 18-19. Topics on the agenda included changes in the business environment and consumer profile, the importance of analyzing markets correctly, the elements of a business plan, the importance of organizational culture in developing companies, cooperation versus competition and the impact of the global market: local versus global companies.

The workshop “Women Entrepreneurs and Their Role in Promoting Corporate Governance” was held on March 20-21. The participants had the opportunity to discuss, exchange views and learn more about corporate governance principles, Board of Directors’ roles and responsibilities, methods and tools that can be used to evaluate the Boards’ performance, corporate governance as an antidote to corruption and what women entrepreneurs and associations can do to promote corporate governance.

The Regional Center for Organization Management (RCOM) is a Romanian foundation that was created in 2007 by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE).

CIPE Blog Competition


CALLING ALL BLOGGERS! CIPE invites you to participate in our first Blog Competition.

We are looking for bloggers who have a passion for democratic and economic reforms and their role in development. You don’t need to be a professional writer or affiliated with an organization — anyone who can tell a compelling story is welcome to submit their best post.

Your blog post should be in English and address one of the following three topics:

1. How can social media empower citizens to participate in democratic dialogue on constructive reform?

2. What experiences from other countries can guide the role of youth in your country’s democratic and economic development?

3. What story or personal experience can you share to illustrate the need and possible solutions for democratic and economic reforms in your country?

The submission deadline is December 2, 2013. Authors of the three best posts will each receive a $250 honorarium and CIPE will publish the winning entries on the CIPE Development Blog.
Rules and submission guidelines can be found here.


Bishkek Business Club to Participate in Upcoming Women’s Economic Symposium

Kyrgyzstan – On May 31, members of the Bishkek Business Club (BBC) met with US Embassy representatives to discuss BBC’s participation in the upcoming Women’s Economic Symposium “Strategies for Success” planned for mid-July in Bishkek. Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbaeva, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs are expected to attend. US Embassy officials discussed the possibility of BBC involvement with education and business development sessions during the symposium.

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Women’s Business Associations in Eurasia

Continuing its profiles of women’s associations, the Center for International Private Enterprise puts the spotlight on Eurasia. The Eurasia study includes a regional tour by Nargiza Mashuri of associations in Russia, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Armenia, and Ukraine:

The overarching mission of many women’s business associations within the Eurasia region is the creation of favorable conditions for economic development, social inclusion, and strengthening of women’s influence on economic and social policy. Women’s business associations also seek to increase the competitiveness of business women, promote and protect their interests, and form effective partnerships and cooperation between women-owned businesses.

A case study on the Baikal Regional Union of Women “Angara,” by Bea Celler, explores this association’s successful programs and challenges:

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