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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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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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