The message reads, in part:
“I would like to welcome all the participants at this forum in Russia. This is the first time our country hosts this highly representative forum of the World Association of Women Entrepreneurs, a prominent and high-profile international organisation.
The positive role played by women in the world’s social and economic development can hardly be underestimated. Our enormous country is not an exception when it comes to emphasising the proactive engagement of women in business activities and their contribution to economic development. Women work across a plethora of sectors. On top of dealing effectively with all operational matters, they always care for their employees and their well-being. Women contribute to the most relevant humanitarian and civil society initiatives in significant ways.
In our society, female entrepreneurship exemplifies a responsible and professional attitude, creative energy and wisdom and an ability to promote dialogue, reach compromises and be effective as well as efficient. Achieving success in every area of life, including in tackling the essential tasks of today – preserving the institution of the family and supporting childhood.
The experience of Russian women entrepreneurs, alongside the success stories from other forum participants, will be useful for discussing the key items on your agenda. The forum itself and its recommendations will have a significant impact in terms of overcoming the multiple challenges that women entrepreneurs still face. Your deliberations will help strengthen business and partnership ties, helping to preserve peace and friendship on our planet.”