Open Data for Gender Equality: Leadership of Women and Men in Business and Civil Society


We are happy to inform that on 10 October 2017 presentation and expert discussion “Open Data for Gender Equality: Leadership of Women and Men in Business and Civil Society”. Experts of Ukrainian Center for Social Data played a key role in carrying out statistical analysis of open data of business registration “Women and Men in Leadership Positions in Ukraine”.

Ukrainian Center for Social Data is honored to cooperate with the United Nations Development Program, and we are pleased to invite all interested to participate in the presentation.

Link to the registration for event:

Public discussion will cover the following topics:
– How strong is a gender disparity among organization managers and entrepreneurs in Ukraine?
– Which sectors and economic activities have more women managers, and what could be a reason for that?
– Are there any regional or geographical peculiarities of the gender distribution of managers and entrepreneurs?
– To what extent the conceptions and stereotypes concerning “female activity areas” and the “glass ceiling” are applicable to Ukraine, and what the role of women leaders in economic life is?
10.00 – 10.30 Opening remarks
Ms. Nataliia Fedorovych, Deputy Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine
Mr. Rastislav Vrbensky, Deputy Director, UNDP Europe and the CIS
Mr. Holger Tausch, Director of Swiss Cooperation Office in Ukraine (tbc)
Mr. Johan Sørensen, Counsellor, Royal Danish Embassy (tbc)

10.30 – 11.00 Presentation of the UNDP study “Women and Men in Leadership Positions in Ukraine”
Ms. Oksana Sydoruk, Mr. Andriy Gorbal, Ukrainian Center for Social Data

11.00 – 12.15 Panel discussion
Moderator: Ms. Tetiana Kudina, UNDP in Ukraine
Ms. Iryna Suslova, Member of Parliament, Head of Sub-Committee on Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Committee of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the issues of Human Rights Protection, National Minorities and Inter-Ethnic Relations (tbc)
Ms. Yuliya Zayika, Executive Director, League of Business and Professional Women of Ukraine
Ms. Nadiya Babynska-Virna, Open Data Lab
Mr. Tymur Levchuk, Ukrainian Corporate Equality Index
Representative of Ukrainian Women’s Fund

12.15 – 12.45 Public discussion. Questions & Answers.

12.45 – 13.00 Wrap-up and closing remarks

Link to live broadcasting of the event:
Video recording will be also available after the event.

The event is organised by the United Nations Development Program in Ukraine with the financial support of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of Switzerland / SECO (Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine / Посольство Швейцарії в Україні) and Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs within the framework of the projects “Strengthening SME Business Membership Organisations” (Зміцнення бізнес-об’єднань малих і середніх підприємств) and “Civil Society for Enhanced Democracy and Human Rights in Ukraine”.