The Romanian Diversity Chamber of Commerce (RDCC) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are proud to be organizing the second regional Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Central and Eastern Europe Conference: Today and Tomorrow on Wednesday 29 June 2022, from 09:00 to 16:30, at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bucharest.
The event will focus on the military conflict in Ukraine and digitalization as disruptive factors impacting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) initiatives in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond.
“Over the past decades, we have made tremendous progress in the field of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. So it is crucial that we don’t lose those gains due to military conflict or that we ensure those gains are maximized via digitalization.” Perry V. Zizzi, President of the Romanian Diversity Chamber of Commerce and Managing Partner of Dentons Romania, said.
“War, fragility, as well as climate change and digitalisation create enormous challenges for people and communities across the region. Tackling these requires the talent, ingenuity and commitment from all in society, regardless of gender, age, or other backgrounds. By promoting equality of opportunity for all, EBRD seeks to unlock human capital in all its diversity, for a more inclusive and sustainable future.” Barbara Rambousek, Director of Gender and Economic Inclusion of EBRD, said.
Speakers will include Beata Javorcik, EBRD Chief Economist, Charlotte Ruhe, EBRD Managing Director of Central and Southern Europe, Barbara Rambousek, EBRD Director for Gender and Economic Inclusion, Helena Dalli, EU Commissioner for Equality, Inez Murray, CEO of Financial Alliance for Women, Megan Bishop, Economic Officer of the US Embassy Bucharest and Igor Ostrowski, Global Co-Chair of Technology, Media and Telecommunications at Dentons.
The conference is sponsored by CTP, Dentons, Google, Japan, Kaufland Romania & Moldova, Raiffeisen Bank and VISA, with the support of Embassy of Finland in Bucharest, Embassy of Italy in Bucharest, Embassy of Spain in Bucharest, Embassy of Norway in Bucharest, Embassy of Sweden in Bucharest, U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, the French Institute, Belgian-Romanian Chamber of Commerce, Netherlands-Romanian Chamber of Commerce, Romania-Portugal Chamber of Commerce, Professional Women Network and Social Innovation Solutions.