Through its Women in Leadership program, BRG cosponsored the FEMINominal Forum, which attracted over 150 participants. Distinguished guest speakers—both men and women—led discussions on topics, including female leadership and success in professional, public, and social life; challenges associated with it; and opportunities it opens for both society and for the woman herself.
Co-funded by the European Union, the project received support from the British Embassy in Minsk, the EU Delegation in Belarus, International Finance Corporation (IFC) office in Belarus, and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Also joining the project were SBH Law Office—the organizer of the Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum—TUT.BY, and local non-governmental organizations promoting gender equality and diversity and leading initiatives on entrepreneurship, professional training, and leadership skills.
Sarah Keeling, a leader of BRG’s Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence (Global.i) practice in Europe-Middle East-Africa, took part in the first panel on “Women in Leadership: International Perspective.”
Kseniya Shvedova, a managing consultant in BRG’s Global.i practice specializing in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern and Central Europe, is the cofounder of the FEMINominal project. She spoke at the opening ceremony, co-chaired the first panel discussion, and provided final closing remarks.