Ekaterine Maisuradze is a CEO of the International Relations Centre (IRC), which has been successfully operating in Georgia for more than 13 years already and has gained some valuable experience. As the president of Business and Professional Women in Georgia and throughout her rich and interesting career journey, Ekaterine has done a great job in empowering women and making them more heard, not only in Georgia but all over the world. Last year, Forbes Georgia featured Ekaterine on its cover with the following words: A Woman Connecting Continents.
She devoted her speech at the 12th year of Equal Pay Day mainly to the topic of empowering women and the importance of giving women the same opportunities as to men. Listen to the woman who changed her career dramatically; from being a Doctor to a strong actor in the private business world for over 14 years.
She revealed, among other things:
- How the role of women has changed over time
- How important leadership is and how important is to have women in the leading positions
- Why is being female leader hard in the men’s world
- How has the model of leadership changed due globalization and digitalization
- How to encourage women to continue their education
In the Czech Republic, Equal Pay Day is organized by the public benefit organization Business & Professional Women CR z.s., which brings together active women who want to do much more than just business. The organization is part of the BPW International network, which has been operating in more than 100 countries for over 90 years. The founding member of the organization was the Czech senator Františka Plamínková. This organization was founded in the Czech Republic in 2010 by Lenka Šťastná with the vision that when women come together, they can do incredible things.