Portrait of Valentyna Beliakova

“Ukraine has many opportunities, and each sector offers its own challenges. During the pandemic, businesses began to adapt to new challenges, although it was not easy. However, balanced work of private companies jointly with public authorities will help to engage new investors, which will create countless opportunities, including those for women. For example, women will be able to apply to positions of directors and top managers, they will not be afraid to become change-makers, drivers who can share their experience and motivate others. Providing that, decisions will be balanced and will have a positive impact on the economy. I am confident that only gender-balanced solutions will contribute to Ukraine's successful economy,” says Valentyna Beliakova, director of TIU Canada in Ukraine and president of WECU.