Russia ranks second in the world in terms of the number of female investors. This was stated at a thematic session within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum by the head of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy Inna Svyatenko, the press service of the Federation Council reports.
In addition, according to the senator, over the past two years, the number of women who keep their capital in investment accounts has tripled. This is facilitated by public organizations, government programs and social projects that increase the financial literacy of citizens, Svyatenko believes.
Also, a large block of work is being carried out within the framework of the Eurasian Women’s Forum (EWF).
“Many women are actively involved in the development of tourism potential, creative entrepreneurship, and the promotion of folk arts and crafts. Increasing the financial literacy of women, the availability of useful investment products will contribute not only to increasing income levels and self-development, but also to the implementation of new projects in the regions,” Svyatenko said.
Earlier, Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said that as part of the EWF field session, a number of agreements were signed between the forum participants and the Federation Council, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Russian regions, Rosatom, Rosexpocentre with the participation of women entrepreneurs. The Chairman of the Federation Council stressed that their implementation would be an important step in supporting the growing role of women in the life of the country, including in the economy.