Benchmark Session - SDG 5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

About the Session

The key to sustainability of both the organization and the community is not only in preventing acute social challenges, but also in building a diversified system of management and teams. Thus, according to AD&I, Russian companies with a mixed gender composition are 15% more successful in terms of overall financial performance.

• How to create an ecosystem where the potential of women will be most fully realized in economic, social projects, in corporate and public administration?
• How to provide equal opportunities for women and men to access educational, career and personal development growth?

Speakers of this workshop will discuss what progress has been made by the philantrhopic community towards the achievement of SDG 5 and present successful cases of Russian and foreign companies and foundations.


Kamilla Zhalilova

Director of the project Women in Mining Russia, Head of Clients & Industries project office in Deloitte CIS

Ирина Гильдельбрандт

Заместитель директора направления социально-экономических исследований Аналитического центра НАФИ

Anke Pätsch

Director of International Relations and Diversity of the Association of German Foundations

Ekaterina Levshina

Head of “Mom-Entrepreneur” program, Board Member of Amway Charitable Foundation “Responsible for the Future”

Yulia Vesenyova

Senior Manager in Communications & Public Affairs, at Janssen, Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical companies