Inspired Homes were proud sponsors of the Conservative Friends of Eurasia’s Women of the Decade in Diplomacy and Politics reception held on the 4th of June in the Jubilee Room at the House of Commons.
Established in 2015 by Bota Hopkinson, an advisor on Eurasia at the House of Commons and former Conservative candidate for Westminster City Council, and Maxat Ramazanov, CF Eurasia’s objective is to develop relationships between the Conservative Party and the British Eurasian community. Their latest event helped to achieve just that with a panel discussion on the topic of women in diplomacy and politics.
The all-female panel comprised H.E. Tamar Beruchashvili of Georgia; H.E. Gulnara Iskakova of Kyrgyzstan, H.E. Angela Ponomariov of Moldova, H.E. Aleksandra Joksimovi? of Serbia, H.E. Natalia Galibarenko of the Ukraine, Deputy Ambassador Sharon Bar-li of Israel, Baroness Uddin and was co-chaired by the event’s hosts Helen Grant MP and CF Eurasia Chairwoman Bota Hopkinson.
The event was well attended with over 60 guests comprising business leaders, Eurasian ambassadors and MPs, including CF Eurasia Founder Patron Paul Scully who offered some kind words for Inspired Homes at the end of the discussion. The guests were served light refreshments and delicious wine, courtesy of the Moldovan Embassy.
The guests were all inspired by the panel’s insight into women in diplomacy and politics. Each country represented by the ambassadors on the panel had different levels of progression in terms of creating opportunities for women in diplomacy and politics yet all of the panellists felt strongly that more could be done.
Opinion was also divided on what that should be done to improve opportunities for women, whether to use of affirmative solutions such as quotas or a subtler approach that seeks to change work culture and practices. Astonishingly, despite all of the progress made, just 32 percent of Westminster MPs are women with the UK ranking only 48th in the world for parliamentary gender equality.
To find out more about CF Eurasia or to become a member, visit www.cfeurasia.com.