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Women and the economy forum was held in St. Petersburg from 28 to 30 of June as a part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).


APEC is an economic union of the Asia- Pacific Region (APR) including 21 countries –member economies. The share of these economies account for more than 57 % of world GDP and about half of the world trade. This countries are very different, from Chile to Canada, and Papua New Guinea to Japan. Russia is a member of APEC since 1998 and in 2012 hosts the APEC summit in Vladivostok on Russky Island.


The topic of the forum held in St. Petersburg is "Women and innovative economic growth". The high status of the event determined the participants - Russian delegation was headed by the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, USA was presented by the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Women's agenda within the frameworks of APEC gaining more weight: the world economic development is impossible without the participation of women. The question is what is the price of women's participation for the economy and for women themselves.

Employed in the economy, women everywhere have a double burden carrying the lion's share of unpaid domestic labor. There is no country in the world where women would have an equal payment for an equal work duties with men. Women meet with the professional segregation in the terms of their displacement in the lowest paid sectors of the economy and formation of the simulated barriers for professional growth.


Therefore, women-leaders of APEC countries identified as priority areas: extension of the access to capital and finance, raising women's potential and skills, increasing the number of women on leadership positions in business, creating conditions for career growth and development of women's entrepreneurship, creation of new economic opportunities for women, including the access to modern technologies.