The agenda of the meeting included a visit to the Museum of Books and Printing in Kiev Pechersk Lavra, presentation of the LPW projects implemented this year and plans of LPW for the future. We also had an opportunity to taste Ukrainian and French wines and enjoy incredible view of Lavra Bell tower and Assumption Cathedral.
During the tour we got an insight of the history of book writing starting in the 11th century, had a chance to see rare and unique books of 18-19 centuries and printing presses of 17th century. We appreciate the assistance of the staff of the Museum in general and Valentina Bochkovskaja, director of the Museum, in particular.
The tour was followed by the reception. In June 2008 the LPW signed the UN Global Compact and became a member of Ukrainian UN Global Compact Network, therefore at the reception the LPW was awarded the UN Global Compact Certificate.
In the picture you can see Anna Danyluk, Global Compact Focal Point representative, handing the Certificate to Olena Lazorenko, LPW President.
The ceremony was followed by the presentation on LPW projects and events, brief on their preparation, implementation and results. Here is some of them:
In the picture Valentina Legkaja, head of the Revision Commission and Executive Director of the Federation of Accountants and Audits of Ukraine, is telling the participants about Kharkiv Conference and LPW's plans on promoting gender equality at the labor market and about CSR initiatives.
LPW Plans for 2008-2009: New Ideas and Initiatives
a) Develop a series of books on Corporate Social Responsibility (analytical and popular series) based on two booklets published thanks to two grant projects on CSR. Those interested in participation in the project, please don't hesitate to contact LPW (firstname.lastname@example.org)
b) Continue preparing articles and analytical research on CSR, women entrepreneurship, personnel management, social capital, political issue, etc on the request of mass media and international agencies;
c) Grant applications on CSR to cover the issues of human rights and business, volunteer projects on CSR, sustainable development. Those interested in participation in the project, please don't hesitate to contact LPW (mailto:email@example.com);
d) Submitting applications on gender issues. Those interested in participation in the project, please don't hesitate to contact LPW (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org);
e) Expanding business contacts and social networking. Reception at Mrs. Sara Pickering residence, Commercial attaché, British Embassy in Ukraine; date: Nov 27, 2008, time: from 7 p.m. Please RSVP to Natalia Martynenko, LPW Board member, by Nov20, 2008.
f) International Cooperation. Canada: meeting with the CIDA experts on development of women entrepreneurship (Kiev, Oct 30, 2008); Germany: international seminar on management of gender diversity, Heinrich Ball Foundation;
g) The proposal to join Public Counsel at the Ministry on family, youth and sport issues was approved by the meeting.
The LPW president gave small gifts and goodies to the most active LPW members.
Participants of the event had a chance to view a video on the celebration of the tenth LPW Anniversary taped by Alla and Boris Kozhin last year at Opera Hotel, LPW's meeting venue. LPW is deeply grateful to them for the initiative and effort undertaken.
The 10th LPW Annual Meting was sponsored by Opera hotel, Leading Hotels ltd, Avon Ukraine, InBev Ukraine and co-organized by the LPW partners Center of Philanthropy and the first women theater Theatre na Grushkah.
LPW members also had a chance to enjoy excellent French and Ukrainian wines.
We appreciate everybody's assistance in the organizing, preparation and conducting of the meeting. Special thanks to Olena Lazorenko, Natalia Gurieva, Svetlana Kuts and Zhanna Akimova.
In the photo you can see LPW Board Members Valentina Legka, Olena Lazorenko, Natalia Martynenko, Natalia Gurieva.