15.07.2022

UKRSIBBANK honored the finalist “Created by women”

UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group awarded a special prize to one of the finalists of the competition “Created by women”, which has been organized by the Franco-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Olha Shurova received a certificate for 50,000 hryvnias for business development – the French language school Musique de Langue. The goal of this project is to teach Ukrainians French, and French-speaking people around the world to learn Ukrainian. “Such an idea makes it possible to create connections between unique cultures and peoples, and this is very important,” – convinced Laurent Dupuch, chairman of the board of UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group. <.strong>

“Ukrainian has everything to be popular for study in Europe and around the world. Ukrainian and French are the most beautiful languages. Since the beginning of the war, the number of students at the school has increased, people are actively studying the language without postponing it for later,” said Olha Shurova.

In total, this year the “Created by Women” competition received 37 applications, the jury selected 10 finalists. The competition is designed to refute prejudices against women in business, to strengthen their opportunities, to inspire them to be brave to start and continue their own business. Andriana Malska, the founder of Andriana Malska’s Pediatrics, took first place in the “Created by Women” competition. She received UAH 100,000. She is going to use it to purchase a modern cardiograph. The second place and a prize of UAH 50,000 received Yana Sytnichenko with the production of wooden puzzles by CreatifWood. Third place and a prize of UAH 50,000 – Inna Skarzhynska with the Vesna herbal cosmetics brand.

“I am deeply impressed by all the projects of the competition participants and their courage to develop business despite very difficult conditions,” says Laurent Dupuch. After all, in today’s conditions, entrepreneurs had to face serious challenges: evacuate their families to a safe place, as well as relocate their businesses, look for new markets and development opportunities, create jobs and help society.

As part of the international financial group BNP Paribas UKRSIBBANK is an active promoter of sustainable development, including the idea of gender equality. The bank actively supports the desire of women to develop their entrepreneurial potential, so that they use their talent, skills, and creative approach for a better future for both their own and the economy of Ukraine in general. Since 2018, UKRSIBBANK has been developing its own project “Women in Business”, aimed at women engaged in entrepreneurial activities or providing business management.

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