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Join us for the 2nd edition of our conference on Gender Equal Financing Conference, empowering women in business in 2024. Explore the potential of investing in women-led companies and their impact on the global economy. Leading experts will share insights on the current landscape, trends and challenges faced by women entrepreneurs.

Addressing attempts to reverse gender equality gains, the Romanian Diversity Chamber of Commerce (RDCC) focuses on gender equality in capital deployment. With 12 speakers, one-to-one interviews, case studies, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and networking opportunities, get inspired to make a difference in your organisation.

Registration before the event is required and only registered participants will be guaranteed a place. Further information will be sent out closer to the event.

Cannot attend? All talks are recorded so you can revisit or view at a time convenient to you on our YouTube channel!


Registrations are closed for this event

Our 2024 expert speakers

Topics to be explored include

  • Challenges, barriers and open/closed doors to access to debt financing by women-led businesses
  • Banks’ commitment to gender equality in financing. Available programs and solutions in Romania
  • The crucial role of financial education. Best practices in Central & Eastern Europe
  • Discussions on what women entrepreneurs and SME owners themselves want to see in financial education programs

Our sponsors

The EIB is the European Union’s bank. We are the only bank owned by and representing the interests of the European Union Member States. We work closely with other EU institutions to implement EU policy. We provide finance and expertise for sustainable investment projects that contribute to EU policy objectives and make a strong impact on people’s lives in Europe and beyond. As the largest multilateral borrower and lender by volume, we provide finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects which contribute to furthering EU policy objectives. More than 90% of our activity is focused on Europe but we also implement the financial aspects of the EU’s external and development policies. Lending, blending and advising

Lending: The vast majority of our financing is through loans, but we also offer guarantees, microfinance, equity investment, etc.

Blending: Our support helps us unlock financing from other sources, particularly from the EU budget. This is blended together to form the full financing package.

Advising: Lack of finance is often only one barrier to investment. We can help with administrative and project management capacity which facilitates investment implementation.

BRD Groupe Societe Generale is one of Romania’s major banks. It operates a network of 423 branches across Romania. Its total assets amounted, as of December 2023, at RON 81.4 Bn. BRD is part of Societe Generale, a top tier European bank with more than 126,000 employees serving about 25 million clients in 65 countries across the world. The Group runs three complementary sets of businesses, embedding ESG offerings for all its clients:

  • French Retail, Private Banking and Insurance
  • Global Banking and Investor Solutions
  • International Retail, Mobility & Leasing Services.

As a social player, BRD invests in culture, education, technology and sport, supporting projects that build, develop, raise a new generation and bring long-term value. It is under this vision that Fundatia9 was created to coordinate the cultural journalism platform Scena9.ro as well as cultural hub Rezidenta9 in Bucharest. In the field of education, BRD created Scoala9.ro, a journalism platform about education, and supports programs, ideas and projects in the sphere of innovation and technology. The newest journalism platform launched by BRD is Mindcraft Stories, which aims to open a conversation about discoveries in Romania and around the world, the way in which technology touches our lives, about artificial intelligence, robotics, medicine and more.

Dentons Bucharest is one of the leading and oldest international law firms in Romania, with a presence of over 20 years on the local market. The office has over 30 lawyers with diverse seniority and specialized in various practice areas. Our team combines international standards of services with an in-depth understanding of the local culture, the business environment and the local regulations. To clients we are trusted advisors, focused on comprehensive solutions and committed to offering a competitive edge while successfully completing deals, resolving disputes and solving business challenges.

As the world’s largest law firm, Dentons’ global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in 198 locations serving 77 countries. “Polycentric™” is the concept that most accurately captures what differentiates Dentons from other more traditional law firms. It is a collective label for a set of values by which we organize ourselves and serve our clients.

Dentons Romania is Founding Member & Board Member of RDCC.

Raiffeisen Bank, a leading universal bank with solid capitalization and liquidity, operates in the Romanian banking market and serves more than 2.2 million retail and corporate customers. Raiffeisen Bank has been supporting the Romanian economy for more than 25 years, offering products and financial services tailored to the needs of its customers. With responsibility as a guiding principle, we contribute to the development of society by financing the real and sustainable economy. At the same time, we are involved in the community by supporting 5 pillars of development: education, urban ecology, sports as a healthy lifestyle, innovation, arts, and culture.

Since 2023, Raiffeisen Bank brings a new approach and perspective to banking services by launching “Banking 1:1”, an interactive way to create a financial plan for our customers using the Smart Finance application developed locally by the team in Romania.

MyEcoBox is the first comprehensive recycling solution for everything in Romania developed by “Orasul Meu”, a local Non Profit Organization, committed to environmental protection.

From coffee capsules to plastic cutlery, to the entire contents of your bathroom, MyEcoBox is a turnkey, all-inclusive recycling solution for hundreds of typically non-recycled items. MyEcoBox program is convenient and easy to use, making it the perfect option for households, schools, businesses, manufacturing facilities, and events looking to offset their impacts and lighten their footprint.

Would you like to become a sponsor for our Gender Equal Financing Conference 2024?

We invite you to join us for the second edition of our Gender Equal Financing Conference, and explore how women-led business and women entrepreneurs can benefit fully from the financial solutions on the market. 

In the meantime, you can explore the full 2023 Conference on Gender Equal Financing by watching the video on the right, on our RDCC TV Channel

Become an RDCC Member

Joining the Romanian Diversity Chamber of Commercemeans connecting with a community of diverse and innovative businesses that are dedicated to driving growth and success. By joining, you’ll have access to networking opportunities, resources, and support that can help you achieve your business goals. Plus, you’ll be part of an organization that values diversity and inclusion, and is committed to promoting economic growth and development in Romania. Don’t miss out on this chance to connect and grow!