Strengthening women’s employment skills for their economic empowerment
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
The development and improvement of proper employment skills can play a significant role in the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs and job seekers.
For this purpose, on 13 and 14 August 2019, UN Women in cooperation with Orient Logic - a signatory of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) - provided trainings to women living in western Georgia’s Racha-Lechkhumi region. The meetings were held in Oni and Tsageri municipalities and were attended by about 35 women who are local entrepreneurs and/or members of social mobility groups.
The main topics presented to the participants included how to create resume, how to prepare for a job interview, and what an employer should pay attention to while selecting an employee. The trainings were interactive and mostly consisted of case studies and practical exercises.
“This meeting was really remarkable for me. I learned how to create a resume and make it comprehensive and interesting for the employer, as well as how to behave during an interview. I think all of the participants developed necessary skills that we were lacking before. I believe I’ll use this knowledge in job seeking,” remarked 24-year-old Nana Maisuradze, who lives in Ghari village in Oni and is engaged in social mobilization.
The trainings were led by Otar Tabatadze, director of human resources and organizational development at Orient Logic. It should be noted that conducting such trainings is part of the action plan developed by Orient Logic within the framework of implementing the WEPs for the 2018-2020 period.
“Our company’s motivation is inspired by the desire to engage in activities related to women’s empowerment and social responsibility,” highlighted Mr. Tabatadze. “We are happy that in this respect, we are leaders among local companies. For me personally, proposing useful initiatives through the act of sharing experiences is extremely important.”
Orient Logic is a leading Georgian company in the field of information technology, with 150 employees. UN Women plans to continue its cooperation with the company in the future.
Providing trainings to strengthen employment skills, as well as promote the WEPs, is part of the project “A Joint Action for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Georgia”, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway.