Cherie spoke about the importance of human capital, and the unfair barriers women still face.
Earlier this week, Cherie visited Slovenia to take part in and give a speech at the IEDC Bled School of Management for the Excellence of Women in Management 2011 Conference.
Cherie spoke about the importance of human capital, and the unfair barriers women still face. She then went on to discuss the importance of lifting these barriers, and explained that women are now putting in place informal networks and mentoring schemes to overcome these barriers. Cherie urged everyone to support these informal networking opportunities and to back more formal mentoring schemes.
"Across the UK, in a whole range of sectors and professions, we are seeing the birth of informal women's networks which are challenging the power held by male-dominated groupings."
Cherie's speech was followed by a Q&A with the audience, and a networking lunch with various people including Danica Purg from the IEDC Bled School of Management, Sonja Gole; the President of the Female Section by Management Association of Slovenia, Daniela Brečko; Conference Organiser and Director of Planet GV (the leading Slovenian company for business and legal training) and British Ambassador Andrew Page.
Whilst in Slovenia, she also spent a day in Ljubljana, where she attended an informal lunch with Ambassador Andrew Page, followed by a tour of Ljubliana where she visited Presen's Square, Three Bridges, Plecnik's Market, St Nicholas Cathedral, the City Square, the Town Hall, the National Library and the University of Ljubljana.
She then attended meeting with the Prime Minister's wife, Mrs Tanja Pecar, which was followed by a Reception hosted by Ambassador Andrew Page and organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia and the British Embassy.
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