Gender equality is a cross-cutting priority of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU which covers diverse domains, from employment aspects, health, fundamental rights, to digitalization and commerce.

In order to discuss concrete ways in which the EU can contribute to the advancement of gender equality and how to better support women's careers, the Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU is organising an event titled "Born to be LEADERS", on the 7th of March 2019, in Brussels.

The reality of today is that women continue to earn less than men, are less likely to advance their careers and have lower pensions due to the pay gap. Also, women are more likely to take parental leave after the birth of a child and more often than not they choose to leave their careers behind. The reason for this is the lack of comprehensive and flexible work-life balance policies at national level and childcare systems which are demonstrated to help new mothers return to work.

Women graduate from college at higher percentages than men do today, yet women still earn less money and hold fewer executive positions.

  • Why is that?
  • And how can we improve the situation?

This event aims at facilitating a bold discussion with high-level officials, national representatives and women who are pioneers in their respective fields of work, about topics such as the importance of diversity at the workplace, work-life balance, the economic empowerment of women, the role of mentoring and the impact of social media.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by sending an email to before the 4th of March 2019. Please note that places are limited!