In April, a meeting with SHE-ERA and President Jahjaga was held in the Residence of the President. In attendance were President Jahjaga, SHE-ERA Executive Director Mirlinda Kusari-Purrini and Chairwoman of the SHE-ERA Board Xheraldina Vula.
The organization’s activities and current projects were discussed with the President as they relate to the empowerment of women entrepreneurs, which include: Support to Women Entrepreneurs in Agriculture 2012-2015, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark; and the organization of the first International Conference on Women Entrepreneurs in Kosovo, which brought together 170 participants in Prishtina in October 2010. This two-day conference involved the local business community, state agencies, financial institutions, national and international organizations, successful women in business and representatives from women’s business associations from 13 other countries.
Chairwoman Vula and Executive Director Kusari-Purrini requested support from President Jahjaga for the second International Conference for Women Entrepreneurs in Kosovo which will be organized under the patronage of the President of Kosovo. President Jahjaga expressed her readiness to support integration and empowerment of Kosovoan women in all areas of life: cultural, economic, political and social.