Women in Business

16 April 2018

The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine was delighted to welcome Member of US House of Representatives, co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Ukraine Caucus, and longest-serving woman in the history of the Ohio Congressional District currently serving her 17th term – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur to Kyiv in 29 March. Passionate about the initiatives going on in Ukraine, Kaptur presented her project Seeds of Hope, aimed at spotlighting women farmers. During a joint reception at the Hyatt Regency Kyiv with the US-Ukraine Business Council, and on behalf of the Ukrainian business community, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine Andy Hunder presented Kaptur with an award “For Continuous Commitment to Supporting Ukraine”.

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As is customary for members of the Commonwealth nations to convene on Remembrance Day, members of the diplomatic and international communities joined together on
11 November at Park of Glory to commemorate and honour those who have fallen in past conflicts. This year is especially significant as it marks the signing of the Armistice ending WWI in the forest of Compiegne in France. Exactly 100 years ago.

Members of the International business community started their weekend in style with The Big Meet at Famous on 2 November. More than 100 guests came along to network, have a few drinks, and enjoy the evening together in great company. There are more great events on the calendar – stay tuned for details.

The Austrian embassy along with members of the diplomatic community celebrated their national day at a grand reception on 25 October at the Hilton Hotel. A hundred years following the end of the WWI the event was also marked by the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Austria. Numerous guests from Ukraine and Austria, representatives of other countries and international organisations, partners and friends of Austria, along with Ambassador Hermine Poppeller, the Embassy team, and Advantage Austria Ukraine celebrated in great style.

Ivan Honchar Museum opened its doors on 8 November to reveal its latest exhibition, Identity Interrupted, by Ukrainian-American artist Ola Rondiak. The collection features 53 works, including paintings and sculptures, in dedication to the five-year anniversary of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity. Ther series intertwines the history of the artist along with that of the country, the result of which is poignantly relevant. The exhibition remains on show until 9 December – don’t miss it.