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EBRD projects improve women's working lives

 January 23, 2020

Working with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) means you can support businesses that women own or work within. 

The bank's investments topped €10 billion in 2019 for the first time in its history. The EBRD has scaled up its work in local currencies, developing small firms and inclusion, and has delivered its work across multiple regions of operation.

Meanwhile, the EBRD Women in Business Programme has supported thousands of women-led businesses by offering them a unique combination of access to finance and know-how. The programme works with women-led small and medium-sized companies from many different sectors and helps them gain the skills, knowledge and resources to take the next step.

One woman who has been supported by the EBRD is Neli Rotaru who is based in Moldova. She has an amazing job. As a furniture maker, she sketches bespoke furniture designs, turning her customers’ visions into reality. The EBRD helped the business Neli works for, Mobilier.md, to increase its market share and sales.

“My job is very imaginative. I make other people’s ideas come into being. Working with people is very interesting. I learn something new every day, which helps me grow continuously," says Neli.

“Most people are looking for comfortable, unusual and modern pieces for their homes. Great design can tell a good story and I am happy to be contributing to that. Nothing can compare to the level of satisfaction when you finish a project, making your customers happy and their houses cosy.”

Work for the EBRD and support women in business

Join talented women at the EBRD who are leading and working on exciting projects across many countries - projects that make a difference to people's lives. 

Search and apply for the EBRD's latest job vacancies and see where your skills could take you.


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