EBRD and She is Mom have launched the Career Development programme for Ukrainian mothers impacted by the war.
Due to the war in Ukraine, millions of people have been forced to leave the country or have been internally displaced, leaving many without jobs and financial stability. A large part of those displaced are women and mothers.
That is why the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and "She is Mom" have launched the Career Development programme for Ukrainian mothers impacted by the war, aiming to provide better livelihoods for women affected by the war in Ukraine.
The programme aims to improve the skills and employability of Ukrainian mothers in Romania or other host countries, also taking into account their future return to Ukraine. Ukrainian mothers will receive support in order to better integrate into the labor market, thereby bringing high value to society, local economies, and the mothers themselves.
The programme will be implemented online between October 2022 - September 2023, benefitting a total of 60 Ukrainian mothers.
Career counseling services will be delivered individually, in English, free of charge.
The EBRD is a multilateral bank that promotes the development of the private sector and entrepreneurial initiative in 38 economies across three continents. The Bank is owned by 71 countries as well as the EU and the EIB. EBRD investments aim to make the economies in its regions competitive, inclusive, well-governed, green, resilient, and integrated. The EBRD is a leading investor in Romania. To date, the Bank has invested almost €10 billion in the country's economy through 491 projects. Moreover, almost 1,000 Romanian SMEs have grown their business with the help of advisory projects supported by the EBRD.
She is Mom is a Romanian start-up founded in 2021 by 5 women entrepreneurs that aim to educate young mothers in view of professional reconversion and to choose a (new) career path through a dedicated online platform.