Tellus-Group became a sponsor of the conference «Woman leader», which held on the eve of the XXII Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum
E. Smotrova expressed her position about women's leadership and gender equality in the debate between men and women politicians, business owners, top managers, workers in culture.
23 May 2018 the conference "Woman Leader" was traditionally held within the framework of the XXII Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum. The organizer of the event was the Leningrad Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the support of the Government of the Leningrad Region and the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
E. Smotrova took part in the conference, which was held under the motto "Cooperation instead of competition". In the debate she promoted the women’s place in such male areas as entrepreneurship and politics, adding that women and men will be able to achieve much greater heights by combining their efforts.
«The success of a man is inseparable from the success of his companion: "Margaret Thatcher said that the home should be the center, but not the boundary of a woman's life. Today, for us all, both men and women, is characterized by a desire for freedom in all its manifestations: in the work, in the family, in the life. By the way, my grandmother used to say that a man is a "head", of course, he is your husband and you must listen to everything he says. But you are a "neck", and you can do everything. In my experience, I see that all truly successful men are successful precisely because there are always very successful women next to them. And a smart man will always be proud of his woman».
The conference were attended by such successful women as Irina Drozdenko, Director of the Center for Social and Labor Integration, Elena Dybova, Vice-President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Olga Ansberg, CEO of Port Logistics LLC, etc. The male position were defended by Dmitry Pulyaevsky, Deputy chairman of the Leningrad region Legislative Assembly, Stanislav Cherdanchev, acting Deputy Governor of the Kemerovo Region for Investments and Innovations, Sergey Tsyplyaev, Dean of the Law Faculty of the North-West Institute of Management and others.