Pozdravljajući tridesetak okupljenih žena liderica HSS-a, hrvatska zastupnica u Europskom parlamentu Marijana Petir, na otvaranju konferencije u petak, 8. srpnja iznijela je poražavajuće podatke o zastupljenosti žena na vodećim položajima u tvrtkama i u politici te probleme s kojima se svakodnevno suočavaju u svom poslu, pokušavajući ga balansirati s privatnim životom. „Žene mogu aktivno doprinijeti da politika bude bolja jer su sposobne, a njihova ženska priroda u prvi plan stavlja čovjeka kojem treba pomoć“, kazala je zastupnica Petir, pojašnjavajući kako je konferenciju organizirala upravo kako bi pomogla kolegicama da budu uspješnije u poslu koji rade te da se lakše nose s izazovima s kojima su suočene.
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