Saturday, April 30, 2005

Iran News - Businesswomen face no barriers in Iran

Iran News - Businesswomen face no barriers in Iran: "Businesswomen face no barriers in Iran

Saturday, April 30, 2005 - ©2005 IranMania.com
LONDON, April 30 (IranMania) - Head of Women’s Council based at Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines Fatemeh Shabani said Iran boasts many young, professional and talented women and the council is working hard to give them a chance to pursue their careers at the regional and international levels.

According to Fars News Agency, Shabani made the remarks in a meeting with wife of the Lord Mayor of London Michael Berry Savory.

“We intend to allow women to assert a yet stronger presence in the social, economic and cultural arenas,“ she said, adding that today, women make up 60% of educated population in Iran.

Shabani said businesswomen face no barriers for pursuing their careers and are capable of holding top positions such as running factories as well as domestic and international transport companies and handicrafts organizations.

The officials blamed lackluster performance of women-related agencies for the acute shortage of funds.

For her part, Savory said in Britain all councils active in the field of women are privately owned and seldom receive state support.

“At times, the capacities of women surpasses those of men,“ she said, adding that though it is said that men and women are equal but in practice we are witness that women across the world are subject to recurrent discriminations in their work places."

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