The 5th “SHE Congress” brought together more than 500 business
women from the country and the region. The event, the main partner
of which was the country’s leading mobile operator Azercell
Telecom, was remembered for interesting speeches, panel
discussions, dynamic sessions and seminars.
The Congress, held under the slogan “OWN YOUR LIFE”, was aimed
at developing women’s leadership and professional skills of the
participants, and also provided them with a unique opportunity to
network and exchange experiences.
Azercell was represented at the event by Director of Corporate
Communications Department Sona Abbasova and Director of
Legislation, Ethics and Compliance Department of Azercell Shirin
Sharing her success story within the framework of the event,
Shirin Aliyeva managed to inspire the participants of the event
with her own example. Sh. Aliyeva noted the importance of the
favorable conditions created in Azerbaijan for the advancement of
women throughout her 19-year career. In her speech, she stressed
that today in Azerbaijan there are many opportunities for women to
actively participate in the political, economic, social and
cultural life of the country.
The speech of the Director of Corporate Communications
Department Sona Abbasova also attracted the attention of the
participants of the event. S. Abbasova spoke about the numerous
programs implemented by Azercell as part of the corporate social
responsibility strategy, and then invited Gulshan Akhundova, the
head of the Women’s Hotline, established on the initiative and with
the support of Azercell, to the stage. The session, which was held
in the format of a panel discussion, provided detailed information
about the work of the hotline, touched upon the main topics of
calls to the service, the problems and difficulties faced by women
in society. The speakers called on all women in need of support to
contact the service at the short number 116111.
It should be noted that having allocated more than 22 million US
dollars for the implementation of social projects, Azercell always
pays special attention to the protection of women’s rights and
their comprehensive development. The company implements numerous
programs aimed at the adaptation of women in society, increasing
their level of education, knowledge and skills in various fields,
as well as the implementation of career growth.
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