UKRAINE, Mar 11 — In 2023, women founded 56% of new businesses in Ukraine. In particular, women are among 55% of recipients of “Vlasna Sprava” grants [a program that allows Ukrainians to receive financial support from the state in the form of a microgrant for their own business — ed.], announced the Minister of Economy Yuliia Svyrydenko.

She also said that women are among 48% of the winners of the grant program for veterans. And the Ukrainian government is working to reduce the gender pay gap from 18.6% to 13.6% by 2030.

In addition, 40% more women serve in the Armed Forces of Ukraine than in 2021, and the number of female officers has increased sixfold.

Earlier, Gwara Media shared the story of Olha Kryvchenko, co-owner, and CEO of Qualium Systems LTD, a Kharkiv-based IT company, who is in the city despite all the challenges of war and continues to develop her business. Gwara Media’s journalists also talked to Yuliia, a soldier with the call sign Kuba, a medic of the 92nd Separate Mechanised Brigade who joined the army in 2014.

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