Raushan SarsembayevaPresident, Association of Business Women of Kazakhstan
President of the Association of Business Women of Kazakhstan, member of the National Commission for Women and Family – Demographic Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Doctor of Sociology. From 1995 to the present, she is the President of the public organization “Association of Business Women of Kazakhstan”, which has republican status and more than 20 branches in Kazakhstan. More than 1,000 people are members of the Association; more than 5,000 women annually receive the services of the organization.
During the 24 years of her activity in the Association, Raushan Sarsembaeva has implemented numerous projects and programs whose main goal was to promote the economic and political opportunities of women, thereby enhancing their social status in society and promoting the ideas of gender equality. In 1989 she defended her thesis on the topic: “The Basics of Management of the Technical Reconstruction of Food Enterprises of Kazakhstan” and she received the degree of candidate of economic sciences. From 1989 to 1991 worked as Deputy Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies of the State Statistics Committee of the Kazakh SSR. In June 1991, she organized the Raushan Joint-Stock Company, whose activities were aimed at organizing business education, commerce and tourism, and where she was the general director of the company. In 2005 she defended her doctoral thesis on the topic: “Gender Aspects of Systemic Social and Economic Reforms in Kazakhstan: Sociological Aspect”.
Since 1995 represents the women’s movement of Kazakhstan at various international forums and conferences. Since 2002, the Association of Business Women of Kazakhstan has become an international partner of the Global Summit of Women. Since 2012, the Association has been a member of the World Association of Women Entrepreneurs (FCEM). Awarded with the honorary title of the Republic of Kazakhstan “Kazakhstan Enbek Sіnіrgen Kairatkeri” (2015), the Order “Kurmet” (2010); Letters of thanks from the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2005, 2011) and Jubilee medals for the 10th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the 10th anniversary of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.