"We still have an unfinished democracy. We need to unlock the potential of women in all sectors of society across our Union to chart a path to genuine gender equality on this continent"
"As an entrepreneur myself, I strongly believe the future of entrepreneurship is female. While still only a third of all self-employed in Austria are women, we are seeing important changes on the horizon. In 2018, women made up around 45 percent of new Austrian entrepreneurs, an all-time high. We have to continue this trend and support and encourage even more women to venture into business. Our ideas and visions can and already have a powerful impact on the economy and labor market. We have the potential to transform the entrepreneurial landscape and to inspire a generation of future women leaders."
"Boris Cyrulnik said "Pessimism or optimism have nothing to do with reality. They are a function of the representation we have of reality". And the reality is that the place of women in our society has improved considerably in a few years. Yes, there is still a lot to do, but we move forward!"