Women entrepreneurs award

Josipa Jurić

Our President of the Board, Anđelka Strajher, was nominated for Women entrepreneurs award in the category of inspiring entrepreneurs by the choice of Women in Adria – business women network.

The awards ceremony was organized by a network of business women – Women in Adria, Development Agency Zagreb and the Croatian Chamber of Economy under the sponsorship of the City of Zagreb. General sponsor was Privredna banka Zagreb d.d.

The award ceremony was held in Zagreb on November 19 on the International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.

Prizes were awarded in three categories: start-up entrepreneurs, the inspiring entrepreneurs and micro entrepreneur of the year.

Inspirational entrepreneur was declared Katica Hauptfeld, whose company Katarina-line from Opatija is one of five most successful Croatian tourist agencies. The best in the category of micro enterprises was declared Elizabeta Planinić, who leads Greco company in Zagreb and crafts Čuvar sjećanja.

Female entrepreneurship in Croatia has been recording growth in the last 15 years. Women are now owners of 30 percent of companies and crafts, while in 2001 their share in the Croatian entrepreneurship amounted only 8 percent. This award ceremony was initiated with the aim of improving the entrepreneurial climate for women.

More about the event and the awards can be viewed at:

Congratulations to all our women entrepreneurs!