IX award ceremony „Success Flower 2015“

IX award ceremony „Success Flower 2015“

Association of Business Women in Serbia awarded for the 9th time the „Success Flower“ awards to the best women entrepreneurs in Serbia. The awards were granted during the gala award ceremony in Opera & Theatre “Madlenianum” in Belgrade.

This year, 30 candidates from Serbia were shortlisted for the award and 11 of them were awarded with the “Success Flower”.

“Initiatives towards associating women entrepreneurs on regional level were started up this year as we will bring more efficient solutions for common problems by working together. Being aware that we share the same problems is a certain relief, but awareness of joint problem solving is much more important for strengthening self-confidence. We are aware that we are on a long road to reforms which should bring significant improvements in the area of women entrepreneurship, but also, the betterment of the whole society.” said Sanja Popovic Pantic PhD, president of ABW Serbia and the creator of the project “Success Flower”.

In the category “the most European women company” awards were granted to Gordana Djurdjevic, director and co-owner of “Slovo” Ltd. from Belgrade and Bozana Pantovic, co-owner of “Elipsa” Ltd. from Kraljevo.

In the category “the best employment model” award was given to Lidija Ristic, co-owner and director of “Fasada” Ltd.

In subcategory “self-employment”  awards winners are: Milijana Stojanovic, owner of “Byonis Plus” from Krnjevo, and Jasmina Markovic Karovic, owner of “Urban Reads” Ltd. from Belgrade.

Traditionally, ABW Serbia kept the practice and granted Special mentions to the most successful women entrepreneurs. This year, six women entrepreneurs were awarded.

Special mention for Socially Responsible Business was granted to Ljiljana Matkovic, the owner and CEO of “Eko tim” Ltd. from Loznica.

Special mention for supporting companies in business development was awarded Biljana Trifunovic, co-owner and director of International Financial Agency – IFA Ltd. from Belgrade.

Special mention for innovation was granted Vesna Jovanovic, co-owner and director of “Eurolog system” Ltd. from Belgrade and to Sonja Dakic, co-owner of “Daj Daj” Ltd. from Belgrade.

Special mention for development of entrepreneurship in rural areas was awarded to Milijana Sekler, owner of “Beli bagrem” from Rudno.

Special mention for sustainable business model was awarded to Aleksandra Popovic, owner of “NAG” Ltd. from Belgrade.

The main objective of the award is the affirmation of successful women entrepreneurs and visibility of their contribution to economic development of Serbia. Recognition of the most successful women entrepreneurs draws the public attention to a big driving force of women entrepreneurship. So far, 97 women have been awarded. To many of these women this was a powerful incentive to persist in development of their own business.

The ceremony was attended by numerous guests, members and partners of ABW, representatives of Embassies, donors, sponsors of the event and media.


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You can see here the online version of the “Success Flower 2015” brochure