President Women in Business Croatian Chamber of CommerceCategory: Business Country: Austria
The first meeting of Croatian Women in Business in Vienna was hosted at the Croatian Embassy in 2015 garnered significant interest in development of economic opportunities with Croatia. The conference emphasized the promotion of mutual empowerment and knowledge exchange among while establishing a system of mentoring and championing women to support each other in building a professional career. The initiative was supported by the Vienna Chamber of Commerce committe of Woman in Business. President of the group, Petra Gregorits, astonished the gathering with some surprising facts including the fact that in 2016 women in Austria were responsible for starting 43.5% of new companies. In particular she champions issues such as the need for flexibility in the labor market for women and advocates for concrete support systmes such as availability of early years child care to help women in achieveing success.