We live challenges
Despite numerous examples of women successfully managing even the largest companies in the world, especially in difficult economic times, their share in the total of senior and high-level management is rather modest. For this very reason, having organized the ninth Women in Business Conference and already the fifteenth selection of the most powerful women, Leader wanted to highlight successful experiences. This conference brings together business women, female owners, directors and managers of companies in Croatia, the region and beyond. This was precisely the desire of the organizers as well as to motivate women to take up new business ventures and to encourage the initiative to increase the representation of women in senior positions.
Two roundtables were also held as part of the conference, attended by women from different fields, in order to express their opinions on current topics of rights, positions, interests and requirements they face in business. The first round table entitled Extra Mile – Lifelong Learning was attended by Katija Klepo, Member of the Management Board of AD Plastik Group, who emphasized on this occasion:
“I am a member of the Management Board of AD Plastik Group, which is an automotive components supplier. The public perception is that it is mostly a men’s industry, but we employ almost equal number of men and women. We operate in five countries – except Croatia, we have factories in Russia, Hungary, Serbia and Romania and our trends are the same everywhere. The fact is that we live in very dynamic time and lifelong learning is a necessity, we must constantly keep improving our knowledge. In addition to business and private commitments, sometimes it’s not easy to fit it into a schedule, but it’s an investment in yourself and your future. Sometimes we have too little time for ourselves, but it is a matter of every woman’s choice so we accept the challenges and simply live them.” ne