Deloitte SheXO club - Women in business

Contributing to corporate and entrepreneurial success

Friday, 20 November 2015
Congress centre Forum, Radnička cesta 50, Green Gold, 10000 Zagreb

Consulting and audit firm Deloitte, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d. Zagreb (RBA) would like to invite you to a joint regional event dedicated to women entrepreneurs and to female managers excelling in various industries and business areas.

Supporting women entrepreneurial skills as part of the overall economic development is an important ingredient to boost the performance in the entire Adriatic region comprising Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Slovenia. The primary purpose of the one-day event is to address small and medium-sized entrepreneurs, large corporations and other stakeholders, by drawing their attention to the role of female entrepreneurship in creating more good jobs and highlighting types of support required to achieve this. In addition to developing a network of business women, the event aims at facilitating positive developments and economic growth in the region as well as strengthen business relationships and cooperation among the three participating countries.

The event will also mark the official launch of the EBRD Women in Business Programme through a signing ceremony of the credit facility dedicated to women entrepreneurs with Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d. Zagreb.

Please find below the Agenda for the Meeting.

We look forward to your participation!

Marina Tonžetić
Deloitte Partner

Vedrana Jelušić Kašić
EBRD Director for Croatia

Michael Müller


Participation in the conference is free of charge. Please note that the capacity of the conference room is limited, registrations will be dealt with on a first come, first serve basis. Kindly confirm your attendance by Tuesday, 17th November 2015 to

Participants are expected to finance their own travel and accommodation expenses.
The special prices for conference guests are arranged in:
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Contributing to corporate and entrepreneurial success
20 November 2015
Zagreb Congress Centre, Radnička cesta 50, Green Gold, 10000 Zagreb

09:00 – 09:30    Registration and networking

09:30 – 10:00    Welcome and opening

Vedrana Jelušić Kašić, EBRD director for Croatia

Michael Müller, President of the Management Board of Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d. Zagreb

Marina Tonžetić, partner, Deloitte Croatia

10:00 – 10:50 EBRD Women in business program official launch

Natalia Meylunas, Head of Small Business Support Regional Program

EBRD and RBA Official signing ceremony

Vedrana Jelušić Kašić, EBRD director for Croatia and Michael Müller, President of the Management Board of Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d. Zagreb

Video: Interview with EBRD WiB entrepreneurs

10:50 – 11:10 Personal storyMani Gotovac, Croatian critic, playwright, novelist and theatrologist

11:10 – 11:30 Deloitte initiative for the Retention and Advancement of Women - Iwona Georgijew, Partner, Leader of SheXO initiative in Deloitte Central Europe

11:30 – 11:40 Position of female in EU 10 countries - Barbara Žibret Kralj, Partner, Deloitte Slovenia

11:40 – 12:00 Coffee Break

12:00 – 12:50 Panel 1 – How diversity impacts corporate performance?

Panelists: Mojca Domiter, Executive Director for Human Resources in Atlantic Group; Hajdi Mostić King, Finance Director of Telemach Bosnia and Herzegovina; Sonja Šmuc, Managing Director at Združenje Manager; Michael Müller, President of the Management Board of Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d. Zagreb; Olivija Jakupec, Member of Management Board of Podravka; Agata Jakončič, Managing Director Balkans at Merck Sharp & Dohme

Moderator: Gordana Gelenčer, Lider journalist

12:50 – 13:00 Women in Leadership: Your Success is in Your Hands - Sabina Softić, Partner, Deloitte Bosnia and Herzegovina

13:00 – 13:50  Panel 2 - Excelling entrepreneurship

Panelists: Jasminka Keser, Head of Financial Support Service, Croatian Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts; Natalia Meylunas, Head of Regional Programme, Small Business Support Team at EBRD; Lidija Žigić, Member of the Management Board of NLB; Uršula Cetinski, General Director of Cankarjev dom; Vesna Ciganek-Vuković, Member of Management Board of Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d. Zagreb; Branka Hitner, President of the Management Board of Carta d.o.o.

Moderator: Elizabeta Penić, Owner & General Manager at Lollipop komunikacije

13:50 - 14:50 Lunch

14:50 – 15:50 Interactive workshopArt of creating your personal and business image and power of mentorship and/or coaching in business and personal development

Participants: Džejna Bajramović, Member of the Management Board of Fabrika Duhana Sarajevo d.d.; Zora Subotić, Psychotherapist; Nevenka Črešnar Pergar, Director of NP Consulting; Danijela Čavlović, Director of Bed&Breakfast Studio Kairos; Gordana Nikolić, Dean and the Founder of the Business School PAR

Moderator: Tatjana Divjak, Life&Business Coach

15:50 - 16:00 Gender and leadership in politics and business in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Zilka Spahić Šiljak, PhD, Docent, research scholar at Stanford University (via Skype)

16:00 - 16:10    Closing and main messagesRenata Osrečki, National Programme Manager, EBRD Small Business Support and Marina Tonžetić, Partner, Deloitte Croatia