Through experience acquired in connecting businesses on the regional level, working with SME’s nationally, and organizing Contemporary Women Festival in partnerships with women’s business associations from regional countries, we have realized that women in business are a great potential in economic growth and sustainability. Addressing issues that are road blocks in more involvement of women in entrepreneurship through communication with women’s organizations, women’s business associations, policy makers, and local and national authorities, we have realized that a project encouraging new women’s networking opportunities and generating platforms for new partnerships could unlock that potential.
Our project is designed and based on several levels of partner communication, activation of project stakeholders, direct involvement of project target audience, comprehensive PR campaign, events on the international level, creation of deliverables that will have impactful sustainability, and creation of platforms that will go beyond the project duration. We believe that this project will generate B2B partnerships, and new B2B ventures with great potential for business growth. We direct our activities toward women but the beneficiaries of the outcome go beyond our stakeholders in the aspect of new job creation, new business development, and bringing closer together markets of V4 countries with Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as SEE countries neighboring B&H.
Through partnerships we have established from the organization of the Contemporary Woman Festival 2018 with women’s business associations from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Macedonia, we have realized how important are networking and B2B opportunities. We are witnesses of numerous partnerships and common ventures created since the Festival that were instigated during the Festival activities. This was the main inspiration to expand partnership in V4 region and to create a OWEN NETWORK. The potential of partnerships with the V4 countries is limitless because they have had a shared experience in transitional economies and could provide valuable transfer of knowledge and know how, while breaking down the barrier between each partner country’s market place.