Following the nomination of our president Linda Poščić Borovac for Woman of the Year, we had the great pleasure of being part of the awards ceremony organized by Zaposlena magazine on July 12th 2016., held in the beautiful atmosphere of the hotel Esplanade Oleander terrace in Zagreb.
Woman of the Year 2016. as decided by the esteemed jury is Mrs. Martina Bienenfeld, president of the Tourist Board of Zagreb, deservedly recognized for her dedicated work developing tourism in our capital city, through such events as Choco Fest, Coffee Art festival, Gričevanje, Advent and many others. She was chosen between five nominated women, all without a doubt deserving of such an honor – fashion designer Ksenija Vrbanić, film director and writer Ivona Juka, Nova TV's president of information program Ksenija Kardum and our own Linda Poščić Borovac, director and CEO of Crocon.
We were honored to participate in this already traditional awards ceremony that distinguishes and promotes work and the tremendous contributions of business women to Croatian economy, society and image. The turnout was excellent, as it should be for such an event, media covered and promoted by attendance of many people from public life. The programme was led by our known host Iva Šulentić and the award was given by Mrs Ana Gruden, main editor of Zaposlena, and the person we would like to thank not only for the nomination, but for the great perseverance and contribution to visibility of women in business and in general. Zaposlena magazine has been organizing this award for 21 years now and it is important to note that it is the only state-level recognition of the kind, sponsored by our many companies and patroned by the Croatian government's Office for Gender Equality.
Thanks to dedicated work, commitment, values and style of our president, this year we were able to be a part of this story. Linda was nominated because of her accomplishments, years of leading our company, always with grace and a clear determination never to lose the spirit. Most prominently she was nominated for winning the Stevie Award for Women in Business in New York last year for innovative approach to business and marketing. We have to admit we were especially proud to learn we were the only nomination from our city and thus representing Rijeka in such an important event!
We are continuing in the same manner, proud of our director and ready for new business-creative adventures!