M6 Educational Centre prides itself on pushing for positive change and following the “SDG” and “ESG” sustainability goals. For this very reason, we have chosen to create a conference called “Woman Leadership – Breaking the “Glass Ceiling” by Bridging the Gender Gap” which will be held on December 21st, 2023, in M6’s premises.
Our objective with this conference is to raise awareness when it comes to societal pressure as well as prejudice which women face in the workplace as well as prepare individuals, companies and society as a whole to embrace the concept of women leadership and youth inclusion.
We plan to showcase successful women across different industries, and give them an opportunity to divulge into their journey of overcoming obstacles and becoming leaders. By opening the topic of women leadership, we would like to send a message to support and encourage all women who are leaders or are aiming to become one. In this discussion however, one crucial problem occurs – men are not included, and the gender gap becomes wider. We will tackle this by giving space to both men and women to elaborate, debate and discuss.
Youth representation is crucial when it comes to societal change. The future generations of men and women need to be prepared to better our society for this process to have results and impact.
Join us for this exciting and in-depth look into how we can utilize women empowerment and youth inclusion to create a better, brighter tomorrow!
Participants will be symbolically charged, and the income shall be donated to young individuals from SOS Children’s Village.
09:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:30
Elena Mladenovska Jelenkovic, Chief Executive Offer - M6 Educational Centre, Executive Director of Wines of Macedonia
Mrs. Elizabeta Georgievska, Spouse of the President to the Republic of North Macedonia
Mrs. Antje Wandelt, Director of AHK
Mr. Svetozar Janevski, President of Management Board - Tikves Winery
10:30 - 11:15
Panel Discussion 1 - SOCIETY’s perspective
Mrs. Slavica Grkovska, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Good Governance Policies
Mrs. Tanja Mihajlovska Dimitrievska, Country Lead and Ambassador for North Macedonia Women on Boards Adria (WOBA)
Mrs Dita Starova, Director of the National Gallery
Moderator Mr. Nazim Rashidi
11:15 – 11:45
11:45 - 12:30
Panel Discussion 2 - WOMEN’s perspective
Mrs Biljana Ivanovska, President - Anti-Corruption Commision
Mrs. Valentina Taseva, Chief Executive Officer - Semos Education
Mrs. Maja Stevkova Shterieva, Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board - Komercijalna Banka, President of Macedonian Banking Association
Mrs. Branka Slaveska, Chief Executive Officer - Tikves winery
Mrs. Vlora Ademi, Chief Executive Officer - Digicube
Moderator Mrs. Lidija Tripunovska
12:30 - 13:15
Panel Discussion 3 - MAN’s perspective
Mr. Ivan Steriev, CEO of Macedonian Stock Exchange
Mr. Gjorgje Vojnovic, CEO of Triglav Insurance
Mr. Arlind Zeqiri, Managing Partner at LANSKY, GANZGER, ZEQIRI + partner
Mr. Trajan Angelovski President, Macedonian Chambers of Commerce
Moderator: Mrs. Ida Protuger
13:15 - 13:40
13:40 - 14:25
Panel Discussion 4 - YOUTH perspective
Mr. Filip Ivkovski, National Youth Council
Mrs. Sanja Lazarevska, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer - Aspire accelerator, Owner of “ForLady”
Mr. Dimitar Kaljoshevski, Project Coordinator at Career transition support
Moderator: Mrs. Verica Jordanova
14:20 - 14:45
14:45 - 17:00