NewsParticipation of Opportunity Bank at the Women in Agribusiness Conference
Support to Growth and Development of Female Entrepreneurship
Women in Agribusiness Conference was organized on September 21, 2011 at the Sava Center in Belgrade by the USAID Agribusiness Project and the Office for Sustainable Development of Under-Developed Areas, with the goal of encouraging women to take active part in improvement of their economic position as well as encouraging Serbian governmental and financial institutions to support female entrepreneurship.
Women who could serve as an example and encourage other women to start their own agribusiness were presented at the conference.
Agribusiness Project is a program of support to Serbian agriculture financed by the Unated States Agency for International Development (USAID), where one of the segments is gender equity program named „Women in Agribusiness”.
Opportunity Bank has been participating in projects aiming to develop and improve female entrepreneurship for years. This is the second consecutive year that the Bank encourages and promotes successful models of small female businesses and acquaints the public with importance of encouraging female entrepreneurship. This type of projects provides women’s businesses with strong support. A short story about Tanja Petkovic from Nis, winner of the Women in Business Excellence Award organized by Opportunity Bank was presented at the conference.