(awarded Business Ladies with the Serbian parliament speaker)
The golden medallion Business Lady of the Year has been presented at a ceremony in the republic parliament to Eko Global CEO Vera Ristic for investment in renewables - small hydroelectric power stations and solar power plants in Merdare.
The Club of Business Journalists' Business and Creative Ladies of Serbia Awards have been presented for the fourth time, under the patronage of Serbian Parliament Speaker Nebojsa Stefanovic, to the women who excelled at their respective jobs during 2012.
Business Lady of the Year medallions have been presented to Coca-Cola HBC Srbija Marketing Director Marija Anargyrou-Nikolic for marketing innovations, Jovanka Levic of the Food Technology Institute FINS and Tatjana Djordjevic of the AVM mehanika company.
These same awards have also been presented to the owner of the dairy cow farm Stara, Sanja Bugarska, Natasa Milanovic of Biosil for the production and processing of organic products, Zorica Djokovic from the Drvo-art school, and Ana Brnabic of PEXIM foundation.
According to estimates, only 25 percent of about 110,000 currently operating in Serbia are in the possession of women, with as many as 17 percent of them only registered as a property of a lady, meaning that women don't really own them.