LEADERS Competition 2021
In the beginning of October 2021, 30 female innovators out of all received applications, were pre-selected and joined two online training sessions on business pitching led by CLC West-Business Creation Manager Gala Maturana, who is also a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation. In the first training session, Gala gave the participants basic insights and helpful tips on pitching and shared her vast experience with them. In a second workshop, the pre-selected LEADERS applied their new knowledge and trained live pitching with the other candidates, receiving instant feedback.
“I see the participation in the LEADERS call as an opportunity to gain new skills and to get support in empowering women in the manufacturing area.”, says LEADERS participant Anet Rezek Jambrak, PhD, Professor at the University of Zagreb.
“We need the manufacturing sector to be more inclusive, and the best way to achieve this is by supporting women innovators to become the role models that the next generations of girls will be looking up to. We want to encourage having more women in higher positions for a more sustainable and more competitive manufacturing industry. Diversity and inclusion – this is the way to go“, says Gala Maturana, Business Creation Manager, EIT Manufacturing CLC West.