Making a name for yourself in the business world is not easy, but for a woman, it can be especially challenging. Even though women make up 50.8% of the population, 60% of students receiving undergraduate degrees, and 44% of students receiving master’s degrees in business and management, these figures are not reflected in powerful positions in management. Only 4.6% of Fortune 500 CEO positions are held by women. In the finance, healthcare and social assistance industries, not a single CEO position is held by a woman.
But there are game changers: Danela Arsovska, Senior Senator at the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) and an Executive Council Member of the WBAF Global Women Leaders Committee, has been elected as the first woman mayor of the biggest city of North Macedonia last Sunday.
Arsovska is President of the Macedonian Chambers of Commerce, Honorary Consul of Hungary, a Court Member at the OSCE Court of Conciliation and Arbitration in Geneva, Macedonian representative in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), General Council Member in the World Chambers Federation, Senior Senator at the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), Executive Council Member of the WBAF Global Women Leaders Committee holding a bachelor’s degree in law with an Executive MBA. Awarded as “The Best Business Woman Role Model of South East Europe” by the WBAF in 2018.