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The project aims to gather 25 young, ambitious women from the Czech Republic, Poland, the Republic of Serbia, Slovakia and Hungary, to equip them with business and soft skills.  

During 9-days V4+ Academy of Young Business Women Leaders, experts, specialists on equaling opportunities on the labor market, women who play key roles in business will share with participants all their experience in negotiations, business assessment, project management and work over emotional intelligence skills – communication, self-esteem, giving feedback, assertiveness – in a way that let's take young businesswomen advantage of all-female traits that they really have and all positive stereotypes about female traits that exist in the business environment. 

This way participants will get a chance not only to strengthen their own competencies but also to get the lay of the labor market in V4+ region and, along with the trainers of the Academy, to write and publish conclusions and recommendations for the employers on women’s role in business development. 

Who can participate? 

Last-year female students and graduates up to 27 y.o. in law, finance, health care, marketing, IT, energetic, psychology, with special consideration of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) faculties from universities in the Czech Republic, Poland, the Republic of Serbia, Slovakia and Hungary – 5 women from each partner country. 

How to practice brand-new skills after workshops? 

  • Each Young Business Women Leader will get an opportunity to test all she had learned, by involving in volunteering projects indicated by project partners or by developing own one.  
  • Distinguished participants of the Academy will be invited for two-months of unpaid internships in the NGO sector. 

The project is realized by Lesław A. Paga Foundation in cooperation with:

contact: Aleksandra Rak ( 

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from  International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe. 

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