Entrepreneur groups for women in Croatia

Sara as a panelist at The Croatian Women of Influence Award 2023 in Zagreb, Croatia
Sara as a panelist at The Croatian Women of Influence Award 2023 in Zagreb, Croatia

UPDATED: 29.2.2024.

As foreigners in Croatia, we naturally flock to other foreigners, especially after we first get here. Many of us are in one or more of the many expat Facebook groups, where we can mingle and make friends with a variety of people from different backgrounds.

If you’re here for the long hall, we’re here to help women take this one step further. There are a number of groups in Croatia where women in business can connect, support, and learn from each other so that we all rise up together.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur already, hope to be one, or are working in the business world, these groups can help connect you with other women (both foreign and Croatian) with similar interests.

In this post, we’ve collected a list of all the entrepreneur groups focused on women in Croatia. Dive in, gain knowledge, and form new friendships.

We have broken these groups into 3 categories:

Entrepreneur groups for women in Croatia

Udruga (Non-profit organizations)

#1 WECroatia (Udruga hrvatskih poduzetnica)

WECroatia is a non-governmental organization whose goal is to promote female entrepreneurship through providing resources for business happenings, free educational workshops, financing sources, and technology. They are open to women just starting their careers as well as seasoned entrepreneurs.

Members of WECroatia can connect, share practices, and promote their activities. To become a member, fill out this form.

Year of foundation: 2012

Address: Dubašnička 12, 10 000 Zagreb

Website EN | Website HR | Facebook

#2 Croatian Businesswomen Assosiation Krug (Hrvatska udruga poslovnih žena Krug)

This organization has branches in several Croatian cities: Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Šibenik, Dubrovnik, Virovitica, and Pula. The goal of Krug is to connect and join the efforts of women in the country who want to improve the position of women both in business and in the family environment.

Year of foundation: 2015

Address: Rooseveltov trg 2, 10 000 Zagreb

Website

#3 International Women’s Business Network (Međunarodna mreža poslovnih žena)

International Women’s Business Network is the largest network of businesswomen in Southeast Europe. They host conferences, facilitate collaborations with experts and influential figures, and organize panel discussions and round tables.

The organization offers the Small School of Entrepreneurship for Women in collaboration with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the European Entrepreneurial Network which over 700 women attended in the last couple of years.

Year of foundation: 2017

Address: Kutjevačka 12, 10040 Zagreb

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Membership organizations

#1 Women in Adria

Women in Adria is an initiative for women entrepreneurs, women from the corporate world, and all other women who want to achieve a successful career. This organization provides business news, resources, mentoring, and knowledge. They also organize networking events and projects.

Follow their news and tips from the business world here. It is also possible to join the Women in Adria Network, which includes a variety of benefits.

These benefits include:

  • Free access to their webinars and workshops
  • Membership in their private Facebook group
  • Ability to promote your business through articles and banners on their website and in their newsletter
  • Leveraging the benefits of their partners

You can read an article about Women in Adria’s CEO, Ivana Matić here.

Founded by: Ivana Matić

Address: Palinovečka ulica 43, 10 000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 (0)91 612 8200
Email: ivana@womeninadria.com

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn

Facebook groups

#1 Be Your Own Boss

Be Your Own Boss is a private Facebook group for women who are entering the business world. Within this group, female entrepreneurs share their experiences, lectures, and other information from the business world with young women entrepreneurs.

The goal is to help prepare young women for business careers and entrepreneurship.

Moderated by: Marina Biljak
Year of foundation: 2020

Facebook

#2 Klub svjesnih i uspješnih žena

Klub svjesnih i uspješnih žena (Club of Conscious and Successful Women) is a Facebook group launched to connect business women so that they can exchange business ideas. The group is led by Elvira Mlivić Budeš, a business and personal development advisor at the business school Filaks.

Moderated by: Elvira Mlivić Budeš
Year of foundation: 2017

Email: elvira@filaks.hr

Facebook

#3 Žene poduzetnice Međimurja

Žene poduzetnice Međimurja is a new public Facebook group for female entrepreneurs, female owners of trade businesses, and other creative women. The group was founded at the beginning of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.

The group’s goal is to encourage women to exchange tips and support each other during this crisis and hard times.

Year of foundation: 2020

Facebook

Please note: Information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal or financial advice in any form. Croatian laws and bureaucratic rules often change, and each personal case is individual, so different rules may apply. For legal advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. For financial advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian tax advisor or accountant.

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