In March, the “Created by Women” contest was finalized and the results were announced. The purpose of the contest was to support women's entrepreneurship in Ukraine. Credit Agricole Bank became a partner of the event, as it supports women's entrepreneurship and diversity in business, the bank also sees potential in startups. Credit Agricole brings in Ukraine global vision of the Group in terms of diversity. The award was initiated by the Business Women Committee of the CCIFU (French-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), which consists of women heading the French companies in Ukraine.
”During last years French companies actively support feminization of managerial positions in business. Around 40% of companies in France are created or initiated by woman. Of course, we can’t say that the situation in France is perfect, but we see tools and ways for improving it. We believe we need to support the woman entrepreneurship in Ukraine and France can become a good example for Ukraine with experience in this sphere”, Jean-Paul Piotrowski, the President of the CCIFU, commented.
”In Ukraine, French companies make efforts to promote women’s entrepreneur talents and more and more often entrust them with managerial positions, as it happens in France. Credit Agricole became a partner of the event as we believe that the variety of talents demonstrated by women in various spheres of economy deserves recognition and support”, Larysa Bondarieva, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Credit Agricole Bank, commented.
The winners were selected from 37 applicants representing unique projects of various businesses: architecture, design, farming, food industry, etc.
The first prize was awarded to Ruslana Rymarska, the founder of PE “Let’s be healthy” and TM “Smakuli”
The second prize – to Nataliia Oleksandrenko and PE “Arnika +VBO”
The third prize – to Oktiabryna Lisovska and her project “Babysss”
French-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry was founded in 1994 under the name of the «French Business Community in Ukraine» association, the CCIFU joined the international network of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in 2011 and today represents more than 120 French and Ukrainian companies united around convergent interests to develop trade between Ukraine and France. The main task for the CCIFU is to animate the French business community and support French companies wishing to export, develop or establish in Ukraine.
About Credit Agricole:
JSC «Credit Agricole Bank» is a modern universal bank owned by the leading financial group in Europe – Credit Agricole Group (France). The Group is a major partner of the French economy and one of the largest banking groups in Europe. It is a leading retail bank in Europe, having the largest portfolio of assets under management, being first in the field of ban insurance and third - in project financing in Europe. Credit Agricole has been operating in the financial market of Ukraine since 1993 and renders the entire range of banking services to private individuals, including premium-clients, and business. The bank pays special attention to cooperation with agricultural enterprises. Reliability and business reputation of Credit Agricole in Ukraine is confirmed by the highest possible FITCH ratings, leading positions in bank sustainability, bank deposit reliability and bank profitability rankings, as well as by 300 000 active private and 18 000 corporate customers, including international corporations, large Ukrainian companies and representatives of small and medium business. Credit Agricole Bank is a socially responsible bank that confirms its status by the large number of projects implemented under the corporate social responsibility program «We Care!».
Viktoriia Torianyk, Head of PR and corporate communications Credit Agricole Bank.
Phone: +38 044 581 07 45, e-mail: Viktoriia.Torianyk@credit-agricole.ua