Cristina Chiriac

President of CONAF

Thursday 11.4.2024

Clarion Congress Hotel Prague

About me

I am a prominent figure at both the national and European level for her sustained efforts to promote female entrepreneurship, inclusive education, and gender equality. My initiatives, which have culminated in national awareness campaigns with a direct impact into legislative initiatives, have earned me the title of VET Ambassador for Romania in the European Skills Week organized by the European Commission and also a board membership of the WEgate – European Gateway for Women’s Entrepreneurship as a representative for the National Confederation for Female Entrepreneurship (CONAF) – the only Romanian organization that is a member of the WEgate Council. I am also a doctor in economics, author, a successful entrepreneur and the founder president of the National Confederation for Entrepreneurship, CONAF.

What does the word „opportunity“ mean to you?

To me, the word „opportunity“ represents the cornerstone of both personal and professional development. It signifies the chance to not only pursue our ambitions and dreams but also the possibility to overcome obstacles, learn from our experiences, and grow stronger from them. In my role as the President of CONAF, opportunity also embodies the mission to create and foster an environment where women entrepreneurs can thrive, innovate, and lead. It’s about breaking down barriers, enabling access to resources, and encouraging a culture of support and mentorship. Every opportunity, no matter how small it may seem, holds the potential to lead to significant breakthroughs and transformative changes, both for individuals and communities. Thus, embracing and creating opportunities is not just a matter of personal or business success; it’s about contributing to a more equitable, dynamic, and prosperous society for everyone.