Jana Hudecova Zabunov

Director of Women’s Entrepreneursip Academy


We are launching, for the third time, a business accelerator for innovative women in Serbia that makes me very proud as it is only accelerator of this kind in our country. Besides, we are going to advocate to make women’s unpaid house and care work visible and paid.

Mentoring topic:  Never too old, never too late to start from the scratch once again

Life is rather about failures and breakdowns. I don’t like the proverb “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. Oh yeah, it hurts, hurts so much. It doesn’t make us stronger. It makes us wiser. Emil Zatopek once said, …”if you feel you have not enough strength, just speed up”. And this is very true. In all aspects of life.

What is the best advice you have ever gained?

Be authentic, brave and positive, and never forget that women gain freedom only when they understand the word of „independence“.

Are you planning any change in 2022?

First of all, I will change myself, my attitude to life, to people around me, to be more positive and smile more. And not to take things and life too seriously.

How do you refill your energy?

The best way to charge my batteries is practicing of yoga and meditation, listening good jazz music, do voluntary work at boarding house for dogs. An nature – hiking or just walking and soaking the nature.

What do you do when you can’t do something, as you imagined?

Next time, I will imagine something I can do 🙂