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Winners of the "Business Women 2013" Competition Announced


On October 4, 2013, the award ceremony for the winners of the "Business Women 2013" competition was held in Moscow. The competition was held in Russia for the first time within the framework of an international initiative by EY company aimed at providing support and assistance to the strengthening of women's positions in business. The competition jury announced winners in ten nominations. More detailed information about the program is available at

Winners of the "Business Women 2013" Competition Announced

In his welcoming speech, Alexander Ivlev, Management Partner of EY company in Russia, said: "Traditions of female entrepreneurship in our country have a rich history. We are happy to welcome not just women today, but true professionals, whose tremendous work makes a huge contribution to the development of our country."

35 women from 10 regions across the country took part in the competition. They were founders of successful companies and directors of enterprises whose businesses had positively impacted the development of Russian business.

"The participants of our competition are united by the potential of true leadership. Their diligence, perseverance and confidence inspire thousands of people to establish their own businesses and help to develop entrepreneurship in our country," remarked Sofia Azizyan, EY Company Partner, Director of the Department for HR Strategy in the CIS.

The independent jury announced the winners of the competition:

Nomination "Business Master"
Svetlana Balanova

Nomination "Educational and Information Services"
Evgenia Belonoschenko
Baby Club LLC

Nomination "Services"
Maria Bogdanova

Nomination "Rapidly-Growing Business"
Larisa Gorchakovskaya
Non-State Pension Fund VTB Pension Fund

Nomination "Regional Leader"
Lyudmila Gridneva
OJSC Biokhim

Nomination "Production"
Raisa Demina
Meat Processing and Packing Factory Pavlovskaya Sloboda LLC (Velkom)

Nomination "Media Leader"
Marina Zhigalova-Ozkan
Walt Disney Company CIS LLC

Nomination "IT/Telecommunications"
Tatiana Zrelova
CJSC JV Dialogue

Nomination "Master of Finance"
Viktoria Lubnina
Supermarket Chain Azbuka Vkusa

Nomination "B2B"
Natalia Molchanova
CJSC EGO Translating Company


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