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News / EU in North Macedonia presents first ever European Woman of the Year award
Five outstanding women who are making a difference in their fields while giving inspiration to society at large have been nominated by #TeamEurope in North Macedonia for the 2022 European Woman of the Year Award.
The five nominees are national transplant coordinator Maja Mojsova Mijovska, alpinist Ilina Arsova, film director and writer Dina Duma, National Gallery director Dita Starova Qerimi, and MaMa Organa company founder Natalija Burgieva. They were proposed by the ambassadors of Croatia (Nives Tiganj), Germany (Anke Holstein), Romania (Monica Axinte), Sweden (Kristen Forsgren Bengtsson) and the EU (David Geer), respectively.
“We mark International Women’s Day by honouring five extraordinary women who have shown that only the sky is the limit in pursuing dreams and in working for the common good. Their stories are inspiring. They break prejudices. They prove that gender has nothing to do with ability and that capacity and dedication have no gender,” said Ambassador Geer at the ceremony, also attended by First Lady Elizabeta Gjorgievska.
The Delegation’s European Woman of the Year Award – complementary to the European of the Year Award that the Delegation introduced in 2019 – aims to raise awareness of the obstacles to gender equality while giving recognition to women who lead by example and help in making the world more equal.
Source: Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of North Macedonia
Photo credits: Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of North Macedonia
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