Chief executive officer of SKB banka and recipient of the Artmedia 2021 award, which is awarded by the manager association to successful business women in the highest management positions.

Why did you decide to accept the role of Ambassador of the Women’s EHF EURO 2022?

At SKB Bank and personally, we support sports and physical activity. We are especially proud of all the successes of Slovenian sportsmen and women, we cheer for them at matches, championships, and the Olympic Games. As a sponsor, this year we will also support the Women’s EHF Euro 2022. As a woman, it is important to me that female athletes also gain recognition, that the Slovenian public follows their competitions and cheers for them just as it does for our representatives. That is why I am a proud ambassador of the Women’s EHF Euro 2022 championship. I believe and hope that I will contribute to the mission of the “Play with heart” movement with my example.

Why is it worth fighting for a greater role of women in society?

I value diversity in society and believe that each individual can contribute to the mosaic of the entire environment in which we live. By nature, women are usually more open, we speak more, we know how to listen and get more emotionally involved, we radiate warmth and sincerity in communication, which builds trust. We build relationships with empathy and mutual cooperation. I believe that these qualities help build a better society of the future.

How important is the concept of sustainable development in your everyday life?

Sustainable development is my and our commitment to the future, because we don’t care what kind of world future generations will live in. This means that we can influence the environment and society with our daily actions. I myself pay a lot of attention to saving resources that affect our natural environment, and at the same time I am a supporter of a healthy lifestyle, cultural creation and charity projects that help those who have been deprived by life.

What do you think are the main parallels between sports and business?

Sports and business have many parallels. Both in sports and in business, it is necessary to have qualities such as persistence, hard work, renunciation, and constant improvement. There are many steps on the way to the top and there are no shortcuts. It’s important to have a team with us that we work with, that encourages us and stands by us – even when things don’t go according to plan. And then when success comes, the victory is that much sweeter. Because it is the result of teamwork and not just an individual matter.

What is your attitude towards sports and especially handball?

I like sports very much. In my youth, I trained in basketball, even today I still like to be active. I take care of my well-being with regular morning exercise, and I spend my free time in nature. I like watching team sports matches, including handball. That’s why I’ll be rooting for our women’s handball team.

Which of the ambassadors do you know best and which do you appreciate?

Among the ambassadors are many women with whom I work in business or whom I know from meetings through the Manager Association. I value each of them for the success they have achieved, and they prove that women can also successfully run companies, and that we also have a number of successful women in leading positions in international corporations in Slovenia.

Where will Slovenia place at the EHF Euro 2022?

Tough question. I don’t want to predict. In any case, I wish our team a lot of concentration, fighting spirit and success in the competition. They are certainly perfectly prepared, so even with a little sporting luck, the result will not fail. Slovenians are great fans and we will encourage them along the way.

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