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Inspiring Women in Georgian Business

In the world where campaigns like Times UP and #metoo operate and make a huge impact on society, Geostat published latest findings on National Study on Violence against Women in Georgia, the results were not promising as one-quarter of women were fine with violence by men. Although, International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who play an extraordinary role in our country’s various industries.

Here are some of inspiring and independent Georgian women:

Nutsa Koghuashvili – Founder/CEO of Investment company DotGreen

Photo by Forbes Georgia

DotGreen believes that Georgia is capable and should become first entirely Green Country on the World  Map. Georgia with its small but incredibly diverse territory can become number one destination for world people as it will offer ecologically the most healthy environment for residents and tourists. At DotGreen Investments team invests only in those projects that foster Georgia’s Green Environment.

Lika Shavishvili – Owner/Founder at Studio 7

Lika Shavishvili opened studio 7 with her sister in 2011, beauty and health center for women. This is the place that offers everything a woman needs to treat herself and get fit. The environment is bright, healthy and comfortable. The center is aimed at business women – it works till late and opens at bright and early if necessary. Highly-qualified endocrinologists and professionals masseurs serve its customers.

Nino Enukidze – Dean/Associated Professor at Business and Technology University

“Silicon Valley Tbilisi” is business, technological and innovations center, missioning to provide students with the unique educational experience, develop their leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Through creating entrepreneurial ecosystem and integrating with business high technologies, raise students’ motivation and provide them with the opportunity to become competitive workforce not only on the local but also on the international market.

Eka Kipiani – Creative director at JWT Metro

Metro Studio is the agency with the greatest recognition and awareness in Georgia. It is a full-service agency. 90% of the Studio Metro team members have 8+ years of experience. They refer each other as creative talents, rather than staff members.  Just like J. Walter Thompson, Metro Studio is an agency of firsts: It created the first ever country branding campaign to be aired in 25 countries (Summer in Georgia), the first interactive campaign ever produced in Georgia (Love.bog.ge for Bank of Georgia), the first music video for Georgian artists to be aired on MTV Europe (Stepane&3G “Somebody to Love”), and the largest CG presentation project ever done in this country (Rakeen – Uptown Tbilisi).

Ekaterine Zhvania – CEO at GEPRA

GEPRA is a Consulting Agency that offers a wide range of services, including PR Consultancy, Integrated Marketing Communication Activities, Strategic Development, Business Development and Consulting, Media Relations, Social Media, Branding, Internal PR, Trainings, Crisis Management, Event Management and more. The company cooperates with a wide range of partners made up of organizations and experts in the fields of advertising, production, and online and printed media.

Tamara Bagdavadze CEO at Hotel Costé

Hotel Coste embraces all advantages of a modern 4 star city hotel: central location, contemporary interior design, excellent service and 60 comfortable rooms. Located near the Philharmonia. The mission of the hotel is to create a top hotel brand by melting the heritage of the Varazi hotel and the tradition of Georgian hospitality with newest hospitality services, trends and technologies. Highly professional staff is referred as ‘’yes-we-can’’, who are highly professional to create a personal and luxurious atmosphere for visitors.

Anna Godabrelidze -Degustation Commission chairman at National Wine Agency

LEPL National Wine Agency is responsible for control and certification of wine production quality, promotion and progress of Georgian wine awareness, promotion of the growth of export potential. Agency also researches vine and wine culture and promotes organized vintage conduction. The National Wine Agency carries out its activities through the permanent contact with  the Ministry of Agriculture and cooperation with the state and private companies operating in the wine industry.

Nona Mamulashvili – President at Georgian Swiss Business Association

Founded in 2005, Georgian Swiss Business Association (GSBA) is the business association serving Swiss companies and entrepreneurs doing businesses in Georgia and Georgian companies interested in dealing with Switzerland. GSBA supports and promotes the commercial relationships between the two countries and aims to generate more business activity of members through providing networking occasions and facilitating business contacts.

Mariam Kuchuloria – Deputy General Director at European Business Association

European Business Association’s vision is doing business in Georgia to be the same as doing business in Europe. The concept for the European Business Association in Georgia was devised by the founders in 2012 and presented to the European Delegation and other European embassies.  The Association in Georgia is differentiated from other associations in it’s European membership structure, online format and special focus on SME and regional development. It’s mission is to advocate/lobby for European Businesses in Georgia; and to facilitate the development of trade and investment between Georgia and Europe.

Anka Tsitsishvili – Co-Founder at INDEXflat

Photo by Hammock

Index Flat Concept Store located in Moscow/Russia specializes in exploring and supporting new designers. The store has been referred as one of the most interesting space to find your style, by Vogue, Coveteur, etc.