Following the release of the EN Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise List, we sat down with some of the featured women changemakers to hear their perspective on their careers and the social enterprise sector. 

In the spirit of empowering women leaders in Europe, EN has launched the Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise Initiative. Through this initiative EN celebrates women in the social enterprise sector, spotlighting their impact journey and achievements, connecting them to learn from and inspire each other.

Based on almost 500 answers from an open call for nominations, the jury selected 100 women to be featured on the Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise List. The chosen women stood out as having created significant positive social and/or environmental impact and demonstrated outstanding leadership skills. We had the pleasure to sit down with some the women on the List and hear them tell their own stories of becoming successful impact practitioners. Read these exclusive interviews and get inspired by their stories of leading the way in the areas of social entrepreneurship and innovation. 

Interviews with women changemakers

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Ewa Konczal 
Manager for Central and Eastern Europe

Ivana Stančić
Program Manager at Smart Kolektiv

Marta Lozano Molano
President of Wazo Coop
Director of Wazo Magazine

Raluca Bacinschi-Stratulat
CEO at Izibac

Huriye Göncüoğlu Bodur
Founding and board member at Kadın Balıkçılar Derneği – Women in Fisheries Society

Ann Branch
Head of Unit for Job Creation in the European Commission’s DG EMPL

Jeroo Billimoria
Founder of One Family Foundation
Co-Founder of Catalyst 2030

Ulla Engelmann
Acting Director Networks & Governance at European Commission

Euclid Network (EN) is the European Social Enterprise Network. Founded in 2007, EN has been a frontrunner in shaping the European impact ecosystem in the past decade. The global community of changemakers is growing and so is our network: our members represent over 100,000 organisations in 21 countries throughout Europe and beyond.

Together with its members, EN strives towards an economy that works for people and the planet in support of all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, making impact its daily business. Our vision is to see social entrepreneurship and social innovation pave the way for a new green and just economy.

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