Article by Andela Urosevic, Serbia

I can’t help but feel overjoyed about the recent surge in registrations on our e-platform, especially from Serbia. Seeing over 400 new sign-ups and a whopping 200,000 visits from our own country, with 70,000 folks diving into educational courses, is just mind-blowing. It’s like watching our hard work come to life right before our eyes!

But you know what’s even more incredible? It’s seeing how women in Serbia are stepping up with this newfound courage to chase their entrepreneurial dreams. I swear, there’s this amazing shift happening, and it’s all thanks to the work we’ve been doing.

I remember how it all started… from crafting that very first questionnaire to spreading the word through every possible channel, it feels like we've been on this wild journey together. Those meet-ups, conferences, and educational sessions have been the heartbeat of our community nurturing budding women entrepreneurs every step of the way.

Let’s not forget the Belgrade Venture Forum events, both on- and offline. Those were something else, especially since we were in this together with all the partners from the team. It’s been a real inspiration working with all of you during these days.

But it’s not just about the big events. It’s the little victories too, like the Female Leadership Summit and our awesome collaborations with organizations like NALED. Each win, each success story – they’re all pieces of this beautiful puzzle we’ve been building together.

As I recall this whole journey now, collecting these thoughts, I can’t help but feel a sense of pride wash over me. Our passion-fueled teamwork has paid off big time. And while this chapter of the Wingate project might be winding down, I’ve got this gut feeling that it’s just the beginning of something even more incredible.

So, here’s to us – to all the meetings, the brainstorming sessions, and the victories, big and small. We’ve not only created projects but also sparked a wave of empowerment and change. And you know what? I can’t wait to see what we’ll conquer next. Cheers to the future – it’s bound to be one heck of a ride!