On Wednesday, Nizhny Novgorod honored the winners of the city contest "Woman, the Leader, 21st Century." Seventeen business ladies became the finalists of the contest.
In nomination "For Labor Merit", the first place was taken by general director of the network of Tonus clinics, Olga Mikhaleva. The woman received the award for the high profitability of production.
In "For Achievements in Social Sphere" nomination, the first prize was given to the chief doctor of Maternity Hospital No. 3, Tatiana Kochetkova. She received the award for the high level of social guarantees.
The first prize in "For Dynamic Start" nomination was given to private entrepreneur Maya Balashova, a singer and laureate of "Russia's Golden Voices" prize. Balashova performed a song at the ceremony and thanked the organizers of the event for their attention to women in business.
Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.