Meet our Rockstar who chooses out of love to support YOU,
and other business women who need and desire an organization, designed specifically
for small business women to grow their businesses, showcase themselves,
their products and services, make life-long friends, and encourage each other, while strengthening their communities.
Dr. Éva HegedűsCEO AND FOUNDER
I am an economist and a business woman. I have got a business women club in Europe, but before that, I had a lot of experiences in many kinds of businesses. First, I was a professor at a university and I was teaching economy. I spent a half year in NY, examining the NYSE, because I needed it to my Ph.D thesis. I loved my job, I loved the atmosphere of university. After 15 years, I was asked to be the CM of an international Company owned by Swedish people and dealing with student exchange programme.
I got plenty of friends there from all over the world. I travelled a lot, which sounds great, but to tell the truth, it wasn’t easy, because I had two small children at home. I have a son and a daughter, 15-month difference between them, and they were about 2 and 3 years old then. My husband worked hard too, as a professor at the university and a private architect.
It was the time when I experienced women's life difficulties. It is really a magic to keep the balance between your job and your family life.
In 10 years, I spent with this company, I had more than 1500 students abroad, mainly in the States for a school year.
Although I loved this job, after 10 years I decided to change, because my kids grew to the teenager age and wanted to be around. So, I left the company and with my knowledge and experience I started to be a consult for high position managers, I helped them in such problems which they could not solve alone.
5 years ago, I was asked to join an American networking company. I liked their product and I started to build a network. I took it very seriously, by that time I had a really big network of people, so in 5 days I became the best in my country. The American owner called me and invited me to have a look at on the factory. I grow my team and I decided to make an international team, so I invited my sister who lives in Germany, my Cousin from California, my other relative from England, a very old friend from France and of course earlier colleges from Sweden.
Networking can be good, only if your team is successful. So, I gave all the education and encouragement to my team what they needed. That was why, when I got a call, from my Swedish college, that she needs my help to present the business and the products to others in Spain, I took the first flight and I went to Torre de Vija. Why there? Because Swedish women escape from the long and dark winter to Spain. And they had a business women’s club and I was invited to this club the make a presentation.
I arrived and not in the 1st, but in the 2nd moment I clearly knew that this is what I want to do. I want to have a business woman’ club. I know how helpful it could be. Those who are in higher position or who has an own business are always alone. In higher position you must not share your problems, because people could think that the company is not in safe. An enterpriser does not have so many profits, to be able to pay those, who could help them. So, I thought: if there are so many women alone, let’s get together and be together strong. I could not sleep at night, because I was so excited and after arriving home, I made a homepage, opened a fb group, called 1-2 hundred of women and booked a restaurant for our opening event, I started the club.
Now my club has been working for more than 3 years. We have events and many businesses started there. Friendships were born and I can say that my baby has grown up.
And now I have a dream. I dream about an international business club, where we meet each other where we can change our thoughts.
That is why I started to establish this club with Veronika Benedek.