A reception was given to honour the recipients of the awards and the organisers, accompanied by a documentary exhibition of CHF projects. The guests were welcomed by Mirjana Piskulić and CHF director Marin Knezović. Also on hand was Nives Antoljak, a member of the Croatian Women’s Network award jury on behalf of the CHF.

The Croatian Women’s Network of Toronto staged a conference on Advancing Women, Advancing Economies, Achieve Your Potential and presented its Croatian Women of Influence and Future Leaders Awards at Zagreb’s Sheraton Hotel on the 8th of March. The winners of the Croatian Women of Influence Award are women of Croatian extraction from Australia, Canada, Croatia, the United States of America, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, while the Future Leaders Award went to recipients from Croatia and Canada. See the list of winners.
A reception was given at the Croatian Heritage Foundation on the 9th of March to honour the recipients of the awards and the organisers, accompanied by a documentary exhibition of CHF projects. The guests were welcomed by Mirjana Piskulić and CHF director Marin Knezović. Also on hand was Nives Antoljak, a member of the award jury on behalf of the CHF. Following the reception the guests and their hosts were on hand at the Oršić palace gallery in Gornja Stubica for the opening that evening of a retrospective exhibition of the work of Canadian painter of Croatian extraction Karen Oremuš, herself a recipient of the award. The event was hosted by the CHF and the Museum of Peasant Uprisings. (dšš)

Photos by: Snježana Radoš