The initial idea of the “Balkan Women Coalition” rose in 2012 and was developed from partner organizations from Greece, Romania, Croatia, FYROM, Serbia, Albania, Bulgaria and Turkey.

The Association of Business Women, from North Macedonia, was formally established in July 2010 as an NGO that actively works to promote and strengthen women’s entrepreneurship in the country and in the region. Association of business women over time and through many activities contributes female entrepreneurship to be recognized as a separate entity of strengthening the economy in the country.
Nowadays the Association of Business Women is a specific and competent partner in the dialogue with the government, NGOs and the private sector, which contributes to the social and economic development, with special emphasis on the women’s entrepreneurship as a factor of economic growth. The association plays a leading role in organizing of the dialogue and cooperation between business women in order to support and promote women entrepreneurs nationally and in the region. As a final result of recognizing and promoting the activities of our association, is creating of the National Strategy for strengthening of women entrepreneurship in the Republic of North Macedonia, developed in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Macedonia, adopted by the Government in December, 2018.