Gala Awards

The Woman Gala Awards 2017

Powerful women, leaders in their domains were awarded on March 15th, 2017 during the 6th edition of The Woman Leadership Conference.

The purpose of The Woman Gala Awards is to promote and recognize women who had an important impact in their communities and who managed to inspire and fulfill their professional objectives.

Powerful women were awarded at the following categories:

  • The Woman Life Career Award:

    Măriuca Talpeș (Co-founder Bitdefender & CEO Intuitext & Softwin) 

  • The Woman Entrepreneurship Award

    Zsuzsanna Szekely (General Director Mendola Group) 

  • The Woman Innovation Award

    Aurora Simionescu (Scientist, Professor at JAXA University)

  • The Woman Education Award 

    Elena Basso Stănescu (Professor at UAD Cluj)

  • The Woman Journalist of the Year Award

     Laura Ștefănuț (Independent Journalist)

  • The Woman Award for Community and Social Responsability

    Corina Puiu (Co-founder Teach for Romania)

  • Transylvanian CEO of the Year (Powered by Raiffeisen Bank)

    Mihaela Călușer (General Manager Wens Travel)

  • The Woman Award for Social Change (Powered by Jidvei)




The Woman Gala Awards 2016

10 women from Romania have been awarded at The Woman Gala Awards held in March 10th, 2016 in Cluj-Napoca. Nina Moldovan (CEO Liberty Technology Park) and Constantin Trofin (TV producer) have hosted the Gala which was at its first edition.

 The main categories which were awarded in 2016 were:

  – The Woman Life Career Award:

Maia Morgenstern, Director Teatrul Evreiesc de Stat


- The Woman Entrepreneurship Award – Business Woman of the Year

 Mirela Bucovicean, Owner Molecule-F


- The Woman Education Award  - Mentor of the Year

Amalia Sterescu, Senior Business Consultant, 
Founder Outsourcing AdvisorsPublic Speaking School


 – The Woman Innovation Award

Alida Gabor, Conferențiar Universitar Facultatea de Științe și Ingineria Mediului


- The Woman Most Valuable Personal Brand Award

 Andreea Raicu, Owner


- The Woman Journalist of the Year Award

Paula Herlo, Producer&Senior correspondent „România, te iubesc!”


- The Woman Award for Community and Social Responsibility

Caroline Fernolend, Executiv Director Fundatia Mihai Eminescu Trust


- The Woman Romanian Brand Award – Inspirational Woman of the Year

Rucsandra Hurezeanu, Founder&CEO Ivatherm


- Transylvanian CEO of the Year Award

Sinziana Maioreanu, CEO Aegon Romania


- The Woman Health & Well – being Award

Larisa Petrini, Health Coach reLife


The awards were offered based on the research made by the organizers and among the selection criteria were: the activity created during their communities, the image constructed throughout time, the passion for the activity field, personal brand promotion or the financial results obtained within their businesses.