Tanja Skaza was awarded the prestigious prize for her outstanding contribution to the development of women's entrepreneurship in Central and Southeastern Europe. Among 107 candidates from nine countries, Skaza convinced the expert committee with her key role in Skaza Company, which transformed from a garage startup into a high-tech development company under her leadership. Today, Skaza operates in 56 markets, expanding sustainable business in collaboration with global multinationals, with revenues jumping from four to 40 million euros annually. Simultaneously, she founded the Skaza Institute, whose fundamental mission is to equip business owners and managers with skills to strengthen their own and their employees' values, promote creative thinking, and enhance organizational culture that boosts employee engagement. "All these are crucial elements for successful business operations," emphasized the award recipient.
In the development of Skaza's own brand, they adhered to clear goals, starting with sustainable business practices, highlighted Tanja Skaza. Every year, they breathe new life into five thousand tons of plastic, with a crucial 43 percent being recyclable. Skaza is now setting trends in the global electro and furniture industry. The key driving force behind their success is their dedicated employees and well-coordinated teams. "We build a strong team with team-building activities, offering internal and external education, as confirmed by this year's award for the top investor in education," emphasized Skaza. Additionally, their own ideas contribute to development with the innovative approach of BIPS (Boundless Ideas Plastic Skaza). These are approaches used to develop the potentials and creativity of their employees. Matrix organization is crucial, where every employee is considered a creator. "We believe that each contributes to the company's growth and success, increasing added value, gaining new customers, and building a reputation," says Skaza. Sharing praises and placing employees on a pedestal with the "All Victories Count" competition and the selection of the best employees and leaders are just some of the ways they build a positive company culture.
Three years ago, Tanja Skaza set a new milestone by establishing the Skaza Institute. "The Institute represents the heart of our dedication to empower entrepreneurs and business owners. With expertise and sharing key skills, we enable the achievement of goals and the strengthening of a winning organizational culture. With enthusiasm, we want the Skaza Institute to become not only a guide but a source of inspiration for all striving for personal satisfaction, business success, and company growth," emphasized the award recipient.
The prestigious "Creators for Centuries" award was first received in 2016, while this year's recognition is the second. "Our ambition is to expand the mission of the Skaza Institute to the Balkans, thereby sharing our knowledge and contributing to the strengthening of the Croatian economy and raising the added value of Slovenia."
The global congress of entrepreneurs "Creators for Centuries" has been taking place since 2014, aiming to publicly highlight visionaries and leaders who shape the future and promote progress in the community through their work, knowledge, and creativity. Over 300 "Creators for Centuries" awards have been presented in 11 countries to date.