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First Ceremony of the Anna Horváth Women’s Social Entrepreneurship Award

  • Zwack Unicum Visitor's Centre - Herbal Bar Dandár utca 1. Budapest, 1095 Hungary (map)

Join us for the first ceremony of the Anna Horvath Women’s Social Entrepreneurship Award, celebrating a social entrepreneur for their work to advance women. 

From this year on, NESsT will hold an annual event to present the award to the winner. The selected person will receive a combination of mentoring and financial support to grow their enterprise.  Through this award, the legacy of Anna’s tireless commitment to the empowerment of women will live on.

During this special evening, we will remember Anna’s legacy, learn new practices in gender lens development and women entrepreneurship, and honor the women that are using social entrepreneurship for the betterment of society.

Anna Horváth | Colleague, loyal friend, caring mentor, devoted and inspirational mother, and social change activist

Anna Horváth | Colleague, loyal friend, caring mentor, devoted and inspirational mother, and social change activist

Anna was such a presence. Strong and courageous, kind and caring, completely devoted to issues of social change and social justice. She joined our team in January of 2012 and led NESsT Hungary into a strong and sustaining program. She made time to help her colleagues, was a great leader and role model, a problem solver with endless creative ideas, always aiming to take us to the next level.” 
— Nicole Etchart, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of NESsT

Event Programming

6.00 – 6.30 PM Registration

6.30 – 7.30 PM Ceremony

  • Opening by MC

  • Nicole Etchart, Co-founder and Co-CEO of NESsT, Recognizing Anna and the importance of this award

  • Bori Juhász, Remembering Anna and her contributions

  • Piano intermission

  • Award ceremony announced by Nicole and Roxana Damaschin-Tecu, acceptance speech of awardee

  • Music recital

7.30 – 8.30pm Networking

Finger food and refreshments will be served.

About Anna

As the leader of NESsT's work in Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic, Anna was responsible for the development and growth of social enterprises in this region.

She oversaw the due diligence process to identify new social enterprises demonstrating promising social and financial return potential. She led NESsT's sector-building activities raising awareness and increasing support for social entrepreneurship. She worked closely with key stakeholders, including managing relations with key corporate and foundation partners and a network of advisors providing pro bono support to the portfolio. Anna also acted as the managing director of NESsT in Hungary.

Before NESsT, she worked for SEED Foundation for Small Enterprise Economic Development where she supported the launch and validation of micro-enterprises mainly led by women. She evaluated hundreds of business plans and was also involved in the implementation of many of them.

She started her career in the for-profit sector, as she worked for GfK Market Research Institute for 13 years, during the last 5 years as Deputy Managing Director.

She achieved a degree from the Technical University of Budapest and from Corvinus University (Economics) and was also a certified trainer.