The Croatian Employers’ Association represents more than 6,000 companies and has made considerable efforts to encourage companies to hire more women in management positions, executive directors, members or presidents of management boards, as they are still significantly underrepresented in comparison to men. GEMA project involved more than 40 companies through individual project meetings, 2 of the strongest trade unions and many participants in workshops with social partners. With regard to the project's Code of Conduct, it has been noted that most of companies already have gender policies embedded in their HR or other internal policies. Social partners have implemented the Code of Conduct, which is a very positive step to promote it further within the companies.
Although women in Croatia represent the majority of the total population, they remain in a minority with regard to their impact in economic, political and social life, therefore:
-it is of great interest and importance to encourage women to better integrate into the national economy and encourage their growth and development. Croatian initiatives should help reduce the unemployment rate of women by encouraging self-employment and growth of employment in the segment of women entrepreneurship;
- increased involvement of women in economic terms will contribute to strengthening the national economy and the long-term impact on the change in social values and society as a whole;
- any initiative for joint work, networking and sharing of experiences that will provide women with the opportunity to gain additional knowledge and skills for success in business and entrepreneurship, is considered to be of national interest.