Ivana Petrisková finished her Master in European Studies at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. Most of her professional experience (+10 years) has been focused on civil society, working on youth empowerment within local and international projects (Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps projects, Visegrad Fund and similar). Ivana was national coordinator of the international program Social Impact Award Slovakia, supporting young people to develop their start up ideas in social entrepreneurship. She is experienced in grants writing, qualitative research, capacity building and impact measurement of CSOs. As a consultant she has been cooperating with several CSOs focusing gender equality, youth and women’s education, empowerment, and employment.

Ivana initially joined the team of CRPM recently as Business Strategy Consultant, responsible for developing new projects and contributing to the growth and impact of the organization on the regional and global level. From June 2023 she took the position of Grants and Learning Officer for the Gender Budget Watchdog Network (GBWN).

Ivana is a life-long student, believing in ongoing self-development. Currently she is a member of Global Institute of Evolving Women and a student of Regenerative Leadership Academy. She is Earth lover, yoga and meditation enthusiast, an intuitive dancer, a poet, and a firm believer of transformational power of society starting on individual level.

e-mail: petriskova@crpm.org.mk