Brief history

The Association of Women Entrepreneurs in Moldova (AFAM) is an NGO created in 2013 by 9 founding members and has the mission to support the growth of women potential in entrepreneurship and management in the Republic of Moldova.

AFAM promotes the assertion of women entrepreneurs and women in leadership positions as an important factor in local and national economic development through:

  • encouraging and promoting women who want to start their own businesses;
  • supporting the development and growth of women -owned companies companies;
  • increasing the number of women in leadership positions at different levels;
  • contributing to the development of a favorable business ecosystem for women.

AFAM has carried out over 250 events and projects for members and the general public, having as partners institutions, national and international business associations, external donors in the Republic of Moldova and other key actors in the business environment.

AFAM currently has over 70 members from over 20 business sectors.

AFAM leadership history:

Team 2013
President: Carmina Vicol
Board of Directors: Silvia Radu, Veronica Arpintin, Olga Melniciuc, Nadejda Vameș.

Team 2015
President: Olga Melniciuc
Board of Directors: Carmina Vicol, Silvia Radu, Veronica Arpintin, Nadejda Vameș.

Team 2017
President: Otilia Drăguțanu
Board of Directors: Olga Melniciuc, Mila Malairău, Rodica Tătaru, Natalia Chirică, Doina Ursachi, Elena Meseaț.

Team 2019
President: Angela Gladei
Board of Directors: Adriana Arnăut, Diana Boico, Cristina Condrea, Larisa Cepoi, Svetlana Bodaci, Sabina Crigan.

Team 2021
President: Angela Gladei
Board of Directors: Tatiana Mereuță, Diana Nanu, Antonina Ceban – Bejenaru, Ana Gorea, Aurelia Irodoi, Ludmila Furtuna.

Team 2023
President: Carolina Bugaian   

Board of DirectorsAngela Gladei, Maria Bumbu Caragia, Sabina Cerbu, Ana Groza, Ana Gorea, Antonina Ceban 

Censor: Viorelia Levinski