On Feb. 25, Innovecs hosted the CEO Night panel dedicated to Women in Executive Leadership and their Journey. The list of speakers included Nina Levchuk, Startups & Venture Capital Lead at Google, Anna Degtereva, CEO & Founder at Happy Farm Business Accelerator, and LinkUpConferenceShow, Hanna Shuvalova, Managing Partner at Pawa Venture Studio with Tatiana Zheltomirska, Chief Marketing and Experience Officer at Innovecs as host of the event.


The topic of Women’s role in the business world never gets old. On the one hand, the statistics show that The Fortune 500 list included a record number of female CEOs in 2020. However, it is too early to speak of a 50/50 ratio — we are still not even close to it. Women run only 37 (just 64 named in the 60+ year history of the ranking) of the 500 companies, which makes up 16.5%. Only 12 women are on the top 100 list of the Forbes, 6 of them run hereditary businesses.





Hanna Shuvalova - Managing Partner at Pawa Venture Studio

Hanna Shuvalova is a Stanford University graduate. She chose her alma mater while climbing a high mountain in Bolivia. Having reached the top, Hanna realized she wants more, and the sky’s the limit. Education was her first stage on the way to growing her career in IT. Stanford Business School is not so much about studying disciplines, but more about networking.


Nina Levchuk - Startups & Venture Capital Lead at Google

Nina Levchuk has always had a role model by her side — Nina’s mother is an entrepreneur. Her inspiration is always there, and in her early sixties, Nina’s mother is successfully running her business.


Anna Degtereva - CEO & Founder at Happy Farm Business Accelerator, and LinkUpConferenceShow

Anna Degtereva in her own words was born into a financially-challenged family with her mother being pessimistic about things. Surrounded by books in her own rich library, Anna observed one mindset and strived for something different. This brought her to Kyiv with big plans about joining a reputable corporation. Looking back, Anna thinks if not for her mother’s outlook and attitude, she would still live in Dnipropetrovsk.