The Rector of the VŠE awarded in the TOP women of the CZ Pool

19 Jan

On 18th January, 2016, Hospodářské Noviny announced results of the 11th year of the TOP women of the CZ pool. In 2015, for the first time in the history of the pool, women active in the Czech public sphere have been evaluated individually. One of the 25 women to be so honoured is the Rector of the University of Economics, Prague, Prof. Hana Machková.

The contest, which consists of two categories: the TOP 25 women in the Czech business sphere, and the TOP 25 women in the Czech public sphere, had received 300 nominations. The nominations can be made by members of the public, individual companies, or by the contest judges. The main criteria, according to which the evaluations were made, were the level of influence which a nominee has on public life in the Czech Republic, success achieved in the nominee’s area of expertise, and the amount of their influence which spills over the boundaries of the institution in which they operate. Another criterion was that they occupy their position at least from 1st January to 1st September of the relevant year. The judges also took into consideration the importance of the institution, the level of influence exerted by the nominee on the institution’s operations, her achievements during the relevant period and attitude of the nominee towards social accountability.


The first three women of both categories were announced during yesterday evening’s ceremony in the Forum Karlín. In the public sphere category, the Head of the High State Attorney’s Office in Prague, Lenka Bradáčová, won first place, the Senator and the Director of the Institute of Experimental Medicine ASCR, Prof. Eva Syková, took second place, while the Director of the Charta 77 Foundation and the Barriers Account, Božena Jirků, was placed third. The full list of all awardees can be found here:

‘I really appreciate the award, and I am very happy with it,’ stated the Rector of the VŠE. ‘Moreover, I perceive it to be an acknowledgement of the University of Economics, Prague, as a whole, as well as its excellent name among the Czech academic community.’