Zorica Zazić holds a Bachelor’s degree in Project management and began leading teams 15 years ago while working on consumer engagement programs and outreach events for an international FMCG company. Human resource trainings showed her that leaders are made – one person, one leader at a time, and the experience of identifying and developing high-potential team members led her to the Middle East in 2011. There she developed multicultural and cross functional teams while managing her first project in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE), and completed an executive course in Management and Leadership at College of the North Atlantic Qatar.
During her first maternity leave, she assumed an active role in the “Right for Moms” community organizing campaign as a regional team coordinator and become interested in community organizing techniques. In 2014 she completed the Harvard Executive Education Program “Organizing, Leadership and Change: Leading Change” at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Zorica is a program coordinator at BDA (Biomechanical Developmental Approach), an international organization which is training families affected by cerebral palsy and similar neurological conditions to support their children’s spontaneous development. She is one of the founders of Center for Family Development ‘Divan dan’ (and is taking first steps as a Community Outreach and Education Director). She maintains community focus through nonprofit board service and pro bono work in increasing cultural participation of children in rural areas of Serbia.
Zorica believes that real change starts from us and within our own family, through taking responsibility and being accountable to ourselves and others.