MODE 1 is civil society organization dedicated to advance of public policy and practices in the areas of equality and sustainable development. Gender equality in education and in the workplace are our areas of particular focus. We develop management tools and knowledge products conducive to measurable and sustainable progress, and foster multi-sector partnerships with public bodies, private sector, local administration, academic sector, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders.
MODE 1 succeeds the Working Mother Research and Education Institute. In December od 2021., the Working Mother’s Assembly enacted the decision to expand the mission of the organization, enacted the new constitution, and changed the name of the organization.
Diana Kobas Dešković, President. Dijana is a psychologist, expert on communication and gender equality. For over a decade, Diana was the leader in the area of responsible business practices, and the champion of ESG-based business models. She is the author of the MAMFORCE Standard, a gender equality and work/life balance assessment and certification method for companies.
Heidi Eterović, Executive Director. Heidi is a psychologist, and a development expert. She has been particularly engaged in program development in the areas of industrial relations (USAID), private sector engagement in sustainable development (UNDP), and human rights.
Maja Radman, Project Assistant. Maja is a politologist and journalist with a varied international career. As an accomplished organizer, people person, and wordsmith, Maja advances the mission of the organization on a daily basis, and enables its practical operation in the real and digital world.
In our work, we are also aided by a wide network of volunteers and collaborators.
Name: First Network of Sustainable Business and Society – MODE 1
Address: Ulica fra Filipa Grabovca 4, Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 2310 309
Tax number: 39795859030
Diana Kobas Dešković
Psychologist, entrepreneur, communications and gender equality expert.
Psychologist and international development expert.
Politologist and journalist with a varied international career.