Barbara Bergström wins the VA prize as the year's female entrepreneur.

Barbara Bergström wins the VA prize as the year's female entrepreneur.

The founder of Internationella Engelska Skolan, Ms. Barbara Bergström, has been named as  “The business world’s most powerful female entrepreneur” by Veckans Affärer. The award, presented on International Women’s Day, recognises 25 years of successful development at Internationella Engelska Skolan.

The VA award has a long tradition as the most important recognition for women within Swedish business life.

The text announcing Ms. Bergström as the winner said: “American Barbara Bergström saw the need for both English competence and discipline in Swedish schools and took the matter into her own hands.”

Read more from VA: http://www.va.se/nyheter/2017/03/06/for-20-ar-sedan-trodde-fa-pa-lararens-nystartade-bolag--i-dag-driver-hon-ett-miljardimperium/