Leaders and entrepreneurs from fifteen countries are coming to Sofia for SHEleader@digital

The first of its kind conference for women in the digital sector will be held on April 12 at the National Palace of Culture


От МOVE.BG, публикувана на 22 март 2018

Leaders and entrepreneurs from fifteen countries, including Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, England and the United States, are coming to Sofia on April 12th!

They grather for the first SHEleader@digital Conference

The conference aims to promote the participation of women in leadership and professional roles in the technology industry, to outline the growing role of women in the socio-economic development of the world and show the face and style of the new generation of female entrepreneurs in the digitally-based economy.

Among the keynote speakers and guests at SHEleader@digital are:

  • Mariya Gabriel - EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society,
  • Mina Dimitrova - Head of Central Go To Market, EMEA at Google,
  • Mary-Jo de Leeuw - founder and VP of Women in Cyber Security Foundation (WiCS),
  • Sabela Garcia Cuesta – Program Manager at Next Media Accelerator,
  • Marzena Bielecka - Managing Partner and Founder of Experior Venture Fund,
  • Lina Salanauskaite - researcher at the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)
  • Sasha Bezuhanova - founder of BCWT and MOVE.BG.
SHEleader@digital is organized by the Bulgarian Center of Women in Technology (BCWT)

It is organized in partnership with the Ministry of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission. The conference will be held under the official patronage of the Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mrs. Mariya Gabriel.

The conference will gather business leaders, entrepreneurs, angel investors, representatives of European institutions and academic circles, which through their experience and achievements to inspire more girls and women to find their place in the digital world. It will also put a focus on the role of women in the technology sector and will discuss possible solutions to promote the entrepreneurial environment.

Bulgaria ranks first for women IT specialists with 30%, compared to 16% on average for the European Union, according to latest Eurostat data. Still, inequality between men and women in the digital sector remains high.

SHEleader@digital will showcase good examples from the Bulgarian and European digital sectors

It will also look at how women leaders can effectively partner to support women's leadership in the digital world and change the general perception of women in technology.

The event is organized with the partnership of Google, VMware, Dell EMC, EMAG, Uber, DSK Bank, SAP, Entrepreneurs Organization, MOVE.BG, United Partners, as well as a large number of Bulgarian and European organizations including Euroepean Center of Women in Technology, Women Who Code, Women Techmakers, Coding Girls, ABLE, BVCA, Endeavor, Elevel and Launchub.

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