SHEleader in a SHEll, vol.12: The Re(Birth) of Media in the Digital World

Join us May 19 at 6:00 PM EET for one inspirational female leadership dialogue between Irina Obushtarova, co-founder of the startup-orientated online media The Recursive, and Sasha Bezuhanova, chair of BCWT Board. Bulgaria’s startup community has rapidly grown in the past few years and has become one vibrant and lively group of innovative entrepreneurs. Moreover, […]

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SHEleader in a SHELL: Greentech as a Path to Our Sustainable Future?

Join us on April 21 at 6 PM EET for one inspirational conversation with Lubomila Yordanova, founder of innovative startup Plan A and co-founder of Greentech Alliance. What is a greentech startup? How to launch and develop an innovative business project with societal impact? Can greentech startups support our sustainable recovery after the pandemic? Do […]

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SHEleader in a SHELL: The Role of New Male Leadership

In Women’s month, SHEleader in a SHEll has a special edition for you – we will present the male viewpoint on the topic of engaging more women in the digital industry. During the month of March news and public agenda are full of statistics and data that reveal the serious and still unresolved challenges to […]

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SHEleader in a SHEll, vol.9: The Creation of Sustainable Fashion

Join the conversation between Sasha Bezuhanova and Boryana Uzunova – co-founder of Impakt_ID, on February 25 at 6 PM EET. Did you know that the fashion industry has a disastrous impact on the environment? In fact, it is the second-largest polluter in the world, just after the oil industry. The fashion industry is responsible for […]

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SHEleader in a SHEll vol.8: Empowering Women in the ICT

How to be prepared for automation? What is deeptech and what skills do we need to start a career in the sector? Do we need an engineering background for successful professional development in the ICT? The COVID crisis has proven how important it is to work on overcoming the challenges in the digital industry. One […]

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We Should Bring Ethics in AI to Overcome the Stereotypes

The latest episode of SHEleader in a SHEll meets you with Katerina Athanasopoulou, Marketing Director CEE at Dell Technologies. New technologies can help us to overcome some of the most important challenges in the digital industry today: lack of equal opportunities and work atmosphere that stimulates talents of both women and men as well as […]

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Tech Career for Non-Engineers: We Should not Put Self-Limitations

Do I need an engineering background to have a career in the digital industry? Does my previous experience in non-IT sectors is an advantage or disadvantage? Can I be part of the AI or big data processing team with my humanitarian background? What is the answer? We should open our eyes and take the opportunities […]

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SHEleader in a SHEll: Women Leadership is not a Risk but a Solution in the Time of Transformation

Join us on December 9 at 6 PM for one inspirational conversation between Katerina Athanasopoulou, Marketing Director CEE at Dell Technologies, and Sasha Bezuhanova, Founder of BCWT. The pandemic has shown us how important is digital transformation for our business and personal life. On the other side, the digital world “reflects” the traditional one, and […]

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SHEleader in a SHEll: Tech-Career for Non-Engineers – Mission Possible!

Join us on November 25 at 6 pm EET for one inspirational online conversation between Alexandrina Gindeva, Head of Global Delivery Hub at Experian, and Sasha Bezuhanova, Founder of BCWT. Can non-engineers have a career in tech companies and what skills do they need? Why should we open our eyes and take a chance to […]

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Sasha Bezuhanova: “We Need to Change the Attitudes about Women’s Role in the Transition to the Automation”

The SHEleader@digital 2020 Conference has given seven perspectives for women’s contribution to the economic and social processes of the future. * Leading European and US digital entrepreneurs, new media artists, and green innovators have gathered in the Bulgarian capital Sofia to discuss one of the most important topics today – the role of women in […]

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SHEleader@digital 2020 in a special online/on-site format: meet female leaders from the digital industry

On September 17 and 18 BCWT and MOVE.BG invite you to a dialogue about the role of women in the age of automation. There are only a few days left until the second edition of the international conference SHEleader@digital 2020, which will take place on September 17th and 18th in Sofia. This year the forum […]

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SHEleader@digital 2020 в специален online/on-site формат: срещнете се с жени лидери от дигиталната индустрия

На 17-18.09 ще си говорим за ролята на дамите в епохата на автоматизация. Остават броени дни до второто издание на международната конференция SHEleader@digital 2020, което ще се състои на 17-ти и 18-ти септември в София. Тази година форумът ще се проведе в специален хибриден – online/on-site – формат, отговарящ на ситуацията с коронавируса. Конференцията ще може […]

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SHEleader Mind the Gap: Blockchain Needs You, Part 2

Join us on July 9 at 18:00 EET (17:00 CET) for the second part of our special blockchain webinar SHEleader Mind the Gap.  After the inspiring first part of SHEleader Mind the Gap, it is time for the second dip into the blockchain world. We will talk about the implementation of this emerging technology in […]

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COVID-19 is an Opportunity to Create a Better Tomorrow

According to Sasha Bezuhanova and Borina Andrieu, we have to analyze the novel coronavirus not only as a challenge but also as an opportunity to change the world in a better way. You can find the full podcast of SHEleader Beyond Tech in the article. Collective consciousness would elevate on a new level after COVID-19 […]

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SHEleader in a SHEll Sets the Dialogue on Leadership in the Age of Automation

Sasha Bezuhanova, Irma Mentzer and Mariya Karakusheva have taken part in the online discussion that has been broadcasted online worldwide. The Bulgarian Center of Women in Technology (BCWT) and MOVE.BG have organized a special online forum SHEleader in a SHEll, which has united key female leaders and has set the dialogue on leadership in the […]

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SHEleader@digital 2020 Unites Female Leaders from Bulgaria, Europe, the US

The second edition of the international SHELleader@digital conference will take place on September 17 and 18 in Sofia. What roles women would play in the age of automation? How the biases that the digital industry is terrain for man would be overcome? Why green and art economies are female empowered path? Why Bulgaria is the […]

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SHEleader in a SHEll: онлайн лидерски диалог за ролята на жените в икономиката на бъдещето

Включете се в специалния формат, който хвърля символичен мост към международната конференция SHEleader@digital 2020.   Жените в икономиката на бъдещето, предизвикателствата и възможностите пред дамите-лидери, жените в света на иновациите и изкуството. По тези теми ще си говорим онлайн на 19-ти март с три от участниците в международната конференция SHEleader@digital 2020, която беше отложена за месец септември заради мерките за […]

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SHEleader@digital 2020: 5×5 with Alexandrina Gindeva

SHEleader@digital 2020 brings the feminine touch in the world of technology and sets the stage for the discussion on women’s role in the digitally-connected world. There are only a few days left until the second edition of SHEleader@digital 2020: the international conference will take place on September 17th and 18thin the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Key […]

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SHEleader@digital 2020: 5×5 with Lilia Messechkova

SHEleader@digital 2020 unites leading Bulgarian, European and US businesswomen. Join us on September 17th and 18th in Sofia. She is coming! The second edition of SHEleader@digital 2020 will take place on May 14th and 15th. SHEleader@digital 2020 is the conference that brings the feminine touch in the world of technology and sets the stage for […]

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7 отговора за успеха на жените в дигитализиращия се свят

SHЕleader@dIgital /17-18 септември 2020/ събира в София жени-лидери с решения за ролята на жените в епохата на автоматизация.   Съвременният свят разрушава едно по едно всички табута, свързани с ролите на жените в него. Дигитализацията навлиза в политиката, икономиката, изкуството и търси своите професионални творци. Все още битува разбирането, че дигиталните индустрии са “мъжки свят” […]

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SHEleader@digital 2020: събитието, което не трябва да пропускате

Лидери в дигиталната индустрия от България, Европа и САЩ ще участват в международната конференция SHEleader@digital 2020 на 17-ти и 18-ти септември в София. Eдно специално събитие наближава: второто издание на международната конференция SHEleader@digital 2020. Тази година форумът, който ще се проведе на 17-ти и 18-ти септември в София, ще бъде посветен на ролята на жените в […]

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Job Offer: BCWT Program Coordinator

If you are a motivated professional, fond of Technology, Innovation, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurship and passionate about the place of women in the digital world, the Bulgarian Center of Women in Technology (BCWT) is the place for you!   Overall responsibilities: Development of the current BCWT programs Development of the BCWT network of members Responsible for […]

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Women Stand for Change with Femininity

Sasha Bezuhanova, founder of BCWT and MOVE.BG Women’s active involvement in the societal process and women’s human rights have been on the world’s agenda for a few years. Several initiatives have emerged: movements against home violence (e.g.”One Billion Rising”), activist’s campaigns against existing practices like child marriages and female mutilation, and initiatives in support of […]

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Top Cloud Innovation Leader Sarah Gerweck Meets BCWT’s network

Sarah, whose firm AtScale will invest $25 million in Bulgaria, has been the latest speaker of BCWT exclusive format She is Me. Sarah Gerweck, founder and chief architect of US multinational company firm AtScale, has met the Bulgarian public during the latest edition of exclusive talk format She is Me of Bulgarian Center of Women […]

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BCWT Empowers Balkan Female Youth via Educational Program

Forty girls from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro have participated in innovative workshops and practical exercises about digital competence, entrepreneurship, and leadership in ICT. The young ladies received inspiration and knowledge by primary standards of education in leadership in the sector of technology in the form of a 10-day exchange practice in Sofia organized by […]

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It’s not just about women, it’s about leadership in the digital world

What united participants at the international SHEleader@digital Conference On April 12 in Sofia took place the international SHEleader@digital Conference 2018, dedicated to the key role of women in the digital era. The Forum gathered more than 200 business, non-profit and public sector representatives from fifteen countries, all confident that the dynamically evolving digital economy needs […]

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My Erasmus+ Experience

From Nikolay Dimov   How do you start to describe the best experience of your lifetime? Let’s go about it chronologically. The New Year by dogma begins with everyone setting promises that will eventually crack up in the first 21 days. One of mine was to pull more efforts into developing the long-desired non-profit activity […]

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SOCIAL INNOVATIONS HACKATHON

The Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology is partnering in the first of its kind Digital Nomads Hackathon. We invite all developers, designers, entrepreneurs and social innovators to join the first edition of the Social Innovations Hackathon. The first event is dedicated to one group of contemporary nomads: refugees. In order to allow those who don’t […]

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Women On The Mountain

Are you a female founder that loves to travel? Or are you just interested in Business or Technology? Yes? Then We’ll love to invite you all to an exciting unconference based at the popular ski-resort town, Bansko in Bulgaria for Women interested in business and technology. *Women On The Mountain* is a 3 day weekend […]

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Move It Forward Sofia – female digital starters weekend

The Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology, in partnership with Digital Leadership Institute, Begital, Amazon Web Services and Trust for Social Achievement juried the winner projects in Move It Forward Sofia with Women Roma – female digital starters weekend / inQube – female digital accelerator/.     The event Move It Forward – female digital […]

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Move It Forward Sofia with Women Roma – female digital starters weekend

The Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology, the Digital Leadership Institute, Begital and Trust for Social Achievement are proud to announce Move It Forward – female digital starters weekend – in Sofia, Bulgaria, bringing teenage and adult women* together to develop digital projects with and for women Roma. This initiative, part of the DLI inQube female digital accelerator, is supported […]

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To the Moon and back with Naveen Jain

Навийн Джейн е сериен предприемач и филантроп, работещ активно за решаване на предизвикателствата пред човечеството чрез иновации. Човек, за който не съществуват ограничения, Навийн превръща големите си мечти в проекти, стимулирайки значими  културни и технологични промени. Неговата дръзка визия и магнетична личност вдъхновяват другите да развиват идеи, които изглеждат невъзможни. Навийн Джейн е основател на Moon […]

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All about eGovernment in Bulgaria

Do you know the state of play of eGovernment in your country? Do you know the services on offer, the actors, the strategy behind, the legislation and the latest developments? All the above can be checked quickly in the eGovernment factsheet of Bulgaria that the European Commission has recently updated and published here. In addition, […]

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The DIGA Project

An Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership of 7 organisations working across Europe to support entrepreneurs to create and grow their own businesses.  

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The perfect time to start your own business is now

We talked with Moryana Filipova – the student who won Entrepregirl vol. 4.0     Moryana Filipova is the sixteen-year-old student who won first place in the Young Women Entrepreneur Competition “Entrepregirl”, organized by the Bulgarian Center of Women in Technology (BCWT) for the fourth consecutive year. Moryana is a student in the Sofia High […]

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Entrepregirl Vol. 4.0

The Entrepregirl competition, organized by the Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology, is the only one of its kind in Europe and promotes entrepreneurship among girls and women between 16 and 25 years of age. The 4th edition of Entrepregirl was supported by organizations such as the Bulgarian Women’s Fund, ABLE, Junior Achievement Bulgaria, DEV.BG, […]

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A Girl in 10th grade wins Entrepregirl vol. 4.0

For three months Moryana Filipova has created a fashion line with folk elements, which she already sells online Platforms for civic initiatives and school competitions in fashion, marketing consultancy, and art music box are just some of the business ideas that ten young ladies presented at the Studio 5 podium on April 1st. The ceremony […]

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Economic Empowerment Trough Building ICT Skills for Women

The Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology (BCWT) is happy to announce its participation in the “WE GO!” project (duration: 11.01.2016 – 10.01.2018). We find our involvement in this European project as a crucial step towards augmentation of economic empowerment of women victims of domestic violence. We believe that collaboration, exchanges and mutual learning events […]

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Entrepregirl v3.0 is on!

The third edition of the first Bulgarian contest, designed to encourage entrepreneurship specifically amongst young girls is now released! Entrepregirl v3.0 is on ladies! Over a 100 girls aged 16 to 25 dared and shared their ideas with the world during 2014 and 2015 showing that they are making a positive impact!   The motto […]

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An official greeting from BCWT and Mary Juhas, Ohio State University for the opening of Sofia Tech Park

To: Elitsa Panayotova, Executive Director Sofia Tech Park     Dear Elitsa and Sofia Tech Park team,   On behalf of the Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology we would like to congratulate you warmly for the opening of the first science and technology park in Bulgaria – Sofia Tech Park!   We see Sofia […]

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ICT 2015 – Innovate, Connect, Transform – the European ICT event of the year

During the month of October in the sunny Lisbon the ICT2015 took place, organized by the European Commission. Over 6000 entrepreneurs, people from the academia, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and European Commission representatives took part in it, 30% of whom women.   127 guest speakers, amongst whom the Commissioner Günther Oettinger, Francine Closener, Secretary of […]

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BreakFast Club vol. 7: Special Edition

What are the effective ways for an organization to work towards supporting the entrepreneurial eco-system; what are the high-impact models and programs that are worth investing time and effort into for an organization to adopt? And what are the challenges in working in international project coalitions – we will discuss on 28th October. We will […]

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Entrepregirl vol 3.0

The Awards Ceremony of the Entrepregirl v3.0 took place on 19th march 2016 in Studio 5. Entrepregirl v3.0 is the first competition for young girls and women with entrepreneurial ideas organized by Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology and in close partnership with organizations in support role of the entrepreneurial eco-system in Bulgaria. such as […]

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Greeting to BCWT from Mary Juhas

A video greeting from Mary Juhas, VP of Research in Ohio State University. The Ohio State is a significant partner in our mission to encourage and involve the women`s talent into science and technology. We are grateful for their support to the T+IN (Sofia Tech Park) as a key project for the development of Bulgaria […]

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BCWT’s Second Birthday: Sheryl Sandberg’s Congratulations

Sheryl Sandberg’s Congratulations to the Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology and the organization’s 2nd birthday. During the event “BCWT: Where Leaders Meet: 4×4” Sheryl shares what inspired her to write Lean In and she’s happy that the book was recently translated into Bulgarian.  

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