SHE Empowers Sustainability

SHEleader@digital

about

Welcome to SHEleader@digital!

We nurture the feminine print in the world of technology and innovation.

SHEleader@digital is an annual international conference taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria that provides a platform for focused discussion on the women’s role in the digitally connected world in transformation we are living in. It aims to outline solutions for attracting more women and girls to take on professional and leadership roles in the ICT and digitally empowered economy. The Conference also examines how women’s authenticity and the application of female values contributes to the development of sustainable and balanced organizations with high potential and prosperous societies.

Context

On the verge of a climate crisis, now more than ever the world requires inclusiveness and innovation. Women are to play a key role. Not only because 80% of the people displaced by climate change globally are women.

From circular fashion to solar energy and novel farming – women are at the forefront of sustainable innovation in the business and public sector. Years of research show that:

Women are also the ones who nurture communities, run sustainable households, and raise the next generation of environmentally conscious individuals.

Yet, female voices are often a minority at all levels of conversations regarding climate change – from COP26 (39%) to national and international decision-making bodies (under 30%), to boardrooms (29.5% in EU), the startup scene (30% and receiving only 1% of funding), to the tech sector (19%), and VC teams (20%).

SHEleader@Digital 2022 empowers women – the natural drivers of the green transformation, to talk about it.

Our mission

The 2022 edition of SHEleader@digital conference aims to bring more female voices to all levels of the discussion regarding climate change. It will serve as a platform for inspiration and exchange of visions and experiences. SHEleader@digital 2022 brings together green entrepreneurs, innovators, policymakers, corporate leaders, activists, artists, and everyone who believes today’s world is calling for more impact with femininity.

This new edition of SHEleader is a natural continuation of our efforts. In 2018 and 2020, we set the foundations to empower more women to dare to express themselves and lead in the tech and digital industry​. Now that environmental consciousness is an important aspect of everything we do, we decided that SHE can also empower sustainability.

Join us on October 6th 2022 at Toplocentrala!

We are happy to welcome you also on October 6th to participate in inspirational mindfulness workshops and in the Ideas fair where the floor is yours.

The Conference will be under the official patronage of the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth – Mrs Mariya Gabriel.

speakers

Meet Some Of The Best Sustainability Speakers.

Mariya Gabriel

European Commissioner for digital economy and society

Sasha Bezuhanova

Chair of the Board Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology

Lubomila Yordanova

CEO and Founder at PlanA.Earth GmbH

Anton Batchvarov

Head of Sales and Partnerships@ Ucha.se

Elina Zheleva

Managing Partner and Director at launchlabs Sofia

Claudia Jericho

iCOO of the newly designated EIT Culture & Creativity

Anton Aladzhov

Chief Creative Officer at Evedo
Co-host at Designs of Things

Kim Andreoli-Pasche

Senior Director, Global Virtual Sales EMEA at Cisco

Huseyin Yemendzhiev

Co-Founder and CEO at ENOVA H2O Ltd.

Raya Yunakova

VC Investor at LAUNCHub Ventures

Gergana Stancheva

Co-Founder at LAM'ON

Dr. Marina Stefanova

Chairperson at Bulgarian Association of CSR specialists

Gergana Papadopoulou

CEO of Financial Market Services @ BSE

Maria Kosanava

Country Manager @ Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Kremena Dervenkova

Executive Director @ Association of the Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs

Irina Obushtarova

Co-founder & CEO @ The Recursive

Albena Baeva

Bulgarian artist, performer, interaction designer, instrument builder and Co-founder @ Gallery Gallery

Diana Dimitrova

Conservation Director @ WWF Bulgaria

Sergey Petrov

Founder @ Pollenity

Georgi Kadrev

Co-founder & CEO @ Imagga Technologies & Kelvin Health

Zlatolina Mukova

Managing Partner @ NEVEQ Capital Partners and New Vision 3

Mariana Iteva

Deputy Country Director Bulgaria and CEE Industry Development Director @ Veolia

Radoslava Maslarska

Chairman of the Board of Directors of ELANA Trading, Member of the Board of Directors of ELANA Financial Holding

Desislava Simeonova

Sustainable Finance Program Leader and Executive Director SME Banking of UBB

Galya Parmenter

ESG Senior Advisor @ Yettel

Temenuga Staykova – Tejomaya

Professional Pedagogue and Yoga Techer

Margarita Dorovska

Director @ Humorhouse Gabrovo

Ralitsa Gerasimova

Director of ReBonkers and Chair of the board at Talyana Association

Impact with Femininity

agenda

Time Schedule

10:00 Opening

Meditation with Temenuga Staykova – Tejomaya

1. Sustainability as Core Value

Enabling and Growing Green Culture

10:05 Keynote

Sasha Bezuhanova - Chair of the Board Bulgarian Center of Women in Technology

10:20 Welcome Address

Mariya Gabriel - European Commissioner for digital economy and society

 

2. Green Transformed Businesses

Corporate Practices for Greening

10:30 Keynote

Kim Andreoli-Pasche - Senior Director, Global Virtual Sales EMEAR at Cisco

10:40 Panel discussion

Maria Kosanava - Country Manager @ Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Mariana Iteva - Deputy Country Director Bulgaria and CEE Industry Development Director @ Veolia
Galya Parmenter - ESG Senior Advisor @ Yettel

Moderator: Elina Zheleva - Managing Partner and Director @ launchlabs Sofia

3. Green Born Businesses

Innovative Green Businesses

11:25 Panel discussion

Huseyin Yemendzhiev - Co-Founder and CEO @ ENOVA H2O Ltd.
Gergana Stancheva - Co-Founder @ LAM'ON
Kremena Dervenkova - Executive Director @ Association of the Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs

Moderator: Irina Obushtarova - Co-founder & CEO @ The Recursive

12:10 Lunch break

4. Inspired by Nature

Sustainability in the Arts and the Creative Industries

Keynote

Albena Baeva - Bulgarian artist, performer, interaction designer, instrument builder and Co-founder @ Gallery Gallery

13:10 Panel discussion

Anton Aladzhov - Chief Creative Officer @ evedo.co | Co-host @ designofthings.fm
Claudia Jericho - iCOO of the newly designated EIT Culture & Creativity KIC
Margarita Dorovska - Director @ Humorhouse Gabrovo

Moderator: Ralitsa Gerasimova - Director of ReBonkers and Chair of the board at Talyana Association

5. Harmonized with Nature

Nature Based Solutions

14:05 One-on-one

Diana Dimitrova - Conservation Director @ WWF Bulgaria
Sergey Petrov - Founder @ Pollenity

14:25 Coffee Break

 

6. Return on Sustainability Investment

Impact of ESG Tracking and Reporting

14:45 Keynote

Lubomila Yordanova - CEO and Founder @ PlanA.Earth GmbH

15:00 Panel discussion

Gergana Papadopoulou - CEO of Financial Market Services @ BSE
Radoslava Maslarska - Chairman of the Board of Directors of ELANA  Trading, Member of the Board of Directors of ELANA Financial Holding
Georgi Kadrev - Co-founder & CEO @ Imagga Technologies & Kelvin Health

Moderator: Dr. Marina Stefanova - Chairperson @ Bulgarian Association of CSR specialists

7. Green Stamped Funding

Sustainability Factors for Funding

15:45 Fireside chat

Desislava Simeonova - MB Member and Executive Director @ United Bulgarian Bank
Zlatolina Mukova - Managing Partner @ NEVEQ Capital Partners and New Vision 3

Moderator: Raya Yunakova - VC Investor @ LAUNCHub Ventures

8. SHE Empowers Sustainability

16:15 Closing Session

Sasha Bezuhanova - Chair of the Board Bulgarian Center of Women in Technology

16:20 Cocktail

Side events : Paralel art programme

Art installation by 100 chairs
Digital exhibition CyberFolk by Elena Dimova
Art installation "AI Commandment" by Albena Baeva

Booths by The Recursive, Zoya , Biophilia, ZOYO Card and Schwarz IT 

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Sheleaders team

The Power Team

Irina Altanova

COO of MOVE.BG

Rusana Kumanova

Event Management Specialist

Sasha Bezuhanova

Chair of Board Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology

Alexandra Kozbunarova

Patritsiya Kostadinova

Customer Success Analyst at Orbiit

Steffy Stojanow

Founder & CEO Mammi.bg | Malkisakrovishta.bg

Silviya Stoyanova

Communications Consultant

Milena Doumanova

Elina Zheleva

Managing Partner and Director at launchlabs Sofia

Violeta Lazarova

Janet Todorova

Olga Mineva

SHE Empowers Sustainability

partners

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Contributing Partners

Community Partners

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