Welcome to SHEleader@digital!
Bringing the feminine touch to 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.
The average percentage of women and girls in the ICT sector in the European Union is as little as 16.1%.
Bulgaria ranks first among the Member States with 27.7% and leads the list for female IT professionals with 30%, almost double the 16% average for the countries in the EU.
The automation is deepening the divide between male and female professionals in the digital industry as per McKinsey study.
Europe could generate an annual increase of EUR 16B if digital divide is overcome.
There are numerous ongoing initiatives on corporate, government and policy level but the progress is still dissatisfactory.
SHEleader@digital brings together key female leaders from the business sector, non-profits and public institutions from across Europe to engage in a dialogue on how we can effectively address those challenges and more importantly, set the tone to act upon solving them.
With the first edition of SHEleader@digital in 2018 we focussed on how we can inspire and empower more women and girls in the Tech industry and built the foundations of what can become a strong movement and bring valuable change.
In 2020 we are focusing on the area we need the most and are inviting on the stage Women Engineers from across Europe to share their stories, exchange learnings and ideas. We want to break the stereotypes by expanding our boundaries beyond the ordinary and show the various implementations of the title “Engineer” into the society today . Our key topics are Deep Tech, Digital Art, and Leadership.
Join us on the 19th March 2020 for an extraordinary day at the and be part of the change.
To Be Confirmed
Sounds from tomorrow
Opening art performance
Q:What is the future of the women at work in the age of automation?
Sasha Bezuhanova - Chair of Board Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology
Mariya Gabriel - European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
Meditation & Mindfulness opening
A1: Mind the gap -
Engage more women in Deep Tech
The Digital panel
A2: Gen Z changes the game
What skills are needed in the automated age
A3: Women leadership is not a risk but a solution in the time of transformation
4x Igniter's keynotes
The Leadership panel
A4: Digital Art - The New meeting poin
The Art panel
The New Classic
Digital Art Concert