SheLeadsTech in BulgariaOctober 31, 2019
"Dare to be a Leader"
Sense Hotel Sofia, Conference Hall 1
bul. "Tsar Osvoboditel" 16, Sofia, Bulgaria
SheLeadsTech in Bulgaria is an event part of the ISACA's SheLeadsTech Program which seeks to increase the representation of women in technology leadership roles.
For the first time, ISACA Sofia Chapter is organizing an event that aims to explore the concept of leaders in the technology field while focusing on women leaders. The event's goal is to inspire women and to show them that being achieving a leadership role in the tech area is an achievable career step for women.
The first part of the event will introduce successful women in technology who will discuss and inspire through telling the audience about their career development and presenting key moments of their professional and life experience, the knowledge and skills that have helped them grow and which characterize leaders.
To support understanding leadership roles, how to maintain a professional attitude in challenging situations and to help the participants develop leadership knowledge and skills, there will also be a special leadership/coaching session presented by a Culture & Leadership Transformation Coach specializing in the field.
ISACA is a non-governmental organization with non-profit purpose, worldwide leader in management, security, control and provision of IT. The organization is founded in 1969 as EDP Auditors Association (Electronic Data Processing Auditors Association), ISACA is leading international source of controls in the information technologies. The Association is devoted on servicing the professionals which manage ICT.
ISACA Sofia Chapter is founded in 2007 and is registered according the Bulgarian legislation as organization with non-profit purpose. Our aim is to popularize the audit of information systems profession as of the specialists and experts in Information Security.
Targeted audience: high and middle management representatives of the financial and IT sectors (banks, consulting and IT companies)
Jenny Boneva Vice President and Chapter Lead of SheLeadsTech, ISACA – Sofia Chapter
Sanja Kekić CRISC President of ISACA Belgrade Chapter and SheLeadsTech Liaison
Desislava Ivanovich SAP Development Manager at Kaufland Service
Daniela Vassileva Head of Information Security Department and Data Protection Officer, Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority (BULATSA)
Boryana Todorova Design Engineer HTS (High Temperature Sensors ), Sensata Technologies Bulgaria
Natalia Blagoeva -CMC, CPLP, CTT Trusted Adviser in Change Management, Culture & Leadership Fitness Transformation Coach, Founder at Eudaimonia Solutions
Pavlina Atke Director Graduate and Executive Programs and Elieff Center, American University in Bulgaria
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome Speech. Jenny Boneva, Vice President and Chapter Lead of SheLeadsTech, ISACA – Sofia Chapter
10:15 - 10:30 Diversity in Engineering. Boryana Todorova, Design Engineer HTS (High Temperature Sensors), Sensata Technologies Bulgaria
10:30 - 10:45 Smart Learning for Smart Tomorrow, Pavlina Atke, Director Graduate and Executive Programs, American University in Bulgaria
10:45 - 11:35 Discussion Panel: Share your story & how you became а Leader
Jenny Boneva, Vice President and Chapter Lead of SheLeadsTech, ISACA – Sofia Chapter
« Desislava Ivanovich, SAP Development Manager, Kaufland Service
« Daniela Vassileva, Head of Information Security Department and Data Protection Officer, Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority (BULATSA)
« Do you believe that technology world is much more difficult for women?
« Do you believe there is a difference due to the social role of women?
« Do you think that corporate culture and organizational culture impact the topic and how?
« What is important to know about leadership and how do you define it?
« How to start and what mindset is important? According to you, what are the key pieces of knowledge and skills of the leader?
« Did you have a mentor and how did you choose him/her?
« How to develop and what to look for? Share your experience and the important key points that you have learned.
« Can you share some important disadvantages and how did you overcome these?
« What are your final words and pieces of advice?
11:35 - 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 - 13:30 Leadership Training. Natalia Blagoeva - CMC, CPLP, CTT, Trusted Adviser in Change Management, Culture & Leadership Fitness Transformation Coach, Founder at Eudaimonia Solutions
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the program.