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BULGARIAN WOMEN IN TECH

Who we are


Bulgarian Women in Tech is a global non-profit organization that aims to establish a strong network of women working in technology across the globe. The organization was established in Seattle in 2019, with growing local chapters around the globe.

Our Vision

Every woman on the planet has the opportunity, the means and the support for a successful career in the technology industry.

Our Mission

Our mission is to increase the women in tech global impact through providing accessible-for-all global opportunities for education, collaboration, growth, inspiration and mentorship, while celebrating our successes together.



Who we are

What we do


 

Connect

Connect with like-minded professionals.

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Inspire

Inspire others through your uniqueness and get inspired.

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Learn

Tap into the endless potential of our community.

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Our Core Values


PRIORITIZE ACCESSIBILITY

We vouch to always remove barriers, by always offering our events for free and making our resources available for all.

DRIVE DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

We embrace diversity and inclusion, welcoming anyone to join, regardless of their gender, ethnicity or current profession

EMPOWER EVERYONE

We empower everyone to thrive and be a leader, no matter their title, socio-economic status or professional background.

MAKE A LASTING IMPACT

We help people achieve their career and personal goals through lasting and meaningful relationships and learnings.

EMBRACE GROWTH MINDSET

We never look at anything as a constant. We continuously improve and seek new ways to develop talent, spark creativity and break old ways.

GIVE BACK

We are passionate about giving back to our community through our work in our organization and through supporting other NGOs.

Meet Our Team


Eva Benn

Founder & Co-President | Microsoft

Originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, Eva Benn is now a senior program manager focusing on security and identity management.

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Antoaneta Manko

Founder & Co-President | Amazon

Born in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, Antoaneta is currently a Business Analyst at Amazon, ensuring every customer receives a perfect, world-class order experience.

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Rumy Garbova

Vice President | CDK Global

Rumy moved to Seattle from Sofia in 2014 and challenged herself with brand new field for her in the automotive industry as Client Tech Analyst at CDK Global.

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Yani Donchev

Events & Outreach VP| Expedia

Yani is a Software Engineering Manager at Expedia and also Mentor at Husky Tech University of Washington. She was born in Bulgaria and moved to the United States in 2012.

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Vanessa Ross

Secretary | Paul G. Allen Center for CSE, UW

Washington native, Vanessa is currently pursuing a Computer Science degree at the University of Washington's Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering.

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Allie Stoyanova

Media Director | Microsoft

Aleksandrina (Allie) Stoyanova is a Software Engineer at Microsoft, working on Office for Apple Products. She was born in Varna, Bulgaria and moved to the Unites States in 2012 to attend university.

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Elka Rouskov

Board Advisor

Elka Rouskov is the founding president of the Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle. She moved to the US in 1992 after graduating the Sofia Technical University with an Engineering degree in Communication Systems. After a career at Microsoft as Technical Recruiter, Elka has been a leader in a multitude of areas such as arts, business management and charitable organizations.

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Events


  •  4/29/2021 05:00 PM
  • Online Event

Come build a stellar resume! Meet with the BWT Panel and learn more on how to make your resume stand out.

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  •  11/5/2020 05:00 PM
  • Online Event

Join Mike Chambers (AWS Hero) to learn more about AWS AI/ML and how to use AWS Services to build a serverless automated video editing tool.

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  •  10/2/2020 12:00 PM
  • Online Event

Please join LeAndra Jordan to learn how to build professional-grade, feature-rich, intelligent apps the easy way.

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  •  8/28/2020 12:00 PM
  • Online Event

Join us for this treat with our amazing speaker, Miri Rodriguez, an award-winning storyteller and Microsoft Global Head of Internships.

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  •  7/17/2020 12:00 PM
  • Online Event

Ever thought of a career in Data Science, but weren't sure where to start? Are you already in that field, but looking for ways to grow and maximize your potential?

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  •  6/6/2020 10:00 AM
  • Online Event

Share some of the challenges women experience during the pandemic and tips on how to prevent them!

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  •  5/15/2020 12:00 PM
  • Online Event

You don't want to miss Heath Adams offering insight into the Life of an Ethical Hacker.

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  •  3/25/2020 09:30 AM
  • Online Event

Women Tech Sofia Connect Online 2020 will be featuring inspiring talks, engaging discussions, networking and more.

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  •  3/4/2020 05:00 PM - 3/4/2020 07:00 PM
  •   Bake's Place 155 108th Avenue Northeast Bellevue, WA 98004

Celebrate March 8th with like-minded women in the tech field - meet new people, exchange ideas, develop new professional connections!

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  •  1/22/2020 06:30 PM
  •   Microsoft Building 30, 3910 163rd Avenue Northeast, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

You don't want to miss James Whittaker and Mamtha Benerjee offering actionable guidance on how to propel your career forward.

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Our Blog


The Data Diaries Blog: 3 Reasons Why You Should Learn SQL

Data. Data. Data. All everyone seems to be talking about nowadays is data and its various applications in our lives. Whether you work in the technology, healthcare, real estate, or financial services industry, chances are you use data in some shape or form to guide your strategic business decisions.

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The Most Important Skill in Tech Isn’t Writing Code

If you want to be successful in today’s highly demanding tech industry, you need to face the fact that simply having sharp technical skills doesn’t cut it. Skillful storytelling rarely appears as an explicitly required skill in the science and technology field job descriptions, nor is it a focal point in the interview process for most organizations.

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5 Free Online Resources To Get You Ready For A Coding Interview

It’s always good to have a list of useful sites to get you ready for a coding interview! No matter if you are actively looking for a job or just want to brush up on your coding skills; No matter if you are experienced professional or just recently started learning coding.

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Celebrating All the Amazing Women Who Helped Shape Bulgarian Women in Tech

A note from our founders, Eva Benn and Antoaneta Manko, on BWT's First Anniversary.

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Why women are hit the hardest during the pandemic and how to prevent a burnout - Copy

If you are a woman trying to juggle work and life during this pandemic, you probably experienced burnout in one shape or another. This blog shares a few insights that helped out co-founder Eva Benn recover from the state of burnout and prevent it from coming back.

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Your Data Needs a Human Touch

Read the story of Iva Gumnishka, a Bulgarian entrepreneur, whose passion for human rights led her to starting an award-winning tech company with a social purpose.

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Saving the Planet, One Biodegradable Film at Time

Two remarkable Bulgarian women, Angela Ivanova and Gergana Stancheva, are on their way to revolutionize the printing industry through science and determination.

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Bulgarian Women in Tech Event Overview: Everything You Wanted to Know About Tech and Were Afraid to Ask

On January 22, 2020, the Bulgarian Women in Tech hosted its inaugural event in Redmond, Washington. The organization marked its entrance by bringing not one, but two remarkable speakers: the legendary writer, tech evangelist, and career guru James Whittaker and the accomplished tech entrepreneur, leader, and GHC Speaker Mamtha Banerjee.

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