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 with like-minded professionals.

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Inspire others through your uniqueness and get inspired.

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Tap into the endless potential of our community.

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Our Core Values


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


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


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


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


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


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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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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Yani Donchev

Events Excellence Director | 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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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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Petya Vidolova

Ambassador | Microsoft

Petya is a Group Program Manager at Microsoft leading a team of 80 people (consultants and FTEs) in the One Commercial Partner - Digital Services organization. She was born in Bulgaria and moved to the United States in 2003.

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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
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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
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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
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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

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

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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