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- Sasha Bezuhanova, Meliha Gekić Lerić , Anna Radulovski , Anna Zétény, Andi Smith
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This session is taking place via Zoom. Join it by clicking here.
This session is part of a collaboration between Impact Hubs and the DIF to sketch a positive vision for Central and Eastern Europe and to empower citizens by showcasing impact initiatives from and for the region through three distinct tracks.
You'll be able to join via a Zoom link on the date and time shown above, which opens up a variety of interactive formats including panels, workshops and breakout conversations. The focus will be on Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Czech Republic and Ukraine but everyone interested in the topics or the region is more than welcome to join the conversation.
What does it mean to be a female entrepreneur in the Central Eastern European region? It will showcase success stories of female founders, discuss the impact and potential of technologies like blockchain to create new opportunities for female entrepreneurs and much more.
What should the future of female entrepreneurship in Central Eastern Europe look like? And how can it positively impact the region as a whole?
This track is coordinated foremost by Impact Hub Budapest and Impact Hub Belgrade. Express your interest and receive forward information from Impact Hub about this track by signing up on this link.
Track running order (all times shown are CET):
- 10:00-10:20 Welcome & Framing
- 10:20-10:50 Pick your Keynote (The Future of female entrepreneurship OR Diversity to empower women OR Surprise)
- 10:50-11:20 Pick a Panel (How blockchain can transform the lifes of female entrepreneurs? OR Local products for local and global markets!)
- 11:20-11:50 Breakout: Personal and System Barriers for Women Entrepreneurs
- 11:50-12:20 Worldcafe: Opportunities for Femalepreneurs (5 projects will present)
- 12:20-1:00 Breakout: Vision Session + Closing
Digital professional, angel investor and philanthropist
Sasha's long list of business achievements and social development engagements throughout the years involve positioning Bulgaria as an ICT centre of global significance, boosting the entrepreneurial culture and women empowerment in her home country Bulgaria and at European level. In 2013 she left her business career and devoted herself to supporting social prosperity through innovation, education and collaboration. Sasha is the founder of MOVE.BG - the non-partisan platform for collaboration in finding sustainable solutions for the state, economy and society via innovation, participation and co-creation and the initiator of EDIT.BG – open network initiative for digital innovation.
Meliha Gekić Lerić
Head of the business incubator at the INTERA Technology Park in Mostar
Melliha is an economist working in the SME support sector in BiH for more than 16 years. Certified EU TAC trainer, trainer for "Start your business", BIP (Business innovation program) methodology. Project Cycle Management Coach (PCM). Business Friendly Evaluation (BFC) evaluator. She worked as a director of an SME Guarantee Fund for eight years. Worked with local and international donors, wrote and implemented 17 projects related to local economic development worth more than 5m EUR. She worked as a consultant for various organizations such as EU, USAID, UNDP, COSPE, WYG Group, Handicap International, SERDA, NERDA, EURELSMED project, etc.
Being featured by Bloomberg TV, DW and a frequent speaker at tech events like WeAreDevelopers World Congress, WEBIT Europe and EBAN Winter Summit enable Anna to raise the necessary awareness and to put her mission into action by connecting people from business, government and education. Her educational background includes a Master in Philology. Her focus on Technical Education and her passion for tech and education inspired her to start Coding Girls. From the first workshop of 16 girls to 1000+ members in several months, Coding Girls is constantly growing globally with new communities, increasing the number of girls and women in tech. Anna is also a Co-Director at the Silicon Valley-based pre-seed accelerator, Founder Institute Luxembourg. With a mission to enable talented and motivated individuals to build impactful companies that change the world.
Founder, Head of FutureKids Institute
Anna founded the FutureKids Institute for children to develop soft skills like communication, cooperation, & creativity that will be essential for life & career performance and future happiness. In 2017, She helped to orchestrate the 'Future Work Festival' in Budapest to raise awareness for rapid changes in the future labor market, shaped by the exponential technology development. This is where she realized that society and our education system have little awareness about the fast-track changes in technology and do next-to-nothing to prepare the next generation for this new world of opportunities.
Professional Mindset Coach
Andi decided to learn more from the most authentic sources: life and people themselves. She moved to London to save up some cash so that she could travel the world, then volunteered and backpacked through New Zealand and South-East Asia. She found out that the ways she healed her own and other people’s mental and emotional wounds, the way she approached people and connected with them, was in fact a profession called “life coaching”. So she studied some more and became certified by the Blackford Centre for Life Coaching UK. Fast forward a few years and, as a mother of two, she started her own coaching and English teaching business called Fluency & Flow. Today she’s building a community for moms of young children who have difficulties trying to finding their sense of balance, freedom and a new yet still authentic identity within the sweet but limiting boundaries of motherhood. Women like them can face many blocks, challenges and barriers but they will never stop seeking for joy, intense and meaningful experiences, and unlimited potential for growth.
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