On the verge of a climate crisis, now more than ever the world requires inclusiveness and innovation. Women are to play a key role. Not only because 80% of the people displaced by climate change globally are women.
From circular fashion to solar energy and novel farming - women are at the forefront of sustainable innovation in the business and public sector. Years of research show that:
Women are more likely to transfer environmentally friendly behaviors into their organizations, and companies with more women on their boards invest more in renewable power generation and energy efficiency.
Female leadership increases profitability by up to 18%
Parliaments with more women pass more stringent climate change policies.
Women are also the ones who nurture communities, run sustainable households, and raise the next generation of environmentally conscious individuals.
Yet, female voices are often a minority at all levels of conversations regarding climate change - from COP26 (39%) to national and international decision-making bodies (under 30%), to boardrooms (29.5% in EU), the startup scene (30% and receiving only 1% of funding), to the tech sector (19%), and VC teams (20%).
SHEleader@Digital 2022 empowers women - the natural drivers of the green transformation, to talk about it.
The 2022 edition of SHEleader@digital conference aims to bring more female voices to all levels of the discussion regarding climate change. It will serve as a platform for inspiration and exchange of visions and experiences. SHEleader@digital 2022 brings together green entrepreneurs, innovators, policymakers, corporate leaders, activists, artists, and everyone who believes today's world is calling for more impact with femininity.
This new edition of SHEleader is a natural continuation of our efforts. In 2018 and 2020, we set the foundations to empower more women to dare to express themselves and lead in the tech and digital industry. Now that environmental consciousness is an important aspect of everything we do, we decided that SHE can also empower sustainability.
Join us on October 6th 2022 at Toplocentrala.
The event is held under the patronage of Maria Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, and Youth.
Co-organizers of the event are the Bulgarian Center for Women in Technology (BCWT), MOVE.BG, EDIT, and the Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA).
SHEleader@digital 2022 is organized in partnership with Schwarz IT, United Bulgarian Bank (UBB), Cisco, Master Card, Bulgarian Stock Exchange, HPE operated by Selectium, Evedo, SuperHosting.
The Bulgarian Center for Women in Technology (BCWT) is an organization that inspires, motivates and supports girls and women to find their place in the digital world. We work to support women's leadership and increase women's professional participation in the digital industry, science and entrepreneurship. BCWT initiates and cooperates in the implementation of regional innovative projects, organizes trainings and thematic events and stimulates research collaboration, exchange of good practices and resource mobilization in the ICT sector. The founders and the members of the Center believe that the more women in Bulgaria and in the world become part of the development of the digital industry, the more successful and diverse our products and companies will be in the future.