Women in Tech Global is a global community that aims to establish a strong network of women working in technology across the globe. The organization was first established in Seattle in 2019, originally called Bulgarian Women in Tech.

With our growing community around the globe, we wanted to ensure that our branding is more inclusive and better represents our mission. That's why we rebranded our community to Women in Tech Global in 2021.

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.

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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 and through supporting other organizations with similar missions.

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 Intelligence Engineer 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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  •  8/1/2023 05:30 PM
  •   15 Lake Street, Kirkland, WA 98033, USA

Join us for a thought-provoking event with the legendary James Whittaker brought to you by ISACA Puget Sound Chapter and The Women in Tech Global. James has been known to talk about the future of AI for years and everything he’s predicted so far is already a reality. In this event James will delve into the complex interplay between AI and humanity's future. In an era where attention is a valuable commodity, the media often sensationalizes the risks posed by genocidal AI misfires. However, the immediate concern lies in the potential economic collapse caused by hyper-productive machines, leading to a significant reduction in wage-earning opportunities and the potential impoverishment of millions.

  •  5/23/2023 06:00 PM
  •   15 Lake Street, Kirkland, WA 98033, USA

If you missed FutureCon 2023 Seattle and Eva Benn's fantastic Keynote or if you would like to learn more about what it took to prepare for the speech, you are at the right place! Join us on May 23rd at the Side Hustle Brewery for a watch party with a side of insightful commentary from the legendary speaker and author, James Whittaker. James mentored Eva as she was preparing for this keynote and he’ll walk you through some of the techniques used in the talk so you can rock the stage too! This is not only an opportunity to learn about cybersecurity and storytelling from the best in the industry, but also a great way to meet and network with fellow tech professionals over some of the best brews in town.

  •  2/9/2023 12:00 PM
  • Online Event

Join this one hour FREE workshop that draws on design thinking, personal branding and storytelling principles to help you discover, heal and awaken yourself and your life's higher purposes. This self mastery course by storyteller, best selling author and BRCA-1 patient Miri Rodriguez explores how to best align your lived experiences and human essence (body, spirit and soul) to unlock a higher sense of authentic living. Bringing together her personal and business life journey and insights, Miri shares unique tools and inspiring activities based on empathy, design and storytelling alchemy. The workshop is 45 minutes with 10 minutes of Q&A and will help awaken the new year to deeper possibilities, self awareness and mastery.

  •  11/10/2022 06:00 PM
  •   Side Hustle: Local Brewery Co-op

Join Women in Tech Global and James Whittaker, as he exposes the career strategies of the ultra-successful.

  •  9/13/2022 06:00 PM
  •   Side Hustle: Local Brewery Co-op

Once again, we are bringing you the legendary, world-class storyteller, author, speaker, and now brewer, James Whittaker!

  •  4/29/2022 12:00 PM
  • Online Event

A panel with recruiters from top big tech companies share their tips and tricks on landing your dream job.

  •  2/12/2022 12:00 PM
  • Online Event

A workshop that will help you learn how to use emotional intelligence to improve your career and your life.

  •  1/21/2022 12:00 PM
  • Online Event

A workshop that will help you learn how to think like a PM about your own career trajectory.

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  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?

  •  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!

  •  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.

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

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

  •  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!

  •  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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In the past decade or so, we have seen a shift in the way many of us think about education and whether a college degree is necessary for certain fields. While learning a discipline in a university classroom surrounded by like-minded students has a number of benefits, it may not be a feasible option for many of us. The growth of free online resources and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) made learning a lot more fun and accessible to people from all different socioeconomic backgrounds from around the world. Read up on what are more ways to learn coding in the blog post.

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One of the workshops we held this year (April 29th, 2021) was focused on Resume Writing and, most particularly, what are some good old rules that never change, as well as some of the latest trends. But don’t worry if you were not able to attend, we got you covered with a quick summary.

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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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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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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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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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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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