Introduction of Empower Her Initiative in Bulgaria

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Introduction of Empower Her Initiative in Bulgaria


10:00 am - 11:30 am
Dear AmCham Members,
We kindly invite you to participate in the initial virtual presentation of the Empower Her initiative hosted by the 
AmCham Bulgaria Human Capital and Education Committee
on January 25, 2023, (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Agenda and topics:
  1. Welcoming remarks from the committee co-chairs Mrs. Zlatina Kushkieva and Mr. Borislav Slavchov
  2. Presentation of the Empower Her initiative, initiated by the U.S. Government

The Biden/Harris Administration released the first-ever National Gender Strategy to advance the empowerment of women and girls in October 2021. One of the initiatives that supports this strategy is called Empower Her.

In January 2023, the U.S. Department of State released United States strategy on global women’s economic security in which overarching strategy is said that: “Women’s economic security is essential to the realization of their human rights and fundamental freedoms and to strengthening communities, promoting peaceful nations, and building resilient, growing economies. We envision a world where every person has equitable opportunity to engage in decent work that promotes dignity, to enjoy social and labor protections, to access professional networks, finance, and digital technologies, to innovate and engage in entrepreneurism, to advance into management and leadership positions, and to achieve economic stability; where the safety and security of every person is protected; and where all people are treated equitably and fairly at home and in schools, workplaces, and communities.”

  • Mrs. Melissa A. Marszalek, Commercial Attaché, U.S. Embassy
  • Brainstorming on potential Empower Her initiatives of the committee
  • The participants in the meeting will exchange ideas on whether and how the Empower Her initiative could bring value to the organizations taking  part  in it. In case there are volunteers  further steps will be discussed.
  • Mrs. Zlatina Kushkieva, Chair of AmCham Bulgaria’s Human Capital and Education Committee; Managing Partner, HR Consulting Partners
  • Mr. Borislav Slavchov, Co-Chair of AmCham Bulgaria’s Human Capital and Education Committee, Co-Founder and Managing Partner in the Bulgarian-American Center for Innovations and Technology Transfer

The meeting will be held via Cisco Webex.

Working language: English

Please note that this event is AmCham Members only.

If you would like to attend the meeting, please register below by January 24th, 2023, by end of the day.

Should you have any additional questions, please reach out to Ms. Stephania Semova, Committee Lead at AmCham Bulgaria  – [email protected]