The salary of women is less than men by 21% in Ukraine and Germany
In Germany, as in the world, women hold 30% of leadership position
Tech companies earn 34% more if the company’s management has more women than its competitors.
70 percent of women experience impostor syndrome, which prevents career development
One of the methods of struggle is mentoring and role models
25% of women do not have role models at work (there are no other women who could inspire)
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The founder and managing partner of TA Ventures capital, which invests in innovative Internet projects in the US and Europe (including Ukraine). The fund’s portfolio includes Wunder Mobility, Caroobi, Klara, Sensely and 100+ other companies, including Azimo, SumUp, Dreamlines. The venture capital founded iClub (Investor Club), a closed community for angel investors, developing an ecosystem of private investments in Ukraine.
Viktoriya initiated the creation of CodeClub Ua, an all-Ukrainian network of free programming clubs for children, and the organized IDCEE international IT conference. Internet technologies and Innovations, President of the Odesa International Film Festival, and Head of the Supervisory Board of the Ukrainian Film Academy.
CEO and founder of Slova Tech PR, an agency that works with IT business, technology startups and venture capital in the markets of Ukraine, USA, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Georgia, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Romania. Hacken, GR Capital, TemplateMonster, Glovo, TripMyDream, Preply, Busfor are among the clients of the agency.
Veroslava is a Brand Ambassador of Digital Women 2020, a global initiative whose goal is to digitalize 1,000,000 women’s businesses in the world by 2020. She is an organizer and speaker of IT community events, co-founder of Elevate Conference, the first joint conference for IT business and media, and a lecturer at the Bazilik School of Communications.
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From 2010 to 2014, Viktoriya was the head of the Organizing Committee of the IDCEE International Conference. Internet technologies and Innovations, which has become a leading non-profit event in Central and Eastern Europe.
In 2013, Tigipko initiated the creation of Code Club UA, a nationwide club network for free programming training for children aged 8-14. As of 2018, in Ukraine there are more than 550 programming clubs, where more than 10 thousand children are studying.
In 2019, Code Club UA plans to educate 15,000 children across Ukraine. Also, Viktoriya Tigipko is the president and organizer of the Odesa International Film Festival (OIFF), one of the key events in the film industry in Central and Eastern Europe.
TA Ventures, managed by Viktoriya Tigipko, invests in innovative technology startups using AI/ML technologies in the areas of mobility and digital healthcare, as well as in startups that provide SaaS solutions and marketplaces.
Since 2018, she has been co-founder of Wtech, the first Ukrainian club for women leaders in the technology business: founders of startups, heads and top managers of IT companies, investors and partners of venture capital firms.
She is the founder and CEO of Horizon Capital, a leading private equity company in Ukraine and the region. Since 1998, she has been an Executive Vice President of the WNISEF Foundation. Elena leads the Rada Congress of Ukrainians of Canada. She is also a member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of the World Congress of Ukrainians , the international coordination superstructure of Ukrainian communities in the diaspora, which represents the interests of more than 20 million Ukrainians. Elena has been actively involved in Ukrainian business life for over 20 years.
CEO and founder of Slova Tech PR, a PR agency that works with IT business, technology startups and VC firms in the markets of Ukraine, USA, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Georgia, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Romania. Agency clients include TA Ventures, Hacken, GR Capital, Template Monster, Glovo, TripMyDream, Preply, Busfor.
Veroslava was chosen as the Digital Women 2020 Ambassador, a global initiative for the development of women’s entrepreneurship, whose goal is to digitalize 1,000,000 women’s businesses in the world by 2020.
Tatyana is a certified specialist in the field of personnel assessment and development. She was an expert both in individual assessment centers and large-scale projects on team management issues. WE Partners consulting company specializes in integrated organization of talent management. WE Partners services allow customers to form effective management teams and create corporate tools for successful work.
Since 2015, Dmitry has been developing the iGov portal to fight corruption and increase the efficiency of officials. Since July 2017, the system allowed the ordering of biometric passports in 10 regions and Kiev. In 2016, Dubilet, together with other co-founders, founded the FinTech Band, a project that provides IT services to Ukrainian banks. In 2017, Monobank was launched, the first bank in Ukraine without physical branches, where all services are carried out using mobile applications. It operates under the Universal Bank license, which is included in the TAS group of Sergey Tigipko.
In 1991, he headed the MTI company and since 1999 has been the president of the company. Vladimir’s interests include distribution of computer and office equipment; sale of shoes and accessories; premium boutiques. The “MTI” includes Intertop, Ecco, Plato, Kidditop chain stores, as well as Ermenegildo Zegna and Bally premium boutique chains. MTI successfully collaborates with leading IT-manufacturers of office equipment, telecommunications, presentation and office equipment. The company acts as an authorized distributor of world-famous leaders in the production of IT products.
In 2008 she was appointed editor-in-chief of ELLE magazine in Ukraine, where she initially worked as a fashion director. She is a journalist of the “Television Fashion Center” and “Fashion Line” projects. She is a member of the expert jury of the Ukrainian Best Fashion Awards and the jury councils of Land of Women annual international award, which supports women’s initiatives in the fight for environmental preservation. She is actively involved in projects related to the cultural image of Ukraine in the international arena.
Co-founder of GrowthUP, the first Ukrainian business accelerator for technology startups. One of the leaders of the Ukrainian VC and entrepreneurial community. Member of directors and the supervisory board, as well as a number of startups in Ukraine and the Russian Federation. He is the founder and organizer of events significant for the industry: IDCEE, iForum, Silicon Valley Open Doors, Startup Crash Test, etc. He teaches the “Entrepreneurship” course at MIM-Kiev, the leading Ukrainian business school. He is the author of one of the most popular hi-tech and VC blogs in Ukraine. He was publisher of Steve Blanc’s “The Four Steps to the Epiphany” book “ in Russian.
Ukrainian IT businessman, cybersecurity expert, founder of more than a dozen projects, both commercial and socio-political; he is working on the construction of cyber defense systems in Ukraine on the basis of similar experience in the USA and Europe. He is chairman of the Supervisory Board of Octava Capital LLC, which manages businessman’s assets. The key interests of the company are focused around the field of IT: distribution, cryptography, system integration as well as consulting, real estate management, business tourism, telecommunications.
In 2011, while studying in the USA, he founded his own company, TARYAN Group. The company’s first project was the TSARSKY unique lifestyle complex. In December 2015, the company Poznyakizhilstroy joined the TARYAN Group and received the function of general developer. In 2016, TARYAN Group completed ROYAL TOWER, the first high-rise residential building in Kiev with a full-fledged park on the roof. Also in 2017, the TARYAN Group began selling in the TARYAN TOWERS flagship project, three towers connected by two-story glass bridges.
Ukrainian top manager. Former Executive Director of Kyivstar. In May 2019, Petr Chernyshov joined the VoxUkraine Supervisory Board. In July 2019, Chernyshev became a member of the Supervisory Board of Farmak.
CEO of international company TemplateMonster, one of the TOP-3 world providers of website templates. He is the founder of Weblium, a smart platform for creating sites at the level of a professional web studio. David is a speaker at international conferences, civic activist, volunteer, TEDx speaker; creator of People’s Project, crowdfunding platform for volunteer projects, early adopter of innovative online sales tools, and mentor of Google LaunchPad business incubators.
She is a specialist in cybersecurity and manages the HackenProof bug bounty platform. HackenProof brings together thousands of ethical hackers from around the world who help to look for vulnerabilities in customer products. She is also engaged in consulting activities on cybersecurity, being a co-founder of Hacken.
Vlad Tislenko, together with the Concepter team, built a successful Ukrainian product — flash for iBlazr smartphones: devices were sold all over the world, including the iconic Apple Store. Over time, Concepter shifted its focus to accelerating and helping other startups. With their help, Grovio, Wyrex projects were launched on Kickstarter. In addition, the company launched its accelerator.
Horizon Capital specializes in consumer goods fund investments and IT companies. Prior to joining the company, he worked in Amsterdam as a consultant in the Monitor Group and as a senior manager in the Philips corporate strategy development group. Ovia Health Company in Boston. He mainly specializes in consumer goods, healthcare and high technology.
In 2009, she launched Litkovskaya independent label, the first collection of which was presented as part of Ukrainian Fashion Week. In the same year, Lilia received an award in the nomination “Best Designer of Women’s Clothing” according to the Ukrainian edition of Elle. Currently, Litkovskaya collections are presented in stores in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Moscow and Kyiv. Since September 2014, her collections have been sold in Opening Ceremony, one of the largest world retailers.
Anna Ganopolskaya is a managing partner of the JetSetter.ua secular portal and the “super producer”. She is able to masterfully solve extremely complex problems, knows everything about social life in Ukraine, tacitly leads the Ukrainian “it girls factory” and creates cool content projects with the participation of stars, athletes and other public people.
In 2017, she was a co-organizer and representative of Mercedes-Benz at the traditional Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days. Harper’s Bazaar included her in the five most stylish Ukrainians.
Elizaveta Yurusheva began her career in business with the development of a fashion boutiques network. The idea to start a hotel business came from her father, who, after the successful sale of Forum Bank, focused on building luxury real estate. Now Elizaveta participates in the management of one of the largest family business empires in Ukraine. Since 2009 she has been managing the Riviera boutique hotel, and Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv since March 2012.
She is a producer of television and film projects, a media expert, currently works for FILM.UA Group, and Animagrad studio, one of the leading animation productions in Eastern Europe. She began as a specialist in the procurement of foreign content in the Inter Media Group, and afterwards became director and co-founder of Media Resources Management consulting company. Prior to FILM.UA, Irina Kostyuk held the position of general producer of the TET television channel.
Venture partner of TA Ventures, a large-scale Ukrainian VC firm. He is responsible for the Ukrainian and Israeli markets, and also runs the iclub.vc co-investment club.
Igor is a leader in business development. He is a manager with extensive experience in marketing and sales. His expertise includes managing a sales department of 10 people in 10 countries (USA, UK, South Korea, the European Union, etc.). He created and led teams of up to 30 people from scratch in B2B and B2C. He is a fan of education and always keeps track of the latest advances in marketing. Igor successfully sells a variety of products from SaaS subscription to the conclusion of mergers and acquisitions. He helps attract investment.
Nadezhda has 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and strategic planning in senior positions in leading Ukrainian and international companies . She also held the position of CEO of Amway Ukraine. She held leadership positions at Kyivstar for a long period. She is also a leader in the women’s movement in three areas: the women’s initiative for developing executive skills and careers, the movement of women from managers to owners or independent directors, and the development and construction of modern business models of women’s business.
Former Head of the National Bank, Valeria Gontareva heads the Supervisory Board of Medikit, which creates an ecosystem of medical interaction between patients, doctors and all other stakeholders in the medical market. The company offers patients instant online consultation with doctors, as well as calling a doctor at home via the Internet.
At the initiative of Irina Danilevskaya, Ukrainian fashion was noticed as a significant phenomenon, not only in Ukraine, but also around the world. With her assistance, the first and most important events were held with the participation of Ukrainian designers in Paris, Milan, London. This allowed to begin the consideration of fashion as an integral component of Ukrainian culture and economy. Ukrainian Fashion Week gathers more than 40 participants, accredits over 200 Ukrainian and foreign media, and collects about 20,000 guests each time it takes place. Ukrainian Fashion Week is the only pret-a-porter week officially recognized in Ukraine, which has taken its rightful place in the schedules of international fashion events.
He has been developing brands since 1998; is a marketing expert, entrepreneur, and speaker. For five years he has held senior positions in Adell Saatchi & Saatchi, Bates Ukraine, Video International Ukraine and United Communications Group international agencies. He is the youngest winner of the “Sled v reklame” award for his personal contribution to the development of the advertising market. Andriy is a teacher of marketing and innovation with 10 years of experience, and a creator of three marketing courses. He is a Board Chairman of the All-Ukrainian Advertising Coalition (2012-2016). Such famous brands as Khortitsa, Nova Poshta, Oschadbank, OLX, Gotovo!, PUMB, Casta saw the world thanks to Andriy. His business is not just brand design but is also about its communication. Today he is a teacher, marketer and successful businessman in the advertising field. He owns Fedoriv, an international creative company, and the public space Fedoriv Hub.
Evgeniy is a successful Ukrainian businessman, philanthropist, owner and CEO of Global Spirits, YouTube blogger. His name appears in the ratings of the richest people in Ukraine, and 350 thousand users are subscribed to his “Big Money” YouTube channel. Evgeniy Chernyak is a dedicated public activist. He is the vice-president of the Ukrainian Tennis Federation, the founder of the Patriot Zaporozhye charity foundation, participates in developing the Khortitsa National Reserve, and is engaged in the return to Ukraine of relics related to the Ukrainian Cossacks.
In 2000, Anna was appointed Deputy Director of the European Business Association, and since 2003 has been holding the position of Executive Director of the Association. Under the leadership of Derevyanko, the Association has grown almost four times (now it has over 900 companies), becoming the largest and one of the most influential associations of foreign business in Ukraine, has opened five regional branches (Lviv, Kharkiv, Donetsk (ATO), Dnipropetrovsk and Odesa). Today, the Association takes an active part in supporting and developing the Ukraine-EU dialogue, as well as in introducing the best European business practices in Ukraine in order to improve the investment attractiveness of the country and its regulatory environment. She is a member of the Supervisory Board of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih and the Supervisory Board of Raiffeisen Bank Aval. Anna Derevyanko is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council.
Ukrainian cinema, television and theater producer, founder and co-owner of the Sontse television channel and Solar Media Entertainment.
Sergey is the producer of the #SELFIEPARTY, a film released in March 2016. It took 3rd place according to the first weekend box office (after Zootropolis and Batman vs. Superman). In 2016, the Sontse TV channel became a partner of the 7th Odesa International Film Festival. Together with the OIFF, the television channel launched a competition of screenwriting applications in the comedy genre. In 2017, Sergey Lavrenyuk’s Solar Media Entertainment company took part in the creation of co-production “Krotkaya” a film directed by Sergey Loznitsa, which participated in the main competition program of the 70th Cannes Film Festival. In 2017, Sergey Lavrenyuk became a Board member of the Ukrainian Film Academy.
Currently, Sergey is producing his next film project, the mystical thriller “EGREGOR”, directed by Lubomir Levitsky.
Ivan Frolov has been professionally creating clothes since he was 14 years old. He started as an assistant designer at Zakharova studio, worked as a designer at Patoka STUDIO, a stylist for television projects of “1+1” media holding. As a costume designer, he created concert images of famous Ukrainian celebrities.
In 2011, he founded his own clothing brand FROLOV and began creating capsule competitive collections for participation in national and international competitions of clothing designers. In 2013, he won the Grand Prix of the XIV All-Ukrainian competition of young designers “Look to the Future” with the BSD collection.
The brand’s philosophy is based on intelligent provocation and overt image sexuality, a harmonious combination of every detail, a game on the borderline.
Evgeny Lyashchenko became the head of Media Group Ukraine holding on July 1, 2014. Prior to that, he worked as financial director of Moscow State University for two years. In May 2019, he decided to leave the company and develop a career outside the holding.
She started a hairdressing business at S&A Group in 1996. At the end of 1998, she created “Kika-Style”, her first beauty salon. From that moment on, she has combined the activities of the stylist and the head of “Kika-Style” beauty salons.
In 2004, he decided to create Rozetka.ua, an online electronics store. In the first six months, he invested $250 thousand of his own funds in his brainchild. In 2018, Vladislav took 29th position in the top 100 richest Ukrainians according to the magazine “Novoe Vremya” and Dragon Capital investment company.
The idea of creating OBERIG came in 2001, when Tatyana attended a reception organized by the Government of Canada, where women from 127 countries were present. The dress code for the event was black-tie and national jewelry. OBERIG JEWELRY is a Ukrainian jewelry house that has been creating meaningful, exclusive jewelry from precious stones for over 9 years. In May 2017 the brand’s boutique was opened on Zankovetska street. The concept of the brand’s jewelry is based on ancient Slavic symbols that have their own strength and energy, protecting those who wear them.
Olga is engaged in brand management and communications of the energy holding. She has more than 20 years of experience working with leading media brands: 1+1 channel, ICTV channel, TET channel, Pershiy Diloviy, KINO, NOVIY, STB, INTER, Ukraina, Futbol, etc. She is the original author of series, films, TV formats; director, producer; member of the Expert Council of the Ukrainian Television Academy (UTA), academician of the Ukrainian Film Academy, jury member of the Promax/BDA international competition since 1998, URBANSPASE 500 Kyiv social investor, as well as a winner of multiple national and international awards in the field of design, promo, advertising.
In 2010, together with Alexey Potapenko, founded the MOZGI Entertainment production center. Before the creation of the production center, Irina held the position of bank manager, where she studied the key points for building a successful business.
MOZGI Entertainment was built on three pillars: the successful Potap and Nastya project, Potap as a producer, musician and show businessman, and Irina Gorovaya as an experienced manager and financial matters pro. In total, MOZGI Entertainment has 35 awards (20 “M1 Music Awards”, 6 “YUNA”, 5 “Golden Gramofon”, 3 Russian RU.TV Music Award” and 1 “Pesnya Goda”).
Venture capital investor and tech entrepreneur, United States
Venture investor, Managing Partner at AVentures Capital. Board Member at Petcube, Depositphotos, Jooble. Investor in Augmented Pixels, Starwind Software, nuPSYS and many other startups.
Readdle’s essential productivity apps have over 150M downloads worldwide. Companies like Siemens, BMW, Scandinavian Airlines and Roche are amongst Readdle’s business customers. Readdle’s team now has 200 people who are split in between 11 countries. Readdle’s apps have won numerous awards from Apple and are loved by the media such as New York Times, TechCrunch, Wired and others.
He is passionate about technology, entrepreneurship and happiness. Forbes 30 under 30, he has been quoted about app economy and marketing by major media outlets such as WSJ, The Verge, USA Today, TechCrunch, Bloomberg, Wired, TheNextWeb, FastCompany and Mashable.
Readdle aims to improve people’s lives with technology. We are redefining personal productivity and shaping the “future of work” by creating best in class apps such as Scanner Pro, Calendars 5, Spark email, Documents and PDF Expert. Readdle apps were downloaded over 150 million times worldwide, won numerous awards from Apple and love from the tech industry.
He founded the online supermarket Foodex24 in a record 14 days. The startup became a finalist of the world competition StartupWorldCup and entered the list of the National Record of Ukraine.
Vladislav founded the European Association of Software Engineering (EASE), which unites the IT community for developing the technological market in Ukraine.