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January 26, 2022
4:00pm - 10:30pm EET
(UTC +2hrs)
Sofia, Sofia-Grad
This event is open to the public.
Tickets are available.

Following on the inspiration and topics from TED Women, we are going to answer 6 key questions:

WHAT NOW... for women and the world?
WHAT NOW... for health and happiness?
WHAT NOW ... for education?
WHAT NOW... for work and play?
WHAT NOW ... for ingenuity and invention?
WHAT NOW... for the future?

And at the end we shall create a once in a lifetime Zumba Experience for our 200 delegates.

Hyatt Regency Sofia
Vasil Levski Square
Sofia, Sofia-Grad, 1504
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Adi Tzanova

Healthcare Author
Stubborn, natural, passionate and daring, Adi Tzanova changes destinies and donates… health. At the age of 39, due to difficult life circumstances, she discovered her Ikigai (the meaning of life) and dedicated her days to "BE THE CHANGE!". For 7 years now, together with her husband Milen, she has been helping people fight and overcome cancer. You can never hear her say "I can't", "I don't want", "Not today". Instead she says: "Today, here and now. You are the change.” and “Anything is possible!” Her motto: "Your choice today matters tomorrow" marks the beginning of the Path to change for a healthy, happy and fulfilling life". Adi and Milen Tzanovi are the authors of 5 books on health, bestsellers n Bulgaria. She is also a triathlete with 7 titles as semi-iron woman from the most prestigious competition for triathletes - Ironman. She swims, bikes and runs - to prove that health is for everyone, regardless of age and gender.

Biliana Kostov

CFO AutoScout 24
Biliana Kostov has the energy of a volcano! She is always ready to take on a new challenge, like climbing Kilimanjaro or racing a car for weeks through Africa. A mother of 4 boys, a piano player, a person fluent in 4 languages, and with a stellar business and academic career in Europe and the USA. Recently she was named one of the top 50 women in the automotive industry by the German magazine Automobilwoche. Biliana’s professional path passed through the turbulent times of the Lehman Brothers collapse on Wall Street, to corporate finance for PepsiCo, and now to AutoScout24. She is also a Course Facilitator for various Stanford LEAD business program courses like strategy, critical analytical thinking and corporate finance. Yes, Biliana embodies the 21st century definition of success - great career and happy family. On the stage of TEDxVitosha Women she will share her “behind the scenes” struggles, everyday choices and innate principles that led her to be the person she is today.

Ivan Vetzev

Medical Doctor
"Life always finds a way if you are not afraid to live it". This is Dr. Ivan Vetsev’s motto and he proves it every day in his profession. He has a successful career in medicine, participates as a member in various civic organizations, and is currently Chairman of the Board of the National Patient Organization. He will join Lily on the stage of TEDxVitosha Women to support her story with his expertise and medical arguments.

Jenia Lazarova

Neuroscientist & Educator
Jenia Lazarova's interdisciplinary approach, based on scientific advances in developmental and cognitive neuroscience, emotion regulation, social and personality psychology, challenges established paradigms in education. With a PhD from Oxford University in the neuroscience of learning she was part of the Deloitte Public Policy and Strategy team in London. She is currently founder and CEO of Neuroeconomics Labs, the first biometric laboratory in Bulgaria, which researches real-time experience and supports innovation in education, marketing, content production and product design. Jenia is also the founder of Replantica, a social brand which supports reforestation and eco education. She enjoys outdoor sports such as horse riding, yoga, and hiking and used to be on the Oxford modern pentathlon team. Jenia will share her vision of modern education, which is neurodevelopmentally appropriate and supports the human needs for emotional, social, physical and intellectual growth.

Lilyana Assenova

Ayurveda nutritionist
25 years ago Lilyana was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Back then she was a young passionate rebel with a career in chemistry. Because of the choices she made her story turned out to have a happy ending. Lily stopped working for a period of 4 years in order to explore her deepest thoughts and to educate herself. She completely transformed her life. In 2003 she graduated from Ayurveda School in London with a focus on natural nutrition and diet. She established the National Association for Prevention of Cervical Cancer. Lilly has participated in more than 80 seminars and campaigns, and has been preparing food for women undergoing chemotherapy for more than 10 years. Apart from being an expert in healthy eating, she is also a lecturer at the Vita Rama Health Center. She flew a hang glider and climbed high mountain peaks, all the while being an active grandmother. On the stage of TEDxVitosha Women, Lily will share her personal experience hoping to save other human lives.

Tatyana Ivanova

Tatyana is only 19, with a dream to be the first Bulgarian woman-astronaut. In 2018 she graduated from Space Camp Turkey and won the individual award “Outstanding Camper”, only a year after that she had been a trainee at the Advanced Space Academy in Huntsville, Alabama. Tatyana was a co-trainer in Science Camp Bulgaria, she also participated in Space Challenges Bootcamp, where her team created a ground station for tracking the satellite QMR-KWT and receiving data from it. She participated twice in particle physics masterclasses at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Her goal is to literally “reach the stars”, so she plans to pursue her crazy dreams no matter how impossible they may seem. On top of all her studies in science, technology and mathematics Tatyana has the heart of an artist. She plays the drums and she has published her first book of poetry when she was only 14.

Organizing team


Sofia, Bulgaria