Diversity in the Workplace

Online discussion, January 21/5 p.m.

With: Zoya Paunova, Iravan Hira, Vesi Tasheva, Ivelina Pashova

How to foster and benefit from diversity in the workplace - find out on January 21


Start the new year by learning more about how fostering diversity and making a conscious effort to get to know different cultures can help companies encourage creativity, innovation, and growth. This online discussion will gather experts, business leaders, and representatives of the NGO sector. They will have the opportunity to openly share and exchange best practices for the development of effective policies for diversity in the workplace.


We are organizing this event as a sign of acknowledgement and appreciation of the Bulgarian Diversity Charter which was presented to the public in September 2020.

The charter encourages companies to draft and implement policies about diversity management, prevention of discrinimating practices, and equality. 


The online discussion is free and suitable for:

  • HR and employer branding specialists
  • PR and communication specialists
  • Managers and directors at commercial companies or NGOs
  • Anyone who is interested in diversity, antidiscrimination, and equality


Our special guests are:

  • Two of the most successful business leaders - Zoya Paunova and Iravan Hira. They were purposefully invited to participate because AstraZeneca and HPE, managed by Selectium, were among the founders of the first Bulgarian Diversity Charter.
  • Vesi Tasheva - author of the 2019 Diversity in the Workplace Report. She is also the founder of the global online community of professionals and advocates for Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Ivelina Pashova - Head of Teach For Bulgaria’s Program “Model Schools”. She has also worked as an assistant-principal at Secondary School “Lyuben Karavelov” in the town of Koprivshtista. Iva is going to talk about diversity in the classroom.


When: January 21, 2021 (Thursday), 5-6:30 p.m.

Where: ZOOM