Since 2014, the CWBB organizes annually free of charge Leadership Academy “We succeed in Bulgaria”, invigorating ladies in mid-management roles for their next level of professional development. UniCredit Bulbank is the leading partner of the program.
Since 2015, CWBB inaugurated the National Internship Initiative “We remain in Bulgaria”, dedicated to the youngest professionals, who could prove their abilities and skills, to enter the world of business and to obtain development opportunity in an environment, which stimulates their realization in Bulgaria. The Initiative comprises various trainings and company visits, organized by the members of the Council. Interns from all over the country participate in the program, and every year between 20% and 25% embarked on permanent employment in the member companies of the Council.
In 2021 Council of the Women in the Business in Bulgaria started the project INCREDIBLE US – SUCCESSFUL TOGETHER in partnership with HP Enterprise. During the project, female leaders in business will work for over a course of one year with members of the Alumni Club of Leadership Academy of CWBB to advance their leadership skills, motivation and idea generation. Our ambition is the project to become an annual mentoring program and develop mentoring know how as a key approach to stimulate and empower young women professional development.
CWBB hosts the Global Women Leaders Forum, which unites female leaders from business, politics, as well as the social and cultural world. The Forum has three editions in 2016 with UNESCO’s partnership, and in 2018 in partnership with the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU and in 2021 jointly organized with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation under the title New Normal for Women @ Life and Work.
In 2020, CWBB in partnership with America for Bulgaria Foundation started the project BASE – Business Academy for Starting Entrepreneurs. In over 3 months training, managers and entrepreneurs from CWBB share their knowledge and skills as speakers and mentors. The business plans of the starting entrepreneurs compete for a monetary prize to be used to realize their idea. The program has three editions in the countryside, with the support of local municipalities, business and cultural community.