Don’t be afraid to change course in your life by Lili Kaneva

   Today we are happy to meet one of our very passionate PMI Bulgaria Chapter volunteers - Lili Kaneva. She is a Master of Electronics from the Technical University of Sofia, a Master of Business Administration from the international faculty of the University of Sheffield and a certified Project Management Professional. Most of her professional experience is related to automotive electronics where she has held roles both in Operations and Development.

A Very Positive and Rewarding Experience by Boryana Georgieva

   Today we are happy to meet Boryana Georgieva – former Vice President for Professional Development at PMI Bulgaria Chapter and a current Community Engagement Committee member in the educational foundation of PMI (PMIEF). Boryana is PMP, Scrum Master and ITIL v3 Expert and ITILv4 Managing Professional, who works for one of the world's leading IT companies, DXC Technology.

One can learn a lot by being a Mentor by Nadezhda Milenkova

   Today we are happy to meet Nadezhda Milenkova, who is a certified PMP since 2013 since when she’s been monitoring the positive development of PMI Bulgaria Chapter as a chapter member and participant in various events and initiatives.

   She has been managing projects within the Infrastructure Support world, primarily in Service Management Projects for more than 12+ years now. Currently she is GMS ITSM lead in Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

My success story as a mentee by Marinela Boyadzhieva

   We are happy to introduce you to Marinela Boyadzhieva - one of the participants in the pilot edition of the PMI Bulgaria Chapter Mentoring Program which ended in the spring of 2020.

   Marinela is an IT professional with more than ten years of experience in the industry and she’s currently working as a Scrum Master. Having started her career as a QA engineer, she moved through different roles like Test Lead, Test Automation Engineer and Test Automation Project Lead. She has had the chance to work on different kinds of projects in the areas of payments, online betting and gaming industry and overseeing the full software development life-cycle, starting with waterfall and transitioning to agile practices. Still she decided to go for a change about two years ago and switched her focus fully to project management. She started with several trainings and certifications and this is how she came across PMI and PMI Bulgaria Chapter and started following all project management related events and initiatives. Later on she became PMP certified and hopes to go for the PMI-ACP shortly as well.

Volunteering means friends, skills, knowledge and fun by Boyana Zahova

   Meet Boyana Zahova! She is a passionate volunteer and has been engaged in various volunteering initiatives with the PMI Bulgaria Chapter for a few years already. Still her career as a volunteer dates back years ago. She started her volunteering path as part of a youth organization MAR during her student years where she was a camp leader of an international group of 12 participants, delivering a social project for the orphanage in Plovdiv and Vratsa. Boyana experienced the benefits of her volunteering - by giving her time and knowledge she received so much more – new friends, skills, knowledge and gratitude. Moreover the experience even changed her perspective of life and gave her meaningful and purposeful direction for her next endeavors. Boyana continued her volunteering path by serving in different officers’ roles and as a President of the Business Park Toastmasters Club (Toastmasters is a volunteering organization, with focus on leadership and communication development skills). She was inspired by one speech delivered by Boryana Georgieva, PMI VP Educational Development in which Boryana shared her wonderful volunteering experience with PMI and that anyone could engage and become a volunteer for the PMI Bulgaria Chapter.