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Deputy Minister Valery Borissov: Women in the Bulgarian government and administration manage some of the most important sectors

09.03.2016

Forty two percent of the ministers in the Bulgarian government are women and two of them are deputy prime ministers in the most "male sectors" - home affairs and defense. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Valery Borissov at the opening of the "Women in Technology" round table. According to him, the fact that ladies are assigned so great responsibilities is an especial recognition of the quality of Bulgarian women.

In the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications ladies in the directorates related to telecommunications, information technology and e-governance represent 72 %, stated also the Deputy Minister. He said that two of the three relevant directorates are led by women who are an example of successful women in the Bulgarian administration. "On the women's composition we due a huge part of the success and an insignificant part of the failures in these important sectors."

At the same time, the global trend is not so good - of the 10 largest IT companies, only one is headed by a woman, said Valery Borissov.

Host of the round table was the commercial department of the US Embassy. Discussions are part of the celebration on the International Women's Day - 8 March.