Meet the coworking community: 4 female leaders in tech (Interview)

Campus X’s coworking community consists of 50+ carefully selected companies (tech and beyond), which innovate in various areas – from tech education to health tech, professional services, and more. They are led by fellow innovators who support each other on the way to success.

Today we feature four female tech leaders and Campus X members who make a real difference with their work. We asked them what’re the biggest lessons they’ve learned throughout their careers and how they managed to build confidence as female leaders in tech.

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FindMeCure's team at Campus X, Sofia
FindMeCure's team at Campus X, Sofia

Meet the Campus X coworking community: female leaders in tech

We speak with four inspiring women in leadership roles at Campus X member companies:

  • Alexandra Mechkova - CEO, Telerik Academy (programming and digital training organization)

  • Gergana Krusteva - Co-Founder and CEO, La Koketa (a digital wardrobe and a personal style advisor app)

  • Maya Zlatanova - Co-Founder and CEO, FindMeCure (online platform, which brings clinical trials closer to patients)

  • Miryana Markova - VP Professional Services at AIOPSGROUP (a multidisciplinary digital company at the intersection of eCommerce, Data and Technology)

Lessons learned as female leaders in tech

Alexandra, Telerik Academy:

To be authentic to who you are and with the people you work with.
Alexandra Mechkova, CEO of Telerik Academy. Based at Campus X
Alexandra Mechkova, CEO of Telerik Academy

I’ve seen many times how with growth many leaders lose that, intentionally or not. Personally, I think it’s oftentimes a way to hide insecurities at the beginning, which is okay. What I take an issue with is artificially creating the image of the almighty leader, who can do no wrong and knows everything. I think it does an incredible disservice especially to aspiring and young leaders that they need to be that person – that person doesn’t exist and has never existed.

Gergana, La Koketa:

My most important lesson from being a CEO at a large organization is that achieving a company’s goals is all about communication, persuasion, and leveraging among diverse stakeholders’ interests to eventually reach an agreement and start execution. Now all these challenges are gone, and I feel more like a team player than a leader when it comes to taking important decisions and steering the company to the next level. I heavily rely on the exchange of ideas to reach the right course of action and the “we” is bigger than the “I”.