Trailblazers Next Door: They Make Change Happen


American Corner Debrecen invites you to a special programme on the 23rd of March.

Date: Thursday 23rd of March 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Venue: American Corner Debrecen (19/D Bem square)

Programme: A special panel discussion dedicated to Women’s History Month, women empowerment and women achievements. Guest speakers will talk about motivation, inspiration, hard work, family and challenges they face when building careers as women in the twenty-first century.

Discussion facilitator: Dr. Tibor Glant, Chair of the North American Department at the University of Debrecen

Special guests are:

Dr. Judit Katonáné Kovács, social entrepreneur coach, Founder of TEDxDebrecen, DebrecenHUB, Team Academy Debrecen:
“I am a mother of three sons and family gives harmony and a strong basis for my life. Graduated from University in 1992, studied agricultural sciences. Got my 2006 in Management and Business Administration. I am an assistant professor at University of Debrecen, since 2011 also involved in Team Academy Debrecen, a Finnish model for learning team entrepreneurship, where I work as a team coach. My main interest is self and community development for the wholeness of regions. Above making steps at the University in this field, as a social entrepreneur I am looking for ways to act in my region as well. I found the following possibilities for change making: created the Local Entrepreneurs Supporting Community Association, became curator of TEDxNagyerdő, co-founder of Innovative Generation program in Debrecen, we opened the Debrecen HUB (a co-working office) and created the Debrecen Coach Club.
My motto is: With responsibility, give space for yourself!”

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Aranka Engbersen, Director of Logiscool Debrecen:
Aranka Engbersen is the owner and leader of the coding school in Debrecen called Logiscool.
She graduated from the University of Debrecen as a teacher of Mathematics and Descriptive Geometry. During moving around Europe and living in several countries she gave birth to her doughter and did her doctoral studies about the IB acadamic program what she experienced as teacher at Vienna International School. Settling in Hungary again she got her son and started up Logiscool Debrecen. Logiscool teaches kids and teens the joy of computer coding by helping them write their own customized computer games. The unique creative computing platform helps children develop computational thinking and programming skills in a fun, interactive and creative way and offers an engaging own education platform and innovative, long-term curriculum.
The mission of Aranka and Logiscool is teaching kids & teens digital literacy and computer coding in a new, creative and fun way.

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Márta Bálint, Founder of CoGoodwill
Founder & CEO, Marta Balint believes in people, not in business cards. With her passion about helping other people and making this world a better place she knows how to inspire others. She organises charitable events such as ADNI JÓ! Good2Give! and supports thousands of children every year. She is former director of a global deal matching platform and was selected for Forbes’ 30 under 30 2014 in Hungary. She would like to connect with people who want to contribute to a better and happier world. If you are one of them, do not hesitate to let her know:

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Admission is FREE! The language of the program is English.

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