Rita Jusztina Varga

CEO RaizUp

Rita Jusztina VargaBased in Berlin, Rita is the Managing Director of RaizUp, a non-profit organisation for career development & community with the mission to increase the success of women and underrepresented groups in travel and Founding Team Member of HERA by Hotel ResBot, an AI-powered Email Reservation Assistant for Hotels. Before shifting focus to EdTech, Rita has been involved with mainly travel technology, in various sales and account management roles with organisations, like BudgetPlaces, vueling Airlines, Availpro / D-Edge, Infor. Her work with RaizUp led to her being selected as Phocuswright Young Leader 30 under 35 twice. Rita is also a Gold Tier #IamRemarkable by Google trainer, empowering women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings. Originally from Hungary, Rita lived in 6 countries during the past 18 years and is mother to a young daughter. “With individual action and collective effort, we can change the world.” “The biggest advocate for your career is yourself. Learning how to talk about your accomplishments and promote yourself is part of the journey to self-confidence. It is part of my personal mission to thrive sustainable change and it starts with you.”

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