Olena has devoted many years of her life to the game of chess as a chess player and a chess manager. In 2012 Olena founded the All-Ukrainian Charity Foundation “Chess for Children”
that for almost a decade has been supporting chess development and healthy lifestyle among children in Ukraine.
Olena’s entry to literature started with publications of fiction stories and articles in printed media in 1999. Olena Boytsun is an author of the fiction novel “In Oxford” (2009) and series of books for children about Babish Gilzi and his friends.
Olena is the founder of the Communication group Technology and Society
that studies the impact of technological advance on societal development. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Kyiv International Economic Forum and chairs the Advisory Board of the public organization “Equal Opportunities Platform”.
The writer cooperated with the Ukrainian designer Elena Zheleznyak to develop wonderful colored illustrations for the books.