Meet the incredible mentors of the program. We are very proud to have top-notch professionals willing to support women in STEM.
Data science and analytics
Vanessa began her career as a credit analyst at a major SA Bank after finishing BSc. Hons in Statistics at UCT. Vanessa switched into the consulting track to gain experience in other industries and have been at Deloitte for 5 years.
Data Science Community & Portfolio Lead, Audi of America. Lauren joined Audi to create and lead the Data Science Community that now has over 100 members across the US and Canada.
Anusuya is PhD on Operations Research and Data Science from IITBombay with a core background in Mathematics and Programming. Having 6 years industry experience motivates me to be a dynamic expert with strong analytical skills.
Mariya is a technology enthusiast with about 4.5 years of experience in Software Industry and around 3 years in Machine Learning and Analytics, currently enrolled for her second masters degree in Data Science.
Maria holds an MA and a PhD in motor systems neuroscience. Throughout her PhD Maria taught foundational statistics, interned as a data scientist in a behavioural economics firm, and now, she works as a data scientist at hotspex.
Hooman is a Data scientist and AI researcher with over a decade of experience in both academic and industrial environments. He is currently the Co-founder and CTO of IEP Canada Inc which is an EdTech startup that serves worldwide.
Vanesa is a senior data scientist at a leading bank in Peru (BCP). She is self-taught, able to learn python, SAS, processing, r and other languages. Before her current job, she was a research assistant, teaching at the Universidad del Pacifico.
Chiara Liqui Lung
Chiara works as a Freelancer / Interim Head of Growth. She is helping companies with any challenges related to digital growth and marketing, focusing most of her energy on SAAS and B2B as well as on qualitative and quantitative data.
Kenni is a master's student in the computer engineering department, focusing on data science, artificial intelligence. She has 3 years of experience in software development. She got the fourth prize of Mauritanian Innovation Challenge 2018.
Hanna Madadi Gholipour
Hanna is a master's degree graduate in Physics in the field of Laser and Plasma from the Noshirvani University of Technology. She is a teacher for more than ten years and is very keen on teaching.
Evans is passionate about anything concerning data and he is working in the data space. He has worked as a data scientist, data engineer and he is currently working as a Senior Data Analyst. His goal is to start a data science consulting company.
Natalia is a wide-profiled Data Analyst with experience in SaaS, Finance, Churn Analytics, and Marketing. Being strong in organization and communication, she's also touched upon Marketing Operations, which let her learn more about how this area of business works.
Assir is an analyst with more than 6 years of experience, specializing in the analysis, researches, and AB experiments. His tech stack consists of Python, BI-tools, most popular SQL dialects, and pySpark. He used to work in telecom, banks, and financial startups.
Natacha has 20 years of experience in different projects/sectors and different functions. Currently she is Business and Data Analyst responsible for data and insights in Subscriptions Sector. Also Invited Professor (Marketing Research), Trainer of Pharmaceutical Marketing, External Consultant
Kekolo likes to describe herself as a data nerd who simply enjoys the coding, data crunching and emerging with powerful insights after getting lost in the data. With over 3 years in the field, she has worked in a consulting role at Mastercard, In October of last year, Kekolo started at SA Taxi Insurance.
Highly self-motivated IT engineer, specialized in the field of data. Hajar works as senior consultant at the digital part of the Boston Consulting Group. Key skills include software development, big data , business intelligence, and machine learning. Hajae enjoys exchanging with new people, working in a team and setting up new challenges.
Jennifer is IntelliDyne’s AI and ML Practice Lead with 9 years’ experience across education, healthcare, and government, and a Master of Science in Analytics from Georgia Tech. She was recently honored with the Northern Virginia Technology Council's 2021 NextGen Leader award.
AI solution Architect within 11 years of experience around designing and architecture business problems.
Nikola is a data scientist with a background in computer science. She has graduated from Faculty of Information Technology. Having experience with working for both - small start-up and large corporations, Nikola can pass on the differences and advantages of both.
Zeyned went through practical training on Computer Science by attending workshops, academic projects, internships such as her current internship in the department of Signal, Image and Sound Processing team at the LS2N Laboratory in Medical Image, working on Hamstring Muscles 3D Segmentation for Reproducible Volume Quantification.
Deborah Dormah Kanubala
Deborah .D. Kanubala is an NLP Engineer at Proto and the co-founder of WPSYG. She was voted among the 100 Most Influential People ( STEM Category) in 2019. Her research interest is in designing fair machine learning algorithms, causality, explainability, and AI ethics
Anna lives between the two worlds of academia and industry - she is a lecturer in Data Science, and a data scientist. In her academic career, Anna deals with music information retrieval topics (data science concerning musical audio and everything music related). She can help you with your transition from non-IT to IT data science .
Currently involved in multidisciplinary research around the use and implementation of responsible artificial intelligence in healthcare. Vedantha’s key interests are in innovation, industry emergence and ethical implementation of data based technologies such a AI. Vedantha is completing a PhD at the Graduate School of Business. Vedantha works with several technology companies and consultants to understand how technology is shaping the way we work, live and grow whilst also minimizing the risks to society.
Juliana is sales manager by day, entrepreneur by weekend and female mentor always. She is currently a Team Lead at TikTok, overseeing the Dining vertical in LA.
Nikoletta a Communications Manager at a Space Tech NGO. She has been working as a Digital and Social Media Coordinator in the Tech industry for the past 6 years going from Managed WordPress Hosting to IoT and now I am in the Space Industry.
Silvia Avilés Giraud
Silvia is a journalist and Advertiser really passionate about new technologies and the digital world. She is co-founder and leader of all the marketing and communications of NEBEXT.
Coming from RCG / Tech on Customer Experience in marketing & sales regional & global levelWorking with startups as mentor. Now Michaela is a Head Digital in Watch Industry/ formerly Oracle
Cynthia de Wolf
Cynthia is a Growth Consultant with expertise in performance advertising and content strategies. Organized growth events in Amsterdam for a couple of years. Now Marketing Lead of a DeFi startup.
Yulia is a marketing manager with 12 years of work experience, including 9 years in the tech industry. She she ss currently working at a B2B financial technology company Tools for Brokers, leading a marketing team as a Head of the marketing department.
Emily has over 24 years of experience as a transformational, global strategist and partnerships director. Enthusiastic and creative solution builder: Technology, Telecoms, Automotive, Pharma, FMCG, BWS, Financial, Public Sector, Gaming & Fashion
Kaylashni founded a Digital Media and Marketing Company called Visionaries. She has always wanted to be a part of the creative industry. Her company is still growing and so is she and for this reason, she wants to inspire young individuals to follow their passion.
Emma is a product marketing manager at Spotify with a passion for innovative technology and inspiring strong leadership. In her current role, she drives 90% of new product adoptions, has driven 43% product growth, exceeds marketing goals.
Studied Law & Economics in Germany and Hungary. Worked for Microsoft as a Customer Success Manager for Modern Work. Currently working for Google as an Account Strategist for Google Ads & operating as an Interviewer. Professional goals: working towards becoming a people manager
Kseniia has a Master's degree in International Business and Management and 4+ years of work experience in online marketing. She organised over 100 successful campaigns with German and international influencers on Youtube, Instagram, TikTok. Currently she works as a Client Solutions Manager at TikTok Germany.
Natalia worked as a freelancer managing websites development for some time. Late she became keen on IT Project Management and found her first job in IT in May, 2021. She can explain basic concepts of website development process, making good structure and writing SEO texts for websites.
Lucie De Antoni
Lucie is responsible for linking the company’s innovations, products, and services to build Jenji brand awareness, and drive strong demand and loyalty across all channels. Previously, she managed the Marketing Department of AirPlus International.
With 13 years of Marketing experience in ASX-listed corporations across Finance, Telecommunications and Media industries, Karin founded a purpose-driven business Florapeutic in 2020 with a mission to tackle flower waste issues in Australia.
Influencer Marketing Manager at Skyeng, Moscow, Russia. Marketing Executive at Empire City, Karaganda, Kazakhstan. Internship in Sales & Marketing at InterContinental Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE.
María has more than 10 years experience in marketing and communications in roles such as Marketing & Communication Manager, Marketing and PR manager, Business Director, Marketing and Sales director, etc. during which she developed an excellent understanding of different sectors.
Marika started with copywriting, went through the period of brand marketing, until it was a time for PPC campaigns & social media management for external clients. Currently she is the leader of 7-person team and she works exclusively for hotel industry.
Ashleigh is the Digital Marketing Director for a VC firm that spans talent management, fintech, luxury retail, and the non-profit space. She is deeply passionate about the social good sector, where she has a core focus on brand building, strategic partnerships, and fundraising.
Lucia started her career in international PR agency Fleishmann Hillard where she was in charge of a Czech companies Sapeli and Technistone. Then she continued to work in Neuroaxon - small, family clinic for the rehabilitation of children with disabilities. As the company was small and had few employees, marketing had to be built from the beginning.
With nearly 30 years of experience in information technology and a Masters Degree in Marketing, Sophie enjoys the blend of marketing, sales, and project management. She works in a marketing team where one of her roles is to manage internal and international events of up 3,000 participants from the initial budget through to the preparation and execution.
Entrepreneurship and startups
Became first runner-up in Bayer Innovative Competition in coming up with Innovative technology solutions in Agriculture. Currently working at Bayer East Africa as a supply chain specialists leading digital transformation projects in supply chain operations.
Leena Abu Mukh Zoabi
Joined the Skolkovo Foundation in 2016 expanding its cooperation activities with partners in the MEA region and Italy. Has gained vast experience in working with governments, senior executives and investments funds; helping dozens of startups attract partners and investment.
Liza has been working in corporate innovations scouting and sourcing startups for the last several years. She's done scouting and sourcing of startups for Severstal (Steel production), Magnit (Russian biggest retailer), several key Russian developers, and Skolkovo Foundation.
Nesrine Miro Padovani
With her 10+ years of professional record in different sectors and academic degrees (system engineering Ph.D., electro-mechanical engineer, Cloud Architect, Enterprise Architect), Nesrine had the opportunity to develop a unique expertise coupling "Tech+Business+Industry"
Regina is a program manager in the food and retail vertical. She sources negotiates, and facilitates collaborations between global startups and large corporates in Switzerland. She is interested in helping mentees to scale globally and make meaningful partnerships for your company.
Lebohang is an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, drone Pilot and she has 3 years of working experience as a Sales Consultant and fitness trainer. She aims to have a program that assists learners in remote areas to get as much information about careers they choose.
Raisa has a mixed background in Social Psychology(PsyS) and Digital Innovation(MSc). She has experience in startup accelerators, events and communities, customer research and success, product strategy, and patient experience.
Alina is a COO with over 10 years in business development, disruptive project launch and scale, marketing management, advertising, and public relations. She has launched a profitable fintech startup that is now a well-established market leader in the EU, CIS countries, Russia, Asia.
Founder&CEO at HelioRec | Women in GreenTech Award. Qualified Senior Engineer with more than 18 years experience in the energy sector and demonstrated a history of working as a project manager. A strong believer in renewables.
Veronika is a strategic design and sustainability professional with 10 years of experience mostly in retail, fashion, FMCG, and hospitality areas. She launched WeFuture - a consultancy that helps businesses with sustainability. Now she develops a project in the field of sustainability entrepreneurship in Berlin.
Viviane is a VC investor at Invest Tech, after one failed startup and several years as a finance professional. She is passionate about innovative business ideas. She helped an early-stage fintech that successfully raised more than 2 million euros to date. She is a board member of some of our investees and currently advises several founders.
Dr. Rufaro Mucheka
Dr. Mucheka has been in the SA Financial Services industry for>20 years. She worked in West Africa setting up a Wealth Management business. Recently set up own consulting business advising clients wanting to set up businesses don the continent. She also works as Business Development Consultant for Jersey Finance.
Faatiemah is a VC investor at Invest Tech, after one failed startup and several years as a finance professional. Recently completed a full-time MBA at IESE Business School. During this time, she helped an early-stage fintech that successfully raised more than 2 million euros to date.
Founder of Albanian ICT Academy and University Lecturer. With over 15 years of experience in the ICT field, brings extraordinary expertise in Software Development, Innovation, Management, as an ICT Startup Consultant and author of some scientific publications.
Katerina is working in education sector for the last 8 years, in Greece, Estonia, Malawi and Denmark supporting children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Since 2019, she has entered the entrepreneurship sector from the social enterpreneurship field, when she started social enterprise.
Kim has an MSc in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Linguistics, with a focus on predictive analytics research (specifically particle swarming), unsupervised machine learning, and smart tutors. Much of her past work is in security (NDA).
Josephine has extensive experience working in tech companies. She considers herself a generalist and has previously worked in Customer Success, Operations, Management and People and Talent. Most recently she was a Chief of Staff and member of the Senior Leadership Team at a startup.
Nancy recently launched Wyshcast to make financial planning more inclusive and accessible. Prior to entering the startup world, she spent 19+ years in financial services (JP Morgan Chase, BNP Paribas) and management consulting (McKinsey and Company, Accenture).
Experienced in strategy and leadership, with strong entrepreneurship skills, Simone’s challenge is to help companies in developing their business and teams. As a strategic leader, she has worked with multidisciplinary fields within a company, including financial, logistics and information technology.
Jin has a well-rounded skill set in project reporting and honed talents in project management and schedule and timeline management. Further, she is a recognized problem-solver and a communicative collaborator in her city.
Iris is a passionate marketeer with more than 6 years of experience in the tech industry. She has worked her way up to a manager role and to an industry that is so dear to her such as healthcare and mental well being. Currently she is leading the Marketing team at Neuroelectrics and mentoring mental health startups such as Oliva Health.
Being in business since 17 years old, Anna has passed the way from a sales manager and a CEO of a large trading company to a co-founder and CEO of two successful startups in FoodTech and HealthTech. Today she devoted herself to the Third Opinion Platform, AI-services to help doctors, nurses, and healthcare organizations.
Andisa is a Senior Commercial Sales Manager at Multichoice Group, with 10+ years of successful business development experience within B2B & Consumer, within financial services. She has launched successful banking products & worked with several startups and won the FNB Top Achiever Award twice.
2021 National and Global award winner - Angela is an information technology specialist and Entrepreneurial Mindset Profiler with close to 20 years extensive knowledge in Information Technology, business mindset and solutions - Angela's ‘no fluff, straight shooter’ approach guides business owners, with empathy, in taking their business to the next level.
Vivien is a business development professional with 10+ years of experience across a wide range of cultures and a proven ability to build programs and scale teams from the ground up. With a strategic and inquisitive mindset, Vivien has a passion for establishing collaborative partnerships and delivering innovative B2B solutions to drive business growth and delight customers.
Aliya Grig has a 12-year background in hardware tech and urban development. She successfully launched and sold two hardware startups. Aliya was listed as one of the Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs in Europe by Forbes magazine and Top 100 women entrepreneurs in AI and Big data by Leta Capital.
More than 3.5 years of experience in analyzing pre and seed startups in the US, European and Israel markets. More than 1.5 years of experience assisting Russian founders launch in USA. Olga can help with fundraising expertise and expertise in the analysis of the market, competitors and investment trends.
Ivelina Atanasova - Genchev
A result-driven and high-impact marketing strategist with over 20 years of experience with Growth Marketing, Brand Management, Communications, Digital Transformation, and Business Innovations. She is an award-winning founder of an international innovative education platform and a regular speaker at events on marketing, education, business strategy.
Galina is a professional businesswoman working over 10 years in IT. She has a profound experience in business development, project management, development of B2C & B2B products, marketing for IT and fintech projects. She is also a business consultant and personal coach on leadership and product management.
Georgia Demetriou is an Outdoors and Sportswear Designer turned 3D Fashion Implementation Specialist and Digital Transformation Specialist. She joined CLO Virtual Fashion in 2019 and is now pushing boundaries within fashion, by challenging current working methods to encourage technological advancements within the industry.
Leona started her career as a consultant for Oracle then Accenture. She travelled through UKIE working on client sites, experiencing many different projects and organisational cultures in large enterprises and government departments. Leona started Magia Consulting which has been an established business since 2016
Samantha Williams is an award winning e-commerce specialist and currently holds the senior management position of Commercial Director at Profitroom. Before joining Profitroom she worked as a senior revenue and product manager working with a mixed portfolio of over 75 luxury hotels.
Claire La Mothe-Karoubi
Claire has advised 30+ clients in C-suite mainly in tech in NYC, Jakarta, Nairobi, and Paris. Started as graphic designer/web developer, segued into growth marketing, then innovation consulting at Ipsos and now advise on strategy holistically for start-ups. Her past clients range from a travel app, to a social enterprise in sanitation, to the largest F&B companies globally.
Been working in the startup field for several years in all possible roles, first with starting some (inter|medium, Solway), then writing about them as the founder and editor-in-chief of a cleantech magazine Jälg (Estonian), analyzing them (as financial analyst in Funderbeam) and now accelerating their growth as a CEO of Beamline Accelerator.
Azza has 17 years of hands-on professional experience in the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industry. Working closely with highly reputed hospitals and medical professionals in the UAE helped her grow her professional portfolio in the diversified healthcare industry and built her vision for next generation automation and healthcare transformation through technology adoption.
Elena is cryptocurrency enthusiast, serial entrepreneur, business strategist, and advisor. In May 2021, she launched FlashBack, a bespoke ticketing platform that utilises NFT technology and reshapes the existing ticketing industry. FlashBack already secured a grant from Avalanche, had more than 100 media mentions including Hackernoon, Yahoo Finance, BeInCrypto.
Or is a curious individual searching for the unknown parts of innovation, Tech, cognitively, and globalization. As an Innovation ecosystem builder, she finds it easy to bring Innovators together. Failing to build a few ventures allowed her to know how to do things right eventually. Working with leading VCs, show the way things are being done – Accurate, Short, and focused.
He started his career in Finland as a Doctoral Researcher at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) in 2012. Since 2017 he has been working as a Chief Operating Officer (COO) at cleantech startup SpinDrive, which they co-founded with his LUT colleagues. He has been the first employee of the company and managed to attract 0.5 MEUR seed funding using venture capital to accelerate the company’s growth and employ first people.
Farida is a passionate community builder, content creator and public speaker. Since 2014 she has been creating content on tech, entrepreneurship, events, education and career. She loves being part of tech communities, and is currently Co-leading Google Developer Groups & Women Techmakers Budapest Community. She loves to inspire and empower everyone to learn and to grow.
Professional project manager with extensive 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Aicha has led strategy building, business development, digital marketing, venture capital and philanthropic fundraising to support underserved communities and entrepreneurs such as female entrepreneurs and underrepresented founders based in GCC and MENA.
Jenny is Founder of Star Consulting, Founder of Chinese Blockchain Media BlockGlobe since 2018, Curator of Global Disruptors Summit. One of 30 Women of RiseUP Program of Money 2020 in 2020. Bilingual moderator, Strategic Marketing and Strategy Advisor for Blockchain and Crypto projects since 2017.
Mónica Edwards Schachter
Mónica is researcher, consultant and trainer in social innovation and STEAM education with focus on Sustainable Development. She is currently lecturer on Creativity, Design Thinking and Gamification in the STEAM field and member of the European School of Social Innovation (ESSI) as well as innovation consultant.
Gemma Rubio Rodrigo
Gemma helps companies to improve their branding and communications using communication strategy, neuromarketing and UX. They create together a great strategy to connect and create an amazing relation with their target.
Tjaša undertakes the position of Program Manager with 9+ years of experience in building the field of social entrepreneurship and focuses on digital innovations. She is also managing the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs 2021 cohort in Slovenia.
Anna has more than 13 years of progressive experience in VC, commercial finance and advisory in a dynamic sales and multinational environment. At Lenovo, Anna supervised profitability of B2B segment and was in charge of financial control over SMB and B2C products. While working in Apple for 5 years, Anna was a financial partner to 5 business units and supervised 7 products.
Rohini has 6 years of experience as an advertising strategist for WPP & Omincom advertising agencies across North America and Asia. She is also a former founder of an anti-harassment technology startup, as well as a divergent team player at a market research automation tech startup. She currently works as a Senior Investment Associate for a venture capital fund.
Irina is Startup business development representative helping startups grow and scale on Amazon Web Services cloud. She has a unique 10 years experience in different fields including tech, consulting and fashion industry. She opened her own company and had to close it due to COVID-19, taking conclusions and learnings from that experience.
With over 20 years’ experience working for the likes of Microsoft and Google, Roberto Croci’s passion lies in innovation, startups and PEOPLE. Relationship driven, he has bridged the gap between corporates and startups across more than 20 countries, helping them develop real solutions that solve real world problems.
Bram van den Boom
Bram's background lies in industrial automation and data analytics. He has had several commercial roles positioning complex solutions with complex customers. The project values they focussed on got up to €16M. Since 2019 he started a company together with a Co-founder. They aim to improve the way Humans and Machines work together.
Anna-Maria is a serial entrepreneur with a versatile background. From programming and working multiple jobs from a very young age to building and managing an international e-commerce store with multiple technical and real-world complexities to now being the co-founder and CEO of Beast, the Tesla rental service you can access 24/7 through an app across multiple cities. A
Eugenia is CEO of russia SMB company named sektaschool that produce online-fitness programs. She is leading a team of 120 people and developing more then 5 it-products (CRM, CMS, LMC, site, apps (iOs&Android), Word Press Blog). She has grow the company revenue and build strong organizational structure.
Techstars Alumni. Head of Growth at Boston startup focused on a child development. Serial entrepreneur. 10 years in Education industry. Founder of a Publishing house. Technical background. Product and Marketing skills. Musician, passionate eternal learner, productivity evangelist and digital nomad.
Tamara Ferreira Schmidt
Tamara is a Brazilian physicist who specialized in Financial Engineering, Capital Markets and Derivatives. She has more than 14 years of experience in investments and product structuring at traditional and disruptive markets.
Nesrine holds a PhD in system engineering and complexity management, she's a senior strategy & management consultant, a digital transformations' expert, a blockchain and IoT solutions architect, an entrepreneur and a digital nomad CEO and co-founder of 2 Tech Startups.
Account Manager Workforce Solution Group at Dell Technologies. WSG Project nominated for Wall of fame in FY22. Verena motivates and engages her accounts to make their business more successful and competitive.
Sr. HR Business Partner, Align. Alina is enthusiastic and change-oriented HR professional with 6+ years of experience in tech industry (Intel, Align Tech., EPAM, Tinkoff Tech).
10 Years in HR with a focus on Recruitment. Ivan was working for Schneider Group, GE, Align Technology, and recently joined Wallarm as IT recruitment Team Lead.
For over 18 years she Yulia worked in the field of HR both in Russian and international companies in various roles - project manager for training and development, HR business partner, HR director.
Yana has 16 years of experience in various HR roles (including Sr. HR Manager role at Moscow branch of US-based med device company), worked closely with the leadership team.
Eni is a Brand Strategist, and Human Resource & Social Media Manager. Eni helps Start-Up businesses establish a cohesive online presence and make Brands and Influencers irresistible through psychology, strategy and design.
The Women in Tech Country Director for South Africa, Melissa has Technology from an Executive Search and Recruitment perspective for over 14 years in the UK and in Africa. She helps women to prepare for the workplace by helping with CV writing, Linked profile updates and Interview preperation.
Technology Recruitment specialist (Executive Search), Country Director for Women in tech South Africa
Isabel Ros Ruiz
Isabel is an HR leader with several years of experience scaling and developing tech startups in hypergrowth. She has worked in SaaS and IoT companies, developing the organization from the first stages to scale-ups counting around 100 employees.
More than 13 years in HR sphere, 10 of them in IT. More than 9 years in world-known IT Company Hewlett-Packard (HP). Support business from middle management to executives. Participating in different mentoring and volunteering projects. Developing HR colleagues as senior tutor on course for HR director.
Svetlana’s area of expertise covers a wide range of themes from e-learning development tools and gamification to management of a learning team including digital, trainings and coaching teams in an international financial organization.
Bożena Botero Leonik
Bożena is the HR Regional Learning & Development Manager, Mentor & Coach with certification of EMCC. Based on strong business experience in big international organization within regional and global roles and multicultural teams able to build trusted and effective collaboration with Leadership Teams.
Patricia has been living in Spain for the past 5 years focusing her career in People and Talent in startups. Working at these startups has provided very valuable insights into entrepreneurship and disruptive technologies- they have also been rather successful.
Louisa is currently Talent Acquisition Manager at VTS, and she has over 3.5 years of experience within Talent Acquisition. For nearly a year she has been with the Lane team (acquired by VTS), growing their business teams (sales, customer success, implementation and marketing) and helping bring us from 60 to 110 employees within 2021.
Elizabeth Benedict Christensen
Elizabeth is currently serving as the Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at a Fintech company. Five years ago, she decided to leave academia and find a career where she could put her passion for teaching, advising, and research into practical applications.
After 3 year working as HRBP for one of Polish banks, she applied for the same position within IT industry. At Netguru, she was promoted to HRBP team leader, HR Manager and interim Head of People. Now, Lidia is CHRO at Profitroom and she is happy to share her knowledge and experience.
Rebeca Fernández Alonso
Human capital Technology & HR Analytics expert with 12+ years’ experience. Blockchain expert with +4 years´ researching and use casing Human Capital Blockchain ecosystems for justice and efficiency; in addition to hold an MBA from the Cantabria University (Spain). Currently Rebeca is Head of HR IT transformation at Transcom.
Mikaela A Kiner
Mikaela is a founder, CEO, and executive coach. Her company Reverb helps organizations create healthy, inclusive cultures. Prior to Reverb, Mikaela held HR leadership roles at Northwest companies including Microsoft, Starbucks, and Amazon.
Alex has experience in IT companies as a HR (CEO-1 / CEO-2). She has expertise in HR brand building and HR marketing, hiring, creation of a grading system, C&B, management and HR analytics.
Leadership and management
20 years of HR experience both at Country and Group level. Currently ITPB for Global IT in Ferrero Passionate in CSR HR topics and experienced in different projects developments. Significant experience as HRBP, in different areas and Countries with a specific knowledge in merging and acquisition processes and post-acquisition integration. Member of International Coaching Federation, as ACC Professional coach
Olga is an experienced professional in HR Technology field with international work and study experience(Russia, Netherlands, the UK). She's been working and learning best practices in such corporations as PepsiCo, KPMG, and Deloitte both in strategic HR and in HR IT spectrum of different roles. In addition she is a certified Erickson solution-focused Coach for which to become I was studying in London.
Mihaela works for Philips since 2019 as Lead IT Business Partner. Mihaela brings 19 years of international experience from Silicon Valley-US, Germany and Netherlands (where she currently lives). Prior to Philips she worked for global organizations such DHL and AOL Time Warner. Her software, product development, supply chain background and change management are her key assets in helping organizations transform.
Michele is passionate about bringing innovative science to patients, solving problems creatively and inspiring teams to grow together and achieve ambitious goals. Consistently recognized for inspiring and empowering teams to deliver on ambitious goals, she bring a strong sense of purpose and build intentional networks with customers and stakeholders. Michele is a creative leader, a coactive coach, a mentor in the Healthcare BusinessWomen Association.
Director, Cloud Ops Engineering at Wrike / Citrix Systems. Engineering leader and manager with close to 20 years of professional software development experience. 8+ years of experience managing teams with diverse skill and expertise composition in agile environments.
Cyber security, Ericsson. An IT Advisory, Strategy and Information Security professional with more than 12 years of experience in areas such as Information Security Governance, Cyber Security, Risk Management & Compliance and Information Security standards.
Passionate HR Leader, Operations Manager and Organization Coach with substantial hands-on experience in complex HR transformation projects in an international environment. Leveraging synergy of people with smart processes, data-driven approach and easy-going automation solutions.
Passionate out-of-the-box thinker, hands-on-mentality, open minded & eager to grow, strong networker, cross-functional and interdisciplinary working skills, agile and growth mindset
Dani is the Principle TPM for Twitch Advertising - She owns the all-up roadmap, annual planning, & status accounting to both Twitch & Amazon leadership. Her primary role is to up-level the org through a combination of building/improving mechanisms and coaching.
Maria Augusta Torres
Maria is a manager for the development of projects at IBM Brazil. With more than 30 years of experience in IT, passionate about Diversity & Inclusion in Corporate Environment, operational excellence, Change Management with Innovation and projects.
Tanya is an experienced professional with 6+ years of work experience across SaaS Tech, Global Marketing, New Product Launches and end-to-end Project Management. She holds an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University - FT #15 "European Business Schools 2020".
Galina is in IT since 2002, she has held various positions in QA teams (from trainee to head of the department) in such companies as CBOSS, Luxoft, Sitronics, Sberbank-Technologies. She was engaged in both manual and automated testing. She has presented at conferences with reports on the topics of management, testing, and DevOps.
Shahana is a Professional Educator and Counsellor with over 10 years of diverse experience and a strong track record of fostering a child-centered curriculum and student creativity. She is currently supporting schools within the GEMS network to develop their counseling and career aspects.
Tracy is 30 years in IT. Started in marketing in a global vendor, moved into sales managing global system integrators. 9 years ago she set up her own business helping small businesses/start-ups navigate government frameworks and complex bids, restructuring activities in sales, and support to drive sales or realize operational efficiencies.
Tiwonge is an Adult Educator with a proven track record that spans over a decade in Human Capital Development, Academic, Communication&Customer Service Management. She has varied experience in lecturing, designing orientation programs & customizing training for supervisors in Leadership& Managerial skills.
Amar has started her work experience as a Salesforce Consultant. Always working in the same technology, she has been assigned as a team lead and a people manager a year ago after 4 years of experience. Months ago she decided to start her MBA journey and she has started working on her dream goal which is having a coaching center for juniors in their early career life.
Heba works with professionals to help them build a personal brand, communicate their message and tell their stories. That includes presentations, social media, and self-promotion at work.
Ieva is a highly driven and motivated executive that has spent over the last 10 years successfully delivering against every target. She builds strong connections and networks extensively to transform relationships and elevate business propositions that result in direct sales, value, and growth .
She has developed her career as being a link between the business and IT, both in the client and vendor position. She has worked in designing, developing, and also selling projects for a variety of industries including retail, finance, mining, distribution, e-commerce, pharmacy, telecommunications, healthcare e t.c.
Cherish has more than 11 years of experience within the e-commerce landscape and has had the pleasure of working for various (fashion) A-brands within Europe. Her focus has always been on digital growth and she has a lot of experience with all aspects of online.
Anna Timusheva is an expert in the field of general management with more than 15 years of experience. She wants to join the mentorship program to help talented women to find their successful career path and improve their management and leadership skills.
Anna is an IT service management expert with 15 years of experience in service centralization and digital transformations. Founder of The Female Enterprise and Kobiety Jutra brands, whose mission is to support women in building self-confidence. MBA graduate. Trainer, mentor, conference speaker.
Raquel is highly experienced in Solution Selling and Go-to-market Strategy in multinational IT companies. She's reliable and focused on long-term relationships. Her motivation is to create an impact on the global community, transforming the business and helping her teams, customers, and partners to succeed in a win-win approach.
Kalavati Singh works with Thoughtworks in the field of Delivery Management. Recognized as a balanced leader with Strategic and Operational excellence over 1.5 decades of IT experience, she is focused on Culture & Engagement, Continuous Improvement, Software delivery, Digital transformation through Competitive strategies.
Polona has 10+ years experience of in program and people management, owning planning, reporting, delivery execution, and operational efficiency of technical cross-functional teams and programs. She is skilled at building and leading teams with a deep focus on results and proven success in executing against OKRs and business goals.
Ethan is focused on building the future of technology. He is known as a talent gatherer and has hired 1000's of candidates. Ethan is passionate about building fantastic teams with the right people. He feels culture is an intentional practice, that it’s an evolution over time.
Marina holds an MA and a Ph.D. in motor systems neuroscience (psych) where she published open-source works on the types of behavioral and environmental contexts that can help the brain learn multiple motor skills at the same time. She works as a data scientist (with a behavioral science lens) in market and brand strategy research.
Sahatqija is a Master in Electronics & Telecomm. Certified Digital Transformation Expert, Graduate Certificate: Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Dartmouth College US. Former Dep.Minister, Ambassador, MP. Vast experience in management in business, institutions, diplomacy, & leadership.
Elena's career started in IKEA in Moscow, she worked in Retail, Project Management, and Marketing. Then she joined a London-based marketing agency. Now she is supporting a fintech startup to roll out ImageNPay prepaid card app for iOS and Android devices, alongside her Cybersecurity masters.
Karolina is a qualified coach and mentor who runs their own leadership coaching firm. She's been in the HR & People management space for 10 years. She's passionate about leadership development and helps leaders discover their authentic leadership style, unlocking their potential and helping them speed track their success.
30 years of experience in Sales, Operation and marketing, leading diverse teams in global tech companies. Mentor of startups and their C-level Her goals are to continue to develop herself as a mentor, board member and as a startup founder. Focused on initiatives related to gender equality, ESG and social development.
Galina started IT-career as a copywriter in 2009, she created effective marketing teams in IS and retail IT companies, then - sales and development teams in IT distributors. She is a psychologist, coach ICF. Her key professional skills include expensing client base, sales support system development, IT marketing and management sales and IT-marketing team leadership.
Kay is a digital leader with a track record of increasing revenues by 80%, founded and growing eCommerce companies for over seven years. These results are achieved by leveraging technology to increase revenue while significantly reducing costs through digital transformation.
Gemma is a leader for the Region of Durham currently immersed in a 3-year enterprise program that will modernize and change the way we serve customers. She is a project manager with years of business analysis experience. She cares about her team and wants to succeed together, embedding coaching and mentoring into everyday activities.
Anna has 13 years of IT experience in the roles of Lead Business Analyst, Program Manager, Application Development Manager, and Director of Operations. Key areas of specialization include consulting, business analysis with a focus on project management, team management, roadmap planning, process optimization, requirements elicitation, use case development, gap analysis.
Antoinette has 28 years of experience in Financial Services, her passion is the development of people so that they can prosper in both their personal and professional lives. She believes that you can only contribute to the prosperity of others if you are able to teach yourself to listen and learn.
Dr Thana Sathasivam leverages on more than 25 years of managerial experience to address a broad range of problems and challenges faced by individuals, teams, leaders and organizations. As she started working more and more with people in project management front, she realized personal development require constant reminders.
Natalja is a marketing and management professional. Since 2015 - managing director of a training center STEP IT Academy Cambodia, specializing in tech education. In 2019 she has founded a non-profit educational program: the first female coding club in Cambodia - Sisters of Code. 6 years experience in education, 6 years in marketing in telecom and 7 years in banking. Professional goal: grow educational possibilities in tech.
Co-Owner and founder of Skai – A human-centered consultancy firm (CX/UX/UI/AI/DX and management consulting). She is a certified behavioral economist & Customer experience global practitioner. She managed many squads across Africa. She has successfully mentored & coached individuals and has been awarded Women of Influence for Nedbank.
Shubhangi is an out of box tinkerer, a community expert, empowering people to create change. She has a collaboration with Teach For India. She is proud of Raahee and knows that what they are doing is for a good cause and is impacting lives makes her feel proud of the work they've been doing and gives her the drive to keep doing more.
Adriana is co-founder of The Fabricant - a digital fashion house, creating the wardrobe of the metaverse. She has 20 years of experience in global consumer brands like Coca-Cola, SCJohnson, Orange mobile, Nike, and Hema.
Sofia has 20 years of experience in IT industry where she started as a consultant, and progressed to manage teams of up to 1700 people across the globe. She enjoys very much working with different cultures, which grew with the possibility to manage teams with more than 60 nationalities.
Shenila is a Project Manager in the IT field with experience in managing cross-functional and diversified projects. She specializes in delivering projects using traditional and agile methodologies ensuring delivery of projects through effective management of resources.
Georgina is an architect solutions b2b in salesforce. System running large teams and digital transformation. Passionate about the way companies approach making women feel included safe and supported in the workplace.
Fionna is an experienced Head of Product Design and Development with a demonstrated delivery history of working in the Banking as well as the Insurance Industry. She is a passionate believer in the power of Digital enabling the way we work, live and connect with each other.
Kamila is a lifelong learner, results and purpose-driven professional in corporate, startup and non-profit environments in global, regional, and local structures. Successful track record in leading high-performing teams, always driven by the motivation to build and deliver products/brands that create value to consumers, business, planet, and society.
Rachel held leading management positions in global hi-tech companies, including Texas Instruments, DSP Group, Cardo Systems, and garage startups. She's passionate about designing, developing, and delivering IoT solutions, using cutting-edge technologies, and building best-in-class teams with a "Can-Do" mentality.
Rana is an information security consultant and an enthusiast entrepreneur. She's an entrepreneur interested in big data and data analytics related to the food industry and food security. She holds a bachelor's degree in IT and a master's in IT management. She's looking forward to being a tech influencer for young generations.
Hadis believes that, when people are learning, they are growing. For her, every day is an opportunity to make the world a better, more creative, and more compassionate place. As the Co-founder and CEO of "HAAMI Digital Consultancy", she tries to help businesses in this direction. She's eager to learn new concepts in the world
Charu is an MBA qualified immensely versatile and creative engineer of entrepreneurial attitude with a proven track record of operations, sales, marketing, strategy & projects etc. in various industries. Currently working in Sales at AppsFlyer. She started her career as an engineer at L&T and has held leadership roles in startups afterward.
Multicultural expert, having lived in 6 countries and worked with people from 58 countries. Tremendous experience in recruiting, training, coaching, leading and managing teams for Fortune 100 companies & start-ups. Evi wants to empower people and help them achieve their personal and professional goals.
Amrita has been working in corporate innovations scouting and sourcing startups for the last several years. She's done scouting and sourcing of startups for Severstal (Steel production), Magnit (Russian biggest retailer), several key Russian developers and Skolkovo Foundation. Now she serves as Mentor for several startup/acceleration programs.
Briana is an accomplished RevOps leader with more than 14 years of SaaS, O&G, Revenue Operations, Strategy & Operations, Finance, Procurement, and Business Intelligence experience.
Amna holds the position of Customer Experience Manager at Qatar Development Bank. As part of her mandate, she is also leading the Digital Transformation Strategy for the bank. Amna’s educational background is a Business Administration Bachelors from Carnegie Mellon and a Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) from HEC Paris majoring in Digital Transformation.
Smitha is a senior leader in her organization & has 16 years of multi-market experience (in-house & agency marketing communications roles across ANZ & Asia Pacific) specializing in strategic integrated communications & analytics. She works closely with technology brands & c-level executives to architect & consults on their marketing communication strategies
Susan holds bachelor of Arts majoring in computer science 1986. Worked in IT - programmer, lead designer, team leader, project manager from 1987 through to 2021. Started Bluebird Coaching in 2008, and renamed it to Bluebird Transformations 2019 (Mentor/Coaching mid management (emerging team leaders & project managers) as well as Personal Coaching & Transformations.
Nino started her career in Corporate Finance and has served in a CFO position in Real Estate, Media, and Education sectors. She moved to General Management and accumulated 5+ years of experience. Now she settled in the Tech industry and doing her Masters in IT Management.
Chet Hirani works for 15 years in Software Tech, climbing up the ladder and working with executives, giving him insight into people’s minds, and making a better analysis of the struggles. He now enables the solutions to develop people and businesses in Leadership, Growth, and Performance.
An inspiring digital transformation leader with clear vision and proven track record of taking organizations to the next level of performance that transforms businesses into strategic digital enterprises. Alla’s mission is to help companies leverage innovative technologies to unlock opportunities.
Nataliia is at a freelance since 2019. Key results: 57 national and international consulting assignments, a wide range of partnerships, 37 successful cases of personal development coaching. Among her clients: PennState University, Singularity University, Higher School of economics, Corporate University of Sberbank.
Helen is an innovative Clinical Psychologist, Peak Performance Expert Strategist and Speaker Change Leader. After becoming a drummer and building a creative drum therapy modality titled Druminspire, her fascination with rhythm effecting consciousness inspired her journey into neuroscience which resulted into her pivoting her expertise into Peak Performance.
Andrea is a CoActive Professional Coach focused on coaching individuals in leadership roles that want to transition into Agile and Wholehearted Leadership. She has 10 years of experience as a software developer and almost 14 years of experience with Agile ways of working starting out when she was still a developer. She is an experienced agile coach helping teams and organizations deliver better results.
Senior Manager with 5 years of diversified management experience including startups mentoring, management, business expansion, promotion, innovation policies. Launched the Skolkovo Softlanding Program for foreign companies in Skolkovo Innovation Center. Attracted 250 high-tech international companies to the Russian innovative ecosystem. Professional speaker and mentor.
Gita has 23 years of IT experience in IT within the Banking industry. She started out as a junior programmer & worked her way up to a tech lead, eventually moving into a development manager role. Due to her successful track record, she was then appointed as CIO of her area with additional systems to take care of. Her most recent position is in QA and IT delivery in a banking startup.
Sonal has over 20 years of Banking Industry, IT domain and process consulting experience with marquee clients across geographies. She is a transformation expert, bringing ideas to life and enabling teams to focus on high-performance and delivery excellence.
Dariia is s professional with managerial experience in sales and marketing. Last 8 years, she managed different businesses, from FMCG to Mobile Apps. Her main experience is in people management, team building, growth hacking, and both online and offline marketing.
Multilingual product and marketing strategist, digital engagement expert, and entrepreneur. She has got an international experience at top global media companies (Turner) and tech startups (PitchMe) delivering high qualitative products and services .
A qualified chartered accountant, who has worked with start-ups to listed corporates, locally, regionally and internationally operating across financial services, professional services, and ICT. Currently, the Group CFO of iOCO; NED and advisor.
Currently located in Germany, Düsseldorf, Sara works as Sales Executive for Microsoft. The industry she is active in is Financial Services & Insurance where she is responsible for driving Cloud sales at strategic customers.
Svetlana’s current role is execution in sales field within the innovative team of Align. By the moment she has taken many roles including leadership in sales, and key account management (retail FMCG sector; pharma channel and dental solutions), developed her skills as a sales lead and coach for teams and individuals.
Ana is coming form Skopje, North Macedonia. Her background is in biochemistry, molecular biology. 5 years ago she joined a health-tech company, SOPHiA GENETICS, as sales person, than she was promoted to Inside sales manager and now as global channel partner manager.
Karimi completed her undergraduate degree in Information Systems and spent her early career specialising in IT consulting. For her MBA, she specialised in social innovation and entrepreneurship, exploring how to create social value in sustainable and innovative business models.
Carole has over 30 years of international business development and entrepreneurial experience with the Red Rabbit Project. Her expertise and experience in consulting fields as diverse as information technology and the manufacturing, medical sectors.
Elena loves and understands how to grow and expand business all over the globe. Past 16 years she has been developing commercial strategy, building teams and leading enterprise-level sales Experience in various industries.
Sharita is a purpose led Innovator and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion advocate, Coach and Advisor. She is passionate about leveraging the power of technology to drive social change and to create an equitable and inclusive society for everyone.
Edwige’s passion for communication and help personal development guide her to the opportunity to become Head of Tech Talent and Trading System in her current company.
Paola is the Founder and CEO of Strategy Advisory Solutions aimed at supporting founders and small businesses in the effective execution of successful business strategies. Currently, she is bootstrapping a platform for consultants to manage their clients.
Natasha has 15+ years of experience across a wide range of SAP financial and public sector modules. In-depth experience from multiple successful implementations of tech projects. Took on lead roles on multiple IT implementation projects and been a key player in various areas of project implementation.
Social entrepreneur and founder of the global online platform Wamsport.pro that aims to connect those who love sport with grass-roots sports clubs and teams, and helps to unlock the power of physical activity to achieve equality and diversity.
India is a passionate writer and content strategist who helps tech companies craft their brand narratives and elevate them in the media. India has nearly seven years of writing, media relations, and communications experience amplifying brands and building thought leadership platforms for company executives.
Kristina’s first role in the industry was in sales admin for a tech start up (<20 people). From there, she demonstrated her organization and communication skills and moved into Project Management. She eventually moved to Capgemini where she made a sideways move into Business Analysis and has since started at Epic Games.
Defining key strategies for economic and digital business sector based in advanced digital technologies. Leading public policies focused on digital citizenship through the deployment of smart city programmes, digital training, inclusion and empowerment of society.
Kamila started her career in IT in a deep-tech startup WayRay and worked with a company through launch and first funding rounds. After WayRay, she worked with different startups (mobile, crypto) and businesses, specializing on marketing, branding and PR.
Currently Natioa is CEO of Exactpro Systems Georgia and Co-founder of GeoSTQB. Main role spans managing various directions of developing the Exactpro branch in Georgia and at the same time, with other remit, she supports developing software testing direction in Georgia.
Nicolle has spent over 20 years in the social sector, combining her skills and experience as a technology consultant, business analyst, program/board director, manager and health educator and university degrees in psychology and social impact analysis into the founding of full-service consulting firm Create Agency.
Suzie has been working in online advertising technology for over 10 years now. She started off at the entry level, managing relationships with publishers (websites) and has since moved to plan and execute development business and product strategies, both in the EU and across southeast Asia.
Pavlina has eight years of progressive work experience at the intersection of research, project implementation and stakeholder engagement. She is publishing and speaking on the human rights and security impacts of cybersecurity.
Sanyukta happy place is brand content and marketing. In a world of scrollable-information overload, she enjoys drawing up insightful and creative content perspective. She hunts for good stories, work with storytellers, do her research and chart teirs strategies aligned with what clients want to achieve.
Heather is currently a Manager at Stripe, supporting EMEA and LATAM Technical Program Management teams. Her path to tech wasn’t as direct as most — she graduated with a sports broadcasting degree and worked for the NFL hosting webisodes.
Elena is responsible for the Applications Division in the European Delivery Center where she will build further on expanding the Software development activities. Additionally, she is also working in close cooperation with end-customers to provide excellent delivery capabilities towards them.
Harita works as Sr. Engineering Manager in Expedia Group. She has 15+ years of experience in software engineering in various broad domains like travel, cloud computing, platform architecture teams in various companies like Expedia, 343 Industries, Microsoft, Deloitte.
Worked for the City of Los Angeles from 1992-2004, Construction Project Manager. Past President – American Women Association 2011-13, became first non-Bahraini NGO to receive a grant for the award-winning Bahrain Quilt project.
Renee is a senior leader with 15 years of project management experience in the tech, pharma and digital marketing industries. She just recently received MBA with honors, specializing in Strategic Leadership, Strategic Thinking and Business Law.
Hawa is a passionate hardworking pharmacist with experience as a change agent, project management as well as production and Quality.
Jyo is an award-winning customer success leader with over a decade of experience in the B2B software-as-a-service space. She has spent most of her career helping start ups and enterprises across the globe build scalable, meaningful customer journeys.
Tanya Aguila currently leads our Asia Support Global Black Belt Team in Microsoft Solutions sales organization, working with our most important partners and customers. Her team partners with teams of technical, partner and support resources to meet our most complex customer’s support needs.
A Certified Executive Coach from ICF (USA), HR, Talent Management & Organization Development professional with an extensive experience working with local and multinational organizations in the following areas: setting up an HR function from ground zero; recruitment, on-boarding, training and business partnering.
Tatia’s dedication to the field has evolved from a largely personal passion to academic and professional expertise in the last few years. She is Co-founder of non-governmental organization - Women for Change, Head of Communications at GeoSTQB, Communications lecturer at Team Education Ge.
Elena has been managing remote teams for several years, providing great results when it comes to KPI’s and KR’s. Her biggest achievements are having two startups and for one helping to raise 35.000€.
Olga is a self-made person. Very skilled in the legal field, from a secretary of the court to a managing partner of a law firm. For more than 3 years she consulted businesses and worked with innovations. Cofounder/founder of 3 startup projects. Around 7 years of mentorship experience.
As a hotelier Agata has been working in Front Office and next in Reservation & Revenue Department where she was responsible for e.g. reservation management as well for planning & implementing revenue strategy.
Justnya has more then 10 years of experience in finance industry, mainly in derivatives space. She was working in Accenture, ING Bank, Santander Bank and more than 5 years she spent in Goldman Sachs.
As an Organizational Psychologist & a Management Consultant, with a Certificate of Coaching in Solution Focus from Erickson Coaching School, Betty has been developing point-to-point cultural transformational and change management projects in SMEs and big-scale international organizations.
With 12+ years international career in multinational organizations across EU and Russia, she now applies her strategic business expertise to power if empowering women. She runs women leadership programs for FMCG, IT & Mining companies as well as coach women.
Currently working as a Head of Marketing, love every second of her job and being able to bring change. Part of her role is to also be a leader to different people in the organisation, and she loves what she does.
Edyta ys an enthusiastic and self-motivated Customer Success Director with excellent analytical and communication skills. She works strategically towards the objectives, thinking outside the box to improve and develop processes, whilst driving the business from all revenue streams.
In the past years Urszula has gained vast experience in startup and corporate context with proven leadership track record. As a strong executor she has managed client relationships from the close of a new deal through the product launch.
Josina Rodrigues is a blockchain advisor & consultant and the first holder of blockchain PhD in Portugal. She worked for over 20 years in the corporate world as a Marketing & Finance Director and as a Consultant & Advisor for several enterprises based in Latin America and Europe in different sectors.
Vinoliah is a Client Technology Leader viewed as a virtual Chief Technology Officer and a part-time Non-Executive Director. She is also a frequent conference speaker, visionary and goal-oriented professional with over 13 years’ experience in strategy development and execution, project leadership and technology.
Veronika is a 3x AWS certified Business Developer that helps Startups & SMEs to drive innovation with Amazon Web Services. She is also a guest university speaker where she demystifies tech sales, cloud computing for business and share insights on building an international career.
Aleksandra Plazinic, Ph.D.
Dr. Aleksandra Plazinic is Executive Communications Coach, Trainer, Keynote Speaker, and University Lecturer with a Ph.D. in communications, two master’s degrees, and certified NLP master coach trainer and consultant.
Natasja de Hoog
With a legal background, Natasja has experience in the execution of change processes, reorganizations company management structures, key account management (+ € 10 mln) and product development/innovation.
Paule is experienced professional skilled in Incident Management, Service Delivery, Service Desk, People Management, Client Relationship Management and Project Management.
Galit explores the wild and imaginative side of emerging technologies and their impact on our cultures, behaviours and interactions. She is passionate about a future in which technology is integrated into everyday life but does not control it.
Priya Guliani is the UK President for Government Blockchain Association, a global non-profit organisation focussed at promoting blockchain technology. Priya is an impact entrepreneur and advisor to an impact fund and start-ups.
For 15+ years Rebecca has led global teams in the Customer Success and Account Management in both the traditional financial services and Fintech space. Over the past few years, she personally made the leap from a global, senior management role in a large Financial Institution to be employee #22 at a FinTech start-up and lead a team through scale up.
Katerina joined biggest oil services company as field engineer (laboratory testing, calculations, field execution etc), currently works as general engineer (focal point for client, participation in tender) Team member of work breaking job in Sakhalin, Team lead for first technology application in Turkmenistan.
As an organisational psychologist, people operations professional and a coach Una support organisations and people with customised approach to manage change, to develop and implement soft skills programs, and to empower themselves in achieving career goals and thriving in work environment.
Ranjani has more than 14 years of experience in setting up and growing Data Science teams, Product Management, Consulting, and Customer Experience Analytics with stints across high tech companies such as Dell, Oracle, and VMWare.
Driven professional with experience in the media industry, currently within the maritime and offshore energy sector. Driver of digital transformation within Navingo, including the realisation of new crossmedia online platform and implemantation of data driven strategy while taking the human factor into account.
Ayumi Moore Aoki
Founder and CEO Women in Tech® and Social Brain® | Supervisory Board AutoFill | Forbes Business Council | TEDx Speaker | Mother of 4. Ayumi is a social entrepreneur committed to driving positive, sustainable change through technology.
Chief Marketing and Growth Officer at Rakuten Viber. Experienced marketing executive within tech industry, has held senior marketing and growth roles at several leading international tech organizations like Apple, Rakuten Viber, VEON, Group M at the convergence of digital marketing, mobile apps, fintech, ecommerce, adtech and online content.
Kristina works in STEM in delivery and managerial roles. She started with her sole passion for Technology. On her own merit and with no coding background, by now she got globally recognised professional certification (PMP).
Bettirose is a CS graduate with a Master's degree in Mobile Telecommunications and Innovation. She has vast experience building products and working with customers globally. As a Program Manager at Microsoft, she supports developers globally creating applications on Microsoft Graph API.
Business Engineer and Business Administrator with 9 years of experience in baking, mining, telecommunications and insurance. Project Manager with 7 years of experience . Co Founder, Board Member and mentor at Pakku.
A Certified Data Product Manager with 17+ exp, delivering solutions to complex problems. After more than a decade-long career as a full-timer, Samiksha started sailing Solo in 2015. As a Solopreneur, serving startups across Australia, Singapore & India.
Experienced design thinking led digital transformation and strategy project manager with a track record of meeting and surpassing organizational set targets, currently leading a team of 26 members as a project manager while holding an array of experience across business, design and technology.
Modupe is a Product Manager with experience leading cross-functional teams to plan, build, launch and manage innovative products and features. She uses product management to solve problems by creating products that people want and love to use.
Alexandra Ciobotaru is a speaker, moderator and product manager. She built a reputation as a business thought leader in the start-up ecosystem in Copenhagen and concentrates on product and growth at Novoresume.
Experience includes managing technical projects and teams collaboratively in software development and education environments. Track record of meeting project targets and exceeding KPIs.
Since 2005 Dina has been working as an IT consultant for the internationally recognized brands including Atomic, Arc’teryx, Salomon, Suunto, Wilson, Peak Performance, Escada, Triumph, Siemens.
Tania is the Head of SME at Mastercard for the EEMEA region. Prior to that, she was the Director for Product Development at Mastercard, focusing on Digital enablement in South Africa.
Iwona is a PMP®, PRINCE2®, AgilePM®, PSM I® certified IT Project Manager, lecturer, researcher, and mentor. Her experience includes 12 years in Business Analyst and Project Management roles in software houses, corporations, and a startup.
Ksenia is a patent and trademark attorney, and help to launch the product into the market. Also, she can help with the startups at early steps in protecting IP and protecting the product from infringments.
Responsible for command the internationalization of my own Design and Tech company with only 5 years of experience, now with operations in Europe and Brazil. Consultant and Instructor of SEBRAE-Brazil.
Sophie is a product person with a passion for making a social impact through her work, particularly in financial and educational inclusion. Her international startup experience has given her a continual drive to build great products for a wide-ranging audience.
Started his career as a Software Developer in 2007. Till 2010 Kerim have worked as a Developer. Worked as a Project Manager between 2010-2016 at Turkish Association of Local Authorities. Since december 2021 he is working as an IT project manager at Turksat, our national satellite and communication company.
Laila is a French Moroccan globe trotter, former Software Engineer converted to Product Manager. She moved to product management after realizing how much she loved asking "why" are team building any given feature.
8+ years of professional experience in IT, working in Product Management and Business Strategy for IT products in Spain, Thailand and Japan. Managed teams and led innovation programs. MBA in International Management, Masters in Mentoring and Coaching.
Seasoned product leader with 10+ years of success in e-commerce, consumer web services and marketplace platforms, with proven track record in highly competitive industries and rapidly evolving.
Clara is a passionate self-taught communicator that specializes in data and marketing products. She has lead analytics, product, and marketings teams of up to 5 people and has driven 20+ products that help drive revenue or enable other internal teams.
Passionate about customer experience, business data driven and technology initiatives. Nozipho has strong experience working across multiple geographies Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America.
Lexie Titterington Kempsell
Lexie thinks that it's imperative for women in tech to give back to the community and give others the opportunity to thrive. She has 7 years of experience in Product, at Big (Booking.com) and small (Marshmallow) organisations, optimising existing products, bringing new ones to market.
Prerna Sirohi Seahwag
A strategic B2B Sales & marketing leader with over 17+ years of experience in IT & Telecom Industry. Connects unexpected dots of markets, solutions and buyer behaviours into a strategy to deliver business growth. Executes with focus. Builds great teams. Shapes the next generation.
Stephanie has been working in tech for 7+ years. She moved into product management by first working directly with customers in a support role. Then, she moved into a more technical role doing music production engineering and quality assurance before landing into product management.
In her role as a PM at a fintech company, Ivelina leds a lot of process optimization and 3rd party integration initiatives to scale up the product and services. In her current role as a Senior PM at Springer Nature, she is responsible for a database product for life-science researcher.
For the past 3 years, Patrícia has been working on the development of omnichannel platforms for both retail and business users, for banks in different geographies, such as Portugal, UK, Angola, Jordan, and Dominican Republic. She particularly thrives at helping projects create innovative and user centred solutions. Before this, Patrícia worked in corporate banking for 12 years, at the second largest private bank in Portugal. There, she was responsible for managing French companies established in Portugal, from different activity sectors, mainly Retail, Food & Beverage and Insurance. She also worked one year in private banking, managing High Net Worth Individuals in an advisory investment role.
Started off as a Business Analyst within the financial industry, spent first five years building apps, online solutions and backends. Became a team leader in year 3 leading a team of analysts. Now working as a Business Enablement Manager (product owner) in tech innovations.
Eva’s background is on pharmaceutical sciences. She decided that she’d like to work on a different area because she is passionate about tech. Now, as a Product manager, working with stakeholders and eng teams to deliver products that amaze customers.
Domenique is from Sydney Australia and has lived and worked in Singapore for 6 years and now living and working in Japan (close to 4.5 years). Most of her career has been in Talent Acquisition with her current role as a Senior Project Manager at Indeed Japan working in a global team - Global TA Special Projects.
Justyna is a Product Owner with several years of experience in working in waterfall and agile methodologies (Scrum). Currently, she focus on delivering the greatest possible value to our customers. She loves working with people, development, and their challenges.
From NYC to SF, Talia has worked in large corporations, small start ups, B2B SaaS and marketplace businesses, and a leading micro mobility transportation company. As a Senior Product Manager at Lime, she seeks to create the best first ride experience.
7+ years of experience as Digital & Growth Marketer, 4+ years of experience as Product Manager, 2+ years of experience as Tech Mentor, 5+ years of experience working in tech. Work experience in national/multinational corporations and startups.
Professional Profile: FMCG; Information Technology & Services As a Senior-Professional, she retains combined experience of over 20 years within FCMG and Consumer Electronics, serving world leaders in the beverage, dairy products, healthcare, mobile, advertising and media sectors.
At ABARFAN-Tech the company, where he worked as CEO for more than one year and was mainly in charge of leading the team, filling the gap between the customer’s need and company services flow.
Monique de Meyre
14 years Monique works as a Senior Marketing Communications Manager at international consultancies Capgemini & Booz Allen Hamilton. Currently she is supporting many female leaders in personal and professional development by unlocking their individual full potential.
Sadaf Shaheen Awan
Sadaf is a Founder of Women Technology House . She has 7 years of experience in web development and design field. She has worked with different software houses , NGOs and Private Companies as a Web Developer and Graphic Designer.
Christy La Guardia
Since 2008, Christy has been building digital solutions for a variety of industries domains including industrial pumps, HVAC, refrigeration, real-estate, apparel, entertainment, and fitness & wellness. Currently, She is a Senior Software Engineer for the late-stage startup, ClassPass.
Software Engineer at Facebook. Angela worked as a software engineer for the past 6.5 years. She has gone from entry level to tech lead over the years, developing her technical and leadership skills.
Anjana has worked in varied roles such as, developer, requirement refinement, scoping the product, testing, automated test, test driven, and deployments. Over the years she has faced typical hurdles as a woman such as, boxing her to a role, advancing a peer of lesser or equal skills.
Khatuna is from Georgia, now based in Germany and working as a frontend developer in VICO Research & Consulting GmbH. She has more than 4 years of working experience as a frontend developer. During this time she was working as a lecturer in one of the academy in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Jennifer has served as a manager for Kiruafrica, a culture and news company that she created in 2016. She managed more than 170 people in addition to directing their day-to-day activities. In 2016 Jennifer held the position of Contract Management Officer and Contract Specialist.
Semra is an ambitious engineer whose priority is team dynamics and the delivery of high-quality code. She has worked as a Software Engineer for more than 4 years. She worked in large organizations such as Trainline and in small startups which now have millions of daily users on their online platforms.
Isabella Soares de Lima
Isabella has been working with web development for 3 years and she has a degree in Computer Science. She started her career as a full-stack and she has been working with front-end development for 1 year and a half. For a few months, she also mentored a front-end training Bootcamp for women.
Hailey is a finalist for Google's Women Tech Founders MENA program 2021, and she actively develops AI, ML, and more. Before launching her own company, Hailey has championed several projects for RTA, Emirates Digital Wallet, Mashreq Bank, and UNC Medical School.
Lina is an intermediate front-end developer with three years of experience. Within these years, she has worked as a full-stack developer as well. Her goal is to continue working in the field of engineering and help younger colleagues to do the same.
Raneem is an emerging technology enthusiast working as a Blockchain Consultant at Smart Chain and a technical course trainer at Pearson Professional. With 6+ years of providing her services in the IT industry in Saudi Arabia skilled in Project Management, Web Development, Consultancy, Training, Content writing for tech courses and Public Speaking
Priyanshi Sharma is a Computer Science Engineering with specialization in Artificial Intelligence undergraduate. In the field of web-dev, she has made several projects like orphanage management system which is a webapplication made using html, css, js ,php and mysql.
She's been contributing as a developer and technical manager for 11 years, and she's been working with different projects for enterprise web application development and integration, with different clients and business sectors. She's also developing her mentorship/coaching skills, with her main focus on empowering other women in their lives.
After working 10 years at Sun Microsystems (a large multinational with billions of turnover) Dan moved to a small computer security company to become a corporate spy. It was fun but it didn't scratch his itch to learn and teach. 12 years ago he started his own company (Dogsbody Technology).
Maike has a Bachelor in Business Administration and a Master in Data Science. She has 3,5 years of professional experience as a software engineer in the machine learning but also personalization domain at a large multi-national bank (ING). She was invited to give a talk at the PyData 2020 conference.
Stephanie Belén Saavedra Ayarde
Stephanie had the opportunity to lead different work teams. Her current professional goals are being Google Developer Student Club Lead, Director at Club de Chicas Programadoras Bolivia, Instructor of programming at Nos Gusta La Ciencia, UNICEF, and AGETIC.
Pinkie is a software developer with 5 years of experience. She is passionate about learning and solving problems through technology. Her current professional goals is learn a new language every 3 months and upskill her skills more. She also wants to be able to mentor so she can do knowledge transfer sessions.
Julissa is a Software Engineer with +5 years of experience developing technological products mainly with C#, in different sectors such as Health, Education, and Insurance. She currently works as a Software Engineer II for Pacífico Seguros Inetum.
Lisa is a Bachelor of IT degree from NITH in Oslo. She has worked as a consultant since 2004, in Accenture, Avanade, Webstep, Boitano, and Vivende. In Boitano and Vivende She is also a partner with shares in the company. She has worked on many different projects for different customers, within many different domains.
Delivered multiple projects including moving live tax registration data from SQL to a no-SQL store, transactional invoicing, monthly invoicing, precompute tax calculation, maintaining and enhancing legacy system that were responsible for all tax calculations, database modeling for inventory and for page feed on a social media initiative.
Natasha has been an Engineer for almost 4 years now and specialise mostly in Node.js (TS & JS). She prides herself in having great soft and technical skills, and she has a strong understanding of agile principles and effective ways of working.
Kunika is a Software Development Engineer at Walmart. Having had Worked in around 20 Industrial Internships, she has Worked on Live projects for US Clients too. Also, a part time Mentor at some platforms; just sharing her knowledge to the community.
Elizaveta’s bachelor's degree was Machine learning so she has been focused on CV and NLP projects those years. After her internships at Google, Cisco, CERN and Yandex she has decided to start her professional career in web development. Now she has moved to Yandex to work also as a frontend developer.
Anuja is an application lead for CRM solutions implementing Salesforce. She has in total 8 years of IT Experience. Technologies known - CSS, HTML, RWD, Bootstrap, Aura, LWC, Apex, OOPS, JS, JQUERY, SOQL/SOSL, SQL, JAVA, J2EE, Spring MVC/Batch, webservice REST.
Daria is Senior Software Engineering Manager in global medical company Align Technology. She is lead of several teams in several locations. She is responsible for distributed mission critical system. She approves architecture solutions, prioritizes tasks, improves development processes, organizes prod-support schedule.
Nikolai develops in Python + Pytest + Requests + Pydantic + Allure fnd scripts and tests in Bash, Ansible, Vagrant, Ruby, Perl, Groovy (Jenkins pipelines), Gitlab CI pipelines, etc. He uses these tools: Pycharm, Jmeter, Linux (Debian/RedHat), Git, Vim, Docker, Ansible, Vagrant, Valgrind, Kubernetes, Curl & Postman, Jenkins, Gitlab CI, Make, Nginx, Envoy, Postgresql, Redis, Tarantool.
22 year old computer science and Information systems graduate. Nokubonga has volunteered in high schools, where she was helping students with career advices, making posters and university applications. Had training with Huawei for 5G and also completed a data science short course.
Nam Joo Kwon
Nam Joo has about 20 years of work experience in several fields, which were not always IT fields. Nam Joo majored in Computer science and worked as an application developer in Banking area in South Korea. Then immigrated to Canada and joined startups. Now, Nam Joo is working as a software engineer in Fin-tech.
Sneha graduated in MIS from Carnegie Mellon University (USA). She has been working for 7+ years as a full stack web developer and is located in Houston, Texas. She is passionate about frontend development and loves programming. Her short term professional goal is to be a Software Architect and in future be a CTO. When she is not working, she loves to travel, hike, cook and play with her two dogs. She lives by the quote "You can’t do a good job if your job is all you do." She is a technical lead who runs half marathons, hikes mountains and travels at least every 3 months.
Bandana is currently an Engineer Manager (Chapter Lead) within ING, responsible for 10+ engineers for their career growth and involved also in the way the IT roadmap is led for our domain. Bandana has 15+ years experience in IT sector mainly in backend technologies, has an educational background in Mathematics and Information Technology.
Mary is a Frontend Developer that has about 3 years experience learning and building products, with interests in building solutions that would make life easier for people. With a background in digital marketing, software testing, customer and user experience, she can say that she understands how the user is most important in building solutions.
Test Automation Enthusiastic, Trainer, Consultant and currently helping QA Community to enhance their skills
Senior Software Quality Full Stack Engineer in SNCF
Pertunia hold a BCom Degree in Information Technology. She is a Software Quality Engineer with 5 years of experience and demonstrated history of working in the banking industry and a highly-skilled consultant, with solid test automation experience in Java.
Daria is a middle automation engineer at 2GIS with 6+ years of experience in manual and automation testing. Previously she worked at Tinkoff, CFT, Signatec. Work experience: automation testing, mentoring new employees, performance testing, responsible for meetings, retro. Lecturer at software testing courses (manual and basic auto).
Amal is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy in UK and a coordinator for the New to Teaching in Bahrain Program at the Unit for Excellence Teaching and Leadership at UoB. She has received her completed Ph.D in Interactive Systems from University of Manchester in UK.
Irina has Bachelor degree in Petroleum engineering. Started working in the field operations for 6 years, then moved to the technology sector till now. She has acquired new skills and currently work as User Experience Designer.
Carmen Maria Arango Chacón
Carmen from Guatemala and works for the biggest and more important bank in Mexico. She is a member of the UX team and a service designer that works directly with the business areas to define the strategy and experience of future bank products and services.
UX Designer at Symphony Solutions and UX Design (and Design Thinking) Lecturer and mentor at Semos Education. He has mentored 250+ students on the Semos Academy of UX Design. Ready for new challenges and new explorations to maximise the use of his potential while exceeding business expectations.
Helena is a product designer with 15+ years of experience working at Mercedes-Benz. She has worked with awesome brands in a range of industries: wines, hospitality, telecommunications, fintech, social media, retail and a few more.
Georgia is a Senior UX Designer, working for a leading local authority focusing on human-centred service design while collaborating with Tech partners including Google and Amazon. She won the Top 100 Women in Tech UK 2021 award.
Lisa is a designer with over 10 years of experience specializing in user experience design and strategy, design systemization, and branding. She began her career as an advertising/branding designer, working on major national campaigns and branding projects.
Meri is passionate about improving the lives of others through design. She enjoys developing products from concept to implementation. She always strives to expand competence and opportunities, to help bridge the gap between people and the customer’s product.
Tamara Ferreira Schmidt
Tamara is a Brazilian physicist who specialized in Financial Engineering, Capital Markets and Derivatives. She has more than 14 years of experience in investments and product structuring at traditional and disruptive markets.