These are the forward-thinkers who are advancing diversity and inclusion in tech in 2023.
Geraldine is a project director human rights lawyer with 25 years combined experience in customer relations, training, project management, campaign & brand development, corporate social responsibility and directing specific project (operations) international organizations.
She has been part of organizational development in many contexts including for Nelson Mandela. She has worked as CSR adviser, mediator and negotiator as well as an adviser to governments, management and Boards.
Sarah has been working in the field of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, with a focus on implementing successful DEI strategies and developing initiatives to create more inclusive workplaces. She is an Author and speaker on impactful and data-driven Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Lotus is the Global Head of Diversity and Experience at Glovo, one of the world’s leading multicategory, on-demand delivery platforms.
Her biggest focus at this moment is working with the leaders at Glovo to increase their knowledge and awareness on the topic of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (DI&B) and to explore how as a company they can be leading the charge with a culture of inclusivity and equality at its core.
Marina Ivanovic is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Talent Executive who partners with business leaders to hire, grow and nurture high-performing diverse teams. Following her international experience in Talent Acquisition working with companies ranging from tech startups to Fortune 500 companies, Marina knows what makes top talent tick and how to scale companies in hyper-growth while not losing sight of diversity.
Marina has landed coverage in print and broadcast outlets around the world, including Forbes, Euronews, eSports News, RTS, Blic, Netokracija and others. In addition to her broad Talent Acquisition experience, Marina is a trained Diversity & Inclusion Specialist and Women in Games Ambassador.
Karla currently works as a Freelance Product Leader for various companies and as Venture Scout at Ananda Impact Ventures.
Previously, she had been the Head of Product for Skyland Wealth, Interim Head of Product at Yook, Senior Product Manager at Sauce Labs and Product Owner at RatePAY, a Fintech company. Prior to starting her product management career, she held different roles in the Berlin startup scene i.e. at shyftplan, twago, truffls, i-potentials and epubli.
She’s now an experienced software product management leader who loves building innovative and useful digital products that serve people’s needs. She was amongst the TOP10 finalists of RAHM 2018, the global LGBT leadership contest, and named as one of the 50 Women in Product in Europe List 2018. In November 2020, she won the XATHON female entrepreneurship hackathon with her pitch.
She also founded the Women CTO Dinner community in 2019 to connect high-ranking women in tech leadership and make them visible to be an inspiration for other women (in tech): https://womencto.eu/ As a community manager of the Female Investors Network, she’s also the initiator of the first female business angel academy in the DACH region.