DiversIT Charter Team
Gillian Arnold, Chair
Gillian has extensive experience in the IT industry and runs her own training and staffing company. She sits on the board of directors for the British Computer Society, and lately on the board of directors for WISE, supporting women in STEM. Her long involvement with women in IT includes supporting industry and academia on diversity, chairing BCSWomen group, and leading the CEPIS Women in ICT Task Force. Gillian was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bath in 2019 for her work on diversity and was entered into the Computer Weekly ‘Women in IT Hall of Fame’ in 2017.
Priska Altorfer is the Managing Partner at wikima4 AG. She is responsible for product innovation, sales and global marketing and project resource planning. Furthermore, she is Project Manager; Risk-, Compliance and Security Specialist and data analysis for licence methods. She is member of the Board of the Swiss Informatics Society (SI), responsible for diversity and industry 4.0 as well as the special interest group “donna informatica”. From her international background as commodity trader, she has build a strong process and cultural understanding of markets all over the world.
Marina is a computer consultant who for a long time has been involved in the development of many EDCL/ICDL and informatics certifications both in Italy and internationally, being a part of many expert workgroups. She also takes care of the Italian localisation of the material related to such certifications, and she is responsible for quality assurance of the training material and the tests used for the certifications in Italy. Marina is very committed to increase the presence of women in STEM, and is one of the most active members of the CEPIS Women in ICT group and plays an important role in the development of the DiversIT Charter.
Arnheiður has been in the IT sector since 1986, starting out as a programmer at the National Hospital and going on to become a Project Manager and Managing Director of Software Development in Skyr, one of the biggest IT companies in Iceland. Now she leads Ský, the Icelandic Computer Society, a non-profit association of IT professionals. She is also the initiator and Managing Director of the „UTmessan“ project, one of the biggest annual IT events in Iceland. Arnheiður holds a degree in Applied Computer Sciences from Denmark and an MBA from the University of Iceland. She is also a long-standing leading member of the CEPIS Women in ICT Task Force.
Petra is the founder and CEO of the Slovak NGO “AJ Ty v IT” (“You in IT, also”). She received the CESA Female Role Model of the Year 2018 Award in Slovakia, for her work in empowering girls and women and motivating them to choose tech studies and careers. Previously, she worked at the Faculty of Informatics and Information Technology of the University of Bratislava, and in the marketing department of DANONE International Brands in Paris. In 2015, Petra represented Slovakia in the International Visitor Leadership Program of US Department of State, Women in STEM field. Petra holds a PhD from the Bratislava University of Economics, and has studied economics at the Sciences Po university in Paris.
Sabine works as Patent Attorney at Schwarz & Partners. Her past career includes working as Patent Examiner at the East-German Patent Office and at the Institute of Informatics. In 1992 she joined the European Patent Office, first as Patent Examiner and then as Director in the field of computing. Sabine has co-authored two books on the protection of software by patents. As a member of the German Society of Informatics, she is active as deputy speaker of the Women in Digital group. Sabine is a member of IEEE, ACM, and GChACM. She holds a degree in automation technology from Technische Universität Dresden.
Nurcan Ozyazici Sunay
Nurcan is the Director of Ankara Logistics Base and Part-time Instructor at Atilim University. She has worked at the Turkish Customs and Trade Ministry as a Programmer, Head of IT and as a Ministry Advisor. Nurcan had chaired the e-TIR Group of Experts at the UN in Geneva for 11 years. She received an award from the World Customs Organization for her outstanding work on automation at customs. Nurcan has been a member of the Turkish Informatics Association (IAT) since 1990, in executive and Board positions. She is also the coordinator of the Women in ICT group in IAT. She is also a member of the Turkey Blockchain Platform.
Skevi is a US graduate majoring in Information Systems. She has extensive experience in ICT in international business in insurance, airlines, shipping and other industries. As a team leader she successfully mentored and supported women. She also actively promotes and supports ICDL certification. Skevi has long been involved in promoting women in IT in Cyprus, as a member of the Board of the Cyprus Computer Society, through the CEPIS Women in ICT Task Force and through organising and supporting projects, conferences and events. She is actively involved in developing the DiversIT Charter.
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