Can you introduce yourself to us? Hi, I’m Dafni, I am a data scientist with a background in biology and computational neuroscience. Originally I’m from Greece but I’ve been living in Germany for the last nine years, five of them I spent in Hamburg. You will teach data analysis at moinworld for which Python knowledge is required. Is it also the main programming language you work with at your job?
Can you briefly introduce yourself and tell us something about your professional career? I am currently working as a data scientist at the Otto Group and develop machine learning solutions for the group companies with a wide range of use cases. I started with a dual study of applied computer science in Stuttgart together with IBM. In the various practical assignments, I noticed that I particularly enjoy working with data.
On 22 September we had our first remote meetup with MOIA. The nice thing about it: We were given a little virtual office tour on the side, because the speakers were all sitting in different offices at MOIA. A big interesting topic of the evening was the application of the Radical Collaboration concept at MOIA. Radical Collaboration is a practical approach to increase the effectiveness of team cooperation. Pioneer of the radical collaboration concept is James Tamm.
“Everyone is different and does not follow a set path, certainly not in technology!” Who are you? What do we need to know about you? I am Brintha Koether, a tech executive with over 20 years of international experience. Why did you join our program? What makes it special? To give back. We need more women in technology and I want to help those early in their careers get the support to explore the options for a career, not a job.
“ I think there is still a long way to achieve gender equality in the professional world.” Who are you? What do we need to know about you? I am Christelle. I am a French-Mexican, living in Hamburg. I’m an optimistic person who loves to learn and gain new experiences. Why did you join our program? What makes it special? I joined the program because I felt I could help women with my experience.
Anna, you first started your career as an officer in the German Bundeswehr and now you are studying eGovernance and Public Sector Innovation. How did this all come up? It’s actually quite an unusual story. I was an officer in the Bundeswehr for almost 15 years. I started in 2005, and after my basic training and officer training I studied political science at the University of the Armed Forces in Hamburg for my bachelor’s and master’s degree.
“Learn and practice networking with people in power, identify sponsors in your company and surroundings, […] challenge your thoughts with your sponsors, and engage beyond your plate. Allow a sponsor to become a mentor over a while!” Who are you? What do we need to know about you? I’m an international IT Executive with long-term experience from different industries, acting as transformational Interim CIO/CDO in global organizations, optimizing value contribution by means of IT and Digitalization of business models.
“I believe it is the responsibility of all of us to create a world we would like to have for the next generations, so for me, moinworld mentorship was another step in doing my part of the job” Who are you? What do we need to know about you? I am Antonela, agile coach with the background as a psychologist. I am passionate about helping people to reach their goals, be it individuals, teams, or organizations.
Dear Sandra, please introduce yourself: I am the 2nd Chairman of Digital Media Women e.V., represented by nine quarters nationwide. In March 2020 I started my degree in Business Informatics. I am a technical product owner and founder of the online marketplace “Kitchennerds”. I am also a big fan of initiatives like moinworld, the PyLadies and others, which empower women for IT, present possibilities and support women in learning programming.
Here are some of the biggest changes since the start of our mentoring program Since the launch of our mentoring program at the beginning of this year, a lot of things have changed. During the past seven months, 17 mentors and mentees have found each other with the help of our mentoring program. Started by Camila Kuhn, IT project lead for Global Applications at Beiersdorf and volunteer at moinworld, the two main objectives of the program are to have a positive impact on the lives of the participants, and to advance women’s careers in the field of technology / IT.