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The tech industry is still male dominated, and this holds particularly true for the boardrooms. On stage, a group of top-level female entrepreneurs and managers share their insights into why gender equality is important not just for the individuals, but also for their employers.

Created: 01/12/2011 • 500026 view(s) • Date of speech: 01/25/2010 • Label: equality,women,female • Language: English • City of the speech: Munich See the conference in details



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Randi Zuckerberg

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Randi Zuckerberg manages marketing initiatives at Facebook, where she has led the company’s US election and international politics strategy, as well as pioneered several large media partnerships. Included in The Hollywood Reporter’s 2008 Digital Power List, Randi has led projects ranging from the ABC News/Facebook Presidential Debates to the CNN/Facebook Inauguration Day Partnership and Comcast’s Facebook Diaries. She is also a television spokeswoman for Facebook and has made appearances on Good Morning America, The Today Show, France 2, and World News to discuss Facebook’s marketing and political initiatives. Most recently, Randi represented Facebook as a correspondent for’s Inauguration Day live broadcast. Randi is a graduate of Harvard University and has a passion for Italian opera and Broadway showtunes. She is also the sister of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Country or city of residence: Silicon Valley
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Cecilia Attias

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Cécilia Attias was the second wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy until October 2007. She married Richard Attias, Executive Chairman of The Experience, an events management company, on March 23, 2008, in New York's Rockefeller Center. In October 2008, Cecilia Attias announced the launch of her Foundation for women's rights. The Cecilia Attias Foundation for Women actualizes concrete improvement in the lives of women worldwide by serving as a strategic, media, and financial platform for small and moderate sized, established non-governmental organizations, associations and foundations who champion the cause of women’s equality and well-being.

Country or city of residence: New York/ Paris
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beth brooke

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Beth Brooke is the global vice chair at Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four accounting firms. She started out at the firm as the first women to work in Ernst & Young's Indianapolis office in 1990. In 1993, during the Clinton administration, she worked as an advisor to the president within the Department of Treasury. She also sits on boards of various charitable organizations including the White House Project and the National Women's Leadership Hall of Fame Advisory Council.

Country or city of residence: USA
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Ria Hendrikx

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Ria Hendrikx has a distinguished career in human resources work spanning almost three decades. Dutch by birth, Ria began her career with Deutsche Post DHL in Rotterdam nine years ago. Since then, she has worked in various senior positions within the DHL family, including her current position of Executive Vice President for Human Resource Guidelines Personnel and Labor Management at the Corporate Headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Prior to DHL, Ria's portfolio included facility management, temporary labor agency work, and public relations for Vendex International based in the Netherlands.

Country or city of residence: Cologne Area, Germany
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gabi zedlmayer

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Gabi Zedlmayer was appointed as Vice President of HP’s Office of Global Social Innovation in October 2009 and is responsible for driving social innovation programs that are aligned with HP’s business strategy. Gabi is responsible for a team of experts around the globe who aim to make a contribution to solving societal issues by enabling and accelerating the creation of social innovations in the areas of education, healthcare and community engagement. In addition, she is also in charge of HP’s overall Global Citizenship strategy. From 2005 to 2009 Gabi was Vice President, Corporate Marketing for HP Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role she was responsible for driving a comprehensive global marketing strategy for HP in the region. She lead EMEA branding efforts and drove all marketing initiatives including corporate communications, internal communications, brand & digital strategy and advertising as well as Global Citizenship.

Country or city of residence: Switzerland
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