The Board

The board are responsible for the core strategy and operations of DevelopHer. All volunteers, each member has different responsibilities including leading events, the mentoring programme, our communications, links with partner groups and more.

Find out about our other team, the Associates here.

Mai Vo

Mai is a Product and Retail Marketing Manager for some of Google’s Hardware products in the UK. She was born in the beautiful Bavarian city of Munich, then raised in Cairo and Saigon. Previously in eCommerce and Digital Marketing at Samsung and Microsoft in London, she has also worked in Melbourne, Sydney, and Beijing. Mai … Continue reading Mai Vo

Sarah Rench

Sarah currently leads a global team to implement and deliver a cognitive virtual agent product, called Amelia, for large financial institutions, UK government, and large private and public sector companies. She is currently Co-President of Cass Women in Business society, also Executive Board Member for Cass Global Women’s Leaders Programme. She facilitates events in diversity, … Continue reading Sarah Rench

Anna Abrell

Anna is a Marketing Manager at ecommerce personalisation tech company Qubit, based in London but heading up marketing for the DACH region. Anna is passionate about all things online shopping and fashion tech. Since completing an MA in Strategic Fashion Marketing at LCF, she has worked in the ecommerce sector on both the B2B and … Continue reading Anna Abrell

Martyna Maron

Martyna is an Android developer at Lloyds Banking Group. At the moment she’s focused on how to improve her coding skills and become a fearless programmer.  She would love to spark an interest in technology in others and help to make the world a kinder place. Apart from constantly learning how to program, she is … Continue reading Martyna Maron

Emily Atkinson, Managing Director

Emily is a software engineer at the renowned online printing and design company, moo.com. Coming into coding from a non-traditional path, Emily is passionate about encouraging others to learn more, regardless of experience. She was involved in the UK drive for Hour of Code, is interested in the crossover with tech and education, and regularly gives talks for … Continue reading Emily Atkinson, Managing Director

Sally Freeman

Sally runs Love Live Music UK specialising in Digital PR & online Social Media for Musicians & Artists. An Event Producer and creative Geek you can find Sally always representing the lives, loves and conversations of stakeholders and audience in the digital environment. Sally has contributed to the Guardian, Wired and BBC Radio 4 & … Continue reading Sally Freeman

Laura Chung

Laura is a Regional Product Marketing Manager at comScore,Inc for the international markets. With an underlying interest for tech and start-ups, she previously worked at Microsoft and a crowd-testing start-up based in Munich called Testbirds. Laura is passionate about building women’s confidence in the tech and digital space, whilst having fun organizing kickass events! In her … Continue reading Laura Chung

Maya Ross

Maya is one of the few native Londoners in the DevelopHer team, but don’t think she’s any less worldly. She devotes her days to growing GoCardless, the online payments start-up that was lauded as Wired’s Second Hottest London start-up in their 2013 round-up. Her few hours of tinkling with C++ as part of her Physics degree, … Continue reading Maya Ross

Louise Deason

Louise was a late starter on the tech scene, but has just completed a ComSci BSc and is now working full-time as a Program Manager at DeepMind. Previous work includes a stint at Facebook as PA to Joanna Shields, and Head of People/HR at DueDil, one of London’s hottest startups of 2013. Likes tea, whisky, … Continue reading Louise Deason

Alessia D’Urso

Italian born and bred, Alessia moved to London a few years ago and she’s currently the Community Coordinator at KNOMO, a premium brand who creates accessories that help you organise your life, so you can “Work Free”. She’s in love with food and cooking (ah! Italians…) and she casually takes photos (when she’s not busy … Continue reading Alessia D’Urso

Eniko Tarkany-Szucs

Eniko is a pre-sales consultant at Sprinklr, a unicorn enterprise customer experience management tool, working as social media strategist and product specialist. Her background is in social media at GE and Edelman Digital. She’s passionate about the start-up world, understanding how businesses work, connecting people and generally curious about the technology industry. She loves live … Continue reading Eniko Tarkany-Szucs

Sophie Dermaux

Sophie is a Senior Account Executive at the Tech PR agency Hotwire. For the past two years, she has gained experience working on Consumer Tech and FinTech clients. With a love for constantly learning new things, she has spent over two years living in Spain, where she developed her passion for travel, volunteering and languages. … Continue reading Sophie Dermaux