Girls in Tech London…this is just the beginning!

First of all, on behalf of the Girls in Tech London team, I’d like to thank everyone who turned up and helped to make our launch event on Friday such a success.

Photo: TechCrunch

We had some fabulous speakers and moderators, who shared their thoughts on everything from startup funding to security to how to network effectively at conferences. And of course, none of this would have been possible without our incredible sponsors and partners, including Google, Criteo, Eventbrite, London First and The Next Women.

Oh. And we’ll be posting more pictures shortly. 🙂

The 100 top women in tech in Europe.

For anyone who missed it, we also released our GIT EURO 100 list featuring some of the top women in tech in Europe. We received over 500 nominations from across Europe and would have loved to include everyone on the list. Clearly 100 just isn’t enough and we look forward to including more incredible women next year.


You can see this year’s selection, which was featured in TechCrunch, The Next Web and The Next Women – as well as publications from Israel (here and here), Italy, Greece, Russia and Turkey (here, here and here). If you’ve been selected and no publication from your country has published anything yet, be sure to let us know.

Some people have questioned why such a list is necessary. If you’re one of those people wondering why we even bother, be sure to check out Natasha Saxberg’s thoughts on why this list matters!

So…what’s next?

Now that our big launch event is over, you may be wondering what’s next! Well, we’ll be hosting regular events – evening panels/speakers and cocktails! – with more incredible women speakers.

If you’re interested in receiving information on our upcoming events, be sure to get on our mailing list. And if you want to get involved in organising, speaking or sponsoring future events with us, be sure to get in touch!

2012 GIT EURO 100: the top 100 women in tech in Europe

Yes, that’s right. We are pleased to be able to announce the top 100 women in tech in Europe.

100 women. 19 countries.

We’ve had literally hundreds of nominations from across Europe and we’ve nailed it town to the following women, which represent 19 different countries (including the UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Greece and Israel.


The top 100 are not ranked in any particular order. They’ve been selected because of their leadership and excellence in innovation and technology.

Veerle Pieters, Duoh !

Natasha Friis-Saxberg, Gignal

Tine Thygesen, Everplaces

Caitlin Winner, Amen

Claudia Helming, DaWanda

Verena Delius, Young Internet

Julana Chondrasch, Fashionism

Ann Marisa Freese, Pure Equity

Lydia Benko, Corporate Finance Partners

Paula Marttila, Startup guru and mentor

Verena Delius, Goodbeans/Panfu

Constanze Buchheim, i-Potentials

Stephanie Kaiser, Wooga

Catherine Barba,

Celine Lazorthes, Leetchi

Anne Sophie Pastel,

Marie Ekeland, Elaia Partners

Claire Houry, Ventech

Robin Chase, Zipcar/BuzzCar

Amelie Faure, entrepreuer and startup mentor

Lara Rouyes, Dealissime

Tiina Zilliacus, Gajarti Studios

Ela Medej, Applicake/FutureSimple/Credictive

Agata Mazur, Applicake/FutureSimple

Ola Sitarska, MyGuidie

Liz Fleming, Venture Lab

Raquel Iglesias, Totfan

Sandra Mesonero, Uniccos

Crsitina Galan, BitCarrier

Sylvia Diaz-Montenegro, Leelo

Barbara Labate, Risparmiosuper

Diana Saraceni, 360 Capital Partners

Juliette Bellavita,

Viktorija Trimbel, Quantum Capital

Monika Garbaciauskaite, Delfi

Irina Anghel, South East European Private Equity and Venture Capital

Demet Mutlu, Trendyol

Kristin Skogen Lund, Telenor

Charlotta Falvin, TAT

Sara Ohlsson, HinnerDu

Elaine Coughlan, Atlantic Bridge

Julie Sinnamon, Enterprise Ireland

Helen Ryan, Creganna Tactx Medical

Marina Kolesnik, Oktogo

Elena Masolova, Pixonic

Alisa Chumachenko, Game Insight

Linda Summers, Skype

Moran Bar, VentureGeeks

Helena Chari, TSN ICAP

Baiba Kaskina, CERT/SigmaNet

Marina Tognetti, Myngle

Christine Karman, Stratix

Colette Ballou, Ballou PR

Eileen Burbidge, Passion Capital

Jessica Powell, Badoo

Joanna Shields, Facebook

Judith Clegg, Classhouse

Kathryn Parsons, Decoded

Nathalie Massenet, Net-a-porter

Rachel Bremer, Twitter

Reshma Sohoni, Seedcamp

Sherry Coutu, entrepreneur and investor

Wendy Tan White, Moonfruit

Bindi Karia, Microsoft

Clare Reddington, iShed

Deborah Rippol, Startup Weekend

Elizabeth Varley, TechHub

Jude Ower, Playmob

Martha Lane Fox, Lastminute

Sonali De Rycker, Accel Partners

Simone Brummelhuis, Astia/TheNextWomen

Nathalie Gaveau, Shopcade

Georgina Atwell, Apple

Tracy Doree, Llustre

Sabine Fillias, Chasson Finance

Jennifer Hicks, Forbes

Olivia Solon, Wired

Jamillah Knowles, The Next Web

Sarah McVittie, Dressipi

Ingrid Lunden, TechCrunch

Sofia Barattieri, Motilo

Rebecca Barr, LivingSocial

Erin Noordeloos, NBC Universal

Kresse Wesling, Elvis & Kresse

Sophie Cornish, Notonthehighstreet

Avid Larizadeh, Boticca

Orit Hashay, Brayola

Gali Ross, Razoss

Amit Knaani, ooVoo

Mel Exon, BHH Labs

On behalf of Girls in Tech, we’d like to congratulate everyone on the list and thank them for their amazing contributions to tech and innovation.

A huge thank you to our partner judges who helps us make the final list: Max Niederhofer (Accel Partners), Alex Farcet (Startupbootcamp), Patrick De Zeeuw (Startupbootcamp), Audrey Soussan (Ventech), Christian Thaler-Wolski (Wellington Partners), Paul Papadimitriou (Constellation Research), Marco Magnocavalo (Principia), Martin Kelly (IBM), Carl Sibersky (Poprigo), Cristobal Alonso (Bite Group), Oana Calugar (Neogen), Thibaud Elzière (Fotolia), Ciara Byrne (VentureBeat).

Girls in Tech London launch event: sign-ups now open.

So, without further delay we are pleased to announce the Girls in Tech London launch event on June 1st at Google Campus from 12pm-6pm. Our fabulous sponsors Google and Criteo have helped us line up some fabulous speakers. You can see some of the names here.

The GIT EURO 100: nominate the best women in tech in Europe.

For the occasion of our launch event, we’re also launching the first-ever list of the top 100 women in tech in Europe! If you know someone who should be recognised for their great contribution to entrepreneurship or the tech ecosystem, please feel free to nominate them!

Want to attend?

The event is FREE to attend and open to men and women alike. However, space is incredibly limited. Therefore, we ask that you introduce yourself if you’d like to attend and we’ll be in touch with an invite shortly.


For any additional questions on sponsoring, speaking or whathaveyou, please feel free to get in touch.