Make 2018 Your Bravest Year Yet!

-Written by Anna Abrell, Board Member of DevelopHer –

Interested in overcoming fears, challenges and making this year your bravest year yet?

Whether you’re looking at making that next career progression, or you’re keen to try something new – sometimes a bit of courage and support is what will help us over the finish line!

At DevelopHer, we excited to share with you our latest announcement in partnership with The Bravest Path. We’re are offering an exclusive 6-month coaching programme to challenge and support members of our community to be ‘your bravest self’ in 2018. The program will culminate in sharing your stories of courage to the DevelopHer community of where you have shown up, be seen and lived bravely in 2018.

We’ll select 12 applicants to experience the Daring Way TM development based on the ground-breaking research of Dr Brené Brown with 4 online development sessions and 4 one-to-one Skype coaching sessions. Through the programme, you can expect a journey that will help you come away with a greater understanding of yourself, so you can start living brave and taking action towards a more fulfilled, joyful and connected life.

To apply, please fill out the application form here and attach your CV and application documents! Application deadline is Thursday, 1st March 2018.


This programme will help you:

  • take steps to realise your aspirations and make changes in your life
  • feel braver and more confident
  • have greater clarity on your purpose and areas that make your life meaningful
  • act authentically in a way that’s consistent with your values
  • understand whose opinion really matters to you, and let go of pleasing others
  • have a greater self-awareness of what holds you back and what moves you forward
  • feel more connected to a network of other brave women within DevelopHer

Read more about the coaching programme in detail here.

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).