Marija Butkovic is a founder and CEO of Women of Wearables and co-founder of Kisha Smart Umbrella - a wearable tech startup behind the world's smartest fashion tech umbrella. She is digital marketing and business consultant who has worked across a range of projects in different industry sectors, including legal, journalism, tech, IoT, wearable tech and fashion tech. She regularly writes and blogs on topics of wearable tech, diversity and entrepreneurship. She has been featured in major tech and business publications such as TechCrunch, The Next Web, Management Today and Huffington Post and regularly appears as a public speaker and panelist on conferences, meetups and corporate events. Marija was selected as one of the Most Influential Women in UK tech: The 2017 longlist by Computer Weekly.
Michelle Hua is Women of Wearables Ambassador in Manchester, UK. She is a public speaker, writer, and founder & CEO of Made With Glove Ltd, a UK wearable tech start-up designing fashionable heated gloves for women based in Manchester. In 2014 Michelle led Made with Glove to being in the Top 150 Most Influential Brands in Wearable Tech and in 2015, received the highly commended blogger award at the UK Blog Awards in London for her Wearable Tech Fashion blog series. In 2016 Michelle was the recipient of the UK TechNation Exceptional Talent Visa for her significant entrepreneurial contributions in the digital technology sector and her work in promoting, mentoring and supporting Women in Tech. Michelle worked as a commercial solicitor in private practice, in-house and the Western Australian Government in Australia and New Zealand for 8 years prior to starting her wearable technology company. Michelle holds Bachelor degrees in Commerce (Curtin University) and Laws (Murdoch University) from Perth, Western Australia.
Yelena van Kharitonova is Women of Wearables Ambassador in Eindhoven, Netherlands. She is founder and CEO of Tzsarina, fashion tech platform for creation of knowledge and sharing ideas among women in tech in Eindhoven. Through her work in Caravan Cultura CreArt Agency, Consultancy, Academy (Maastricht-Brussels, 2003-) she has been creating educational opportunities for young international creatives and professionals in the Netherlands and Belgium. Her latest projects include organising annual educational programs for young designers during Annual Dutch Design Week, as well as management of the “Culture Beyond the Paragraphs” project at the 19th Annual seminar of ORACLE’s alumns in Maastricht (April 2017). She holds MA in Arts, Heritage and Cultural Management and MA in European Public Affairs from Maastricht University, as well as BA in International Studies and Diplomacy from Washington International University.
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Nicole Dahlstrom is Women of Wearables Ambassador in San Francisco, USA. She has been providing marketing and project management services to non profits for the past six years. Last year, she was excited to start Naturella Made to bring solutions to women suffering from poor feminine health as a result of a bacterial imbalance. After a year spent getting her company off the ground and seeing many founders of female health focused companies struggle with the same obstacles, Nicole decided to leverage her network of established feminine health companies, industry professionals, and leaders in the women's health space to develop a network of support for founders of female health focused tech startups called FemTech Collective. Their mission is to shape the future of healthcare through technology that meets the needs of women.
Amanda McIntyre-Chavis is Women of Wearables Ambassador in New York, USA. A philanthropist, motivational speaker, brand strategist and entrepreneur, Amanda McIntyre-Chavis has an unquenchable passion for music, art and technology. She is the CEO and Founder of LegendFactory, a interactive brand management company and two new tech initiatives: Muzaik, a social media aggregator and Myndfull, a wearable tech company. She is also an active mentor, arts advocate and supporter of various social causes. Amanda has over 18 years of experience in media and entertainment, spearheading development projects for Sony Music, Warner Music Group, Universal, BMG and EMI. She’s worked with world-renowned talent and brands such as Queen Latifah, Sum 41, Alicia Keys, Busta Rhymes, P!nk, Altec Lansing, Absolut, Pepsi, Playstation, Monster audio and many more. Based in New York, Amanda is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. (NARAS), the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment (NABFEME), National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), the ELLEVATE Network and Women In Music.
Dr. Sana Farid is Women of Wearables Ambassador in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and UAE. She is determined to work persistently to enhance the education system through adapting modern techniques including the use of latest technology. She is keen to embed in-depth fervour in learners to excel towards self-reliance and gratification, and become exquisite professionals.
An award-winning speaker and trainer, Sana has been involved with various entities at all levels from strategic alliances to extensive program engagements. Helping to build roadmaps and structured educational programs for government, private and corporates. She has been conducting workshops since 2016 covering topics such as Virtual Reality Education in Schools, Assistive Technology and effective use of Virtual Reality for Corporates. She is based in Kingdom of Bahrain.