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.
Nayara Moia is Women of Wearables Ambassador in Berlin, Germany. Nayara holds a Bachelor degree in Fashion Design (Santa Marcelina) and a Masters in Marketing (ESPM) and always had a lot of interest in online business platforms. She went through advertising and content agencies having served as a trend researcher, and public relations analyst. She was the Partnership Manager at Girls in tech Brazil from 2014- 2016 and she had been honoured by inclusion in the list of prominent women and women’s organisations in Inspiring Women 2016. The list is run by website Think Olga, an important feminist Think Tank in Brazil that seeks to recognise standout women across the country.
Yelena van Kharitonova is Women of Wearables Ambassador in Eindhoven, Netherlands. She is founder and CEO of Tsarina, 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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