About Us

 

[email protected] is led by volunteers passionate about promoting gender equality and women leadership and who are affiliated with diverse EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities. The current Board includes representatives from EIT Digital, EIT Urban Mobility, EIT Health and EIT InnoEnergy.

I realised there was a need and a specific opportunity for creating a female network within the EIT and, thereby, having an impact on all the students. Women can greatly benefit from all the opportunities the community provides and grow both professionally and personally. At the same time, we raise the awareness of men for the challenges faced by the minority in their field. Ultimately, empowering women lets everyone benefit, and it leads to a more equal world.

Maria Kanov

Co-founder and advisor to [email protected]

Meet the Team

Dr Anna Clark

Dr Anna Clark

President

Anna works in the innovation team of EIT Urban Mobility based in the office in Copenhagen. She has worked for 15 years within the mobility field, and holds a PhD in transport science (from 2009). Anna’s main drive is in working to decarbonise the transport sector, and she believes in bringing in a diverse perspective to achieve this.  Anna lives in the south of Sweden with her partner and their 2 children. Apart from Sweden, she has lived in the UK, Belgium, Spain and Hong Kong. 

Silvia Francioso

Silvia Francioso

Operations Manager

Born in Torino (Italy), Silvia has spent the past 7 years living abroad in and outside Europe, settling (for now) in the Netherlands. Through the program of EIT InnoEnergy, she found out that the intersection between management, innovation and engineering was the right spot for her to thrive in the energy sector, particularly in the domain of data and digitalization. She is a daydreamer and an enthusiast, passionate about volleyball, hiking, reading, stand-up paddleboarding and gardening.  Silvia is now the leader of a team of 25 people working on data & documentation for the Dutch assets at TenneT, the cross-border Transmission System Operator (TSO) for the Netherlands and Germany.

Melis Guvensoy

Melis Guvensoy

Community Growth Manager

Scientist by background, entrepreneur and business developer by day and night. Melis was born in London and raised in Nicosia. She finished her bachelor and masters in biochemistry and cancer therapeutics, in the UK. In addition to her field, she has gathered experience in the supply chain, sales and business analysis in the UK and Cyprus to understand the world of entrepreneurship and innovation from different industry perspectives. In the last 5 years, she spent her time working for start-up and scale-up companies in the Netherlands in life sciences and health. After 12 years of abroad work and life experiences, she recently started her own consultancy and community building company, Bold Innovates, which is run by a globally based team of 5 which has the mission to provide consulting for exceptional innovators while testing social business models in life sciences. 

Flavia Veres

Flavia Veres

Local Leader Manager

Flavia is a software engineer and human-computer interaction and design student at EIT Digital from Romania. She finished her Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering in Glasgow where she has also worked for five years at ThinkAnalytics, a real-time personalized content and recommendations engine. She enjoys travelling, learning from different cultures and challenges. 

Matteo Paltenghi

Matteo Paltenghi

Local Leader Manager

Matteo is a researcher and PhD student at the University of Stuttgart. His driving interest consists in combining Data Science and Software Engineering to solve challenging problems. Previously he worked at CERN as Data Scientist. Matteo is Italian and has a YouTube channel where he teaches both technical drawings to high school students and how to make tiramisù! In his free time, he enjoys cooking, riding the bike, playing football and talking to his friends and family.

Aletta Tordai

Aletta Tordai

Communications and Social Media Manager

Second year EIT Digital Data Science student with a background in computer science and currently working as Data Engineer with history in Android app development, and forever a passion for women empowement.

Sofia Laranjeiro

Sofia Laranjeiro

Communications and Social Media Manager

Sofia’s the communications and community manager at the Competence Center for Healthy and Active Ageing of the University of Porto and EIT Health Hub University of Porto. Previously, she as worked as a social media specialist for different companies, from restaurants to schools. She has also worked as a teacher for seven years and has a passion for education. She is passionate about learning and has been developing her skills in coding, embroidery, UX writing and innovation.

Maria Kanov

Maria Kanov

Advisor & Co-founder

Mercè Labordena

Mercè Labordena

Advisor & Former President

Camilla Wikström

Camilla Wikström

Advisor & Former Stakeholder and Resource Manager

[email protected] is a community which aims to activate the power of women in European innovation and entrepreneurship. Our members are people affiliated with all the EIT communities who want to network, learn from, and exchange with like-minded people. Together we support the shift towards a more gender-equal European ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship. 

About the EIT

The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) is an independent body of the European Union set up in 2008 to deliver innovation across Europe. The EIT brings together leading business, education and research organisations to form dynamic cross-border partnerships. These are called Innovation Communities and each is dedicated to finding solutions to a specific global challenge. EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities develop innovative products and services, start new companies, and train a new generation of entrepreneurs. Together, we power innovators and entrepreneurs across Europe to turn their best ideas into products, services, jobs and growth. Read more