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Our Judges

Nadia Fischer

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Nadia Fischer has been working in tech for more than 10 years. First as Head of Marketing in a San Francisco startup, she became a Scrum Product Owner in a web agency and then joined the leadership team at PwC to build the digital experience center in Switzerland. Missing diversity in the tech industry and in the executive ranks, Nadia founded the tech startup Witty Works.

"Gender equity still isn't a reality. That reduces diversity in our economies and societies and makes them weak. I participate in the Equals EU innovation camp as part of the jury in order to detect projects that can trigger change towards faster gender equity."

Catherine Schneider

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Catherine Schneider works as an Associate Innovation Officer at UNHCR’s Innovation Service, supporting work around policy and research related to data innovation. Catherine’s masters is in humanitarian emergencies, with a specialization in tech ethics and gender. Her current role is focused on integrating human-centred design and innovation methodologies in projects utilizing big data and AI within the humanitarian space.

"I am interested in assisting the EQUALS-EU Innovation Camp because the impacts of technologies and digital spaces are felt unequally, and creating more inclusive and dynamic policies is fundamental to a more equitable future."  

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Sulyna Abdullah

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Sulyna Abdullah is the Chief of the Digital Knowledge Hub Department in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). She was formerly Chief Officer of Corporate Strategy and Chief Transformation Officer at the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, where she was for almost two decades. Before ITU, she had a short stint at Netflix. Sulyna is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Malaysian Bar. 

"As part of the ITU, we contribute to empowering girls and young women on a global scale to take up leadership roles in ICTs. While women’s equal participation and leadership in politics, economics, and social life is essential, they disproportionately face many barriers and remain underrepresented. With the digital environment significantly impacting the societies we live in, we need women to be complete digital citizens. That is why I am honoured to be a judge for the EQUALS-EU Innovation Camp, and excited to see the proposed policy solutions aimed at eliminating barriers to sustainable gender equity."