Sarah is a Manager in Digital at PwC, previously working for a Microsoft consultancy and IBM. As a tech-enthusiast and girls’ rights advocate, Sarah is particularly interested in the role of technology to advance the rights of women and young girls. As a current 30% Club Scholar at the University of Cambridge, Sarah is researching gender diversity within social innovation and how gender parity can be achieved across industries. Sarah has worked with multiple girls’ rights organisations including Plan International and Girl Rising and currently sits on the Board of Australian not-for-profit, CARAD, with the ambition of providing access to an equal education for young girls from vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Venera is a freelance journalist and researcher based in Bucharest. She is completing her PhD in nihilism and contemporary feminist theory at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy. She is also writing about revenge porn and online social behaviour. She taught children in schools about online abuse and played several performance art pieces on gender inequality issues. She has a particular interest in gender relations in the digital world.
Carolina is a Journal Development Specialist for an Open Access Journal on food sustainability. She has a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, where she focused on optimizing the conversion of crop waste material to biofuels. Previously, she spent some time in India researching the sustainability of reptile farming for her MSc degree from Imperial College London. Carolina has also worked with the UK Government on policies for implementing agri-environment schemes nationwide and has done consultancy work in a variety of projects. Coming from a scientific, policy and now publishing background, Carolina brings insights from a wide variety of experiences. These experiences have enriched her perspective on the role of gender in different contexts.
Dr Iole Fontana
Iole is a political scientist and a researcher at the University of Catania. She has a PhD in Institutions, Politics and Policies and has been a visiting researcher at the London School of Economics and at the Université Hassan II in Casablanca. She has worked as a research intern for the Delegation of the European Union in Tunisia and is specialized on EU politics and Euro-Mediterranean relations. Her first book has recently been published by Routledge. Her academic research currently focuses on migration, organized crime and migrant smuggling, asylum, development cooperation, EU external policies and (cyber-) security. She has a great interest in gender issues, policies and dynamics in the Euro-Mediterranean area.
Nathalie works in education in the not-for-profit sector, and will shortly be moving to a policy-based position in Brussels. She is particularly interested in women's advocacy and policy, and writes extensively on these topics, her work appearing in the Huffington Post amongst other publications. She also regularly collaborates with journalists across the mainstream media on topics relating to sexual violence. Nathalie holds an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and a BA from the University of Warwick.
Tobias is a final year PhD candidate in Politics and International Relations at the University of Cambridge, and a research associate at the Cambridge Institute on Religion & International Studies (CIRIS). He is teaching 19th and 20th century political thought, including feminist theory. He has a strong research interest in intersectional analysis focusing on gender, class, race and religion. Tobias holds an MPhil in Politics and IR from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Study of Religion and Culture from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, where he has also previously worked as a Lecturer in Political Theory. Dedicated to champion inclusive access to world class education, he has been a board member of the free online learning platform Serlo.
Antonia is a social and organizational psychologist doing her doctoral research on men’s support for gender equality and masculinities at the University of Exeter. Antonia holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Behavioural Sciences from the University of Groningen, and has been a visiting researcher and teaching assistant at the University of Cambridge. In the past, she has been involved in organizing conferences, e.g. on the topic of women in STEM, and has contributed towards policy papers by the Cambridge Wilberforce Society. Currently, she is working for the Equal Opportunities Department of the European Union, and regularly speaks and publishes on the topic of gender equality (for an overview see www.antoniasudkaemper.com).
Valentine is currently based in Spain where she works for European-level volunteering service committed to providing support to people with autism and educating about autism. She was previously involved in advocating for the abolition of the prison system, having worked for the International Prison Observatory and the NGO Genepi. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and a Master's in Communication and Information Sciences. Her academic research is focused on the the cultural intervention in prison. She also volunteers for several feminist associations.
Emmanuela works in cultural tourism and has previously worked as a freelance translator and a research assistant. She holds a BA and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, where her research focused on gender and post-colonial theories. She has written on narratives of Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya and comparative female experiences of Catholic, fascist dicatorships in Italy and Spain and has presented papers at conferences such as WISPS and the King’s College lecture series. Emmanuela is on the committee of Wolf Whistled, a London-based feminist support group, and is also undertaking training as a volunteer on the National Rape Crisis helpline.