The Board of DigiPippi

DigiPippi is built up of two entities: The working board and Advisory Group.
Here you can read more about the members of both. We all work on DigiPippis mission:

Closing the gender gap in IT, technology and digitization. On the girls' premises.

Our primary target in DigiPippi girls ml. 7 and 13 years.

Write to DigiPippis Board at bestyrelsen@digipippi.dk

Eva Fog

Founder and chairwoman

In a way, it was inevitable that I ended up founding DigiPippi in 2015. As a self-taught girl geek who since the age of 10 has loved computers but never got understood or help pursuing it, I was in many ways the first DigiPippi girl.

After several, not particularly successful, attempts to find a way into the ICT sector, my path turned out as many other women's. I had to create it myself.

My route took its twists and turns through a lot of jobs in computer and mobile sales, and ultimately an education as a Waldorf/ Rudolf Steiner pedagogue and educator. When I subsequently chose to work in the municipal, it was a way to use my nerd stuff and my educational training combined. here, I became aware that very little had changed since I was 10 years old. The boys were considered 'natural' technology users, while the girls backed out.

I continued to teach all the kids, but also began to experiment with gender and skill divided technology education. At the same time, I taught teachers, educators and parents to help them understand and teach to modern children in the brave new world.

In 2015 I received development assistance from the Reach for Change Organization, and organization DigiPippi was born. The DigiPippi girl became DigiPippis mother.

Today I am a specialist in child and IT, with a 360 degree view on them and their world. In DigiPippi my time is used exclusively with girls and women, while I retain the overall perspective through my own company.

Rikke Nørdum Sonne

Director and Board Member

What is your education and what do you work with today?

I have both a CBA (accredited e-MBA level) from AVT Business School. Additionally, I am also a trained designer from Margrethe School, and went two years at the school of architecture by then. Have even many years ago worked as a foreign exchange dealer in the spot and forward markets.

What gives you the most energy to work with? Your greatest professional interest/ force etc.?

To be able to immerse myself in things that really interessserer me. Love to work with strategies, which requires market research, reading of countless reports, statistics, etc.. Is like a sponge, and love to seek patterns and crunche large amounts of data. In addition, I also love to sit and geek out with the web, and works a lot with wordpress.

What is your motivation to be on the DigiPippis board?

Followed Eva in her journey from the very start, which excited me a lot. My own eldest daughter was therefore also children reports on Digipippi TV.

I really committed to getting more women in tech, and place more women in senior positions and on boards in the Danish business community. There needs to be more visible female role models if we are to encourage more young women to choose to take courses in tech.

Has always worked in a “mandeverden”And have experienced both in my distant past as a currency dealer and subsequently in the tech how hard it can be as a woman to be seen, and come out on top.

I will help to change this out in the organizations, in educational institutions and in political terms, I can actively working board member of Digipippi.

Mia Meldgaard

Digital Business Developer, Digital Storylab

What is your education and what do you work with today?

Cand. IT. from the IT University. Teacher Graduated from Zahle. Working as a UX designer and business developer in the entrepreneurial environment.

What gives you the most energy to work with? Your greatest professional interest/ force etc.?

I love to test the gizmo cots / wearables, code them and do workshops with children and adults and communicate how to use IT creativity in everyday life. I love to be curious and to create co-creation with others in the technological field. I find myself well as a bridge if it is between the developer and user code or user interface concept or customer.

What is your motivation to be on the DigiPippis board?

At være med i DigiPippis bestyrelse giver mig mulighed for at opbygge visionær tilrettelæggelse for hvordan vi får flere piger med i tech. Udvikle nye workshops og events samt relationspleje til at udbygge et rollemodelsnetværk. Min motivation kommer af, at jeg selv har savnet rollemodeller den gang jeg selv skulle foretage studievalg. Vi laver så meget data i dag, at det er vigtigt, at vi har et mindset til at navigere rundt i det, og samtidig bevare vores autencitet, og her vil jeg gerne være med til at skabe balast hos de unges egen digitale historie.

As Hodja from Pjort would say, you have dates and you give them all away, you have no dates back. But you have knowledge and experience on dates, you can share them with a friend and then you have them both.

Helene Aagaard

co-founder of GoGetty & diversity adviser

What is your education and what do you work with today?

DigiPippi is the root of all good when we want to ensure more diversity in tech and disseminate understanding of IT and technology for very young girls. If I, as a director of DigiPippi may be to raise awareness and importance of DigiPippis work to even more young girls as well as the public in general, I am fully convinced that I, along with Eva Fog and many other forces of good in DigiPippi helps to ensure more diversity in tech and society in general.

Aviaja Borup Lynggard

Proprietor of CXD - Child Experience Design

What is your motivation to be on the DigiPippis board? I have gone into the board to promote interest in technology among girls, so we can get more girls and women to influence the development of future technologies. We need diversity in this work and the space DigiPippi creates, gives courage and appetite to work with technology. I will contribute my knowledge in fund search, entrepreneurship and research, as well as building a bridge from Jutland to Zealand, so DigiPippi will be strengthened as a nationwide organization.

Laura

Enterprise Account Manager - Red Hat​

What is your education and what do you work with today? I am telling diversity in the labor market, which already start our children are in school. One of my goals is to get more women in tech industry, where they are clearly underrepresented. Girls need support to test the technology in a safe environment, find out how "cool" it is and have the opportunity to choose Tech as future subjects if they wish. I myself am a mother of two girls and would like to be a role model for them with the message that diversity change created with small steps and support to each other.

Advisory Group 2019-2020

Janne Aagaard

Founder and owner of Mediekursus.dk

What is your education and what do you work with today?
Media Innovation, training and communication consultancy is my primary work in my own business, Mediekursus.dk. Here is organizing seasoned journalists courses for journalists and communicators, and although I teach at the IT University and the IBA, the diploma program in cross-media marketing. Beside I make podcasts of criminology at Heartbeats.dk. I am trained as a journalist at the School of Journalism with a master's degree in journalism and communication from Australia.

What gives you the most energy to work with? Your greatest professional interest/ force etc.?
I love to move and challenge people, whether young graduate students or seasoned professionals. To open horizons and show expanse in life.

What is your motivation to participate in DigiPippis Advisory Group?
Da jeg var 12 år købte min mor en commodore 64 til os. Jeg var 12 år, og min to år ældre bror og jeg gik i gang med at lære Basic-programmering via Erwin Neutzsky-Wulffs bog. Vi drømte om et diskettedrev, fordi kassettebåndoptageren havde udfordringer med at loade decathlon ordentlig. Jeg var tæt på tasteskade. Vores monitor var et Sony trinitron 12” skærm, som jeg kun for nylig har overladt til de elektroniske jagtmarker. Min mor lærte mig, at alt hvad drenge kan, kan piger også. Hun havde selv svært ved at svinge en hammer og hader indædt iT. Men hendes budskab gik rent igennem til mig. En stor tak til hende for at have givet mig selvstændig, nysgerrighed og mod til at afprøve alt her i tilværelsen.

Mads Vad Kristensen

Mads Vad Kristensen

Contact Director, Peytz & Co.

What is your education and what do you work with today?
I originally trained as a journalist, but the last 20 years I have worked with digital product and business development for both Danish and international IT and media companies both as a specialist and as an executive. In recent years I have specialized in the development of business models, and is one of only a few Danes trained intensively by the men behind the Business Model Canvas, Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur. Today I am a partner in a small agency - FURTHER. Her hjælper vi vores kunder med at lykkes bedre digitalt ved at hjælpe dem med at identificere og forstå de behov, problemer og udfordringer, deres kunder har, FØR de går i gang med at lave løsningen. Det bliver løsningen både rigtigere og mere værdiskabende af. Samt billigere.

What gives you the most energy to work with? Your greatest professional interest/ force etc.?
Det største energiboost får jeg, når jeg får muligheden for at hjælpe andre med at lykkes ved at løse problemer, de kæmper med. Det giver mig et kæmpe kick, når jeg kan se, at tingene begynder at gå i den rigtige retning, og jeg ved med mig selv, at jeg har været med til at give det rette skub. Jeg elsker at bruge mig selv og summen af min erfaring kombineret med min store interesse for teknologi og hvor, vi er på vej hen, og jeg er ikke bange for at gå til stålet.

What is your motivation to participate in DigiPippis Advisory Group?
My big interest in DigiPippi comes three places. Firstly - and most importantly - I am a father of two young girls who think technology, robots and everything that you do not just get your hands completely around is exciting. And the interest I would like to encourage the best possible way. Secondly, because I am in my career have enjoyed working with women who in my view always brings a rewarding and more holistic approach to technology and technological development than men. And third, because I am absolutely convinced, as a society we need more women in technology to ensure we are moving in the right direction.

Henriette von Essen-Quiet

Management Consultant, Mercuri Urval

What is your education and what do you work with today?
Media Innovation, training and communication consultancy is my primary work in my own business, Mediekursus.dk. Here is organizing seasoned journalists courses for journalists and communicators, and although I teach at the IT University and the IBA, the diploma program in cross-media marketing. Beside I make podcasts of criminology at Heartbeats.dk. I am trained as a journalist at the School of Journalism with a master's degree in journalism and communication from Australia.

What gives you the most energy to work with? Your greatest professional interest/ force etc.?
I love to move and challenge people, whether young graduate students or seasoned professionals. To open horizons and show expanse in life.

What is your motivation to participate in DigiPippis Advisory Group?
Da jeg var 12 år købte min mor en commodore 64 til os. Jeg var 12 år, og min to år ældre bror og jeg gik i gang med at lære Basic-programmering via Erwin Neutzsky-Wulffs bog. Vi drømte om et diskettedrev, fordi kassettebåndoptageren havde udfordringer med at loade decathlon ordentlig. Jeg var tæt på tasteskade. Vores monitor var et Sony trinitron 12” skærm, som jeg kun for nylig har overladt til de elektroniske jagtmarker. Min mor lærte mig, at alt hvad drenge kan, kan piger også. Hun havde selv svært ved at svinge en hammer og hader indædt iT. Men hendes budskab gik rent igennem til mig. En stor tak til hende for at have givet mig selvstændig, nysgerrighed og mod til at afprøve alt her i tilværelsen.

Mia Eton-Mackinsey

Mia Eton-McKinsey

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Ri A/S

What is your education and what do you work with today?
I graduated in marketing and marketing on the basis of international economic cooperation. Subsequently, I have taken several courses in digitization. Both because it is necessary for my daily professional life, but also because it is a personal interest.

I work as Chief Marketing & Communications Officer in a public accountant specializing in funds.

What gives you the most energy to work with? Your greatest professional interest/ force etc.?
Min største faglige styrke er min evner indenfor rådgivning, kommunikation og motivation, hvor jeg er god til at drive forandring og nye processer. Det er også herfra jeg henter min egen energi og lyst til at hjælpe andre mennesker med at nå i mål med deres egne ønsker og drømme, både professionelt, strategisk, taktisk og på personligt niveau.

What is your motivation to participate in DigiPippis Advisory Group?
Min motivation for at være med i DigiPippis advisory group springer ud af et ønske om en mere velafbalanceret kønsfordeling indenfor tech- og IT-området i Danmark. 64% af de danske bestyrelser prioriterer generelt ikke digitale kompetencer og hvis ligestillingen fortsætter i den fart den har nu, har vi først ligestilling i Danmark om 158 år. Den udvikling vil jeg gerne være med til at forandre og drive i en bedre hastighed end for nuværende. Hvis en eller flere piger kan motiveres og hjælpes, så synes jeg det er mit ansvar som voksen professionel kvinde at forsøge at anspore.