About

We belong to an organization, founded in 1979, which today has more than 10,500 members and has a presence throughout the United States, South America as well as in the United Kingdom and now, Europe.

Meet our board

Soraya Loerts
President

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Eke Vermeer
Vice President

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Nadia Howden
Chief of Staff

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Eva Warnaar
Treasurer

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Eefje Hillegers
Director of Board Operations

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Abbe van Osnabrugge
Membership Chair

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Su Guaglianone
Marketing & Digital Comms Co-Chair

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Karen Kinsey
Partnership Chair

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Hannah Beresford
Programming Chair

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Pim Brouwers
General Board Chair

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Our Vision

To drive diversity and inclusion in the technology industry, through continuous development of female leaders. By focusing on women and gender diversity, we believe the rest with follow.

Our Mission

Recognising the industry is at an inflection point, to fuel the recruitment, development and retention of women in technology by giving them access to networking, mentoring and programmatic opportunities to help them get to a level playing field.

Our Values

  1. Always growing and learning: We are lifelong learners and will continually advocate the development, growth and education of women in our industry
  2. Diversity: The inclusive nature of Diversity brings together a mosaic of perspective, value, assets and belief to act as one in achieving our mission as the European Chapter
  3. High achievement: We aim for success and hold ourselves accountable as role models of leadership in our industry
  4. Relentless advocacy for advancing women: We are a constant, consistent and courageous voice that promotes the business case for female leadership


WICT Touchstones of Leadersh​ip
The WICT Touchstones of Leadership is an inspirational guide to effective leadership attributes – compiled to define the characteristics of a good leader and serve as our compass along the path of leader​​ship development. We hope that you will keep the WICT Touchstones in mind and continue to be motivated by them in your workplace.