As EU Director and global Technology Chair of the greenlight for girls foundation, I would like to give a talk at OSCON in order to:
1. Create awareness about the need to attract more youth — especially girls — to computer science-related studies and careers, and science/tech sectors, in general;
2. Showcase the global activities of our foundation (20 events around the world in just our first 1.5 years in existence); and
3. Seek support from the global FLOSS (women?) developer community for g4g initiatives specifically requiring their involvement to succeed.
Cheryl D. Miller, Founder of Zen Digital Europe and European Director of Greenlightforgirls.org, has twenty years of international experience in the technology and ICT sector. She has worked around the world for blue-chip companies in Strategic Communications, Organizational Change Management and IT Management.
Cheryl possesses a Degree in International Relations, Law and Organizations from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, and an International MBA from The Moore School at South Carolina, the top-ranked International Business program in the US.
Besides her native English, Cheryl speaks, reads and writes Japanese, Dutch, French, Italian and Russian, to varying degrees.
In 2008, Cheryl founded Zen Digital Europe, a sustainability consultancy addressing gender and environmental issues, and promoting ICT and digital media to achieve the objectives of the Digital Agenda for Europe and the wider vision of the European Knowledge Society.
Cheryl is a founding board member and European Director of greenlight for girls Aisbl, a Brussels-based international foundation promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics to girls of all ages and backgrounds.
Since 2011, Zen Digital Europe is the Belgian national point of contact for the European Centre for Women and Technology.
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