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Announcing our Advisory Board

Updated: Feb 6, 2019

By Nancy Nemes - Founder Ms. AI

Ms. AI is proud to announce four distinguished international leaders are joining our advisory board to help scale up this crucial initiative across Europe.

Gabi Zedlmayer, Helga Hengge, Marcy Simon and Eszter Debreczeni are joining the board as strategic advisors. With their digital transformative ideas and significant experience in the world of large corporations and startups, we will be able to achieve our ambitious goal of reaching 10 Million European women with AI by 2023.

Gabi Zedlmayer is a highly regarded Social Innovator and former Chief Progress Officer @ the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). She is the author of numerous articles and the recipient of global awards such as Newsweek and the Daily Beast 150 “women who shake the world”, FastCompany League of Extraordinary Women, DLDWomen Impact Award, InspiringFifty, Elle Magazine HOT 100 List as one of 10 Power Women.

Gabi said: “Joining Ms.AI is an exciting opportunity to democratize access to all things AI with and for women. With > 85% of the AI workforce being male we´re setting out to make this space more diverse and inclusive.”

Eszter Debreczeni is a highly successful international human resources expert and executive coach. She has more than 15 years of HR Leadership Experience which she gained at major international companies such as Microsoft, Pepsi and DHL. She is the founder of esthra, inspired by the fusion of modern human resources and organizational development practices with the transformational power of music.

Helga Hengge is an inspiring keynote speaker, author, and mountaineer. She was the first German woman to successfully climb Mount Everest and the Seven Summits. Helga has been a professional speaker since 2000, presenting her keynotes worldwide. She has written a bestseller about her Mount Everest experiences, “Mount Everest - Only the sky above”. Helga grew up in Chicago and Munich, Germany, where she started her career as a fashion editor at VOGUE.

Helga said: “Can a robot climb Mount Everest? Absolutely. We just have to give it (him/her) everything we have. And that is what fascinates me most about collaborating with Ms. AI – we can take AI deeper and deeper into the heart of being human.”

Marcy Simon lives in New York City and is a seasoned Communications leader with extensive experience building and shaping the brand strategies and communications programs of companies ranging from startups to multi-billion-dollar organizations. Marcy was a founding member of The Clinton Global Initiative and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Nancy Nemes, the founder of Ms.AI and former leader at Microsoft and Google, said: “With Gabi, Helga, Marcy and Eszter joining Ms. AI as our first members of the Advisory Board, we were able to win a wonderfully diverse mix of personalities, with tremendous knowledge in leadership, high-tech and business growth, as well as enormous global networks. Their role is critical for Ms. AI’s quest to secure worldwide partnerships to expand European women’s exposure and involvement in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

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