CEO and Founder
Tijen is the founder of Global Digital Women. She lives for and loves networking. Her credo “No lunch break without company” is practiced in many canteens. Already in 2015, she organized the first “afterworks” and events with the Women in E-Commerce initiative, and brought together women from the digital industry to form the largest women’s network in the field of digitalization. Now comes a new milestone. Inspired by her trip to the USA, Tijen wants to promote the international exchange of decision-makers and founders of the digital industry.
Prior to becoming a founder of her own company, Tijen Onaran worked for European and Bundestag deputies, for the Federal President’s Office as well as for associations and a university in leading positions.
In addition to GDW, Tijen is an author, presenter and consultant in communication and digital. You can read her regular columns at WirtschaftsWoche Founder, Handelsblatt, Futurezone and Lead DIGITAL.
Marco is the man in the back office and the glue that keeps it all together. Marco studied Political Science, business administration and sociology in Trier and completed his MBA. He passionately devotes himself to the figures of GDW, organizes events and supports Tijen in strategic matters.
Dominique is responsible for all organizational and operational matters at GDW, including events and social media strategies. In addition, she oversees GDW’s consulting, which is conducted for companies within the framework of diversity strategies. First and foremost, she is responsible for the development of internal networks, social media, event consulting and the development and implementation of diversity strategies. Before GDW Dominique worked hand in hand with Miriam Wohlfarth of RatePAY and also for the Management Board of Rocket Internet SE. In her 8 years of professional experience she has gained a lot of experience in change management, project and program management as well as restructuring. Connect with her via LinkedIn or XING.
Mirja is responsible for diverse programs and partnerships at GDW, including the infamous #GlobalAfterworks. Her mission is to make the digital landscape more diverse on very continent and empower the next generation of digital female leaders through GDW. Through her own international experiences in West Africa, Latin America and the U.S.A., she knows what it takes to build an international community. In addition to her work at GDW, Mirja gives workshops on storytelling and movement-building.
Cem is one of our working students and supports the whole GDW team. He is currently studying computer science at HTW Berlin. With him we not only got ourselves a Feelgood Manager, but also another Onaran on board.
Paul & Leo
Paul, once formerly known as Darth Vader from Brieselanger Licht, is now also known as Pauli (nickname). Pauli is noble (sometimes he thinks so too). And if you leave your socks lying around for him to collect somewhere, you can be certain that you have won his heart forever!
Leo – our graceful, sporty and empathic companion. Shiny coat, bright brown eyes and dream team with his brother Pauli.