The Team

Tijen Onaran

Tijen Onaran

CEO and Businesswoman

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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.

Marco Duller-Onaran

Marco Duller-Onaran

CEO

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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 Leikauf

Dominique Leikauf

COO

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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.

Margan Sharifzada

Margan Sharifzada

Advisor to Management

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Margan is our Chief Visionary Officer. She’s responsible for major projects and has almost all activities in mind. She finds her fulfillment in the brooding of the strategic direction of GDW and has fun to carry ideas into the team.

Corinna Schug

Corinna Schug

Social Media Manager

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From setting up our channels to creating content and interacting with our community- this media expert has put her main emphasis on social media and influencer marketing. As an avid Instagram expert, she doesn’t have to look far for daily inspiration for this job.

Sedef Redzep

Sedef Redzep

Event Manager

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Sedef is responsible for the concept, implementation and management of diverse projects, including the program with the Bavarian State Ministry of Digital “BayFiD”.  In addition, she organizes the infamous #GlobalAfterworks and is responsible for the numerous partnerships.

Cem Onaran

Cem Onaran

Working Student

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Cem is our working student 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

Paul

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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

Leo

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Leo – our graceful, sporty and empathic companion. Shiny coat, bright brown eyes and dream team with his brother Pauli.