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.

Sedef Uhlmann

Sedef Uhlmann

Head of Program Development & Events

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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.

Charlotte Gerling

Charlotte Gerling

Head of Communications

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Charlotte is our Communications Expert. She has a Master’s Degree in German and English Studies. After her traineeship in Corporate Communications, she worked as a spokesperson for five years. At GDW she’s responsible for the communications strategy and public relations. In her spare time she exercises or listens to music. Good coffee makes her really happy.

Corinna Schug

Corinna Schug

Social Media & Brand 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.

Laura Haubner

Laura Haubner

Event Manager

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Laura looks forward to make the world more digital and diverse joining the GDW team as Event Manager. To motivate employees, inspire team colleagues, “wow” customers and partners on-site or digital, local or global – this is Laura’s guiding principle for her daily work! In her free time she loves dancing salsa and hiking in the moutains and she enjoys going on mountain bike tours or cooking dinner for friends.

Luise Gerling

Luise Gerling

Projectmanager

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After her first years in the hotel business, Luise went back to school. She graduated with a Bachelor of Hospitality Management. Afterwards she was involved in the planning of international trade fairs. Now she is responsible for the organization, coordination and implementation of various projects at GDW. Furthermore, she supports the planning of the DFLA. In her leisure time, she likes to go running, hiking and has a big weakness for Nutella.

Cem Onaran

Cem Onaran

Finance Manager

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Cem is mainly responsible for finance, human resources and administration at GDW. He studied business IT at the HTW Berlin and already worked at GDW as a working student for two years during this time. Since finishing his studies he is a permanent part of the GDW team. In his free time he is passionate about cooking and about which wine goes with the food.

Christiana Bukalo

Christiana Bukalo

Senior Partner & Business Development Manager

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Christiana’s pool of experiences is varied and ranges from Communication, Partner Management up to Organizational Design. In her previous role she was responsible for Diversity & Sustainability Management in a German Streaming Start-Up. Starting from January she will be supporting Global Digital Women as a Senior Partner & Business Development Manager. Christiana spends the majority of her leisure time on volunteer work for social change as well as music, sports and books.

Isabella Winkler

Isabella Winkler

Assistant to the Management

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From digitization of the Hanseatic City of Hamburg to more visibility of women in the digital industry: Isabella, with her M.Sc. in Business Psychology works as Executive Assistant to the CEOs of GDW supporting Tijen and Marco in the realization of their vision. The range of tasks is correspondingly diverse, exciting and every day there is the chance to propose and realize new ideas.

Linda Schombach

Linda Schombach

Consultant

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Linda studies Corporate Management and Economics with focus on company structures and diversity, equity & inclusion. In her role as consultant she supports companies to become more diverse and inclusive. In her spare time she likes to travel, to go climbing or bouldering or spends time with her friends.

Lucie Herrmann

Lucie Herrmann

Intern

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Lucie is studying media and communication studies and as an intern would not only like to support our social media team, but also to help connect women worldwide. She is happy to support Global Digital Women and the idea of ​​making inspiring women more visible.

In her free time, Lucie likes to travel, do yoga and enjoy good food with good friends.

Julia Forchheim

Julia Forchheim

Intern

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Julia studies general management and, as an intern in the field of consulting and project management, contributes to more diversity in companies and the international networking of women in the digital industry. As a design thinker and Scrum Master, she enriches the team with new ideas and is convinced that diversity, innovation and digitization go hand in hand. In her free time, she loves good food with friends, does sports and has traveled to 27 countries so far.

Hannah Lucht

Hannah Lucht

Intern

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After receiving her bachelor’s degree in business communication, Hannah looked for an internship to gain more work experience, focused on the field of online marketing. Now, she is responsible for the social media appearance of Global Digital Women as well as the community management. Besides her passion for sports and dancing, Hannah spends a lot of her free time on new sewing or art projects.

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.

Heidi

Heidi

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Heidi is the only lady among out four-legged colleagues – even though she sometimes doesn’t act very ladylike. She loves puddles and rolls around in the dirt with utmost pleasure. But when she looks at you with her big eyes, you can’t be mad at her for long. And luckily she also has a great passion for showering.

Peanut

Peanut

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Peanut is well-behaved, clumsy and playful. He loves to romp around with other dogs outside; at home he wants all the cuddles just for himself. He needs to practice walking with a leash. And if he sees water, there is no stopping him – regardless it it’s a puddle, river, lake or the sea. He is a keen swimmer and throws himself fearless in all kinds of waters. Yet his greatest passion is food, especially blueberries and yoghurt.