Joanna is a communications & PR strategist for international ecosystem builders, fast growth companies and startups in tech and creative industries (Atomico,, Welcome to the Jungle, NUMA, Ouishare Fest, Pias, Sacem). An Austrian/English/French currently based in Paris, she is also Managing Director at StartHer, a non-profit organization that supports women in technology and entrepreneurship, and chapter lead for Techfugees France, a social enterprise that seeks to empower the displaced with technology. Joanna co-founded the European Tech event programme Startup Sesame and music project Tales & Remedies. Previously in charge of communications & PR for global entertainment and tech events Midem, MIPTV, MIPCOM and LeWeb, Joanna holds an MBA in Cultural Management in Europe from Paris 8 and a BA in European Studies from Reading University.