Dear fellow Wikimedians, I am happy to share with you that the Wikimedia Deutschland board has appointed Helene Hahn and Mirjam Stegherr as additional members to the board.
*Helene *is a free knowledge enthusiast and a co-founder of Coding Da Vinci, the first German open cultural data hackathon(1). For the past five years, she has worked as a project manager for community and technology projects in the fields of open government, data literacy and open culture at the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany. *Mirjam *is a highly experienced expert in media and communications. Having worked as a freelance journalist, consultant, deputy editor-in-chief, press officer, and head of communications for 20 years, she has extensive experience at all levels of strategic communications. Both will be full members of the board until the next board elections at the general assembly in June 2020 and we are very much looking forward to working with Helene and Mirjam. The Wikimedia Deutschland board(2) of consists of up to 9 members. Seven members are elected by the general assembly for a two-year term. After the election, the seven board members can appoint up to two additional members to the board. As the general assembly on 1 December 2018 resulted in the election of six men and one woman, we decided to consider only applications from non-male candidates for the appointed seats. Subsequently, we published a profile with the skills and experiences which we considered to be most important for our board. We are happy that this approach was very successful: We received more than 80 recommendations and 16 applications of highly qualified candidates. Through this process, we have made some valuable experiences and contacts on which we want to build to further increase the diversity of candidates in upcoming board elections. Please join me in welcoming Helene und Mirjam to the Wikiverse! Kind regards, Lukas (1) https://codingdavinci.de/about/ (2) https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Deutschland#Board -- Dr. Lukas Mezger Vorsitzender des Präsidiums / chair of the Supervisory Board Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin Tel. (030) 219 158 260 – (0151) 268 63 931 http://wikimedia.de Stellen Sie sich eine Welt vor, in der jeder Mensch an der Menge allen Wissens frei teilhaben kann. Helfen Sie uns dabei! http://spenden.wikimedia.de Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V. Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207 _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>