That is great news, Lukas! I'm happy to see that more and more boards diverse their membership. I think it's an important thing and a valuable contribution to the ability of our organizations to see the big picture behind our current movement activities and thinking.
*Itzik Edri* Chairperson it...@wikimedia.org.il +972-54-5878078 On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 1:24 PM Lukas Mezger <lukas.mez...@wikimedia.de> wrote: > 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> _______________________________________________ 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: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>