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*

On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 1:24 PM Lukas Mezger <>

> 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)
> (2)
> --
> Dr. Lukas Mezger
> Vorsitzender des Präsidiums / chair of the Supervisory Board
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