Born in 1968, grew up in East Germany. Active in East German opposition movement in 1988-89. Degrees in Textile Art (GDR), BA Intern. Business Administration (Germany), MA in European Business Administration (UK); 9 yrs consultant and business development manager with Accenture, 2 yrs engagement manager in the Business Technology Office McKinsey, 3 yrs Director Government Relations and Innovative Government Programs Lead with Microsoft Germany, since 2011: independent, founder of fempower.me (helping organisations and women with aspirations to break glass ceilings) and opengov.me (helping governments and politicians to become more transparent and participative). Chairwoman of the pirate party in the State of Brandenburg, German candidate for the EU parliament election. Engaged in various civil society organisations. Regular speaker and writer in Germany and abroad on topics around digital society, gender equality, government surveillance. First book available at 27th January 2014 (“Mauern einreißen – weil ich glaube, dass wir die Welt verändern können”). Married to Daniel Domscheit-Berg (internet activist, former speaker of WikiLeaks), lives in Northern Brandenburg.