Co-Founder & Head of Partnerships at the Global Inclusion Online Forum & DEI Expert. Ideas Manufacturer & Implementor with a special focus on D&I and creating events. For Ana’s Full Bio see below.
- How to work with refugees and temporarily displaced people during the war?
- How to speak about the war with Ukrainians at the workplace?
- Leadership nowadays: what does it mean to be a leader in challenging times?
- Building Inclusive Infrastructure in Non-Intrusive Societies.
Companies & Projects:
Global Incl𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐮𝐦 – inspired by Diversity In Tech week which Anna ran in Dogpatch Labs in 2019, she took the idea home to Ukraine and pitched it to her new employers, CFC Big Ideas, who supported it. Then Anna ran three events (2020, 2021, and 2022) with the big idea of bringing Diversity & Inclusion professionals into one space to discuss big wins and challenges.
In 2021, they had 3,000 attendees from 30 countries listening to 75 speakers. Anna organised this and managed the team that delivered this.
W𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐔 𝐃𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐥 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 – She succeeded in winning funding from the EU to develop Provodnik, an interactive map for people with mobility limitations. There was a three-stage process, including a hackathon in Kyiv and Tbilisi, Georgia followed by a grant application to the European Union.
Provodnik is a crowdsourced platform to help people with disabilities find the safest and easiest routes around the cities of Ukraine using crowdsourced data.
They sourced data from 10 cities in Ukraine and had 1,000 daily active users who were able to live more independently thanks to the project. Unfortunately, Provodnik is a little redundant at the moment, given the current war in the Ukraine, but she is very interested in scaling this project to other European countries.
Anna Krys is the Co-Founder & Head of Partnerships at the Global Inclusion Online Forum & DEI Expert. She is an Ideas Manufacturer & Implementor with a special focus on D&I and creating events. She is the Founder of the first Ukrainian beauty space in Dublin U-Beauty at George’s Street Arcade.
She loves working with people and trying to solve problems and bringing new ideas to help people live their best lives. The war in Ukraine recently forced her to reconsider her living arrangements, and she decided to return to my second home of Dublin, Ireland.
The Sunday Business Post referred to me as “a natural entrepreneur running multiple businesses” in the “The 30 under 30 List” in 2018. She is no longer, under 30, but she continues to operate across multiple projects.