We founded WaveMakers to help anyone be a leader in their own, unique way. That's important. Because millions of insanely talented individuals out there end up following instead of leading, despite their evident potential.
We believe that you can create a massive impact by being your best self - and you're not alone. We will help you navigate the ups and downs of finding your own path to make a difference in the world.
Katja is a Berlin-based entrepreneur with a corporate background from Philips and SAP. As the founder of WaveMakers, Katja was awarded the Berlin Startup Scholarship and she’s a finalist of the Digital Female Leader Award 2021. Katja is responsible for the business and the team, and she facilitates the WaveMakers program. “Leadership comes in many shapes and forms. And that’s the beauty of it.”
Gabriela is our vibrant MBA grad from UFSCAR in Information, Technology, and Innovation. She is immersed in the digital world for 9+ years, navigating the ever-evolving landscape of B2C/B2B solutions. She has a big appetite for knowledge and a passion for food, photography, and longboarding.
Rotem brings over 15 years of experience in Tech across education, entrepreneurship and community building. She is passionate about nurturing inclusive communities and fostering spaces where honesty and vulnerability thrive, enabling collective growth and supporting individuals on their career paths through shared wisdom and experiences.
Shalini is a storyteller who believes every person, place, and wave has a tale to tell. She crafts content and uses her amazing creative skills to grow our WaveMaker community through marketing channels. ‘I believe leadership comes from within. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.’
Anastasiia is our operational virtuoso. She is a firm believer that leadership begins with self-discovery. "I believe that true power is the ripple effect of a personal growth journey, inspiring and empowering not only oneself but also all those fortunate to be touched by its transformative wave."
Dana is a passionate creator and enjoys crafting captivating and inspiring stories. She is a big believer that love can heal us all. Her life motto is: ‘Life is an expression of love for myself’, leading with love creates a better me and better we. With that attitude, she joined our WaveMakers social media team.
Anja is a digital nomad who’s traveling Europe with her van while taking amazing care of our program participants and alumni. She’s a social media creator and a co-facilitator of the WaveMakers program. “I believe everyone is a leader of their own life and I am a big advocate for being the change you want to see in the world. At WaveMakers one of our goals is to help you find your true self and be proud of it.”
Yash brings over two years of expertise as a project manager and content/process specialist. He has significantly contributed to the Berlin tech ecosystem with a focus on organizational management and inclusive leadership. “Driving change through innovation and empathy, I embody Wavemakers’ spirit by empowering entrepreneurs to lead with vision and impact.”
Vaida is an experienced UX Designer. She pivoted her career from Marketing to Design and has already mentored dozens of young professionals on their career paths. As a WaveMakers facilitator, she helps humans grow with her knowledge in Design Thinking and Psychology. “I am a WaveMaker because I believe that when we have the courage to walk into our story and own it, we get to write the ending.”
Ankita is an experienced innovation manager who is always seeking new ways to keep her curiosity alive. With a passion for both numbers and creativity, she is a data-driven problem solver and visual storyteller who loves crafting cutting-edge solutions. "I am wavemaker because I believe in 'Let your life speak'."
Shruti is an awesome DevOps Engineer based in Amsterdam with 8 years of experience. She believes that leadership goes beyond personal success. Hailing from India, she is passionate about nurturing and inspiring others, dedicated to guiding them on their path to personal growth and empowerment.
Chrisyle is a passionate Diversity & Inclusion advocate who believes in connecting people with their purpose, opportunities, and each other. A lifelong learner, she encourages having a growth mindset to help us accept and learn from others' perceptions. "I am a WaveMaker because I want to contribute positively to the world around me and positively impact people's lives."
WaveMakers is not a leadership program, we redefine leadership. We help you discover the leader inside of you.
Because leadership is not a job title. You've got the power to lead - in your own, unique way.
We guide you to influence at all levels while being true to yourself. Learn, experiment, and grow alongside other WaveMakers.
Founder /Leadership & Culture Consultant /TEDx Host
Storyteller /Podcast Host of "What Should I Do With My Life?"
Messenger/ Speaker /Trainer, Professional Actor
Founder @TalentDiverse / Diversity Advocate
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