14 May 2013
10 May 2013
DataNews has recently announced the 2 winners of the ‘She Goes ICT’ yearly contest, who have been recognized by the Datanews jury, and voted by the public.
WIL Women Talent Pool Emerging Leader, Karlien Vanden Eynde made her way to the top of the podium, winning the Young ICT lady of the Year 2012, while Martine Tempels from Telenet was awarded the ICT Woman of the Year trophy.
We are extremely pleased to share with you the news of this remarkable recognition of Karlien’s true passion for ICT.
Karlien started working at Microsoft as a Microsoft Academic College Hire (MACH) in 2008 after successfully completing her studies as Commercial Engineer at the Solvay Business School (VUB) in Brussels. Her first role within the company was Product & Solutions Manager for Microsoft Security & Management solutions. Currently she holds a Sales role; she is responsible for the Hosting business in Belgium & Luxembourg as a Business Development Manager.
At the age of 13, Karlien learned how to build computers from scratch after which she started building PC’s for friends and relatives, to make some extra pocket money.
At the age of 20, she founded Avalon Studios VZW (www.avalonstudios.be) – a non-profit organization aiming to provide young talented artists with a fully professional Video & Audio facility for their use.
During the past 3 years at Microsoft, Karlien has received 2 Gold Star Awards, for her cross-group collaboration skills and technological intuition. On a global rating scale, she has been granted the high potential ranking.
Karlien’s goal is to grow within Microsoft and manage teams, as well as to start her own company.
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