Maria Sipka, board member
Recognized as one of the leading women in technology by Forbes, Australian entrepreneur Maria Sipka pioneered influencer marketing in early 2000 and is visionary and co-founder at Linqia. Linqia is a venture funded technology company headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in New York, Chicago and Bentonville. Prior to Linqia, Maria was part of the founding team and COO at XING, Europe’s leading business network, where she led XING’s monetization and internationalization strategy exiting shortly after its IPO. Today, XING has a market cap of over $1B. Maria is passionate about Social Impact Storytelling based on the belief that all ideas start with two things, emotional connection and inspired action.