2013 has started out very auspiciously for Zen Digital Europe! To get the new year off to a great start, ZDE Board Member, Ms. Mercedes Diaz, has brought some amazing recognition to our team that we are, of course, very proud to share.
First, after a month-long competition involving open online voting and a grueling review by her peers, Mercedes was chosen as Finalist in the Data News “Top Young ICT Lady of the Year” 2013 contest. Contributing to her success, say the reviewers, was that they were “very impressed” by Mercedes’ international experience, her work as an ICT entrepreneur and her obvious dedication to getting more girls interested in ICT and STEM areas.
To add accolades to awards, Mercedes has brought further honor upon herself and her community by being selected to the team of official Young Advisers to Commissioner Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda.
Showing her characteristic modesty, says Mercedes about her recent awards: “I really didn’t expect it.”
“I didn’t expect it,” she repeats, “but it sure does feel good.”
Congratulations, Mercedes! You deserve to feel good. We are so proud of your accomplishments and so honoured to have you on our team!