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Joanna Kirk

Co-director of StartHer 
Joanna is a senior communications & PR strategist for international ecosystem builders, fast growth companies and startups in Tech and creative industries. Based in Paris, she is the co-director of StartHer, non-profit organization that supports women in technology and entrepreneurship, and chair of Techfugees France which coordinates the tech community’s response to the needs of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people. Joanna co-founded Tales & Remedies music project and Startup Sesame, the global network for Tech events, startups, ecosystem builders and corporations. Previously in charge of communications & PR for global entertainment and tech events Midem, MIPTV, MIPCOM and LeWeb, Joanna holds an MBA in Cultural Management in Europe from Paris 8 and a BA in European Studies from Reading University.