Victoria Riess, MBA is Senior Strategy Leader, Executive, Managing Director, Founder, Board Advisor in Technology, Cambridge MBA, and award-winning Top Women Leader in Tech. She has a track record as a women leader in technology and over twelve years of leadership experience in general management, digital strategy consulting, and corporate strategy on digital transformation. She builds and leads C-level digital strategy consulting programs with global teams. She has experience in business strategy, digital transformation, Cloud DevOps Engineering, and data science.
About diversity and inclusion promotion
Helping women to move their career forward in tech like Victoria did is something she feels passionately about, so much so that since her time at Deutsche Bahn she is championing a holistic response to an industry-wide challenge in technology – diversity. So, she regards mentoring, coaching – and sponsoring – female team members at Riess Consulting, McKinsey, Cambridge University, Mastercard, and Deutsche Bahn as a critical part of her success. She is focused on three dimensions – hiring, developing, and retaining women at all stages of their careers, as CEO von Riess Consulting as well as Top Women Leader in the technology industry.
About me as a leader
From a hiring perspective, Victoria is committed to building connections with women in tech from their time in school through their professional careers by conducting #IAmRemarkable empowerment workshops and organising Google Women Techmakers community-led meet-ups. To develop women, she launched new initiatives in her organisations incl. a sponsorship program that pairs high-potential women in tech with VPs. To retain these women, she built Women@Employee Groups to run mentorship programs, speaker series to create visibility and inspire female role models.