Helen Aadnesgaard is driven by her dream to leave the world more equal than she found it. She focuses her work on gender equality, believing it to be “the rising tide that will lift all boats” because of its intersection with race, poverty, disability and more. Aadnesgaard works on fundraising solutions and business development at Quote This Woman+. The non-profit company has a database of women experts who can be consulted. “This ensures we stand by our democratic promise that every voice is heard,” she says. Her proudest moment has been getting accepted to do her master’s in gender studies at Utrecht University, in spite of not yet having an honours. Going forward, she aspires to facilitate the growth and work of marginalised groups. “Hopefully, this will lead to decreased gender-based violence, closing the gender pay gap, and more women and non-binary people in visible leadership positions,” she says
I’ve always been so deep into programming that I thought I’d be inventing new algorithms forever, but I’ve found understanding and collaborating with people far more exciting and impactful.