Adele Vrana is Co-Director and co-founder of Whose Knowledge?. Adele has led business development and partnerships initiatives to help build a more plural and diverse communities in her native country of Brazil and globally. She is the former Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Wikimedia Foundation and a 2015 Erasmus Prize laureate on behalf of her work to expand access to Wikipedia in the Global South. Adele holds a BA in International Relations and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Sao Paulo. When not re-imagining what the internet of the future would look like and advocating for that online, Adele spends most of her time raising two feminist boys, reading black feminists from the Global South, and spending time with her friends from close and afar.
Anasuya Sengupta is Co-Director and co-founder of Whose Knowledge?. She has led initiatives in India and the USA, across the global South, and internationally for over 20 years, to amplify marginalised voices in virtual and physical worlds. She is the former Chief Grantmaking Officer at the Wikimedia Foundation and a 2017 Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow. She received a 2018 Internet and Society award from the Oxford Internet Institute. Anasuya holds an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She also has a BA in Economics (Honours) from Delhi University. When not rabble-rousing online, Anasuya builds and breaks pots, takes long walks by the ocean and in the redwoods, and contorts herself into yoga poses.
Siko Bouterse is Co-Director and co-founder of Whose Knowledge?. She’s organized, localized and imagined a more plural and truly global web for over 10 years. She is former Director of Community Resources at the Wikimedia Foundation. Siko has an MA in Middle East History from the American University in Cairo, where her award-winning thesis focused on social history not captured in traditional historical sources. She also holds a BA in Anthropology from UC Berkeley where she worked at the Phoebe Hearst Museum. When not rabble-rousing online, Siko is paddleboarding in the ocean, cooking and reading about delicious feasts, making bad mixed-media art, and raising a feminist daughter.
Irene Tait is the Event Coordinator for the Decolonizing the Internet’s Languages gathering in London. Irene has worked across three continents during her decade of experience organizing conferences, theater performances, workshops, and seminars She is the former Wikimania Coordinator for the Wikimedia Foundation and Technical Director of the Susan Stein Shiva Theater. She holds a BA in History from Vassar College in New York, and is excited to go back to grad school as soon as she decides what she wants to be when she grows up. When not organizing events, you can find her hunting out new and interesting restaurants, knitting furiously, getting into heated political debates over dessert, or forgetting her tea.
Claudia Pozo is Communications Lead of Whose Knowledge?. She is a Bolivian cyberfeminist, graphic designer, and digital rights activist devoted to bridging tech communities know-how with grassroots movements’ necessities. She holds a BA in Social Communications and a Master’s Degree in Development Management from the University of Agder in Norway. You will usually find her organizing training sessions on digital security, discussion panels on technopolitics, or drinking black tea while datamoshing late at night.
Temi Lasade-Anderson is Communications Lead of Whose Knowledge?. She is a communications strategist, writer, feminist and immigrant from London, England. Graduating from Queen’s University in Canada with a BAH in English and Business, Temi has spent nine years honing her craft in digital marketing, strategy and communications. Temi is fascinated about the web and its impact on society; particularly organisations working to improve online representation of marginalized communities and online communities that empower black women. Temi will support Claudia with telling the story of Whose Knowledge? and how we’re helping to create an internet is for, and by, all.
Our allies and friends include:
Current advisors include:
- Amanda Menking (Feminist scholar at the University of Washington Information School, USA)
- Bishakha Datta (Founder of Point of View, a feminist media organisation, India)
- Camille Emefa Acey (Feminist techie and Vice-President, Clubhouse Software)
- Dumisani Ndubane (Convenor of first WikiIndaba for African Wikimedians, South Africa)
- Garfield Byrd (Chief Financial Officer, Kipp Foundation, USA)
- Jac SM Kee (Manager, Women’s Rights Program, Association of Progressive Communications, Malaysia)
- Karien Bezuidenhout (Director, Shuttleworth Foundation, South Africa)
- María Sefidari (Professor of Digital Communications, Culture and Citizenship, Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees, Spain)
- Mark Graham (Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor, Oxford Internet Institute, UK)
- Nadine Moawad (APC EROTICS Coordinator, Nasawiya, Lebanon)
- Oona Castro (Digital rights activist and journalist, Brazil)
- Sucheta Ghoshal (Open source web developer and human-centered computing researcher at Georgia Tech, USA)
- Sunil Abraham (Executive Director, Centre for Internet and Society, India)
- Wendy Hanamura (Director of Partnerships, The Internet Archive, USA)
Both global networks and local partners are welcome to join the campaign!
Our partners include:
- Association for Progressive Communications
- Association for Women’s Rights in Development
- Centre for Internet and Society
- Dalit History Month, Equality Labs and Project Mukti
- Global Feminisms Collaborative
- Global Fund for Women
- Muj(lh)eres latinoamericanas en Wikimedia
- O Foundation
- One World Platform
- Open Foundation West Africa
- The Rules
- Internet Archive
- Urgent Action Fund
- WikiAfrica and WikiLovesWomen
- Wikimedia Ghana User Group
- Wikimedia Norway