Your vote counts! This is how your taking part in the Public Voting works:

Vote now for the winner of the eco://award 2021 in the category LiT - Ladies in Tech.
Your vote counts! Simply select the name of your favourite in the form and click on it. Enter your own first name, family name and email address in the form. Read the data protection and conditions of participation and click on the checkbox, enter the displayed letter code and send it off by 16 November 2021 at 11.59 pm. Thank you very much for your support!

Conditions for Participation in Public Voting for the eco://award 2021 in the "Ladies in Tech" Category of eco Association 1. Purpose of the public voting As part of the eco://award, eco will again present the LiT- Ladies in Tech Award this year, which is intended to honour female experts and managers in the Internet industry. Nominations for this award could be submitted until 30 August 2021. The ten nominated candidates for the LiT Award will be presented on from 02.11.2021. A public vote will decide on the winner of the LiT Award. The following conditions apply to participation in the public voting. 2. Participation in the Public Voting (1) All individuals who have reached the age of 18 are eligible to participate. Minors are excluded from participation. (2) Participation is only possible online via and the contact form provided there for voting. (3) In order to participate, all personal details must be true and complete. The participant is solely responsible for the accuracy of the data provided. (4) Each participant has one vote. Multiple participations are excluded. 3. Duration and procedure (1) Public voting begins on 02 November 2021 and ends on 16 November 2021, 23:59. (2) Voting is only possible between the ten nominated women. (3) The winner will be the one who has received the most votes. In the event of a tie, several prizes will be awarded. (4) The winner will be announced and honoured at the eco://awards ceremony on 8 December 2021. (5) If, for whatever reason, the eco://awards 2021 cannot take place as planned, eco Association reserves the right to publicly announce the winner by another means, e.g. the eco website. 4. Exclusion from participation (1) In the event of a breach of these conditions of participation, eco Association reserves the right to exclude participants from voting or to declare the vote invalid. (2) Furthermore, eco Association reserves the right to exclude participants who use unauthorised aids or otherwise obtain advantages through manipulation. This is the case, for example, if automatic scripts, hacker tools, Trojans or viruses are used or if a participant gains an advantage through other unauthorised means. Furthermore, incorrect personal data can lead to exclusion. In such cases, the vote may be declared invalid. 5. Premature Termination of Public Voting eco e.V. is entitled to prematurely terminate, suspend or change the Public Voting if unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of eco e.V. occur which make the original implementation more difficult or unreasonable for eco e.V.. This includes in particular, but is not limited to, the unauthorised intervention of third parties, technical problems with hardware or software that are beyond the control of eco e.V., as well as legal violations directly related to the implementation of the competition, in particular the manipulative use of multiple email addresses or the continued commission of personal offences to the detriment of other participants, the nominees and/or the eco / DE-CIX Group. 6. Data Protection (1) When you participate in the Public Voting, we collect the data from you that is required for your participation in the Public Voting. (2) These are usually: - email address - first and family name. We process this data in order to exclude multiple votes. After completion of the Public Voting, all collected data will be deleted by us in full, unless this conflicts with legal obligations to retain data or other legal obligations or rights to further storage. Beyond this, personal data will not be processed or used, and in particular will not be passed on to third parties without authorisation. The legal basis for the processing described above is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f). GDPR. (3) In addition to the right to revoke the consent you have given to us, you have the following further rights if the respective legal requirements are met: - Right of access to your personal data stored by us pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR; in particular, you may request information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the Categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the origin of your data if it has not been collected directly from you, - Right to rectification of inaccurate data or completion of correct data in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, - The right to erasure of your data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR insofar as no legal or contractual retention periods or other legal obligations or rights to further storage are to be observed, - Right to erasure of your data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR if you dispute the accuracy of the data, if the processing is unlawful but you object to its erasure, if the data is no longer required by the controller but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or if you have lodged a revocation (consent) against the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, - Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, i.e. the right to have selected data stored by us about you transferred in a common, machine-readable format, or to request the transfer to another controller. - The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our company headquarters for this purpose. (4) Under the conditions of Art. 21 (1) GDPR, data processing may be objected to for reasons arising from the particular situation of the data subject. The above general right to object applies to all processing purposes described in this privacy policy that are processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. We are obliged under the GDPR to implement such a general revoke if you provide us with reasons of overriding importance for doing so (e.g. a possible risk to life or health). (5) The responsible body or responsible person in the sense of data protection law is the eco - Association of the Internet Industry, Lichtstraße 43h, 50825 Cologne, Germany. (6) You can reach our Data Protection Officer, Mr Jan Stumpf, at the email address:, the address: eco - Association of the Internet Industry e.V., attn. Mr Jan Stumpf, Lichtstraße 43h, 50825 Cologne, Germany, keyword: "Datenschutz" (data protection) or by fax under the number 0221-700048-111. (7) Further information on data protection can be found in our eco privacy policy.

Thank you for your vote!

At the eco://award, we once again had the winner of the LiT - Ladies in Tech category determined by public vote. You had the opportunity to vote for your favourite until 23:59 on Tuesday, 16 November. We would like to thank you for the overwhelming participation and will announce the winner at the award ceremony on 8 December 2021.


We would like to thank our expert jury in the Ladies in Tech category for nominating the ten finalists.

Melanie Buck

Melanie BuckDirector Change Management at GoDaddy

Lucia Falkenberg

Lucia FalkenbergChief People Officer at eco Association

Stefanie Kemp

Stefanie KempCountry Leader at Oracle Germany

Carina Kontio

Carina KontioEditor at Handelsblatt

Roland Mildes

Roland MildesSenior Director at Salesforce

Foto Carina Kontio © Frank Beer