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Our founder Valerie Mocker set up Wingwomen to help a new generation shape the future.


Named one of Europe's 40 under 40 leaders, Valerie is an internationally renowned entrepreneur,

board member, tech-for-good investor and speaker.


After graduating from the University of Oxford with two, first-class, degrees, Valerie started leading her first teams with 23, multi-million dollar funds with 26 and got onto boards and into rooms of power in her twenties. 

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As the youngest Director at Europe's leading innovation fund, Nesta, she funded and worked with startups, international corporates, charitable organisations and governments across the world to help them use the digital transformation as a force for good.

But whether she funded digital education, news innovations or health technology: Valerie was often the only woman, always the youngest and one of the few who focus on innovation and digitalisation in the rooms of power.

She experienced many times how hard it is for new leaders with great ideas and great potential to get in. Especially for women, younger leaders and the leaders who dare to lead through courage and kindness.


To change that, Valerie founded Wingwomen - named after the people who lift you up and teach you what it takes to make the difference you want to make in this world.

Here are a few examples of where Valerie's & Wingwomen's work have been talked about. 

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We are excited to work with you!

Say hi to Valerie on social media @vkmocker, where she shares more about her family life in Oxford, her keynotes and talks, work as a

board member for organisations like Wikimedia, the organisation behind Wikipedia, 

and of course about Wingwomen!


For any other questions, speaking enquiries and collaborations email us at

Photo credits: Valerie Mocker, Wingwomen/Vala Ventures,

Martin Kraft

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