Founder and CEO of the Slovak NGO “AJ Ty v IT” (“You in IT, also”) and Deputy Chair of the DiversIT Charter working group of the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies. Petra is actively involved in education and the transformation of education in Slovakia. She is a Female Role Model of the Year 2018 in Slovakia delivered by CESA Award and the winner of Women in TECH Inclusion Award 2020, delivered by the Department of International Trade of the British Embassy, challenging and empowering young girls and women into TECH fields.
The organization she founded in 2012 is a key player in female IT education in Slovakia. Aj Ty v IT actively supports, educates, and empowers girls from 8 years old until adult women into technology. For 10 years the organization educated more than 34 000 female participants in different IT topics and raised the number of girl’s students at IT faculties from 3% to 17%.
Petra gained her PhD. degree at the University of Economics in Bratislava, previously studied at the Université Pierre Mendés France Grenoble and Institute des Études politiques Paris.