Board of Directors
Kave Bulambo is acting Director of the FrauenLoop board. A native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ms. Bulambo holds a BA in Industrial Psychology and an honours BA degree in Gender Studies from the Univerity of Kwazulu Natal (Howard College). She also holds a Master's degree in Public Policy and Governance from the University of Potsdam in Germany. Since 2008, she has led the Women Across Borders organization, which she founded in South Africa after moving there with her family as a refugee. In October 2012, Ms. Bulambo was called upon by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Switzerland to speak on the importance of acquiring higher education for refugees in Africa, at the 63rd Executive Committee meeting of member states.
Now based in Berlin, Ms. Bulambo has worked as a Career Advisor and Technical recruiting Partner for Berlin organizations such as Career Foundry and N26 Bank. Through Find Your Path, an online social business platform, she works to empower refugee and migrant women. Ms. Bulambo's contributions to FrauenLoop go beyond board membership to include leading workshops on technical recruitment, personal branding, and diversity strategies.
SHARON OBOSHIE DOKU
Sharon Oboshie Doku, a native of the United States and Ghana, is the second acting Director of the FrauenLoop board. Ms. Doku holds a BA (Chemistry & Physics and Germanic Languages & Literatures) from Harvard University, a JD from Georgetown University Law Center where she was a Global Law Scholar and an LL.M. (European and International Taxation) from the European Tax College (sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers). Before law school, she received the Pforzheimer Foundation Public Service Fellowship (Harvard University) to join Caritas Internationalis in Milan, Italy and provide legal advice to immigrants and refugees from Africa, Syria and Central/South America. During law school, she continued to represent refugees on a pro-bono basis and won asylum in the United States for an African client.
As a lawyer based in Germany, and with work experience in Nigeria, Ms Doku has represented corporate clients, private equity firms and underwriting banks/lenders located in Africa, the United States and across Europe. She continues to be active in professional women’s initiatives in the US and in Germany and is engaged in diversity initiatives and women-focused angel investing.
Colleen Miller is acting Secretary of the FrauenLoop board and the organization's lead US-based representative. As a senior member of the leadership team at Toast, a Google Venture-backed startup in Boston, Massachussetts, Ms. Miller brings a wealth of technology and lifelong learning experience to FrauenLoop. She holds a BA from Boston College, where she has been a regular guest lecturer for the MBA course on eCommerce, as well as being a sought-after speaker on entrepreneurship topics.
Professionally, her extended tenure as a senior project manager at Harvard Business School Publishing, and later as a Vice President at UPromise has preceded more recent eCommerce-focused roles. Along with her role as Secretary, Colleen is an avid supporter of women’s tech and entrepreneurship initiatives: she is an advocate for technology learning for all.
Don Shine is acting Treasurer of the FrauenLoop board and an active member of the organization’s leadership team. As an Irish national with a Computer Systems degree from the University of Limerick, Mr. Shine has worked in deployment at Irish technology startup MVT (now part of Agilent), at US technology firm Enpocket(now part of Nokia), and at German software provider Derdack GmbH.
Mr. Shine has devoted significant time to developing introductory course challenges and Capstone projects for computing students at FrauenLoop. Along with active mentoring of FrauenLoop students, he has worked as a full-time IT consultant since 2011 with clients from around the world. He is committed to scaling the FrauenLoop program in Germany and in other countries with a high volume of immigrant and refugee populations.