Robin Carlsson ~ Sweden
Robin Carlsson (Robyn) is a Swedish electronic pop music artist as well as the initiator of the Tekla Tech Festival – a festival that promotes inclusion of women in technology. In 2015, the festival hosted partner companies such as Google, Spotify, Valtech, Interactive and Paradox. Tekla is a festival for girls, in which they get to sample different areas of future technology in a fun and imaginative environment. The festival is co-hosted with KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) and is aimed at girls ages 11-18 and was held for the second time in 2016.
In 2015, Robyn was recognised in the publication Foreign Policy listed among Global Thinkers 2015. In 2013, Robyn was honoured with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm’s Great Prize. The electronic pop artist was awarded the prize because of her “artistic contributions and embrace of technology”.