Ms. Gabriele Zedlmayer

Hewlett Packard

Ms. Gabriele Zedlmayer is a social innovator who has been working with numerous global organisations on solving social and environmental issues in collaboration with non-profit organizations, governments, customers and partners. She is also exploring how technology is changing how we live and work and is advising companies on implementing critical strategic changes to successfully compete in the digital world.


Zedlmayer is an accomplished international speaker on the subjects of sustainable management, social innovation and the future of work. Platforms have included events like Tina Browns Women in the World, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Global Citizen Festival, The Climate Group, UN Social Innovation Summit, TEDx, EU Commission, European Communications Forum and Digital-Life-Design (DLD).


She is the Author of numerous articles (Forbes, Huffington Post, the Financial Review) and textbooks and has recently contributed to a special Issue of Building Sustainable Legacies: Reframing the Game by Mike Townsend. Zedlmayer is currently President of the Women’s Council of HypoVereinsbank UNICREDIT and a member of the Computer Science Advisory Board of the University of People. Until her departure from HP in December 2015 she also served as a member of the board of directors of Hewlett-Packard GmbH Germany, the EU Commission e-skills leadership board, Junior Achievement Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the World Economic Forum’s Council on Social Innovation and the Corporate Advisory Group of the We Mean Business Coalition.


In 2011 Zedlmayer was honoured by Newsweek and the Daily Beast as one of 150 “women who shake the world”. In 2012 she was named by FastCompany as a member of the League of Extraordinary Women and was awarded with the DLDWomen Impact Award. In February 2015 InspiringFifty named her as”one of the 50 most inspiring women in European technology”. In December 2015 she has been featured among the Top 500 influencers and players active on Twitter in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainable, Green and Ethical Business, Socially Responsible Investment and Governance. Also, Elle Magazine included her in their HOT 100 List as one of 15 Power Women in January 2016.