Tanja Cotoaga

As a teenager I was already fascinated by other cultures and languages and loved discovering other countries. I was lucky to make this passion the center of my academic career and professional life, having had the chance studying, living and working abroad. Holding a M.A. in translation and interpretation and business administration, I started my professional journey as translator and interpreter before shifting to roles in export sales, international business development and international marketing. Those roles had one thing in common: Connecting with people in cross-cultural and cross-functional teams - one of the most important motivations for me.

Born in Germany, European by heart I traveled first Europe, then the Arabic world and the Americas for business and on private level. Diversity through cultures, languages and personal backgrounds remains for me one the most inspirational sources and this is exactly what EMWD offers: The power of diversity in all facets. This network offers a tremendous platform for exchanging ideas and experiences and supporting each other in their personal and professional development.

In 2020 I joined EWMD and was impressed by the women I met, their energy, their experiences and initiatives. In 2021 I had the chance to become ad interim a part of the International Board of Directors. My goal is to support the strategic development of this fantastic international network with a marketing and communications plan so that women of all ages and in different stages of their professional life can grow and help each other growing.

In my private life I love traveling, dancing Tango Argentino, scuba diving and swimming. I am also a fan of architecture reflecting societies and their development and of photography which helps in changing perspectives. I am multilingual, fond of international food and good wine.

Beatrice Lusetti

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