This event took place on 18 November 2013 from 07:00-08:30 ART at ICANN48 | Buenos Aires in Catalinas.
Mon, 18 November 2013 - 07:00 to 08:30 ART
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Session Leader(s): 
Karla Valente | gTLD Registry Programs Director

DNS Women stands for Domain Name System Women. Our mission is to provide Encouragement, Inspiration and Active Support of Women in the DNS industry. The group was established in 2009 and has over 150 members from the private and public sectors from across the globe. DNS Women aims to advance women’s global Internet leadership through networking, information and resources sharing, with a focus on increasing the participation of women leaders in DNS Industry. We encourage women around the world to respond to the increase need of leadership critical to the growth of the Internet.

Who Should Attend: 

All Women attending Buenos Aires session that work or are interested in the DNS Industry. This is a free membership and newcomers are encouraged to join. Please contact Karla Valente. Also, please join us on and Facebook.

Guest Speaker:

Olga Cavalli is an ICT and Internet specialist with large experience in project management, market research, competitive analysis, public policy and regulations. Since 2006 Ms. Cavalli is the Argentina GAC representative in the GAC of ICANN and was also ICANN GNSO council member and GNSO vice chair. Since 2007 she is a member of the United Nations Secretary General´s Advisory group for the Internet Governance Forum and the Argentina Representative in the GAC of ICANN. She was GNSO Council Member in ICANN and GNSO Vice chair. As an advisor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, she has represented Argentina in the WSIS Second Phase held in Tunis. She is also the argentine focal point for the eLAC, Latinamerican Regional Information Society Plan of Action, a coordinator of the Internet Governance Group and coordinator of the Financing working group.

Ms. Cavalli was a member of the Special Commission appointed by the Government of Argentina to develop the basis for the Cybercrime Law in Argentina and she was also a leading member of the commission that developed the National Digital Agenda of Argentina. Since 2007 she is the Director and main leader of the "South School on Internet Governance", pioneering program that grants fellowships to students in Latin America and the Caribbean to receive an intensive face to face training in Internet Governance. ( Ms. Cavalli is a Board Member of the Argentina National Center of Engineers, CAI. There she is also the Capacity Building Coordinator, President of the Commission "Women Engineers for Development" and president of the commission "Internet and ICTs".

She is the secretary of the ISOC Argentina Chapter.

Ms Cavalli is an Associated Professor at Universidad de Buenos Aires and at the Diplomacy career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ms. Cavalli is a PHD in Business Direction, MBA, Master in Telecommunication Regulation and Electronic and Electric Engineer.