Elena Sinel

Founder & CEO

Elena Sinel is a multi-award-winning social entrepreneur and founder of Teens In AI and Acorn Aspirations, motivated to make a difference in the world by empowering young people aged 12-18 to solve real problems through technology.

Elena is committed to inspiring young people to make a change in their community, country, and economy through passion, agility, teamwork, and expert support. She believes we need to teach invaluable skills to our next generation in order to help them thrive in an ever-changing 21st Century workplace.

Elena’s latest appointment as a member of the Education Task Force at All Parliamentary Group in Artificial Intelligence gives her an opportunity to influence policy in respect of AI skills in education. She also advises governments on integrating AI and entrepreneurship skills into the curriculum.

Prior to this, she worked as an international specialist consultant with nine years of experience in poverty reduction strategies, rural livelihood development, and poverty alleviation with a specific focus on the creation of small and medium enterprise development, product design, marketing, and fundraising in Central Asia, the Balkans, Ethiopia, and Bangladesh where she worked in international organisations, including British Council, UNDP, and World Bank.

Elena's latest awards include:

Winner Women in IT UK 2021 Advocate of the Year
Winner GLOMO 2020 - Diversity in Tech
Winner GLOMO 2020 - Women4Technology –
Industry Leadership Award
50 Computer Weekly most influential
women in UK tech 2019, 2020, 2021
100 Women in AI Ethics 2020

Aug. 31, 2021

8. Elena Sinel - Part II

Hear the concluding part of Elena Sinel's story, the Founder of Teens in AI which exists to inspire the next generation of ethica…

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Aug. 24, 2021

7. Elena Sinel - Part I

Hear from Elena Sinel, the Founder of Teens in AI which exists to inspire the next generation of ethical Artificial Intelligence …

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