Baroness Joanna Shields
Founded WePROTECT in 2014
The BARONESS SHIELDS OBE (Joanna Shields) is a British-American technology industry veteran and parliamentarian recently reappointed to her second term as UK Minister for Internet Safety and Security and Under-Secretary of State. Previously Digital Advisor to David Cameron and Chair of Tech City UK, she was made a life Peer in 2014. In 2016, further to her ministerial role, Baroness Shields was appointed the Prime Minister's Special Representative on Internet Crime and Harms.
Before working in government Baroness Shields spent over 25 years building some of the world's best-known technology companies, including Electronics for Imaging, RealNetworks, Google, Aol and Facebook, as well as leading several start-ups to successful acquisitions, including Bebo, Decru and Veon. At Facebook, she was Vice President and Managing Director in EMEA and oversaw the growth of the platform to over 1 billion users. She has also served as President of People Networks at Aol, a position she assumed after leading the acquisition of Bebo by Time Warner's Aol unit for $850 million, and as a Managing Director for Google in EMEA.
Baroness Shields has served as a Trustee for Save the Children UK, the NSPCC There 4 Me board and the American School in London, In 2014 she was recognized in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours with an OBE for services to the digital industries and for her voluntary service to young people.
The Greatest Tool we Have in the Fight Against Online Trafficking
https://www.wearethorn.org - October, 2016
20 Years Progress In Battle To Rid The Internet Of Indecent Images Of Children
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ - October, 2016
Global Leaders and Youth Advocates Launch New Partnership and Fund to End Violence Against Children Everywhere
http://www.unicef.org.uk - July, 2016