Professional AssociationsProfessional Associations: American Democracy Institute | National Academy of Engineering | The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) | Women in Games International | Women in Technology (WIT) | Women in Technology International (WITI)
Phaedra Boinodiris is a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society of the Arts and Sciences) and a member of IBM’s Academy of Technology. As a member, she is effectively an INTRA-preneur, kicking off internal startups that range from IBM’s first Serious Games and Advanced Simulation program to IBM’s first K-12 program- influencing curriculum in traditional and non-traditional learning spaces through entrepreneurship and social impact. She is keenly and wholeheartedly invested in Tech for Good and Ethics and she is pursuing her PhD in AI and Ethics via UCD SmartLab due to a generous scholarship from the European Union.
Boinodiris happily mentors startups around the world as well as business school students at her alma-mater UNC-Chapel Hill where she is an active Adam’s Coach.
She is also the author of Serious Games for Business, published in 2014 by Megan-Kiffer press. Boinodiris' earlier work in serious games are being used in over 1000 schools worldwide to teach students the fundamentals of business optimization. Boinodiris was honored by Women in Games International as one of the top 100 women in the games industry. Prior to working at IBM, she was a serial entrepreneur for 14 years where she co-founded WomenGamers.Com, a popular women’s gaming portal. There she subsequently started the first scholarship for women to pursue degrees in game design and development in the US.