Phaedra Boinodiris is a Fellow of the RSA and has focused on inclusion in technology since 1999. She has served on the leadership team of IBM’s Academy of Technology, focusing on kicking off internal startups that range from IBM’s first Serious Games and Advanced Simulation program to IBM’s first K-12 program. She holds 5 technology patents.
Phaedra is currently pursuing her PhD in AI and Ethics due to a generous scholarship from the European Union in collaboration with NYU.
Phaedra has founded or acted as an advisor for multiple digital inclusion programs. She co-founded WomenGamers.Com where she launched the first national scholarship program for women to pursue degrees in Game Design and development.
Phaedra won the United Nations Woman of Influence in STEM and inclusivity Award in 2019, received the Social Innovator Award by IBM in 2018, received the 2014 Kenan Flagler Young Alumni Award, became a Fellow of the American Democracy Institute in 2011 and in 2007 was recognized by Women in Games International as being one of the Top 100 Women in the Games industry.
Phaedra is the author of the book Serious Games for Business and is a regular public speaker and contributor to articles in Forbes, Fast Company, the National Academy of Engineering Journal, NPR and other publications. She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Future Robotic Life and on the board of Marbles Museum.
Phaedra holds a BA and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.