Lilien Hornung-Mary and Lynn Elenie Rosenberger

Tell us a bit about yourselves, yours backgrounds and your current roles

My name is Lynn, born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland and moved to Paris and London for my bachelor in fashion business at Istituto Marangoni. I worked across different industries from fashion, movie production and gastronomy. Shortly after I graduated I founded a fashion tech startup called Vite with Lilien who is also my co-founder of the NFT Gallery. At the gallery I am responsible for the artist management and curation of the shows.

I am Lilien, mainly raised in Berlin with a German, French and mongolian background. I hold a Bachelor of Fashion Business from Istituto Marangoni in London. I recently co-founded The NFT Gallery and Vite, two companies that focus on art, fashion, and consumer goods in the digital world to enhance the client experience. With a background in fashion, I have worked for companies such as Tomorrow, Wunderkind, and Pepper in various roles including marketing, public relations, social media, sales, and distribution. In addition to running the mentioned start-ups, I am part of the Dior Mentorship Program, a mentorship initiative for young women in the fashion and commerce industry. With a drive to create positive change and a vision for an innovative future, I aim to disrupt and lead with female power.

Did you ever sit down and plan your career?

We always knew that we wanted to be self-employed but had no idea that we would land where we are today. We always loved art and fashion but didn’t plan to ever open a gallery or fashion tech startup.

What has been your biggest career achievement to date?

Definitely opening the NFT Gallery in London on Dover Street and soon our second location in New York.

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What one thing do you believe has been a major factor in you achieving success?

We always say that being resilient has brought us to the point where we are today. We have big ambitions and work hard for our visions to come true. Stay up to date on trends and don’t hold on to a plan too hard as it will constantly change. Have a goal and don’t mind if the way that gets you there changes.

What top tips would you give to an individual who is trying to excel in their career in Technology?

Stay up to date with the latest technologies and industry trends: Technology is constantly evolving, so it’s important to stay informed about the latest developments and advancements in the field.

Network and build relationships: Building a strong network of contacts can help you learn about new job opportunities, gain industry insights, and get advice and mentorship.

Develop a strong skill set: Focus on developing a diverse set of skills, including both technical and non-technical skills. This will make you a valuable asset to any organisation.

Take initiative: Don’t be afraid to take on new projects or responsibilities, even if they are outside of your comfort zone. This will help you gain new experiences and showcase your abilities.

Be open to learning: Be open to learning new technologies and techniques. This will help you stay competitive and advance in your career.

Be patient and persistent: Remember that success in the technology field doesn’t happen overnight, it requires patience and persistence.

Seek mentors and mentorship opportunities: Seek out experienced professionals in your field who can provide guidance, advice, and support as you navigate your career.

Do you believe there are still barriers for success for women working in tech, if so, how can these barriers be overcome?

There are still barriers for entry for women working in tech, such as unconscious bias, and a cultural system where women can feel a barrier of entry due to under representation. These barriers can be overcome through initiatives such as diversity and inclusion training, actively recruiting and promoting women and minorities, creating a culture that values and supports diversity. Additionally, mentorship programs and networking opportunities can help women advance in their careers and provide them with support and guidance.