Coralie Mercier

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Born 11 August 1975

18 allée de la foret 06550 La Roquette sur Siagne, France

GSM: +33 6 43 22 00 01 (personal website) (work homepage) (LinkedIn profile)

Present employment: World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), 1999 - present

W3C, the consortium that Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee founded in 1994, is an international non-profit organization where Members, a full-time distributed staff of about 50 persons, and the public work together to develop web standards that are open and implementable royalty-free, aiming to maximize the potential of the web, and ensure its long-term growth.

You can read about the day to day work at W3C.

Feb. 2015 - present
Director W3C Marketing & Communications. Management of a small team and budget. Messaging, marketing, press relations, internal and external communications. "Owner" of the W3C website.
Meet my team and read about our work :: Detailed description of my work as Head of W3C Marketing & Communications



Mother tongue
Fluent, spoken & written
High-school rusty notions

Former positions at W3C (1999-2015)

Detailed description of my work at W3C between January 1999 and January 2015

Jan. 2010 - Apr. 2012 :: Community Development
Incubator Activity lead The W3C Incubator Activity fostered rapid start of work for W3C Members and rapid development, on a time scale of a year, of innovative and potentially foundational web technologies. Incubator Groups reports could lead to standardisation through W3C Working Groups. The position of Lead required oversight, guidance, and assessment of the proposals, as well as providing some level of systems and administrative support. W3C replaced the Incubator Activity with W3C Community Groups in April 2012. I remain involved in generally supporting W3C Community Groups.
Apr. 2009 - Jan. 2018 :: Social Media
Social Media Coordinator Management of the W3C Blog engine and accounts for the staff and collaborators, review of posts, moderation. W3C micro-blogging presence, social media tips and guidelines for the staff. Feeding content and automating feeding, watch, coordination and community management.
Aug. 2007 - May 2015 :: Community Development
Translators Community coordinator The W3C relies on a community of translators who volunteer translations in nearly 60 languages of W3C Recommendations. This position involved managing a community and included general maintenance of the community resources, coordination of their work with W3C, ensuring that relevant guidelines are followed and that an harmonious and productive tone is maintained within the community. My colleague Xueyuan Jia became coordinator in May 2015.
Jan. 2006 - Oct. 2015 :: Community Development
Supporters Program coordinator Through the Supporters Program, W3C acknowledged individuals and companies who make general contributions, both financial and of goods such as software and hardware. The position required prompt evaluation and follow-up of Supporters' applications. W3C replaced the Supporters Program with Friends, a gratitude program, in October 2015.
Feb. 2005 - Mar. 2017 :: Executive support
Advisory Board secretary The Advisory Board provides ongoing guidance to the Team on issues of strategy, management, legal matters, process, and conflict resolution. The position includes scheduling teleconferences and face-to-face meetings, taking minutes of the board meetings, summarising the discussions for the Advisory Committee representatives of W3C Members.
Feb. 2005 - Feb. 2015
Assistant W3C Communications Team.
Dec. 2001 - Feb. 2005
Manager W3C Europe Administration.
Jan. 1999 - Dec. 2001
Assistant W3C Europe Administration.

Past employment (1997-1999)

Secretary INRIA Sophia Antipolis, Sinus Project
(temporary employee)
Clerk English law office, Cannes
(temporary employee)
1992 - 1997 (during school holidays)
Medical secretary Centre Hélio-Marin de Vallauris (physical rehabilitation hospital)


Cambridge Advanced English Stevenson College, Edinburgh
Cambridge Proficient English Stevenson College, Edinburgh
Oxford Higher Stevenson College, Edinburgh
Université de Nice Medical University
1993 - 1995
BTS Bureautique et secrétariat, Antibes
Baccalauréat A1 Foreign languages, philosophy and mathematics


24 jours de web: 2017, 2021
Volunteered as proof-reader; wrote an article.
OpenWeb group: 2012-2014
Mostly translations.
French Red Cross: Jan. 1992 - Jan. 1998
Trained and volunteered as a first-aid worker, ambulance driver, and radio operator.
(Useful, philanthropic, character-building, inspiring, gratifying, intense but fun.)


Photography, exercisisng, drawing.

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