about the conference.

What does it take for a woman to get a seat at the table?

 

Research shows it comes down to three factors:

 CONFIDENCE   COMPETENCE   CONNECTIONS

Global industry leaders are sharing their insights on #howtomakeit, equipping you with the kind of hands-on knowledge you can immediately put to use, by combining panel discussions with intimate Q&As and dedicated 1:1 feedback sessions.

what to expect.

1.500+

curated

participants

50+

international

speakers

5

global

stages

our mission.

making global decision-makers accessible for the next generation
uniting future female leaders  & connecting them to
the right opportunities
empowering women
to step into their own superpower

the headliners.

christine antlanger-winter

country director

dame stephanie shirley

pioneering IT entrepreneur & philantropist

ps: watch her tedx talk here

elizabeth knights-ward

group marketing manager

ali mahlodji

speaker, author, entrepreneur

previous speakers.

ANDREA STÜRMER

CEO | Zurich Insurance Austria

Andrea is leading the insurance company Zurich with 1200 employees in an industry in the midst of the digitization journey.

SARAH CHEN

Founder | Beyond The Billion

Recently named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Sarah’s career spans across venture capital (VC) and innovation, in Asia and the US.

get to know Sarah >>

TANJA STERNBAUER

Co-Founder | the female factor

Tanja will share her experience in building international communities, giving insights into starting your own business and all things brand-related.

get to know Tanja >>

RENÉE WAGNER

Managing Director | PlugnPlay

Renée's career has been unexpected and "untraditional" for Western standards. She gives insights into her mum-work balance and how to get to the executive level. 

get to know Renée >>

ALISA ERESINA

Transformational Coach

Alisa is a transformational and high-performance coach and podcast host of I AM ENOUGH. 

get to know Alisa >>

LINDA PAIERL

Investor & CEO | Paierl Consulting

Linda has over 20 years of consulting experience from various positions, sharing her insights how to get to executive level and in board positions. 

SONJA MILLGRAMMER

Tax advisor & team lead | Artus

Sonja is tax advisor and team lead at ARTUS tax advisory. She was teaching economics before and is a mom of two boys. 

INA WICKER

Partner | BCG

Ina started her career in consulting at BCG over 11 years ago, working her way up from consultant to principal and eventually to partner-level.

RENATA TAMASI

Founder | samebug

Renata is the founder of samebug, which she exited to Rollbar in 2019, acting now as their Head of Customer Success.

GEORGIANA LAZAR

Head of Human Capital | UniCredit

Georgiana started her career at UniCredit Bank Austria over 10 years ago in Bucharest as recruitment manager - now being Head for the whole group. 

VIVIANNA SCHWOERER

Former VP | WeWork

Vivianna is a real estate professional, former Vice President of Global Real Estate at WeWork and now serves on the Advisory Committee for Women in PropTech.

MARIE BOLTENSTERN

Head of Design | Boltenstern

Marie Boltenstern is an Architect and 3D-Specialist, pioneering in bringing directly 3D-printed precious metal jewelry collections to market. 

get to know Marie >>

PETRA HAUSER

Country Manager | Talent Garden

Petra will share her insights of how to get into board seats with her vast experience in different leadership positions across industries. 

get to know Petra >>

MAHDIS GHARAEI

Co-Founder | the female factor

Mahdis will give first-hand insights into positioning yourself in the sectors of business development and sales on a global scale. 

get to know Mahdis >>

GABRIELE TATZBERGER

Startup services | VBA

Gabriele is leading the startup services at Vienna Business Agency and a super connector at heart. She is representing Vienna on an international level and connects startups with stakeholders.

get to know Gabriele >>

NINA POXLEITNER

Co-Founder | MTOP

Nina, will share her experience as a social impact founder of MTOP - MORE THAN ONE PERSPECTIVE. She was listed Forbes 30under30 and was named Ashoka Changemaker.

KATIA YAKOVLEVA

Strategic Accounts | Spotify

Katia has been with Spotify from the early days, actively contributing to the growth and success. She previously worked for companies like Coca-Cola and EMI Music Publishing.

CORNELIA PAULINE

CEO | FunnelGal

Ever wondered how to start your online business to work from anywhere? Cornelia will give you insights and touch upon how to manage a work-family life. 

BERNADETTE FRECH

CEO | Instahelp

Bernadette not only manages Instahelp but also teaches at various universities in the field of emotion management and female entrepreneurship. Bernadette is also a mum of two.

MAGGIE CHILDS

CEO | Metropole

Maggie, originally from NY, has vast experience in journalism, worked her way up and started her own publication: Metropole in 2015 uniting the expat community in Vienna, Austria.

SIMONE GERNER

COO | Artus

Simone is the COO of ARTUS tax advisory, responsible for the operations, growth and marketing of the company. Before joining ARTUS she was active in the tourism sector.

TANJA KUFNER

Advisor | European Commission Fund

Tanja is an experienced venture partner, supporting multiple initiatives as mentor. As expert advisor she is currently focussing on advancing mobility startups. 

 

career track

  • find your purpose

  • handle rejections

  • how to build your brand

business track

  • start with your why

  • making the plunge to be your own boss

  • failing forward

  • how to get what you want

  • build a world-class team

leadership track

  • start with leading yourself

  • stepping up as a leader

  • overcoming impostor syndrome

  • how to get a seat at the table

hr decision maker track

  • global coffee date with leading community leaders

  • overcoming biases

  • making men our allies

  • developing the next generation of female leaders

transformation track

  • unleashing creativity

  • overcoming conflict

  • design your own 3d printed jewelery

  • your cycle as your superpower

entertainment

  • guided morning meditation

  • office yoga 

  • live music

  • dj

  • matchmaking meetings

  • the female factor lounge

  • opportunity area #findyourdreamjob

make it yours.
Our agenda is designed to fit  y o u r  needs and interests. Just pick your preferred track and get tailor-made advice from our experts.

the content.

the organizer.

closing the leadership gap. together.

the female factor is a curated global community for a new era of female leaders, creating tailor-made career and business opportunities by boosting connections, confidence & competence. We believe the right mindset, access to knowledge and a network that really gets you forward is key to success.

 

We also believe in the power of community and mutual support. If you're craving a support network that has your back, we'd love to hear from you.

We are the official host of the limitless conference, but we offer way more than that, like our global mentoring program, career competence training, success circles, coworking and much more. 

learn more about us and join our global community of female leaders.

made possible by:

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UniCredit Bank Austria
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Google
mondi
IWG
BCG_dkgrey
PHH
Coca Cola
Wiener Linien
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UniCredit Bank Austria
vba buffer
Google
mondi
IWG
BCG_dkgrey
PHH
Coca Cola
Wiener Linien

supported by:

rockin events
house of bandits
wien energie
Artus
Y Lab
J Hornig
Snapbar
Unido_dkgrey
Global Startup Awards
tech2impact
Fine Ladies of Wine
Senat der Wirtschaft
team echo
NewITGirls
WIIT
Wolves Summit
time bite
brutkasten_dkgrey
rockin events
house of bandits
wien energie
Artus
Y Lab
J Hornig
Snapbar
Unido_dkgrey
Global Startup Awards
tech2impact
Fine Ladies of Wine
Senat der Wirtschaft
team echo
NewITGirls
WIIT
Wolves Summit
time bite
brutkasten_dkgrey

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btw... here's what happened last time.

1 day around mentoring & role-models
50+ speakers
10 powerful sessions
2 tracks
350+ kickass women ready to boost their career. 
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