about the conference.
Mentoring is the single most powerful way to accelerate your career and access to experienced role models and leaders within & beyond your industry can completely change the game.
The limitless mentoring conference made role models accessible for the next generation of female leaders - across industries and professions.
Industry leaders shared 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.
making role models and opinion leaders accessible for the next generation
uniting future female leaders & connecting them to
the right opportunities
to step into their own superpower
meet the mentors.
CEO | Zurich Insurance Austria
Andrea is leading the insurance company Zurich with 1200 employees in an industry in the midst of the digitization journey.
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.
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.
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.
Travel Blogger | Carly Hulls Creative
Carly is the founder of the lifestyle blog Austrian Adoption and a digital content creator by heart. Previously she worked for TourRadar and as contributor for Lonely Planet.
CEO | Speedinvest Heroes
Maria went from startup founder herself to her current role as CEO of Speedinvest Heroes, connecting outstanding talents with pioneering startups in the Speedinvest portfolio.
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.
President | 2chance2work
Katharina started her non-profit 2chance2work after her baby break and her role as CEO at Conda Crowdinvesting for the past 5 years.
Founder | Brandsashka Media
Featured on Forbes, Buzzfeed, ThriveGlobal and more, Sashka will support creatives to get clear on their messaging and market their brand true to their audience.
Coach & Consultant
Julia works as a psychologist, business consultant and yoga teacher. She is managing the balancing act of bringing personal development and the business world together.
Co-Founder | FlyBird
Karina combines vast experience from the tech world with her unique coaching skills and can give you insights in building and scaling companies and teams alike.
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.
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.
Founder | samebug
Renata is the founder of samebug, which she exited to Rollbar in 2019, acting now as their Head of Customer Success.
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.
Director Banking | Barzahlen
Pavlina is sharing her experience how to make it in the fast growing fintech sector with an economics background and without tech knowledge.
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.
Founder | Connecteur
Tzufit is a social entrepreneur and consultant with vast experience in journalism and community building passionate about connecting people to ideas.
Head of Design | Boltenstern
Marie Boltenstern is an Architect and 3D-Specialist, pioneering in bringing directly 3D-printed precious metal jewelry collections to market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Co-founder | greenwell energy
Asetila built some own companies and startups over the years. She's an female empowerment advocate and impact entrepreneur.
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.
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.
High Performance Coach & Blogger
As a blogger, podcast host, marketing strategist and coach herself Klara will give our participants insights into how to build an online business based on your own brand.
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.
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.
Innovation Strategist | ÖBB
Claudia is a mobility advocate, supporting ÖBB in innovation and driving diversity in the sector as co-founder of Women in Mobility in Vienna.
CXO | AustrianStartups
Hannah is co-founder of rePhil, reducing single-use packaging and currently also CXO at AustrianStartups, driving entrepreneurship in Austria.
CEO | Innovation Starter
Leona is founder of innovation starter and an Innovation expert in leading corporate innovation programs and innovation projects involved in various events and education initiatives.
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.
Owner | Blaupause Consulting
With more than 15 years of experience as global marketing executive Ulrike shares her vast experience in communications and marketing strategy related topics with startup founders.
Founder | CareerMum
Having an accomplished career herself, Ruth started CareerMum after giving birth to her baby last year, connecting and enabling other mothers to accelerate their careers.
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Mahdis Gharaei & Tanja Sternbauer
Founders | the female factor
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
career tracks #yourchoice
switching careers and changing environments
getting back into the workplace
how to make it to the executive level
securing board & advisory seats
expert q&a panels
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
how to make it as... #yourchoice
an online entrepreneur
expert q&a panels
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.
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
how to make it in... #yourchoice
expert q&a panels
4:15 pm - 7:00 pm
the female factor lounge
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
closing & networking