Sponsors & Partners 2019
Not only the congress but also the high-calibre presentation programme benefit from the expertise of our sponsors and partners. Renowned companies, specialist media and associations actively shape the WomenPower and play a part by offering their expertise.
Platinum Sponsor: Amazon
Since opening our virtual doors 1995, we’ve been pushing the boundaries of possible further and further. Our entire business thrives on speed and efficiency – from the second an order is placed online to the coordination of that order behind the scenes, we strive to stay agile, fluid and intentional. That can be described in one of our core Leadership Principles, which is Bias for Action. This means that our teams band together, roll up their sleeves, and aren’t content with just standing still.
We’re proud that everyone strives towards the same goal: we’re aiming to become the most customer-centric company on Earth.
Platinum Sponsor: AUDI AG
Audi stands for "Vorsprung durch Technik". With a pioneering spirit, courage and team spirit, our employees bring this goal to life every day. They question the status quo, realize unusual ideas and drive innovation forward. The company offers the necessary freedom for this, because this is how the future is created. That's why future-oriented topics such as piloted driving, artificial intelligence and the digitalization of production are already among Audi's areas of expertise today - not only at our German locations in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm, but also in China, Belgium, Mexico and Hungary. As a globally growing Group, we offer our employees numerous international entry and development opportunities.
Bronze Sponsor: Baker Hughes INTEQ GmbH
Baker Hughes is an oilfield service company, adding value to oil and gas companies in over 80 countries. We provide products and services for the prospecting, exploitation, exploration and commercial exploitation of oil, natural gas, unconventional and geothermal deposits.
Bronze Sponsor: MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH
Quality, efficiency and innovation are the strengths of MTU Maintenance. These merits have allowed our globally active company to develop into the world’s biggest independent provider of maintenance services for commercial aero engines. The service spectrum of MTU Maintenance Hannover and its 2,100 employees ranges from the repair and restoration of commercial aviation propulsion systems to component repair and even service on attachments. Our portfolio is rounded out by individualized engine leasing options.
Bronze Sponsor: KAUTEX TEXTRON GmbH & Co. KG
Founded in 1935, Kautex quickly became a pioneer in the field of polymer processing. Today, we are a Top 100 supplier to global automotive OEMs, manufacturing plastic fuel systems, clear vision systems and castings, in addition to industrial packaging.
Whether you are an experienced professional, a recent college or university graduate, a U.S. veteran newly entering the corporate workforce, or a German secondary student seeking an apprenticeship, Kautex offers a wide variety of career opportunities for you. With 35 locations in 13 countries, you can experience the challenges and variety of a truly global business.
Sweden has the first feminist government in the world. ”Getting more women into business and trade is sound economic policy. Gender equality contributes to growth in all countries, regardless of the level of development.”, so the Minister for Foreign Trade, Ann Linde. In a panel discussion with a Government Minister we bring together German and Swedish stakeholders under the headline ”Female Leadership – Sticks, Carrots and More” to discuss the most efficient tools to get more women into leadership positions.
Main media partner: SHE works!
SHE works! The business and career magazine for women has a feminine look at the topics of economics, digitization, finance and marketing. Carolin Schäufele has teamed up with Katja Brößling to found SHE works!. The Project was launched in 2015. At that time conceived as a pure web appearance, we soon developed the idea of an e-magazine. "Today, every three months, we publish our magazine on different topics like Failure, New Work, HR, Entrepreneurship.” The team is supported by Gabriele van den Berg, who took over acquisition and co-operation in 2018 and comprehensively and consistently expanded it.
Premium media partner: IDG Verlag - Computerwoche
The digital transformation of the German economy is the central theme of the COMPUTERWOCHE. Decision-makers in IT and specialist departments receive practical information on digital transformation as well as strategies and products around megatrends such as Big Data, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing or Collaboration. COMPUTERWOCHE is the leading IT information offering for the IT and e-business elite, providing the highest level of editorial quality, industry expertise and real-time IT.
Since June 2018 there is the party boutique BALLOON FANTASY in Hannover's southern town. Here you get everything you need for a great party, wedding or event: Balloons and foil balloons, helium, garlands, party dishes, confetti and much more. You also have the choice whether you want to decorate everything DIY or use the complete service for events and parties. The team develops a concept suitable for the event and then takes over the set-up and dismantling on the day of the event.
As an association for professionals and managers, they offer their members, partners and sister organizations comprehensive legal advice, career support and special conditions for selected partners, as well as their support in the drafting of employment contracts, compensation agreements, certificates and so on.
It all began with Susann and Nora who were looking to find a platform for women to inspire, educate, connect and advance. That is how in 2014 EDITION F came to be: a one-of-a-kind media company combining editorial strength, a large community and a unique network along with a distinctive feel for the target group. Both an online magazine and a networking platform for women, EDITION F always remains in dialogue with its community and relevant multipliers.
Great Place to Work®
The Great Place to Work® Institute supports companies worldwide in developing a successful corporate culture and its competitiveness. With locations in almost 60 countries, the institute serves companies in all sectors and sizes from more than 100 countries. The German Great Place to Work® Institute was founded in 2002 as part of the Lisbon Strategy and looks after about 2,000 companies in Germany and internationally.
Great Place to Work® activities include:
- the survey and the feedback on the experienced culture and attractiveness from the point of view of the employees the auditing,
- benchmarking and awarding of the most attractive employers worldwide from the point of view of employees
- as well as sustaining business support in shaping a successful workplace culture and competitiveness
IG Metall represents the interests of around 2.3 million employees from industry, craft and services in the metal, electrical, textile, clothing, wood and plastics sectors as well as the ITC sector. In addition to improving working and living conditions, the central goal of IG Metall is the qualification of employees, trainees, students and graduates. The most important instrument for this is the collective agreement. It applies to all members of IG Metall in tariff-bound companies.
Komm mach MINT
The National Pact for Women in STEM Professions: Launched in 2008 on the initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the pact has since brought together the expertise of politics, business, science, social partners and the media to inspire young women to study science and technology.
The Association German Engineers
The fascination for technology drives us forward: For 160 years, the VDI Association of German Engineers has provided important impulses for new technologies and technical solutions for a better quality of life, a better environment and more prosperity. With around 150,000 personal members, the VDI is the largest technical-scientific association in Germany. As a spokesman for engineers and technology, we actively shape the future. Every year, more than 12,000 volunteer experts work on the latest findings in support of our technology location. As the third largest technical rule setter, VDI is a partner for the German economy and science.
The International Federation of Business and Professional Women is an influential international network of business and professional women from about 100 countries in 5 continents with Consultative Status at ECOSOC/United Nations. Founded in 1930, BPW International develops the professional, leadership and business potential of women on all levels through our mentoring, networking, skill building and economic empowerment programs and projects around the world.
CoWomen is the community club & coworking space for networking and inspiration. In the heart of Berlin, women cowork together to build the careers and lives they love. CoWomen offers everything to help rising women achieve their goals: A workspace with a beautiful atmosphere, experts and masterclasses to develop professional and personal skills and community events to find inspiration for bigger goals.
moinworld e.V. is a non-profit organisation that ensures that the IT industry becomes more female through tech events, programming courses and mentoring. As part of the worldwide Google Women Techmaker Community, moinworld aims to get more women excited about IT and the tech industry, to make role models visible and to break down unconscious prejudices. Through the tech events, moinworld shows how diverse and creative IT is and ensures that women in IT have a network. Both beginners and experts can exchange ideas here. Particularly in the programming courses organised by moinworld, developers can share their knowledge with beginners and train their leadership skills. moinworld also works actively to educate about unconscious misconceptions with regard to gender roles and provides female role models in IT.
As musicBWwomen, we have been supporting women in the music industry since its founding in September 2018 and are committed to gender equality. In doing so, we focus on supporting the sustained participation of music women through all levels of professionalism, age and background in the fields of art, business, media and tech. The linking of all active partner networks should enable a national networking of all music women and increase their visibility. As a cross-gender network, we want to involve everyone in the discussion, because only together can work areas be identified and solutions developed.
W.I.N Women in Network®
The women's network for business and career women
W.I.N Women in Network® is the community for women in business and career who want to network nationally and internationally. The women appreciate the exchange from woman to woman on the same eye level and the interest to extend their personal network in the entire European area both personally and virtually. The community lives the professional recommendation and women feel attracted to love professionalism and want to think outside the box.
Women of Wind Energy Deutschland
Women of Wind Energy Germany e.V. (WoWED) was founded in 2011. The board of the network is intensively promoting networking with other national and international networks. The aim of the women's network is to significantly increase the proportion of women and female executives in the wind energy sector in particular and renewable energies as a whole. Members of the association can be individuals as well as companies in the wind and renewable energy sector.
XR First is a global program designed to enable creators, companies, and governments interested in exploring the power and potential of immersive technologies. XR First Labs and facilities are key locations for nurturing new talent in VR/AR development and converting ideas into business opportunities. Furthermore, XR First offers competition services to prepare companies for the challenges of tomorrow.