on 1 October 2022 in Berlin
Everyone talks about entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and invokes the "entrepreneurial spirit". But what is it actually? What does it mean for founders? Which value does it really add for companies? Questions like these will be addressed at the International Conference 2022 in Berlin: "Being Entrepreneurial In Turbulent Times". We meet live in the start-up metropolis with exciting guests during the conference day and a thrilling party in the evening. You can't miss it, register now!
Places are very limited so be sure you secure your spot for the EWMD International Conference 2022 in Berlin today! You can't miss it! Register now!
Straße des 17. Juni 106-108
Dinner & Party Location
Keynote Maitri O'Brien: "Entrepreneurs & Intrapreneurs - Women in Leadership unleashing their Superpowers"
9:20 - 10:30 Keynotes
"How to become a Business Angel?", Dr. Gesa Miczaika
"Implementation - The Underestimated Little Sister Of Innovation", Dr. Ramona Samba
"Doubling down on gender diversity in VC: What can we all do - together?", Mor Eini
"To build and ensure entrepreneurial spirit is key for growth", Dr. Katrin Lumma
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break & Market Place
11:00 - 12:00 Panel Discussion "Women as Change Makers" with all Key Note Speakers, Moderator: Nadin-Shirin Zimmermann
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break & Get Together
13:30 - 15:00 Workshop time - 4 topics on Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship
"Are your a game changer from within? Values make all the difference" with Guénola Langenberg and Martina Baehr
"Intrapreneurship in the public sector - the change story of the ITDZ Berlin" with Anne Lolas and Ina Maria Peters
"Come with your idea and leave with great building blocks for your business plan" with Sophie Ravel
"Creativity Gap - What you cannot imagine, you cannot build" with Sigrid Peuker
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break & Market Place
15:30 - 16:15 Award "She made a difference"
16:15 - 17:00 Summary of Key Learnings & Highlights and Closing
All day: Meet, Share, Engage at the Coffee Bar & in the Market Placer.
13:00 - 15:00
City walk Berlin "300 years of women's emancipation and struggle for rights"
Register here for City walk Berlin!
13:00 - 15:00
City tour Potsdam "Potsdam - through the eyes of a woman"
Maitri O‘Brien dove deep into Silicon Valley for 25+ years; working within Fortune 500 companies and advising senior leaders at pivotal moments of change and transformation at a global scale. She worked behind the scenes on a wide range of large-scale, multiyear programs – such as change and transformation management, organization and operating model design, mergers & acquisitions, employee engagement and multi-stakeholder management.
She has had many leadership roles inside the companies she worked with, including 12 years building and leading the Change and Transformation Consulting practice in Hewlett Packard and HP Enterprise. She discovered a passion for empowering senior leadership teams to tackle their most pressing strategic challenges by using times of change and transformation as a catalyst. As she worked across the globe, she learned how to connect dots in new ways, understanding organizational and cultural contexts, and customize solutions towards recognizing and spotlighting the diversity and resilience in people.
She recently joined AS Equity Partners as the Transformation Operating Partner, targeting control investments in technology businesses across Europe. She works closely with portfolio company CEOs and leadership teams to define and execute a wide range of value creation and acceleration initiatives.
Partner at the Auxxo Female Catalyst
Fund and Deputy President of the German Startups Association
CEO sync2brain GmbH
Dr. Ramona Samba is CEO and shareholder of sync2brain GmbH, a start-up company that is providing personalized brain stimulation therapy for depression and after stroke. She is inspired by enabling great vision and technology through effective organization and management.
She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry from Reutlingen University, Germany including semesters abroad and at companies. She joined the NMI, Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tübingen in 2009 to pursue a PhD. The content of her thesis was the application-oriented development of new nanostructured microelectrode arrays (now a commercial product). After five years of research and project management in bio- and neurotechnology, she was heading a business unit at NMI Technologietransfer GmbH while receiving additional training towards Certified Management Expert® from Steinbeis University and St. Gallen Business School.
Dr. Katrin Lumma is a partner at zeb, one of the largest European consulting firms with focus on financial services. As part of the management team, she is responsible for the SME-focussed consulting business and - as an entrepreneur within the company - is responsible for large key accounts. Since the founding phase more than 25 years ago, Katrin has accompanied zeb's development. She is a co-designer of the strategy for decentralised entrepreneurship and personal responsibility as a basis for joint growth of companies as well as employees. Her many years of consulting experience in banking and her exchange with the management of the industry repeatedly show the importance of transformation processes and of diversity, the latter being her heart topic. She is the founder of the women@zeb network and an active mentor of the Women into Leadership initiative, IWiL.
It’s our belief: our values make us shine from the inside! Because values determine our mindset. They give us the drive and orientation for actions. That's why we want to make them shine!
With this workshop we want to light on your awareness for your personal Game Changer values. Discover what is really important to you and which values make you special as a shaper and innovator.
Reflect whether you live them out the way you want to in your company. And define for yourself whether and how you would like to strengthen their living out in business. Your values are your strength!
with Guénola Langenberg and Martina Baehr
Anne Lolas and Ina Maria Peters: "As a modern, innovative IT service provider for the Berlin administration, we ensure the future viability of Germany's capital. We provide fast and convenient digital citizen services and operate our own network, the "Verwaltungsstadtnetz" (city administration network).
We balance several priorities
- the best possible citizen service
- long-term political decision-making processes
- high data protection requirements
- the availability of skilled workers
We believe that the more diverse our team is, the more innovative, flexible and creative we can be. We stringently think of solutions from the customer's point of view. How do we do that? That's what we will share and discuss with you."
Anne Lolas has been deputy director of the IT Service Centre Berlin with over 1,000 employees since April 2021. She is responsible in particular for the technical management of the ITDZ Berlin. Ina Maria Peters is in charge of the "Strategy 2026" programme and thus the current fundamental change process of the ITDZ Berlin.
with Anne Lolas and Ina Maria Peters
Women in all life situations can think about starting a business or a movement. There is always something to gain. Why are so many women not catching these opportunities?
New companies are based on a vision of the future. They represent a creation process. A feminine point of view is possible. It is rewarding not only in monetary terms but also due to creating something on your own that will have an impact on the life of others.
So why not? In this workshop we propose you to bring your idea, your vision of the future, and to work it out with some simple and effective tools, and the feedback of your peers in small groups. It is an opportunity to exercise your motivation, your capacity to explain and to convince, an occasion to network, find partners, or cofounders, or a name for your newco.
There will be no competition, but we will try and define a new model, a feminine system to create start-ups, and to make it better. A world where women have their space, where being a woman will be an added value. It is all about You and your Idea.
with Sophie Ravel
If more and more resources and effort are put into getting from ideas to businesses, why is the number of new ventures decreasing year by year?
Several factors play a role, some of them we can influence. Imagination as the starter and motor of ideation and creation is overlooked in its importance. In this workshop we want to explore ways of how to get more confidence in the messy and unpredictable processes, which have to be undergone if we want to have more ideas in the funnel. We will experiment with tools to come up with ideas, to grasp, express, and communicate them.
We reflect our experiences and discuss how we can integrate imagination into our daily life and work to generate solutions and innovations.Sigrid Peuker studied Linguistics and Media and Communication Sciences. Working as a project manager, systems administrator and online editor in publishing and media companies since the 1980s, she has extended experience in technical innovation and knows the social and personal changes that come with innovation. During the last 20 years she has been teaching, consulting companies, hosting and facilitating events. She has worked with more than 200 entrepreneurs during that time, realizing that methods from the arts help to bring ideas into being. Currently she is Head of SRH Start-up Lab Berlin.
with Sigrid Peuker
What about Covid?
We cannot be clairvoyant, but we are sure that our conference can take place. If we see rising infection numbers in October, we can ensure a safe place with mask, distance, hygiene rules and test or proof of vaccination. We are confident that all participants will be suitably alert and considerate and will abide by the rules in place at that time. In the unlikely event that the conference has to be cancelled due to Covid, we will refund the fees minus a small amount for expenses incurred. Take care and stay healthy - we look forward to seeing you in Berlin on 1 October!For those travelling to Berlin who are invited to a conference, there is the possibility of a free citizens' test in many stations. Please use this opportunity on your own responsibility