Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI

Future Work Conference

Women in Tech Conference on May 12 and 13, 2022.

Equal opportunities in the working world of the IT sector need a cultural change in companies. The Hasso Plattner Institute's first Women in Tech conference creates a stage for strong voices to speak up about biases and hurdles in corporate structures and become vocal about the challenges and the change needed.


[Translate to Englisch:] Women in Tech Konferenz 2022
The future is a joint project, all genders are welcome at our conference. The conference is aimed at students, young professionals, employees and employers - in short, for anyone who would like to join in the discussion and seek inspiration for their own career path or leadership tasks.

We want to show that modern leadership and the working world of tomorrow can provide the right environment for all who strive to shape a diverse and inclusive digital future.

Together we want to discuss the work culture in the IT industry and drive a necessary change to create the basis for a working world that empowers all genders with equal opportunities. To this end, we invite experts to speak about modern leadership in IT companies, about start-ups and self-employment, about new work and remote work, about family compatibility and part-time leadership positions.


Key Informations


  • May 12 from 09 am to 6:15 pm
    + After-Party from 18.30 Uhr
  • May 13 from 09 am to 4:00 pm
    + networking

* subject to change

Registration:Click here to register

Where: House L on Campus II at HPI in Potsdam (Direction)

Conferenz language: German

Connect, Network & Inspire

  • Talks, panels and keynotes
  • Exchange and discussion 
  • Career and leadership workshops
  • Connect opportunities for companies with students and young professionals

Ticket prices

  • Regular ticket price: 75 Euro
  • For doctoral students: 50 Euro
  • For students: 25 Euro

Image Gallery: Women in Tech Conference 2022

Fotos: HPI/K. Herschelmann

  • Patronass of the conference Anna Christmann,
    Member of the German Bundestag; Coordinator for Aerospace of the German Federal Government, Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Start-ups (at the BMWK)
  • Prof. Dr. Anja Lehmann,
    Professor for Cybersecurity & Identity Management at HPI
  • Dr. Bettina Buchholz,
    Head of Promotion Science Management & Science Communication, Potsdam Graduate School
  • Claudia Pohlink,
    Chief Expert Data & Program Manager House of Data @ Deutsche Bahn and chairwoman of the Bitkom Board for AI
  • Cathrin Stöver,
    CCO Géant
  • Iris Plöger,
    Member of the Executive Board of the Federation of German Industries (BDI)
  • Mei Lin Fung,
    Chair & Co-Founder People Centered Internet, Cofounder ImpactX, Chair IEEE IC Social Impact Measurement
  • Dr. Clemens Striebing,
    Center for Responsible Research and Innovation, Fraunhofer IAO
  • Patron Nicolai Andersen,
    Managing Partner Consulting at Deloitte
  • Dr. Julia Freudenberg,
    CEO Hacker School
  • Ronja Wagner,
    Senior Consultant IT-Audit; Co-Founder des Podcasts Here She is
  • Sarah Needham,
    Tech Leadership Coach & Founder at Unique-U Coaching
  • Volker Baisch,
    Director VÄTER gGmbH



Special features for students

When it comes to the working world of tomorrow, this concerns students as much as current employees and employers. The conference therefore explicitly invites students who want to have a say in the transformation of the workplace towards more equal opportunities and diversity. 
Students can expect a lively exchange with speakers, mentors and companies. The second day of the conference in particular offers workshops to support students on their career path.

The visit to the Women in Tech Conference is also an integral part of the HPI travel scholarships for female computer science students. Details about the scholarships and how to apply can be found here.

IT companies at the Women in Tech conference

In the job market, IT professionals are in greater demand than ever before. In 2021, the number of open IT positions reached 96,000, increasing again by 12 percent, according to Bitkom. The big solutions of our time not only need talent, but also diverse perspectives, and this increasingly presents companies with the challenge of attracting talented women.

We therefore want to bring companies closer with potential female employees at our Women in Tech conference. Individual companies will be able to present themselves in our Networking Space and engage in conversations with students and attendees. There will also be the opportunity to sign up for exclusive conversations with recruiters.


Conference Host

The Gender Equality Team at HPI consists of the Gender Equality Officers of the Digital Engineering Faculty, the Women's Representative at HPI, the Student Marketing Department of HPI and student assistants. Together, we are very passionate about organizing the Women in Tech Conference at HPI.

If you have any questions about the conference, you can reach us at womenintech[at]hpi.de .

Women's Representative

Prof. Dr. Katharina Hölzle

Professor for Technology Management & Human Factors, IAT University of Stuttgart; Director at Fraunhofer IAO

As the representative of women's issues she dealed with the promotion and implementation of equal rights and gender equality between women and men at Hasso Plattner Institute.


Conference organization and Program

Nina Bachmann

Research Assistant, Doctoral Candidate at the Department of IT Entrepreneurship


Conference organization and Program

Sina Jurkowlaniec 
Student Marketing Manager


[Translate to Englisch:] Gender Equality Officers DEF

Gender Equality Officers DEF

The Gender Equality Officers DEF oat the Digital Engineering Faculty (from left):

and Lisa Koeritz, Lisa Baumann, Lisa Ihde