Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am 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.


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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.