Andrea Nahles, German Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, to open WomenPower
Offering more than 40 presentations, panels and workshops, event expected to draw 1,400 attendees
Hannover, Germany. Attracting an audience of roughly 1,400, the WoMenPower career conference, staged by Deutsche Messe congruently with HANNOVER MESSE for the 14th time, takes place on 28 April. WoMenPower is a networking and discussion platform for women on issues involving careers, success strategies and innovative forms of work. This year's slogan is "Work 4.0 – Boundless communication".
The opening address will be held by Andrea Nahles, Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs. Further speakers are Thomas Sigi, member of the AUDI AG executive board in charge of HR and Organization, speaking on "Generating an Advantage from Visions" and Martina Koederitz, CEO of IBM Germany, speaking on "The New Generation of Women".
These keynotes will be followed by a program of workshops, interactive presentations and discussion sessions – 40 in all. These events are divided into the categories of "Professional Responsibilities", "Leadership and Career", "Career and Life" and "Work in Transition". The topics include "Career and Children – How It's Done" (Dr. Karina Kögler, AUDI), "Smart Goals and Effective Time Organization" (Susanne Lübben, Coaching + Training SL), "Flexible Work Models in Management Positions" (Nina Bessing, EAF Berlin), "Female Careers in the Age of Digitalization" (Dr. Barbara Burkhardt-Reich, Dr. Elke Theobald) and "Playing with Power" (Marion Knaths, sheboss).
Many women will be attending the conference to find out all about the latest developments in the world of careers and professions, with networking also being a major focus of the event. To promote the latter, the organizers have set up a Networking Night the day before the conference – an outstanding setting for informal chats among female attendees and speakers.
The event program is available for downloading at www.womenpower-kongress.de . Apart from the presentations, seminars and workshops, WoMenPower also has an accompanying exhibition, featuring more than 50 companies, associations, networks, organizations and trainers providing information on career perspectives, studies, coaching and mentoring opportunities as well as other job-related trends and topics.
Attendees can register online at www.womenpower-kongress.de . Tickets cost 129 euros, with a student discount ticket costing only 25 euros.
The main sponsors of the event are Audi, Continental and Harting as well as Deloitte, Robert Bosch, WAGO Kontakttechnik and the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr).