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Hannover. The winner was honored on April 25 at the opening of the FEMWORX Career Congress. Dr. Kathrin Rüschenschmidt, Director Innovation Process & PMO at Emerson and member of the FEMWORX Advisory Board, presented the award as a member of the jury. Every year at HANNOVER MESSE, Deutsche Messe presents the Engineer Woman Award to a female expert who has made a special contribution to scientific and technical disciplines.

In Yvonne Groth, the jury selected a worthy recipient for the award. She studied agricultural sciences and environmental protection at the University of Rostock. In 2006, she joined the IBS Group as a project engineer; in 2015, she was appointed its Managing Director. She has been Managing Director of Dornier Construction und Service GmbH since 2022. In addition to her professional activities, Yvonne Groth has volunteered her time for the advancement of women for many years. Among other activities, she is involved in the cross-mentoring program 'Aufstieg in Unternehmen – Mentoring für Frauen in der Wirtschaft in M-V' aiming at career advancement and mentoring for women in companies in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. She is also a founder of the Welcome Center Mecklenburgische Seenplatte, a contact point not only for companies but also for women newly arriving in or returning to the Mecklenburg Lake District, with the aim of supporting recruitment, continuing employment, and retention of skilled workers. Furthermore, she arranges networking lunches for female executives in the corporate sector, and participates in a working group for academia/business collaboration.

The initiative seeks to motivate companies to do even more to recognize and promote the achievements and special commitment of their female employees in STEM professions.

FEMWORX – Career Congress for Women in Industry

The 21st Careers Congress will take place as part of HANNOVER MESSE, and is being held over two days for the first time. On Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26, 2024, participants in the most successful networking and discussion event for female leadership in the STEM sector will be able to experience two days packed with inspiration and encouraging stories.


HANNOVER MESSE is the world's leading trade fair for industry. Its lead theme of "Industrial Transformation" brings together exhibiting companies from the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and digital industries as well as the energy sector to present solutions for future production methods and the energy supply. Key topics include Industry 4.0/Manufacturing-X, Energy for Industry, Digitization/Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Carbon-neutral Production, and Hydrogen and Fuel Cells. The exhibition program is complemented by a series of conferences and forums. The next edition of the event runs in Hannover, Germany, from 22 to 26 April 2024. Norway is the partner country.