HANNOVER MESSE 2020, 20 - 24 April

Conference Committee

The Conference Committee supports WoMenPower with conceptual and content-related input.

Head of Committee

Prof. Barbara Schwarze

Dr. Barbara Schwarze

Chairperson of the Board of Directors

Competence Center – Technology/ Diversity/Equal Opportunities, Bielefeld

Deputy Head of Committee

Angela Josephs M.A.

Angela Josephs

Head of Press and Public Relations

Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG

Committee Members

Sabine Asgodom

Sabine Asgodom


CEO of Asgodom Coach Akademie,


Chardon, Lea Carine

Carine Lea Chardon

Head of Media Policy and Media Law

German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI),

Executive Secretary, German TV Platform

Gabriele Hantschel

Gabriele Hantschel

Services Manager

Software Group Services for Collaboration

IBM Deutschland GmbH

Tanja Hartmann

Nicole Maria Schmutte

Head of Gender Equality and Diversity,

Germanist, Editor, Equal Opportunities Officer,

Business Coach

Norddeutscher Rundfunk

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Maria Christina Mihm

Project Director Industrial Supply,


Deutsche Messe AG

Dr. Helga Lukoschat

Dr. Helga Lukoschat

Chairperson of the Board

EAF Berlin. Diversity in Leadership

Prof. Claus Oetter

Dr. Claus Oetter

Deputy CEO of Software and Digitization,

Head of IT@Automation Forum at VDMA

Professor of Software Engineering and Digitalisation at the

University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt/Main

Gerlinde Sturm

Gerlinde Sturm

CFO Process Automation
Siemens AG, Process Industries and Drives Division

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Burghilde Wieneke-Toutaoui

Dr. Burghilde Wieneke-Toutaoui

President of the University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg

Chairwoman of the “Women in Engineering Network” of the Association of German Engineers (VDI)