On the occasion of the International Women´s Day on March 8, the Complexity Science Hub Vienna hosted the "AIT Women´s Day". In a lively discussion Sandra Schneider, responsible for gender issues at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, spoke with Agnes Ehmann (Wacker Chemie AG), Elke Guenther (AIT) and Claudia Mezzina-Macher (Generali Group) about their experience in founding networks for women in business.
Agnes Ehmann is a leading member of a company-internal network supporting women directly on the job. Claudia Mezzina-Macher has founded several social networks which grew from a private initiative to a public movement (Tag der Zivilcourage/Day of Moral Courage: schaunichtweg.at). Elke Guenther is founding member of the initative “Women Power in Life Sciences” (wopol.eu), which aims at promoting scientific careers of highly qualified women - nationally and internationally.