International Conference 2022


It's getting turbulent...

on 1 October 2022 in Berlin

Everyone talks about entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and invokes the "entrepreneurial spirit". But what is it actually? What does it mean for founders? Which value does it really add for companies? Questions like these will be addressed at the International Conference 2022 in Berlin: "Being Entrepreneurial In Turbulent Times". We meet live in the start-up metropolis with exciting guests during the conference day and a thrilling party in the evening. You can't miss it, register now!


Registration - Prices
  • Regular Members (Conference & Dinner) 299 EUR 
  • Junior Members (Conference & Dinner) 179 EUR
  • Non-Members (Conference & Dinner) 340 EUR
  • Conference only 250 EUR
  • Student Ticket (conference only) 99 EUR
  • Dinner only 90 EUR


Places are very limited so be sure you secure your spot for the EWMD International Conference 2022 in Berlin today! You can't miss it! Register now! 

Conference Location
Novotel Berlin-Tiergarten
Straße des 17. Juni 106-108
10623 Berlin

Bedrooms can be booked at the special price of 123.00 per night (only bookable until 02.09.22) by indicating the name EWMD. Hotel phone number for bookings: +4930-600350. 

Dinner & Party Location
Ballhaus Berlin
Chausseestraße 102
10115 Berlin



Brigitte Zypries, Former Minister of Economic Affairs

9:00 Opening 

Keynote Maitri O'Brien: "Entrepreneurs & Intrapreneurs - Women in Leadership unleashing their Superpowers"

9:20 - 10:30 Keynotes 

  • "How to become a Business Angel?", Dr. Gesa Miczaika

  • "How to drive Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Companies", Dr. Monika Lessl

  • "Doubling down on gender diversity in VC: What can we all do - together?", Mor Eini

  • "To build and ensure entrepreneurial spirit is key for growth", Dr. Katrin Lumma

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break & Market Place

11:00 - 12:00 Panel Discussion "Women as Change Makers" with all Key Note Speakers, Moderator: Nadin-Shirin Zimmermann

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break & Get Together

13:30 - 15:00 Workshop time - 4 topics on Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship

  • "Are your a game changer from within? Values make all the difference" with Guénola Langenberg and Martina Baehr

  • "Intrapreneurship in the public sector - the change story of the ITDZ Berlin"

  • "Come with your idea and leave with great building blocks for your business plan" with Sophie Ravel

  • "Creativity Gap - What you cannot imagine, you cannot build" with Sigrid Peuker

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break & Market Place 

15:30 - 16:15 Award "She made a difference"

16:15 - 17:00 Summary of Key Learnings & Highlights and Closing

All day: Meet, Share, Engage at the Coffee Bar & in the Market Place


Maitri O'Brien

Transformation Partner at AS Equity Partners

Entrepreneurs & Intrapreneurs - Women in Leadership unleashing their Superpowers

Maitri O’Brien dove deep into Silicon Valley for 25+ years; working within Fortune 500 companies and advising senior leaders at pivotal moments of change and transformation at a global scale. She worked behind the scenes on a wide range of large-scale, multiyear programs – such as change and transformation management, organization and operating model design, mergers & acquisitions, employee engagement and multi-stakeholder management.

She has had many leadership roles inside the companies she worked with, including 12 years building and leading the Change and Transformation Consulting practice in Hewlett Packard and HP Enterprise. She discovered a passion for empowering senior leadership teams to tackle their most pressing strategic challenges by using times of change and transformation as a catalyst. As she worked across the globe, she learned how to connect dots in new ways, understanding organizational and cultural contexts, and customize solutions towards recognizing and spotlighting the diversity and resilience in people.

She recently joined AS Equity Partners as the Transformation Operating Partner, targeting control investments in technology businesses across Europe. She works closely with portfolio company CEOs and leadership teams to define and execute a wide range of value creation and acceleration initiatives.


Dr. Gesa Miczaika

Partner at the Auxxo Female Catalyst

Fund and Deputy President of the German Startups Association

How to become a Business Angel?

Dr. Gesa Miczaika is a general partner at the Auxxo Female Catalyst Fund and Deputy President of the German Startups Association. Beside that, Gesa co-founded the Evangelistas, a network of female business angels with more than 150 members in Germany. Her background is in strategy consulting and start-ups.


Dr. Monika Lessl

Bayer AG Senior Vice President

Corporate R&D and Social Innovation

Vorstand Bayer Stiftung Deutschland

How to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in companies

Dr Monika Lessl is Senior Vice President of Bayer AG and leads Corporate R&D and Social Innovation. As a member of the Board of the Bayer Foundation, she is responsible for its activities in the field of science and social innovation. She is a member of the global R&D Executive Committee of Bayer AG. In her role, she drives transformation processes in R&D as well as access to new technologies through cross-functional research and cooperations. She leads on scientific governance and integrity and is active in the dialogue between science and society. In addition to Corporate R&D, she is responsible for Bayer's global social engagement with a focus on sustainability and innovation.


Mor Eini

Strategic Partnerships and Growth Manager at APX

Doubling down on gender diversity in VC: What can we all do — together?

Mor Eini is a Strategic Partnerships and Growth Manager at APX, the Berlin-based very-early-stage VC backed by Axel Springer and Porsche. She is responsible for the company‘s partnerships and portfolio companies, connecting any innovation-seeking companies in the world with one of APX‘s market-leading portfolio companies. A true innovation advocate, she has a long history of supporting start-ups in both Germany and Israel. Before fostering a community for Germany-based Israelis in tech, Mor served as a captain in the Israeli Defense Forces, managing the HR affairs for more than 800 soldiers and commanders.


Dr. Katrin Lumma

Partner @ zeb consulting

To build and ensure entrepreneurial spirit
is key for growth

Dr. Katrin Lumma is a partner at zeb, one of the largest European consulting firms with focus on financial services. As part of the management team, she is responsible for the SME-focussed consulting business and - as an entrepreneur within the company - is responsible for large key accounts. Since the founding phase more than 25 years ago, Katrin has accompanied zeb's development. She is a co-designer of the strategy for decentralised entrepreneurship and personal responsibility as a basis for joint growth of companies as well as employees. Her many years of consulting experience in banking and her exchange with the management of the industry repeatedly show the importance of transformation processes and of diversity, the latter being her heart topic. She is the founder of the women@zeb network and an active mentor of the Women into Leadership initiative, IWiL.