Our Mission and Goals

The aim of Women@HHL is to support the female HHL community by providing a platform for exchange and connecting our female students, alumnae and other interested parties.

Besides informal get-togethers with vibrant discussions, we offer a variety of events for our participants to gain valuable insights into topics related to leadership, career opportunities and how to broaden their skillset. This unique network builds the opportunity for close dialogues with business representatives and other inspiring women.

Let’s enhance the community spirit on HHL campus and beyond!

The 3 core pillars of Women@HHL


Fostering the exchange between women within HHL and beyond


Enabling women to tap their full potential by establishing a vivid community defined by mutual respect, encouragement and inspiration

Personal Development

Offering opportunities to grow personally and professionally by providing workshops, coachings, and seminars

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.”

Our activities

Professional events

  • Exciting company events and visits
  • Inspiring talks by executive speakers
  • Empowering workshops

Social events

  • Community-building activities
  • Enriching network occasions
Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner, Dean
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Diversity is an essential part of HHL’s DNA. Different perspectives stimulate an innovative environment that fosters forward-thinking in education and research. Women@HHL follows this idea by enriching diversity and fostering network potentials for women.

Sandra Deutschländer, HHL Alumna
Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

Diversity is a proven driver for innovation. Women@HHL is a progressive approach to support diversity in leadership. With its individual mentoring and coaching this HHL program supports the next generation of female leaders.

Maren Lehky
Key Note Speaker, Dozentin, Autorin, Top Executive Coach

Women@HHL, a network only for women? Absolutely! During my talk given for Women@HHL in Winter 2017, I personally experienced the initiative as bringing together very engaged and passionately discussing women united by a common interest: advancement and going their own way. What particularly defines the discussions among women in my opinion, is clearly perceivable: liveliness, extraordinary openness, and interested, genuine listening. This way, the exchange and the events provided by Women@HHL offer something for everybody!

Irene Rentrop, M.Sc. Alumna
Associate, The Boston Consulting Group

The initiative women@HHL has been a core element of my studies at HHL. Besides providing a great network of inspiring women in business, the initiative has also allowed me to intensify my internal HHL network. Talks, workshops and trainings promote personal strengths and open up perspectives. This way, I was supported in both my personal development and my professional advancement.

Katrin Krömer von der Deutschen Bahn
Dr. Katrin Krömer
Head of Employee and Manager Development

Women@HHL is a great initiative to promote equal opportunities in higher leadership positions. With its approach to learn from the experience of successful women and the coaching by experts, Women@HHL will boost the confidence of the next generation of female leaders.

Our Sponsoring Partner: HHL Alumni Association

Dirk Schuran (Chief Sales Officer, COMATCH, Berlin)
Dr. Christian Post (Legal Counsel Corporate/M&A, Otto Group, Hamburg)
Raphael Werner (Senior Manager M&A, PwC, Munich)

“We are happy to support Women@HHL because we are convinced that the initiative will provide valuable support to all HHL women. Women@HHL enables its members to build a strong network and strengthen individual leadership qualities. An effort that is more relevant than ever in the current economic environment.”

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Women@HHL Team

Michaela Wrede
Research Associate - Chair of International Management
Anna Frieda Rosin
Research Associate - Chair of Strategic Management & Digital Entrepreneurship
Silke Pettkus
Research Associate - Chair of Financial Management

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