Women of TUM
Over 200 women from all over Germany visited the Women of TUM Talks 2018 (Photo: Astrid Eckert/TUM).

Women of TUM

– Network for Women

Women of TUM is the network for female academics, graduates and students of TUM. It promotes a global exchange of ideas and mutual support among women in the areas of economics and the sciences.

Next Women of TUM Events

Online Afterwork in August

Start-up Duo: Interdisciplinarity as a key to success

In their talk on Thursday, 13th August 2020, the two founders, Isabella Hillmer and Laura Bücheler, will provide insights into their start-up life. They talk about the key to their success: interdisciplinarity as a duo. And they show how they perfectly combine their individual expertise in neuroscience and engineering to mix up the still small market of intelligent vibration feedback.

The presentation and discussion will be in English.

Women of TUM Talks 2020

The Women of TUM Talks aim to encourage and inspire. They offer women of TUM a platform, making role models visible. They also mean to empower women to reach their goals.

On Wednesday, 7th of October 2020, this year’s speakers, from background as diverse as science, business and sport, provide impulses on the topic of motivation. They share personal and professional insights, give advice and discuss questions such as: Why are people motivated differently? Can I learn to be motivated? How do I motivate a team?

The event concludes with a reception to network and exchange ideas.

Online Afterwork in August
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Women of TUM

  • “You just have to give it a go”
    For her doctorate, Dr. Vanessa Wergin moved from Frankfurt am Main to Munich. Looking back, she is glad that she chose TUM. To this day she is grateful for the many opportunities and offers for personal and professional development (photo: private).
    Sport Psychologist Vanessa Wergin

    “You just have to give it a go”

    There is no challenge too daunting for TUM Alumna Vanessa Wergin. As a former competitive athlete she has learnt how to deal with victory and defeat. Her research findings help athletes to stay calm in situations of pressure.
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  • “I want to understand how our brains work”
    In order to increase our understanding of the highly complex human brain, Prof. Dr. Ilona Grunwald is investigating the brains of fruit flies. The insights she is gaining from these model organisms might provide information on addictive behaviour in humans (Photo: Astrid Eckert/TUM).
    TUM Professor Ilona C. Grunwald Kadow

    “I want to understand how our brains work”

    In her role as TUM Professor of Neurobiology, Ilona Grunwald Kadow researches the brains of fruit flies. Her interest is not limited to the evolution of neural circuits. She also wants to change the conditions for women in higher education.
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  • “I was able to decide for myself what I wanted to do”
    Lachana Hada's vision for her Impacters initiative involves much more than teaching programming languages. She wants to turn the initiative into a social movement that aims to break up stereotypical clichés about gender roles in Nepal (photo: Impacters).
    Computer Scientist Lachana Hada

    “I was able to decide for myself what I wanted to do”

    In Germany, TUM Alumna Lachana Hada is a software engineer in a start-up. In Nepal she teaches women how to programme. In both countries she wants to prove that gender has nothing to do with what you can and cannot do.
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  • “At TUM I was able to learn and grow”
    Valentina Luspai enjoys doing her coaching sessions as a 'Walk & Talk' while going for a stroll. In nice weather, she encourages her coaching clients to take off their shoes and feel the ground (photo: Stefanie Fritzen).
    Coach Valentina Luspai

    “At TUM I was able to learn and grow”

    TUM Alumna Valentina Luspai is inquisitive - about herself, about life and about people. As a coach she fully lives out her passion and her strengths. And she wants to encourage other people to do the same.
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  • “We want to solve one of the biggest environmental problems”
    Since 2020, Eleonore Eisath and her young team of TUM Alumni and Students have been doing research at the TUM Entrepreneurship Center and in the Bio.Kitchen, TUM's open life science laboratory about the feeding behaviour of the waxworm (Photo: Private).
    Entrepreneur Eleonore Eisath

    “We want to solve one of the biggest environmental problems”

    Since 1950 people have produced around 8.3 billion tons of plastic, which now pollute the planet. With plastic-eating organisms, nature offers a solution to the problem. With their help, TUM Alumna Eleonore Eisath intends to start a recycling revolution.
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