Women of TUM

  • “This is where I learned to think big”

    Mathematician Rebecca Bürkle

    “This is where I learned to think big”

  • “Female participation is of vital importance”

    Gender researcher Alina Gales

    “Female participation is of vital importance”

    Women are not interested in technology? Nonsense, says TUM Alumna and gender researcher Alina Gales. Women are simply less interested in products in whose development they are less represented because they are made by men for men.

  • “Pioneering work in the energy sector”

    Executive Claudia Häpp

    “Pioneering work in the energy sector”

    TUM Alumna Claudia Häpp is actively shaping the energy supply of the future. At a major power supplier, she is rolling out smart energy solutions such as smart meters and flexible electricity tariffs.

  • “I wanted to give back to TUM”

    Mentor Viktoria Leonhard

    “I wanted to give back to TUM”

    TUM Alumna Viktoria Leonhard never misses out on opportunities for further education and is always on the lookout for new projects. She has twice volunteered her experience as a TUM Mentor. Most recently, she started the Alumni Group Stuttgart. And she does all this alongside her management position at Allianz.

  • „Science must be family-friendly“

    TUM Ambassador Maya Schuldiner

    „Science must be family-friendly“

    In her lab in Israel, TUM Ambassador Maya Schuldiner believes that true gender equality is of great importance. The successful molecular geneticist together with her husband and their three children moved to Munich for a one year research stay at TUM.

  • “Money is not an end in itself”

    Financial planner Tatjana Rosendorfer

    “Money is not an end in itself”

    She solves precarious debt situations and plans efficient asset growth. TUM alumna Tatjana Rosendorfer's life revolves around money. She encourages women to break out of old role patterns and take charge of securing their own future.

  • “I love simple solutions”

    Manager for Digitalization Katsiaryna Apalkova

    “I love simple solutions”

    TUM Alumna Katsiaryna Apalkova is supporting companies in their efforts to become competitive for the future. Alongside digital solutions, corporate culture also plays a decisive role in this transformation process.

  • “True strength lies within ourselves“

    Member of the Executive Board Sabrina von Nessen

    “True strength lies within ourselves“

    TUM Alumna Sabrina von Nessen is a dedicated executive with 20 years of professional experience in the Finance and IT industry. In her lectures she stresses the importance of emotional intelligence and female empowerment.

  • “You just have to give it a go”

    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.

  • “I want to understand how our brains work”

    TUM Professor Ilona C. Grunwald Kadow

    “I want to understand how our brains work”

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

    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.

  • “At TUM I was able to learn and grow”

    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.

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

    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.

  • “I have an enormous creative drive”

    Eco-Architect Christina Risinger

    “I have an enormous creative drive”

    In her job, as a volunteer or in politics - TUM Alumna Christina Risinger is a woman who puts her convictions into practice. As a student at TUM she realised that her interest in architecture and environmental protection could go hand in hand.

  • “I want to use Bioinformatics to cure diseases”

    TUM Research Alumni Yana Bromberg

    “I want to use Bioinformatics to cure diseases”

  • “I am the first one to hold a doctorate in my family”

    Incrementality Specialist Christina Strobel

    “I am the first one to hold a doctorate in my family”

    Initially, a career in academics was not of interest for TUM Alumni Christina Strobel. At TUM she only wanted to consolidate her education in business administration. But then she discovered experimental research in economics for herself.

  • “Space is my passion”

    Aerospace Engineer Maria Grulich

    “Space is my passion”

    TUM Alumna Maria Grulich has only recently completed her studies but has already worked for the most important space agencies. With an international crew, she recently carried out a simulated Mars mission.

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