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15 March 2023
DEI Bootcamp
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Open until 10 March 2023


09:30 - 09:35 Opening Words from Female Founders


Amelia Suda, Co-CEO at Female Founders

Carina Klaffl, Co-CEO at Female Founders

09:35 - 10:15 Panel: DEI - a roadmap to survive crisis, and change

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10:15 - 11:15 Workshop: Developing a winning DEI strategy from scratch

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion can be an overwhelming topic to strategize and implement in your company - especially when you don't know where to start. Melina knows how it's done! In this workshop, she'll show you how to develop a successful DEI framework based on your company's status quo and goals. Thanks to her global experience in implementing DEI on a strategic level, Melina will help you convey the business opportunities of DEI and provide tips on how to get buy-in from your managers and team. This workshop is for everyone who's aiming to kick off their DEI journey and ensure its success

Speaker: Melina Sánchez Montañés, Principal & VP Impact at Aenu

10:15 - 11:15 Workshop: From Unconscious Bias to an Inclusive Mindset

Over 90% of unconscious bias trainings are being ineffective, as the job is not done with "just" making mental shortcuts visible. But how can you ensure that you and your team are not only aware of their biases, but also take action? In this session Amelia and Viktoria provide you with the fundamental knowledge about unconscious bias and a clear roadmap on how to turn your company's biases into an inclusive mindset. This leads to not only to making better business decisions - e.g. in hiring or when it comes to promotions - but also creates a more inclusive company culture where all employees can belong.

Speaker: Amelia Suda, Co-CEO at Female Founders

Viktoria Stanzl, Head of Content at Female Founders

11:15 - 11:30 Break

11:30 - 12:30 Workshop: DEI F*ck-ups & Learnings

50/50 gender divide in leadership positions, gender pay gap-analysis & actions and standardized hiring procedures - these are just a few of the major successes the Viennese scale-up Storebox has achieved in its DEI Journey. Founded from a male only team and struggling with a lack of diversity in its workforce in the first years, Storebox has successfully committed to become an inclusive employer. But not without some f*ck-ups along the way. Diana, head of people and culture at Storebox, will share the scaleup's DEI journey and major learnings from the past years, equipping you with the knowledge how to avoid mistakes. Learn why DEI strategies fail and how to fix it in this workshop.


Diana Schubert, Head of People & Culture at Storebox

11:30 - 12:30 Workshop: The future of work - how to make inclusive hiring and retention work

Margareta Sailer and Mareike Mutzberg, the authors of Culture Up, are firm believers that the future can only work when diversity is not just a buzz word but is being truly lived. In this interactive workshop they will be sharing insights and hands on tips on how inclusive hiring and retention work, focusing on how to make your teams more effective through your culture, hiring and talent retention process that are all diverse and inclusive.


Margareta Sailer, Author of Culture Up

Mareike Mutzberg, Author of Culture Up

12:30 - 13: 30 Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:30 Workshop: The Art of inclusive leadership

  • What impact do leaders have on their teams 

  • How to leverage heterogeneous teams  

  • Signature traits: visible commitment, humility, awareness of bias, curiosity about others, cultural intelligence, effective collaboration 

13:30 - 14:30 Workshop: Creating and sustaining an inclusive workplace culture

  • What is tokenism and why it needs to be avoided at any cost
  • The potential and dangers of internal ERGs (employee resource groups)
  • How to transform workplace cultures sustainably

14:30 - 14:45 Break

14:45 - 15:45 Workshop: Let the numbers talk: measuring your DEI efforts

  • Status quo assessments and implications 

  • Which KPIs are relevant for DEI 

  • How DEI strategies can be turned into actionable goals and how to monitor them 

  • Accountability 

  • getting Management buy-in

14:45 - 15:45 Workshop: How to pivot from inclusion to belonging in your team

  • What is the difference between those two terms 

  • Why is inclusion not enough anymore?

    18:00 - 22:00 Networking Event

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