Vision & Mission

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One step ahead: A diverse business world that is ahead of the times. Inclusive companies that have broken down old structures and opened innovative career paths. Sustainable brands that live equality and gender diversity – that’s our vision!

Our mission is to make the world more diverse, accelerate gender equality, increase the percentage of women in leadership and digital professions, and advocate for equitable participation of all in business and society.

To do this, we work in a highly purpose-driven way in an extremely dynamic environment. We design events with curated content, giving experts, female leaders, women in tech & IT a stage and ensure their visibility, their reach, and a huge network.

Our events bring concentrated female empowerment, showcasing the role models of our time and inspiring young professionals to follow their example. In this way, we sustainably accelerate equal opportunities at all corporate levels and raise awareness for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

THE GDW STORY

What started as a small networking event in Berlin has advanced to a growing company that has realized more than 400 events in the past three years! These include engaging panel formats, high-reach events surrounding female empowerment, employer branding, and talent acquisition.

In the conception and realization of these events, we keep both our community and the corporate goals of our collaborative partners in mind. In this way, we create events with real impact. These include projects for the public sector as well as recognizing the digital innovation leaders of our time with the Digital Female Leader Award and FemBizSwiss Award ceremonies.

The Team

Tijen Onaran

Diversity does not mean one, diversity means many! And that's exactly what we need more of: More diversity at all levels and in all fields. If you stand for diversity, you stand for the future!

Tijen Onaran
CEO and entrepreneur
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Marco Duller-Onaran

Diversity is the driver of innovation! Whether it's developing a product, programming an app, or designing the best idea. Without diversity, companies will not survive in the future!

Marco Duller-Onaran
CEO
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What motivates me to make the world of work more diverse is the sobering prediction that, at the current rate, it would take another 100 years for general gender parity to prevail in companies! Standing idly by is not an option.

Sedef Uhlmann
Authorized Signatory, Head of Program Development & Events
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Isabella Winkler

How do we achieve more diversity? With suitable role models! In order to identify with female leadership and women in digital professions, children and young people need female role models! We give them visibility with our work.

Isabella Winkler
Assistant to the Management Board
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Diverse companies win. They draw from an innovative pool of ideas and simply create the better products or services. That plays into the bottom line! Everyone benefits from diversity: society, business, and politics.

Cem Onaran
Finance Manager
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Corinna Schug

Why do I stand up for diversity? Because the number of female founders in Germany is as high as the number of free parking spaces in Berlin at 6:00 pm. And that's just one of many good reasons why I stand up for equal opportunities!

Corinna Schug
Social Media Lead & Brand Managerin
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When we were little, no one asked us about our background, sexuality, or what our ethnic background was. The only question was whether you wanted to play or not. What inspires me are people and their stories, the more colorful the better, because it’s exactly from this diversity that we learn and grow. And it's exactly this understanding, which we originally once had as children, that I would also like to implement in companies.

Samira Moana Ammann
Social Media Managerin
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Diversity is more than just an important step towards equality, it brings with it diverse experiences and perspectives. We differ in many ways - from age to worldview. And that's what makes us different!

Alissa Küsters
Social Media Intern
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Laura Haubner

Why am I committed to diversity? Because optimal staffing should not depend on gender, origin, religion, or sexual orientation, but on experience, commitment, knowledge, and a personality that fits the team.

Laura Haubner
Event Manager
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Evely Kainz

Seeing the positive impact our events have on society is the biggest motivation for me. This is how I contribute to making society as colorful as the confetti at the finale of a spectacular event!

Evelyn Kainz
Event Manager
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Diversity describes two sides for me: Stagnation for those who do not understand the need to question and growth for those who recognise and use opportunities.

Lisa Streng
Event and Projekt Manager
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For me, diversity is not a trendy topic or one of many hip buzzwords, but clearly the foundation for innovation. Those who don't jump on the bandwagon will be left behind sooner or later.

Tina Eschner
Team and Sales Assistent
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For me, diversity means a win-win situation for everyone involved. Equality and inclusion are the tools needed to harness the potential of a diverse organization and create added value for companies, individuals, and societies.

Sirid Böhm
Associate Director ACI
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Linda Schombach

Without diversity, there is no business success. It is a business case, a driver for innovation and creativity! Everyone benefits from inclusive leadership styles and equal opportunity structures: both companies and their employees.

Linda Schombach
Consultant ACI
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Diversity and inclusion are important drivers for entrepreneurial innovation and are, therefore, a real business case! They create ideas, solutions, flexibility, and openness - thus also access to new markets, target groups, and talent!

Berit Aldag
Intern Consultant ACI
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In business as in society, ``No one of us is as smart as all of us`` applies. Equal opportunities and inclusion set the course for promoting the potential of all people, integrating diverse perspectives and advancing sustainable ideas together.

Audrey Fisch
Intern Consultant ACI
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Feel Good Manager

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Paul - formally known as Darth Vader from Brieselanger Licht. Yes, Pauli is royalty, and he sometimes thinks it about himself. Particularly when you leave your socks lying around somewhere for him to collect, keep in mind: you love him, too!

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Leo - our graceful, sporty, and empathetic companion. Shiny fur, bright brown eyes, and dream team with his brother Pauli.

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Peanut - well-behaved, clumsy, playful. Outside he loves to romp with other dogs and at home he wants all the scratches for himself. He still needs to practice his leash walking. And when he sees water, there is no stopping him. Regardless if puddle, river, lake, or sea. He is a real water rat and plunges death-defyingly into the floods. His greatest passion, however, is eating. He is especially fond of blueberries with yogurt.

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Hugo prefers his martinis shaken rather than stirred. True to the motto: ``I guess I'll die another day``, he's not above doing anything and always prefers to be at the top of his game. But behind the hard shell there is a soft core, you just have to listen carefully.

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