Digital Media Women Day


On March 11th, digital media and tech professionals from around the world will gather in Austin at South by Southwest Festival (SXSW), the most important conference for the digital industry. Digital Media Women (#DMW) founded in Hamburg is a network of professional women from Germany. We are inviting global women to discuss, deliberate and create visibility around the topics and ideas that matter most to women (and men) in the media. It’s about Digital Leadership. We will host a series of talks including great networking possibilities. Full speaker list and agenda coming soon.


Join us to:

#Connect with senior and aspiring leaders in digital media and tech
#Learn about the most innovative developments in media and tech from the women who are creating them
#Receive visibility through the #DMW network


Chelsea Collier | Intercambio Group | Founder
Sanja Stankovic | Founder of Digital Media Women & Hamburg Startups
Hosts Of The Day & Welcome Speech
Anu Passi-Raustei | Headai Ltd | Head of Business Development Creating Competitive Advantage By Identifying The Right Skills
Robyn Metcalfe | Food + City | Founder Food And The Future
Sarah Sharif | Founder & CEO of Experimental Civics | Event Director for ATX Hack for Change | Writer for Hacker Noon Why Should I Bother To Hack?
Sara Inés Calderón| MUSX | Lead Mobile Developer How To Build A Feminist Engineering Team
Kathrin Kistner | Qualitize | Founder How To Be An Entrepreneur – Learnings From a 3-Year-Old
Maren  & Matthias Wagener | VAST Forward | Founder & Consulting Officer It´s Trust Baby, Not Control!
Linda Portnoff | Riteband | CEO Fair Trade To Empower Music Creators
Morgan Hamel | re:3D | Chief Storyteller Changing Cities With Smart Mobility
Barbary Brunner | Austin Technology Council | CEO What Tech Can Teach Cities And Vice Versa
Rosa Riera | Siemens | Vice President Employer Branding and Social Innovation The Power Of Conversations – How To Build An Employer Brand For The Digital Age
Kerstin Bock | Openers & Tech Open Air | Founder Why Community Matters!
Veronika Reichboth | Hamburg Invest | Director StartubHHub Supporting Female Founders – A Public Institution´s perspective
Laurie Felker Jones | JuiceBox Hero | Founder & CEO Making Child Care Easy For Working Parents

This event is hosted by the City of Hamburg …

in which the Digital Media Women (#DMW) network was founded in 2010 by eight Women in Tech. The Digital Media Women Day is curated and organized by, Chelsea Collier (Founder Intercambio Group | Austin), Sanja Stankovic (Co-Founder Digital Media Women & Hamburg Startups | Hamburg). Thanks to all our generous partners without whom this event would not be possible.

About #DMW


Net. Work. Power. Digital Media Women (#DMW) is Germany’s biggest network of action-taking-women. We want to give women a stage whether it is at conferences, in the media or managing boards. Our goal is to have women to be equally integrated and to be visibly able to influence: open, deliberate and pathbreaking.

The #DMW is a non-profit association. All women in the organization teams are working on a voluntarily basis in and for the network.

The Digital Media Women association was founded by eight women in Hamburg in 2010 to increase the visibility of many talented, innovative women in media and tech industry.

Now, seven years later, the Digital Media Women network is connecting more than 10,000 women and men in Germany and is operating in nine German cities: Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Karlsruhe, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and the region of Schleswig-Holstein.

About Hamburg


Hamburg – hub for creative industries and city on the waterfront – is the most dynamic economic region in northern Europe. Hamburg is the advertising and media capital of Germany and favorite working place for creatives, artists, musicians, game designers and big industry leaders as Facebook and Google. The hanseatic city is one of the top locations in Europe for startups. As the center of the country’s music industry, it attracts both artists and music business professionals and hosts one of the three biggest and most important music business events in Europe: the Reeperbahn Festival. The city of Hamburg has answered the SXSW call for many years and represents one of the biggest delegations. Hamburg companies will be given support in various forms on site by giving opportunities for networking and presentation. The Interessengemeinschaft Hamburger Musikwirtschaft (IHM) and the Reeperbahn Festival play a key role in the organisation.

About Intercambio Group

Intercambio Group is a consulting firm that connects people, crafts partnerships, amplifies voices, builds influence and educates on important issues in order to create greater access to economic prosperity through technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.


That was Digital Media Women Day 2017

3:00 – 3:10 Chelsea Collier (Founder Intercambio Group | Austin | US) |
Sanja Stankovic (Co-Founder Digital Media Women | Hamburg | Germany)
3:10 – 3:25 Monica Cravotta
(Director of Product Marketing WP Engine | Austin | US)
Inspirational Talk
3:25 – 3:40 Katharina Gleß & Sandra Hofmann
(Founders Effektrausch | Teamfact | Leipzig | Germany)
Slow Media in the Form of Human Stories in Times of the Digital Rush
3:40 – 3:55 Lana McGilvrary
(Principal Blast PR | Austin | US)
Rosemary Waldrip (Music Audience Exchange | Austin | US)
The Fusion of Women, Digital Media and Music: Is it a Liberator?
3:55 – 4:15 Jenni Schwanenberg (Innovation Manager | mantro | Munich | Germany)
Sin To (Team Digital Media Women | Hamburg | Munich)
How Corporates Kill Startups
4:15 – 4:30 Vanessa Reed
(Chief Executive PRS for Music Foundation | London | UK)
What’s being done about the gender gap in music?
4:30 – 4:45 Kate Niederhoffer 
(Founder Circadia Labs | Austin | US)
Inspirational Talk
4:45 – 5:00 Kerstin Bock
(Founder nuwiel | Hamburg | Germany)
Community matters – the role of communities for a thriving digital ecosystem
5:00 – 5:15 Natalia Tomiyama (Founder nuwiel | Hamburg | Germany)
Chelsea Collier (Founder Digi.City | Austin | US)
Changing Cities With Smart Mobility
5:15 – 5:30 Leslie Wingo
(President Sanders Wingo | Austin | US)
Life Is a Marathon & Not a Sprint
5:30 – 5:45 Enri Chantal Strobel
(Founder Horseanalytics | Hamburg | Germany | SXSW Accelerator Finalist)
Inspirational Talk
5:45 – 6:00 Alexander Schaper
(Managing Consultant fischerAppelt | New York | US)
Brand & Bots
6:00 – 6:15 Leah Hunter
(Writer, Author, Artist | San Francisco and NYC | US)
Visionary Women
6:15 – 6:30 Lisa Fritsch
(Founder, | Austin | US)
Igniting our Feminine Force: When women lead the world wins
6:30 – 6:45 Speaker tbd
6:45 – 7:00 Speaker tbd

Fotocredits: Sanja Stankovic & Katharina Gless