Digital Media Women Day

On March 10th, 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 and creative industry. Digital Media Women (#DMW) – founded in Hamburg, Germany – is a network of professional women. The network works for greater visibility for women on all stages – whether conferences, trade media or corporate boards. Women want to and should participate on an equal footing and have a visible influence: open, respected and groundbreaking.

Digital Media Women Day returns to Austin!

We have curated an amazing group of female founders who are investing in, building and creating new solutions. Join us to hear their stories, learn from their experience and network with an incredible group of innovators – everyone is welcome!


Here’s our schedule:

4:00 DMW Welcome


4:30 Investor Insight
Sara Brand is the Founding General Partner of True Wealth Ventures, an early-stage VC fund investing in women-led businesses in consumer health and sustainability sectors.  She is also the co-founder of (512) Brewing, the largest draught-only, self-distributing microbrewery in the country. Sara was previously in venture capital and management consulting in the Bay Area as well as a variety of strategic and operational roles in large tech companies.  Sara holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in green design and manufacturing from UC Berkeley and a BS in mechanical engineering from UT Austin.


5:00 Female Founder panel 
Laurie Felker-Jones (JuiceBox Hero), Hannah Asmussen (Localyze), Jennifer Schäfer (Daily Dress), Haydee Moreno (Almost Home Financial), Freya Oehle (Moderator)


6:00 Network, Mix, Mingle, Meet and enjoy burgers, bubbles and beer


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

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 (Digi.City | Austin) and 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, nine years later, the Digital Media Women network is connecting more than 20,000 women and men in Germany and is operating in more than nine German cities.

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.


Digi.City Founder Chelsea Collier connects the tech, government and social impact sectors by publishing content and hosting events though her platform. She also serves as the Editor-At-Large for Smart Cities Connect and as a Co-Founder of Impact Hub Austin. She is a 2018 Marshall Memorial Fellow and a 2016 Eisenhower Fellow. Her research focuses on smart city policy and global best practices. Her work has also been featured in, Venture Beat, the Chicago Tribune and dozens of other publications. She lives in Austin, Texas where she is active in the local tech and social impact community. Her masters and bachelor degrees are from the University of Texas at Austin.

Fotocredits: Sanja Stankovic & Katharina Gless