Women are successful engineers. Women are Nobel Prize winners in the natural sciences. Women fly into space as astronauts. Female talent is indispensable for business and science. Femtec GmbH was founded in 2001 by EAF Berlin and the Berlin Institute of Technology with the aim of connecting female STEM students in business and science and supporting them in their personal career development.
At Femtec, we know that female STEM talents can achieve anything they can imagine. We support them with targeted training, excellent industry contacts and a strong network. We promote and strengthen individuals who pursue clear goals and who are creative and courageous. In short: women who inspire others and want to play an active role in shaping our society and future.
Our vision is to establish diversity in the workforce of various companies so that male-dominated structures are broken down, to create space for a sustainable and socially fair society. In times of rapid technological progress, we create new opportunities for exchange and synergy – so that the diversity we strive for, with all its facets and perspectives, is represented in the world of tomorrow.
The Femtec Network forms a unique network of top class partners from business and science as well as students, graduates and the Femtec Alumnae e. V.
Even as a Career-Building Programme scholarship holder, you will get to know a large number of young women who – just like you – are enthusiastic about technology and science. Together with the employees of the Femtec partner companies, you will work on proposed solutions for current technical topics. In many cities, Femtec students and graduates continue to meet even after the successful completion of the programme, to exchange information about internships and share advice and experience about everyday working life.
Since 2018 we have been presenting our Femtec Award for outstanding performance, special commitment and exciting innovative ideas. Since 2018, we have been awarding the categories Leadership, Innovation and Social Impact to people and initiatives who set an example through their actions, motivate others or make an important contribution to our society.
Femtec was founded as a GmbH (limited liability company) in 2001 by the partners EAF Berlin and TU Berlin. The Supervisory Board primarily determines the main features of corporate policy and approves the annual financial statements. The management ensures that the purpose and strategic goals of the company are implemented and that a sustainable economic situation is always ensured. The Advisory Board advises the Management Board and reports to the Supervisory Board.
Marion Zeßner, Managing Director (since 2018)
Martin Harz-Vrátil, Deputy Managing Director (since 2018)
Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Chairwoman (since 2019): Former Federal Minister of Education and Research
Dr. Helga Lukoschat, Deputy Chairwoman (since 2016): Chairwoman of the Executive Board of EAF Berlin
Prof. Dr. Angela Ittel (since 2016): Vice President for Strategic Development, Young Talent and Teacher Training at the TU Berlin
Elke Lücke, Chairwoman (since 2016): Head of Personnel Development & Talent Strategy
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
Dr. rer. nat. Doris Klee, Vice-Chairwoman (since 2017): Vice-Rector for Personnel and Young Scientists RWTH Aachen University
Further members are appointed from the ranks of the partner universities and partner companies of Femtec GmbH by the shareholders’ meeting.
For us, Femtec means commitment with heart and soul, creativity and team spirit! Due to different expertise and competence in the team we realize projects and products with high quality, to the satisfaction of our clients. As a team we are an important partner and initiator for the development, consulting and networking of female STEM talents.