‘Connecting Global Competence’—networking is the core business of Messe München. At our trade shows, we connect companies and science, business and politics as well as people and innovations.
This led to the creation of the women’s network ‘Connect Women’, which is personally run by its two founders: Monika Dech, Member of the Board of Management and Executive Director of Messe München, and entrepreneur Margit Dittrich.
The members of ‘Connect Women’ are female executives at top management level and entrepreneurs from the areas of business, politics, science, media and culture.
‘Connect Women’ is a cross-sector women’s network. For five years, it has been successful in and around Munich and Bavaria and has well over 600 regular members. Different sectors and areas of experience meet in a balanced ratio and on equal terms. This mixture goes to make up the added value of the network, which you can only join by personal invitation. In autumn 2019, Messe München extended this business network to Berlin and Hamburg. Approximately 130 women from business, politics, science, media and culture accepted the invitation.
“Our network has grown continually since 2015 and we were increasingly being requested to extend it beyond Munich. So we are now taking this new and important step and are expanding. Berlin as the capital and Hamburg as a trading metropolis are ideal for this”, say the two founders.
The initiative continues to focus on personal contact and a direct exchange. At the Connect Women website, the members-only area provides further opportunities for making contact.
Here you can also register for the Connect Women newsletter.