Female Leaders Program 

Lead F  

Creating the Digital Leaders of Tomorrow

Hours of Classes

Startup touchpoints

Hours of Masterclasses

C-Level Fireside Chats

Join an intrapreneurship program containing 40+ hours of training.

Get matched and experience hands-on exchanges with female founders from our startup accelerator.

Attend a variety of masterclasses to enhance and develop digital leadership skills as well as personal development classes. 

Discuss and exchange with today’s C-level executives running some of Austria’s biggest companies.

Who is the right fit for

Lead F?

(Future) Female Leaders

This program is for the ambitious rising stars with a first leadership experience in a corporate institution. 

Innovative Mindset

Driven professionals who have an open, innovative mindset and an entrepreneurial DNA.

Digital Skillset

Looking to enhance leadership skills and broaden digital knowledge.

Interdisciplinary Exchange

Wants to expand network with C-level executives,  startup founders and like-minded female leaders. 

“Nowadays it’s all about innovation, and diversity in teams is the absolute key if you want to stay on top. The Lead F program empowers our female executives by providing a network, new skillset and helping them discover their full potential so they can rise to the top.”

Michaela Rothleitner | UNIQA Ventures

Benefits for the employer

Lead F

Gender Diversity

Lead F supports corporates creating gender-balanced organizations up to the very top. Research shows that gender diversity fosters creativity and accelerates innovation. 

Employer Branding

Lead F is an asset for corporate CSR activities. Participation in the intrapreneurship program boosts branding and recruitment initiatives to attract and retain female talent. 

Female Leadership

Lead F fosters female “rising stars” in corporates to allowing more women to rise to top ranks of management. The program supports companies in promoting a female talent pipeline to increase the share of female C-level executives. 

“Inspiring experience on professional and personal level! Possibility to get to know female entrepreneurs and understand how they think and work which is completely different to what we know from working in a corporate institution. All in all, perfect organisation and sophisticated program!”

Participant Lead F | Kremena Schmidhofer | Raiffeisen Bank International 

We are currently accepting applications for 

Lead F Batch #3

  • 10.10.2019

    Kick-Off with Lead F sisters and meeting with Female Founders

  • 16.10.2019

    Matching with start-ups

  • 18.10.2019

    Personal Branding Masterclass

  • 7.11.2019

    Fireside inspiration evening with C-level guests

  • 15.11.2019

    Masterclass on Leading High-Performing Teams

  • 28.11.2019

    Second Fireside Evening with C-level Guests

  • 14.1.2020

    Resilience and Mental Health Masterclass

  • 21.1.2020

    Finals and Celebrations

Our C-Level


Andrea Stürmer

CEO Zürich AG


Maria Zesch

CCO T-Mobile Austria

Bettina Glatz-Kremsner

Head of the Board – Casinos Austria

Valerie Hackl

MD – Austro Control

Tatjana Bister

CEO BMW Austria

Helen Pelzmann

Partner EY Law

Chahna Gosrani

Director B2B eBay



Joy Medos

Leadership Coach


Yvonne Sammer

Presentation Training


Julia Krenmayr

Negotiations Trainer


Rebecca Vogels

Branding Expert


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