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We have compiled a list of hotels located near the venue for those attending the Women Entrepreneurship Forum. To book a room, please contact the hotels directly.

For some hotels we could reserve a limited number of rooms for attendees of the conference under the key word "Women Entrepreneurship Forum". Please consider the expiration for this reservation.

B&B Hotel

Address: Alexanderstr. 1-5, 26121 Oldenburg
Price single room:  64 EUR
Breakfast: 7,50 EUR
Contact: Phone: 0441-92 51 10, E-Mail: oldenburg(at)hotelbb.com
Website: www.hotelbb.de/de/oldenburg
Reserved until: 07.09.2016

Antares Hotel

Address: Staugraben 8, D-26122 Oldenburg
Price single room: 59 EUR
Price double room: 75 EUR
Breakfast: 10 EUR
Contact: Phone: (0441)-9225-0
Website: www.antares-hotel.info/oldenburg
Reserved until: 24.8.2016


Address: Melkbrink 49-52, 26121 Oldenburg
Price single room: 76 EUR (including breakfast)
Contact: Phone:  (04 41) 80 40
Website: www.hotel-heide.de
Reserved until: 28.08.2016


Address: Lindenstr. 7, 26123 Oldenburg
Price single room: 37 EUR
Price double room: 56 EUR
Contact: Phone: 0441-87016
Website: www.boardinghouse-ol.de


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WEforum 2016

WEforum - Women's Entrepreneurship Forum

Come and join us at the first
Women's Entrepreneurship Forum
from September 21-23, 2016 in Oldenburg
and create with us the future of
Women Entrepreneurship!

General Information


Save the date and get your ticket!

WEforum- #WEforfuture

Women's Entrepreneurship Forum - Academia meets Start-Up Community

Wednesday, September 21st 2016 until Friday, September 23rd 

Day 1: 29€   Day 2: 49€   Day 3: 29€ 

3day ticket: 89€

3day ticket for Bachelor and Master students: 69€    

Thanks to the support of our sponsors the 3-day-ticket is available for only 89€!
There is also the possibility to purchase tickets for certain days only.

There is a limited quota of complimentary tickets for students and young scientists available!! To sign up please contact us under  and indicate your registration number.  

The conference tickets include the catering for the according days!


!! Best Poster Award 

Based on a 350word abstract we made our choice!
We are happy to announce the six final participants of the #WEforfuture Women Entrepreneurship Forum Best Poster Award (500€ sponsored by DER KLEINE KREIS e.V.):

Fenja Braasch: The Uprising of the Sleeping Beauties - Why We Have to Overcome Motherhood Penalty in our Start-Up Culture

Frauke Lange: Reconstructing the Founding Process in Female Hightech-Preneurship - Insights into a work in progress 
grounded theory study in Germany

Vanessa LorenzThe Significance of Female Leadership in Intrapreneurship

Juliane Müller: Todays female junior researchers - tomorrows women entrepreneurs?

Katrin Roessler: Fostering Women Entrepreneurship in Germany - GEEC Factors and Their Impact on Enabling Supportive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Davy Vercruysse: The Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on the Rise of Female Entrepreneurship

Posters will be presented and discussed after the keynote of Prof. Dr. Vanita Yadav (IRAM; Inda) on Wednesday afternoon (21st of September, 3.30pm, BIS Saal University of Oldenburg)


Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Uhlhornsweg 49-55
26129 Oldenburg

Day 1

Day 1/ 15:30-21:00

Pre-Conference "WE goes Science - Exploring the Female side of Entrepreneurship Research"

Poster Presentations (500€ Best Poster Award) 

Dinner Buffet

Keynote: Dr. Vanita Yadav

The forum will start with a panel discussion considering previous discoveries in research and recent questions arising in this field of academia. Furthermore, actual practical implications and obstacles will be presented and discussed. The following dinner buffet invites to further casual exchange between the participants.

Dr. Vanita Yadav

Dr. Vanita Yadav has 10 years of professional experience in academia, research and industry. She holds a doctorate in business management from India and was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to pursue postdoctoral research in the area of entrepreneurship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. She was also associated with the South Asia Institute, Harvard University as a research affiliate to work in the area of inclusive innovation. She is currently working as an assistant professor of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at IRMA, a premier higher education institution in India.

Dr. Vanita has held many academic leadership positions including the Chairperson – Strategy & Policy area and Chairperson of the Center of Research Excellence for Social Entrepreneurship at IRMA. She has numerous research publications in leading research journals and has worked on sponsored research projects for the Government of India, Indian Council of Social Sciences Research, European Union and others. On the personal front, she is a responsible and creative person with experience in voluntary social work and freelance contemporary fine arts.

Day 2

Day 2/ 9:30-22:00 

Future Workshop "Fostering Women Entrepreneurship in Academia and the Start-Up Community"

Lunch and Flying Dinner with live music! 

Award Ceremony for Best Poster (500€ sponsored by DER KLEINE KREIS e.V.)

The second day of the WEforum, will concentrate on creating the future of Female Founders and Funders. During the future workshop you will invent future scenarios of Women Entrepreneurship and will then develop strategies with the other participants to let your vision become true. The day will be completed with a culinary and musical highlight.

Company Portait

CHANGE 4 SUCCESS® is a consulting company specializing in change management and the core elements of individual change processes. As experts for emotional performance management we are focusing the people side of change – with the integrated perspective of change management, coaching and emotional performance management we are focussing the emotional as well as the rational issues in leadership and change situations. Our long-term operational and top management experience in industry and economics is fundamental for supporting our clients on their way to high performance and leadership excellence. All our consultants are additionally qualified as change manager, coach, trainer, facilitator and mediator.

Our Mission: Design change.

Empathetically. Efficiently. Exceptionally. Effectively.

Our Passion: Your development.

Organizational development. Team development. Leadership development.



Ira Rueder

Ira Rueder studied at Free University of Berlin, Euro-FH Hamburg and Bielefeld University in the faculties of labour law, mediation, psychology and took her Masters degree in Business Coaching & Change Management. During her career in the upper management of different international companies in the travel and financial services industry she already focused on leadership development as the uncovering of hidden potential in individuals is dear to her heart.

Since 2006, Ira Rueder provides COACHING 4 LEADERS. In 2010, she established CHANGE 4 SUCCESS as a consultancy company in Hamburg which was in 2012 followed by the foundation of the ACADEMY 4 EXCELLENCE, a training institute. To scientifically further expand her knowledge, Ira Rueder is extra-occupationally taking her doctoral´s degree at the faculty of educational science with focus on managing diversity at Bielefeld University.

Tatjana Zurkowski

Tatjana Zurkowski has acquired more than 20 years of professional experience in corporations and smaller companies with expertise in purchasing and distribution within the online, retail and wholesale (clothing) trade. She has more than 10 years of experience in training, consulting and project management and is a certified trainer, facilitator and coach. In 2012, Tatjana Zurkowski founded her own business.

She can draw on her vast knowledge of the retail industry and its operation and has experienced changes first hand. This in combination with the appreciation of client needs and empathetic understanding of challenges people face in turbulent times, enables her to provide practical and solution oriented advice to individuals, teams and organisations.

Live music by Annie Soulshine Music & Design:

Day 3

Day 3/ 09.30-12:00

Networking Brunch #WEcreatefuture

Keynote: Maxi Knust (Founder of Fempreneur, Fempreneur Summit & Female Founders Book)

The third day offers the opportunity for all participants to expand their personal networks and socialise. Be inspired by Maxi Knust and take the brunch as a chance to exchange ideas and launch first joint initiatives.

Maxi Knust

Maxi Knust is the founder of the digital magazine Fempreneur & the event Fempreneur Summit. Her goal is to encourage women starting their own businesses by showing inspirational female entrepreneurs. In her new project „Female Founders Book“ she is covering together with her co-founder Val Racheeva 30 interviews of female founders across the german-speaking area. Maxi is a passionate speaker about female empowerment and entrepreneurship to motivate people to believe in themselves and to go their own way.

Title of talk: 

„Female Entrepreneurship: Key learnings from starting my own business“

Content of Talk:

Only 13% of companies in Germany are being founded by women. „Action“ is also key for women by just getting started. What inhibits women and how they can overcome their challenges, Maxi will also share her learnings from starting her own business.

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