The Event

Leading associations and networks have joint forces with industry partners to host the annual WIM Luncheon.

Their goal: Connect female role models to enhance visibility, consequently foster innovation through diversity.

This year, inspiring female leaders will once again be invited to meet on the 01.10.2019 in Berlin at the 6th RAILWAY FORUM. The focus of key notes and discussion will be connected the lead topic of the Railway Forum: Digital & Automated - The future agenda of the mobility industry.





12.45 - 13.00

opening speech

Agnes Bernot, Head of WIFI, Deutsche Bahn AG
Miriam Schumacher, Program Managerin WIFI, Deutsche Bahn AG

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13.00 - 14.00

Networking & Lunch

14.00 - 14.10

Innovation Impulse

“Ideas are our most valuable ressource”

Ute E. Weiland, Managing Director, Land der Ideen Management GmbH


14.10 - 14.50



14.50 - 15.10

Podium / The 390 Billion Euro Deal

How to foster a diverse Workforce

Barbro Dreher, State Secretary, Berlin Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Enterprises

Includes hands on experience from:

Anne-Cathrin Norkauer, Department Head Schieneninfrastruktur, Ramboll

Christian Wiegand, Projects and Global Planning Director, ALSTOM

Larissa Zeichhardt, CEO,

Nicole Zipse, Diversity Coach, Co-initiator of the Living Document for more diversity

at 6th RAILWAY FORUM Berlin 2019

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Martina Löbe, Strategy and concept for S-Bahn Berlin, DB Netz AG
Lara Söring, Sales Strategy Officer, Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH

will guide you through the program on behalf of Women in Mobility.

Subject to change without notice.






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To promote visibility of women in mobility we started the „Empowerment“ movement at InnoTrans 2018 and continue it at Railway Forum 2019. Experts working in the industry were asked to pass on a copper wristband to a women with talent, simultaneously posting a picture on Instagram. bahn manager magazine, supports the campaign through regularly publishing interviews organized by Martina Löbe (DB) and Julia Holze (Siemens).