This is your space, womxn leaders

It's time to shake up the outdated, masculine leadership image. Lead in your own way and become a role model.

This is not the “Hey Ladiiieees” kind of course in dusky pink.

It's an innovative Female Leaderhip Program addressing the real needs of women leaders and leaders-to-be. And with women we refer to everyone who identifies as a woman. Your needs are as diverse as your personalities, but many of you look for a safe space to learn, experiment, and grow alongside other female leaders. Look no further.

WaveMakers Founder Katja hosts a quarterly Leadership Program for ambitious women who want to grow beyond any limitations and make more impact with their work. With techniques from Design, Entrepreneurship and Psychology, she helps you gain the confidence and skillset to be a leader. This program takes place in small, intimate groups of 8-10 participants - applications only.

What you can expect

In weekly live sessions, you will dedicate time to yourself and invest in your growth as a leader. Dismantle any hurdles within yourself and acquire new tools to influence the world around you. We also address topics like male-dominated leadership norms, gender stereotypes, and other biases.

Your Instructor

Katja started out her career in Hong Kong, right after high school. Life is too short to stay in your comfort zone.

Without any prior studies, she was selected into a management traineeship which she completed with distinction. Just to continue her path in the Netherlands where she studied Communications and Marketing, and started working at Royal Philips. She got into Technology and Innovation, and eventually led EMEA Tech Communications. After seven years abroad, Katja moved back to her home country Germany in 2016. She built up the Marketing Communications function at SAP's startup incubator SAP.iO - just to become an entrepreneur herself three years later. It was the inflection point of her career, when she co-founded the Experience Design Studio Human Deluxe and - two years later - WaveMakers.

As entrepreneurs, every single day is unpredictable. Trying new things and pushing the limits on a daily basis is challenging, but also what she loves about the job. Based on her corporate and entrepreneurial experience, Katja has designed the Female Leadership Program in 2020. She wants to lift up and empower other ambitious women, so they can achieve anything in life.

What's Included

  • 4 two-hour live sessions with Kim & Katja via Zoom
  • Select group of 8-10 ambitious women who will work together closely, exchange experiences, and support each other
  • Exclusive access to our WhatsApp coaching group with 24/7 support
  • Complementary materials, including videos, articles, and blogs
  • 40-page workbook with weekly summaries, exercises, questions, and „homework“ experiments
  • Easy-to-apply tools and methods from Design, Entrepreneurship, and Psychology
  • Lifelong access to community offerings, including exercises, masterclasses, and alumnae events
    Certificate of completion

Are you ready to cross the boundaries of what you think you're capable of?

Next Cohort: Sept/Oct 2021 (TBD)

Time: 4-6 hours/week

Investment: 949 Euros

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With the program, I learned to recognize the leader in me, I feel more connected to myself and therefore my desire to lead and create an impact.
Dana Zamir
This isn’t just a leadership course; this course helped me understand my strengths and areas for growth, and reframe discomfort in ways that make me excited to tackle them.
Catherine Wu
Ex-Google, Director of Product Management at GiveDirectly
A unique, innovative program that reaches far beyond what typical leadership courses offer with inspiring group of the extraordinary participants.
Kasia Szokalska
Senior Customer Success Manager at Qlik
The leadership program was a unique event to meet with women from a similar background in a trustworthy environment.”
Veronika Suess
Digital Marketing & Communications Manager at Oerlikon
This program taught me how to use my vulnerabilities to understand the type of leader I am and want to be.
Lisa Veldman
Coordinator at Stanford University Innovation Fellows Twente
I can't say I learned something new about myself, but I definitely learned a new perspective to myself, and a new way to view myself as a whole person - flaws and all.
Julia Tatkowska
Sr. UX Designer at Futuric
The program addressed the leadership topic in a very playful way. Sometimes I realised that I was dealing with personal topics that I had avoided before.
Yvonne Gebhardt
Controlling Coordinator at Kubus IT
Katja and Kim did a great job at creating an environment that fostered a sense of community and camaraderie, as well as providing excellent materials.”
Shahla Mahdavi
VP of Digital at KBD
Katja is a wonderful and knowledgeable host, facilitating an open and authentic atmosphere that leaves room for everyone to flourish. Big love!
Christina Lerche
Category Manager at Triple A
I am a strong believer in honesty, transparency, a people-first attitude, and psychological safety. To achieve this, leading starts within yourself.
Birgit Pohl
Ex-DKB and Vertical, looking for an opportunity as Engineering Manager
Having eye-to-eye conversations with the amazing women, sharing experiences with them and opening up about the deepest concerns made this journey so pleasant.
Olga Maksimuk
Startup Specialist at Amazon Web Services (AWS)
The programme was a wonderful experience as it gave me the much needed time to focus on me, my leadership style and values and my goals for my business and team.
Preeti Shetty
CEO of Upshot
The program was one of those times, that you already highly value at the time, but even more in the future. It will help me grow from it in ways I cannot even imagine yet.
Georgia Zinsser-Krys
Business Administration Student:
I enjoyed discovering new ideas and defining how they fit one's career aspirations in a trustful and caring atmosphere.
Anna Kayumova
Employer Branding Expert at Merck Group
Grow as a confident unapologetic female leader who is fully aware of her potential and strengths.
Rofaida Elzubair
Knowledge and Communication Manager at Practical Action
I had a wonderful experience. The weeks really forced me to dig deep and challenge myself.”
Stephanie Horwitz
Value Creation Manager at SAP
A great experience where you exchange with women from different businesses who also support you in becoming the very best version of yourself.
Veronika Nasarski
Senior Associate at Risk Advisory Services