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.
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.
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.
Next Cohort: Sept/Oct 2021 (TBD)
Time: 4-6 hours/week
Investment: 949 Euros
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.
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.
A unique, innovative program that reaches far beyond what typical leadership courses offer with inspiring group of the extraordinary participants.
The leadership program was a unique event to meet with women from a similar background in a trustworthy environment.”
This program taught me how to use my vulnerabilities to understand the type of leader I am and want to be.
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.
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.
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.”
Katja is a wonderful and knowledgeable host, facilitating an open and authentic atmosphere that leaves room for everyone to flourish. Big love!
I am a strong believer in honesty, transparency, a people-first attitude, and psychological safety. To achieve this, leading starts within yourself.
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.
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.
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.
I enjoyed discovering new ideas and defining how they fit one's career aspirations in a trustful and caring atmosphere.
Grow as a confident unapologetic female leader who is fully aware of her potential and strengths.
I had a wonderful experience. The weeks really forced me to dig deep and challenge myself.”
A great experience where you exchange with women from different businesses who also support you in becoming the very best version of yourself.