Women of TUM
Women of TUM

Women of TUM

Women of TUM is an inclusive and dynamic network that is rapidly growing and connects women* across disciplines and borders. With over 19,000 students, 130 professors, and 40,000 alumnae, the network provides a platform for exchange and inspiration.


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Join our community, connect at our meetups, be inspired by our speakers, or contribute with your own event. We look forward to having you!

All members of the TUM community are warmly welcome at our events!


Celebrating 15 Years of Women of TUM

Breaking Barriers & Building Bridges

Join us and celebrate 15 years of Women of TUM! Learn from inspiring career journeys and connect with fellow women of TUM. Be part of the network and let yourself be inspired!

More Women of TUM Events

Create Change - Wie Sie Ihren Weg mit Impact finden

Workshop/Seminar,TUM Campus München

Erfahren Sie, was es braucht, um Ihren Weg zu finden, damit in die Sichtbarkeit zu gehen und Ihre Talente in die Welt zu bringen.

Empowering Women in Science Management and Leadership

Lecture,TUM Campus München

In her talk and subsequent Q&A session, Prof. Dr. Andrea Büttner addresses gender disparities in science leadership roles and top management structures, and shares her experiences.

Working in Germany: Getting Started in the German Job Market


The insights presented in this webinar will be very hands on and tailored to your needs being new to the German job market.

TUM Women Stories

Dr. Amelie Schoenenwald

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ESA reserve astronaut Amelie Schoenenwald

“Dreams are attainable”

TUM alumna Dr. Amelie Schoenenwald could become the first female German astronaut in space.

Prof. Ying Zhang as a host

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Professor Ying Zhang

“Doing my doctorate at TUM was an unforgettable time“

For her doctorate, Ying Zhang went all the way from China to Munich. She initiated the Women of TUM Network together with other female TUM Alumni.

Silke Maurer

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Silke Maurer – Manager with heart and soul

“I’ve learned a great deal from my international teams”

She emboldens people to deliberately embrace challenges in order to broaden their horizons.

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Mentoring-Tandem Tsvetana Marinova and Samiddha Mukherjee

“Ours is an extraordinary friendship”

The two TUM Alumnae have developed a friendship that goes far beyond a conventional mentorship. Together, they are now launching an event series at TUM.


TUM Ambassador Maya Schuldiner

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TUM Ambassador Maya Schuldiner
„Science must be family-friendly“
In her lab in Israel, TUM Ambassador Maya Schuldiner believes that true gender equality is of great importance. 
Alumna Nikita Jayswal

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Sustainability expert Nikita Jayswal
“I am a problem solver”
There’s no climate demonstration and no Earth Day taking place without TUM alumna Nikita Jayswal. With admirable power, the young engineer is avidly campaigning for greater sustainability.
TUM Alumna Maria Furtwängler

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Actress Maria Furtwängler

„I am a feminist who started late“

In order to be a full-time actress Dr. Maria Furtwängler has taken off the white doctor’s coat for good. But the contents of her medical studies at TUM still influence her self-conception.

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Support the network!

Are you working in an exciting field and want to share your experiences with the Women of TUM? Or are you a student who would like to organize a meetup for women on a specific topic? Reach out to us. We look forward to your ideas!

Highlights Women of TUM

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Patron Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus

Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus took over the patronage of the Women of TUM in 2019. She holds the Chair of Research and Science Management at TUM and was appointed Senior Vice President for Talent Management and Diversity in 2017. Since 2019, she is also the Founding Director of the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning. Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus was included in the list of “Germany’s Most Inspiring Women” in 2020.

On her professional journey, she has learned a great deal from inspiring women. A message from a manager continues to resonate with her:

“Stay true to yourself. Don’t be pressured into a career or job. Don’t make career decisions based solely on money, status, or title.”

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Founding Patron Dr. Hannemor Keidel

Dr. Hannemor Keidel is the Founding Patron of the Women of TUM (2009-2019). A political scientist and TUM Alumna (PhD 1973), she became TUM’s first female Vice President in 2000, responsible for international relations and the alumni network. In 2011, she took on the new role of Vice President for Talent Management and Diversity, and in 2014 she was appointed the President’s Representative for the Hochschule für Politik, shaping its strategic reorientation.

Dr. Hannemor Keidel attributes her success at the University to her perseverance:

“I have learned to always maintain my curiosity and to occasionally also be willing to take a stand for something and fight for it.”

Rebecca Körner

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Rebecca Körner

Women of TUM Network

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