herCAREER Natascha Hoffner, Linda Flath, Julia Hägele We believe in equality, equal opportunities in the workplace and supporting each other

Women have fought for an incredible number of rights in the past decades. But even today, equal participation is still far from being everywhere. The latest forecast of the World Economic Forum goes even further: almost 100 years until professional equality between women and men is achieved – that’s how long it should take. To this we say quite clearly: this must happen sooner!

That is why we have created herCAREER – a career platform that takes into account all aspects of female career planning, including family aspects. As a modern and state-of-the-art platform, herCAREER meets the women where they are currently standing in their professional life – when starting or advancing a career or founding their own company – and supports and strengthens them in their professional environment. By breaking up hierarchical levels and offering the possibility of a direct exchange of experiences with role models, insiders, experts and personalities from business, science, culture, politics and media, the fair consciously stands out from existing formats. No matter whether you are a career starter, manager or founder – the exchange of experience and know-how always takes place at eye level and in a relaxed atmosphere.

With unique and broad possibilities we would like to help women to become more independent and to become aware of this opportunity. herCAREER serves as a discussion platform that makes special commitment to women and gender equality visible and at the same time helps women to become more visible through their commitment to each other. In the spirit of “REAL FEMALE EMPOWERMENT”.

We would be delighted if you are or become a part of it.

Natascha Hoffner

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About founder & CEO Natascha Hoffner

Natascha Hoffner is the managing director of GmbH, which she founded in 2015. With GmbH Natascha organizes the annual career fair herCAREER. With more than 20 years of experience in the trade fair industry, Natascha was already part of a start-up in the trade fair industry in 2000. She has played a decisive role in the establishment and expansion of numerous leading trade fairs at home and abroad. At peak times, together with the then founder, she was responsible for up to 20 trade fairs and congresses a year and around 100 employees. For more than five years, she served as Managing Director, most recently for two years at a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe AG. Natascha is a mother of two and lives with her family in Munich.

Linda Flath

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About the COO Linda Flath

Linda Flath has been involved with and herCAREER from the very beginning. She has also previously worked in exhibition management, e.g. as a project manager at spring Messe Management GmbH (“Arbeitswelt der Zukunft”), where she was responsible for planning and operational implementation of HR exhibitions & congresses, further development of the exhibition concept, support for partners and much more. At herCAREER, she then helped to develop and implement the new exhibition concept together with Natascha. After a professional “excursion” of almost two years in another industry, she rejoined herCAREER, first as Director and since November 2021 as COO. She likes to stay in touch with her friends in the USA and here at home. In general, she is a very sociable person with a great passion for her job and likes to do yoga for balance.

Julia Hägele

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About the Editor-in-Chief Julia Hägele

Julia Hägele got to know herCAREER 2022 as a freelance journalist and from then on was enthusiastic about the platform and the energetic team behind it. Since March 2023, she has been permanently on board as editor-in-chief. Previously, she graduated from Deutsche Journalistenschule in Munich, having studied philosophy, political science and modern German literature at Ludwigs-Maximilian-University in Munich. She is the author of the book “Grenzgängerinnen – 20 Frauen über das Glück im Extremen”. What she particularly appreciates about herCAREER is the goal of a fair working world as well as the atmosphere at the Expo, where people across hierarchies get to talk.