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Network for Women Managers in the Life Sciences

About us

We are women in senior positions in:

  • Biotech und pharma companies
  • Biotechnology-related companies such as venture capital companies, management consultancies and service providers
  • Public and academic institutions such as ministries, associations and higher education institutions

The Women Managers Network was established in 2002 under the umbrella of the VBU - Association of German Biotechnology Companies in DECHEMA e.V.

>> Meet the chairs of our network!

Our goals

We initiate business contacts, exchange personal experiences as professionals and managers with different professional backgrounds and offer a platform for discussions and cooperation. Informal networking is in the foreground. We are interested in the greatest possible diversity of our members in order to provide a broad basis for the transdisciplinary exchange of experience. Accordingly, our network is continuously being expanded.


The Women Managers Network usually meets twice a year, once at DECHEMA in Frankfurt am Main. The second annual meeting takes place at a host member of our network in order to get to know the local environment. Speakers are invited on selected topics and we live an active discussion culture with all participants. In addition, we exchange information about our own professional activities and offer plenty of space for networking. We also organise virtual events such as the competence exchanges.

Would you like to get in touch with us, be invited or actively participate?

>> Then simply contact us!


Meet us!

Era 4.0 - Leading, Marketing, Selling: Better, worse, different?
17 September 2021, DECHEMA, Frankfurt

What is changed by working virtually.
The working world has changed rapidly in the last year. The will address the demands on managers, a second focus will be on sales and marketing. The meeting will be held in German, the number of participants is limited.

>> More information and registration



Impact virtually - How to make the most of video conferencing".
Online seminar on 12 March 2021

Whether it's a lecture, a team meeting or a job interview, there is often a camera, a screen and spatial distance between us and our counterpart. Important parameters for mutual perception are missing. Bettina Falckenthal shared her extensive experience with video formats.

>> Activities and testimonials (in German)

Social Media

LinkedIn Group of the VBU Women Managers Network
Active and interactive

In order to enable an intensive exchange outside the regular network meetings, you can also find the women managers in their group on LinkedIn. Here you can maintain contacts or make new ones. You can also  draw attention to publications,  job offers or simply engage in discussions.

>> To the LinkedIn group

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