International Professional Women's Network

Women@DGM, initiated by the German Society for Materials Science (DGM), promotes professional exchange and networking between female DGM members and experts from science and industry on a national and international level. Since the first DGM Lunch Talk in 2021, events for women have been held regularly. Initiated, moderated and regularly accompanied by Prof. Dr. Martina Zimmermann (former DGM President). 

By Women for Women

The events of Women@DGM primarily serve professional promotion and networking. A regular highlight, the "Women's Breakfast", has already found a large audience at several DGM conferences. At the beginning of 2023, the virtual "New Year's Brunch" discussed focal points for future collaboration and network perpetuation. Led by Dr. Blanka Lenczkowski, an "Empowerment Workshop" was held for the first time in 2023. Further events - on-site, online and in a hybrid format - are already planned. 

"The need for professional exchange and close networking is great," also affirms Prof. Dr. Birgit Skrotzki (DGM President). Together with Martina Zimmermann and other committed experts, the Women@DGM network will continue to grow and consolidate as a platform.

Supporters of the Initiative Women@DGM

Prof. Dr. Martina Zimmermann 

Since 2015, Dr. Zimmermann has been head of the Materials Characterization and Testing Department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Materials and Beam Technology in Dresden and also holds the Professorship for Materials Mechanics and Materials Analysis at the TU Dresden. In the 2021/22 election period, she became the first woman DGM president. Building and promoting the DGM women's network within the international MSE community has been and continues to be a matter close to her heart.

Prof. Dr. Birgit Skrotzki

Since 2023, BAM scientist Prof. Dr. Birgit Skrotzki has been the new president of the German Society for Materials Science (DGM). Her term of office will focus on the topics of sustainability, digitalization, and the transformation to climate neutrality, as well as the continued support of Women@DGM. 

Dr. Blanka Lenczowski 

Dr. Blanka Lenczowski is a Senior Expert in Material Technology for Research and Technology Development at Airbus. In addition to her management position in a global corporation, she is a certified system coach and the contact person for soft skills training within Women@DGM.



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