After researching and discussing the omnipresent topic about gender diversity and women quotes in boards of directors at the Centre for Entrepreneurship, it was time to start a new project. Startup@HSG has therefore successfully launched their newest initiative: The Female Founder Session.

The goal is to have a Female Founder Session once or twice a semester and to enable a panel discussion for the female entrepreneurship spirit at the University of St. Gallen. Having many female students interested in the topic at HSG, it gives a great platform to learn about the experiences, difficulties and opportunities of being an entrepreneur themselves. It aims to give room for conversations and discussions around the topic of female entrepreneurship.

The very first female founder session took place on the 28th of October in a casual and intimate matter. Approximately 20 students met in the MakerSpace to discuss current topics all around female entrepreneurship. Our inspiring panellists Anne Grassler from FelFel and Edith Infanger from Infanger Consulting were able to give the students an insight into being a successful female entrepreneur. Additionally, Sarah Nordt from Sanoge by Snordtmade was able to share her experience of being a young entrepreneur and founding her very own startup during her studies recently. All three referents have given insightful inputs for our guests and stayed for a great networking apero.

We are looking forward to many more Female Founder Sessions at the University of St. Gallen and to reach even more students. For updates follow our website: