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ZEISS Women Award

For strong women in IT

Application period: 02 May – 30 June 2022

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ZEISS Women Award

Are you looking at new digital solutions as part of your thesis? Are you getting top grades and volunteering in your spare time (e.g. for a local club)? Then you should apply for the ZEISS Women Award!

The ZEISS Women Award honors successful young women in IT and serves as a platform to encourage more women to consider a career in the field. If you're a woman currently working on her bachelor's, master's or PhD thesis, then you're eligible to apply. The top three winners will receive staggered cash prizes. The award is sponsored by Mrs. Elke Buedenbender, wife of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

You can submit your application between 02 May and 30 June 2022. The three winners will be selected by a jury composed of successful women from the worlds of science and business. The awards will be presented at an event on 13 October in Dresden, and sponsored by Mrs. Elke Buedenbender.

ZEISS Women Award 2021
1st prize

€ 10,000

2nd prize

€ 5,000

3rd prize

€ 2,000

Application conditions

Application period: 02 May – 30 June 2022

Are you studying IT, business informatics or a similar subject?

Are you about to finish your bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degree and are either working on your thesis or awaiting your final grade?

Have you achieved top grades?

Do you have innovative ideas up your sleeve, are happy to take the initiative and are dedicated to shaping the digital future? Do you do any volunteering (e.g. at a club)?

Application documents

  1. Short cover letter (1/2 page)
  2. Résumé (incl. thesis topic, professor's name, current grade point average)
  3. Abstract or short description of your thesis topic
  4. Current grades transcript
Elke Buedenbender

Wife of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Viola Klein

CEO of Saxonia Systems Holding,
Founder of Saxonia Systems AG; now ZDI (ZEISS Digital Innovation),
Honorary Consultate of Finland in Saxony (Germany)

Dr. Marc Wawerla

CEO ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions

Vera Schneevoigt

Chief Digital Officer, Bosch Building Technologies

Roswitha Gostner

Head of Quality Assurance for Health & Life Science Solutions, ZEISS Digital Innovation

Cornelia Jahnel

Founder and Managing Director COM3 group, Astia Advisor, Founder AVESTA BAC, Association of German female entrepreneurs

Dr. Felix Streiter

Managing Director Carl-Zeiss-Foundation

Dr. Karoline Selbach

Head of Metrology Automation, ZEISS Segment Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Rebecca Berghorn

Head of the Digital Competency Center, ZEISS Medical Technology

Inkeri Klomsdorf

Head of Remote Platforms,
ZEISS Vision Care

Prof. Dr. Juliane Siegeris

Professor for Software Technology at the HTW Berlin,
Spokeswoman for IT and Economics Studies (for Women)

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