The female factor is an international community for female shapers, empowering them to unlock their full potential through tailor-made experiences. Our services include a global mentoring program, knowledge-driven masterclasses and impactful events. 

We believe in women shaping and leading our world by embracing their innately “feminine” power. We believe that female factors like empathy, intuition and optimism work towards the benefit of every company. We believe women are not only key to leveraging a company’s full potential but also essential to move our global economy forward. We believe in diversity as a key factor of innovation and growth. We believe in mutual support and the power of community.

How the fu*k did we get here?

As female entrepreneurs, we both discovered the power of community and mentorship early on. Creating business opportunities through a network of female founders made us realize that we want to empower more women on a global scale. Because we truly believe, that we rise by lifting others.

Being connected (and even better: being friends) with driven women all over the world with the same go-getter mentality that inspires and empowers each other, has always been on our vision boards.


That’s why we founded the female factor in 2019. 

An online and offline circle in over 15 countries that connects ambitious women with mentors, skills, brands and professionals to unlock their full potential and lead them to their goals.

meet our kickass team.


Tanja Sternbauer

co-founder & head of community

Tanja is co-founder of the female factor, being mainly responsible for the community, marketing & branding.


Vera Grablechner

digital marketing lead

Vera's area is everything related to digital marketing at the female factor.


Ioana Varga

content marketing lead

Ioana ensures that our message comes across the right way on all our channels.


Sophie Stiglmayer

community lead

Sophie is the heart and soul of our digital community for our the inner circle members.


Ana Maria Lup

event intern

Ana is supporting our events team in providing the best service for our participants.


Mahdis Gharaei

co-founder & head of partnerships

As a co-founder of the female factor, Mahdis is responsible for partnerships and connecting companies with female talents.


Astrid Bonk

membership lead

Astrid is our member happiness officer, being the first contact point and problem solver for everyone.


Louise Gelling

mentoring lead

Louise is handling all mentoring relations, being the first contact point for mentors and mentees alike.


Paulina Kania

experience coordinator

Paulina's is taking care of all logistics to ensure smooth masterclass experiences.


Kasia Potocka

event support

Kasia is ensuring a smooth masterclass process and happy participants.


Florian Braeuer

head of digital product

Flo is responsible for realizing our tech product and our membership journey and also supports in all topics around funding.


Georg Kuttner

partnerships lead

Georg is advocating for diversity in board rooms, supporting our partners to reach their goals.


Izabela Baša Perša

conference lead

Izabela is the brain and the power behind our limitless conference series.


Brunna Pimentel

marketing intern

Brunna is supporting our team in all marketing-related fields, leading the community and our blog.


Katherine Suchodolska

social media support

Katherine captures the best moments of our events on instagram.

Hi, this is us. 

We are Mahdis & Tanja, the co-founders of the female factor.

Reach out to Tanja for everything related to community, mentoring, our membership & if you would like to apply for a job.


Mahdis is eager to talk to you about partnerships or if you would like to stop by in our beautiful office in Vienna to get to know us. 

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We rise by lifting others.


Drop us a line, we're eager to get to know you.

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Yes, you're kickass. 

Own it.

Become part of our inner circle and be proud of your female factors.

Join our team.

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