meet our team

Tanja Sternbauer
Tanja Sternbauer
co-founder & head of community

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

Carol Guarrieri
Carol Guarrieri
head of talent

Carol is responsible for all the HR tasks, as well as making sure our clients find the best talents for their company.

Paulina Kania
Paulina Kania
community partnership lead

Paulina is taking care of all community partnerships across the globe.

Dorijan Dlaka
Dorijan Dlaka
business development lead

Dorijan's tasks mainly revolve around project development and strategy implementation.

Fridtjof Petersen
Fridtjof Petersen
data analyst

Fridtjof's area is everything related to data analysis and research-based practice.

Vera Grablechner
Vera Grablechner
digital marketing lead

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

Kelly Marie Brazdzionis
Kelly Marie Brazdzionis
community coordinator

Kelly makes sure that our programs and offers for the community all run smoothly.

Kathryn Rothwell
Kathryn Rothwell
editor

Kathryn is the editor for our magazine "the lead", collecting inspiring stories.

Shiny Dhas
Shiny Dhas
marketing intern

Shiny is supporting the marketing team with everything job-newsletter related.

Mahdis Gharaei
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.

Maryna Kovalyova
Maryna Kovalyova
community lead

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

Iris Adrowitzer
Iris Adrowitzer
key account lead

Iris is responsible for maintaining a good relationship with our existing partners, as well as supporting the BD team.

Megi Sklepic
Megi Sklepic
talent acquisition recruiter

Megi is busy with hiring processes and scouting for the female factor and our clients.

Kasia Potocka
Kasia Potocka
success circle lead

Kasia is leading our success circles, ensuring knowledge-sharing between members.

Florian Braeuer
Florian Braeuer
head of product

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

Anne Lassen
Anne Lassen
content creator

Anne supports our communications team by creating content for all our channels.

Anastasiia Mahrelo
Anastasiia Mahrelo
online marketing intern

Anastasiia is contributing to our Marketing team with her proactive approach and by continually developing her skills.

Hafize Nergis Schäfer
Hafize Nergis Schäfer
community development intern

Nergis is here to make your membership experience even better!

Lisa Ambros
Lisa Ambros
vp business development

Lisa makes sure that our all partner organizations are happy and presented in the best light possible.

Natashia Shukla
Natashia Shukla
director of marketing

Natashia is leading the marketing team and is responsible for the company's marketing and communications strategies.

Louise Gelling
Louise Gelling
mentoring lead

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

Olena Kondratenko
Olena Kondratenko
project lead

Olena runs projects smoothly by managing plans, analyzing scope and conducting market research.

Veronica Sclauzero
Veronica Sclauzero
data support

Veronica is supporting our team with all kinds of data & research.

Amandine Bourse
Amandine Bourse
editor

Amandine is hunting for inspiring young leaders story for our "the lead" magazine.

Marina Taraskina
Marina Taraskina
online marketing intern

Marina is supporting our Marketing team in ad creating and is passionate about Gender Studies.

Christine Ofner
Christine Ofner
hr intern

Christine joins the team as the HR intern and conducts research about relevant projects.

Rina Ademi
Rina Ademi
partnerships intern

Rina is supporting our Partnerships team in their mission to find only the best partner companies for our cause.

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We are on a mission to close the gender leadership gap. 

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Hi,

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.

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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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