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Tanja Sternbauer

co-founder & head of community

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Connecting movers & shakers and empowering others to see and open up opportunities is Tanja's true calling. 


Tanja is a serial entrepreneur, awarded as "Female Rolemodel in Europe", named one of the 100 most influential businesswomen in Austria, won the Startup Hero award and has been portrayed in different magazines and newspapers.


Before co-founding the female factor, Tanja has been Managing Partner of Startup Live, the leading European acceleration program and founder and president of the non-profit organization "Female Founders". Tanja holds a bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship and started her own startup HeyBeauty, a scheduling tool for beauty appointments at the age of 25.


Tanja strongly believes in a giving back mentality and a holistic approach to life. She is an active mentor for entrepreneurs and an international speaker for entrepreneurship and diversity topics. As a co-host of in.sync | the podcast connecting business and spirituality she is openly talking about her holistic approach towards leadership.


Being born and raised in Austria, and after living in Thailand, the US, and across Europe, Tanja followed her heart and moved to Tel Aviv, Israel in 2019.