Tabitha B?hne, born in 1982, is a writer and blogger as well as a certified nutrition and fitness coach. She has a graduate diploma in ?Media Arts and Production? from the University of Siegen, specialising in screenwriting. While studying she worked for a newspaper, a radiostation and a film production company. She wrote two movies and also worked as an actress and model. After completing her degree she followed her passion for sports. She worked as a store manager for a big running company ? and became their first female online running-expert. She hosted events, spoke at conferences, produced instructional films, published a blog and wrote articles for sports magazines. As a runner she finished more than a dozen marathons, as well as two ?ultra marathons? (100 k and 174k) and an ironman. She currently lives in Delhi with her husband, who is a German TV correspondent. As a writer she is contributing to various German magazines and is working on a non-fictional book. She is also writing and producing audio plays for children.
Founder & CEO, Nomad?s Home Productions
Iman Kamel is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, researcher and creative consultant mentoring young film and art talents. She pursued interdisciplinary studies in art, dance and film at the Berlin University of Arts. She is Founder and CEO of Nomad?s Home Productions. She has produced and directed films that travelled the world. She is a cultural strategist involved in international multi-disciplinary art & society projects. She holds a Global Master of Arts degree from The Fletcher School /Tufts University in International Relations. She is passionately traveling the world lecturing about the artist as a Global Player.
Founder &CEO, ABURY
Andrea Bury is Founder &CEO, ABURY
Founder & CEO, DaWanda
Claudia Helming is founder and CEO of DaWanda, the online marketplace for unique and handmade items. She studied Romance Languages and Tourism at LMU Munich, after which she worked as Head of Operations at lastminute.com. This was followed by a Business Development role at Passado, where she met Michael P?tz. In December 2006 they founded DaWanda together in Berlin. Today, the company has 200 employees from 26 different countries. DaWanda is the leading online marketplace for the creative lifestyle. With unique products, do-it-yourself instructions, and matching materials, DaWanda is an alternative to industrially-produced bulk goods and is a port of call for people who appreciate the uniqueness of handmade items. Since its foundation, more than 360,000 designers and creators have registered at www.dawanda.com, of which many thousands offer handmade items daily. In addition to items from various areas of the handmade world, such as fashion, jewellery, home, and children, there are numerous do-it-yourself instructions and materials on the platform.?DaWanda is the leading online marketplace for the creative lifestyle. With unique products, do-it-yourself instructions, and matching materials, DaWanda is an alternative to industrially-produced bulk goods and is a port of call for people who appreciate the uniqueness of handmade items. Since its foundation, more than 360,000 designers and creators have registered at www.dawanda.com, of which many thousands offer handmade items daily. In addition to items from various areas of the handmade world, such as fashion, jewellery, home, and children, there are numerous do-it-yourself instructions and materials on the platform.?
Dr. Moritz Gekeler
Founder and CEO bei Dolaborate GmbH
Dr. Moritz Gekeler is a strategic consultant, coach and facilitator for co-innovation and design thinking. Over the last ten years he has gained professional experience in various institutions such as the foresight department of Daimler AG, the HPI School of Design Thinking and the SAP Design and Co-Innovation Center. In 2015 he founded dolaborate as a co-innovation consultancy. Moritz works with international companies of all sizes in the process of participatory strategy making especially in regard to design and innovation. He also enables them by teaching creative methods, facilitating innovation events and as a key-note speaker. Besides working in the business sector, Moritz has also taught at various universities in Germany. He is a member of the expert team of the German design research network design:transfer.
Henrike Von Platen
CEO & FairPay-Expert
Henrike Von Platen is CEO & FairPay-Expert
Gabi is a people booster and limiting beliefs buster, and started to be passionate about human potential when she was in middle school, and she supported her pears in unlocking their possibilities. During her studies, she supported young adults in discovering their strengths and how they can use them by being a volunteer trainer in an NGO. After studying Psychology, School Counselling and helping children for 6 years to find their voice, she followed her husband, and she found herself in a new country, without speaking the language without any possibility to work. After a few months, she realised that the skills and knowledge she had developed along the years were still there, and she could use them to build another career. Like the Phoenix bird, she analysed her strengths and talents, used her creativity and persistence and rebirth from her own ashes. Now she follows her passion: to facilitate sustainable change in organisations and people?s lives and support them to become closer to who they are and achieve their dreams faster than on their own.
Co-Founder, Healing Hotels of the World
Elisabeth Ixmeier is co-founder of Healing Hotels of the World, an exclusive global partnership of hotels, resorts and retreats offering holistic health and wellbeing in luxury surroundings. In founding Healing Hotels of the World Elisabeth combines her experience in tourism marketing with her enthusiasm for personal development and healing. Elisabeth has a PhD in philosophy and art history. Since more than 30 years she is practising the philosophy of Yoga and meditation. Before creating Healing Hotels of the World she has been a managing director at an international tourism marketing organisation. With her interest in philosophy and the art of living of western as well as eastern cultures and her international experience in holistic health she is a demanded speaker on holistic health topics and its implementation in the hotel industry internationally.
Abundant Life Strategist, AWA Consulting Group
Marjorie ?Marjah? Simon-Meinefeld is the co-owner of the lifestyle wellness company, AWA Consulting Group and of the health company Anything Vegan LLC, with her sister Jasmine. She is the co-author of Fork Disease Go Vegan: 7 Simple Steps to Experiencing Life in the Energy Center, and A Very Merry Vegan Holiday Cookbook. Their AWA: Amazing Women of Abundance brand is focused on empowering women to unleash their dreams and live their abundant, most extraordinary life. Affectionately called ?Dr. Marjah?, she holds a Juris Doctor of Law Degree, a Master?s Degree in International Diplomacy, is an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church, and earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in English, Business and Behavior Science. In addition to all of this she is also Cornell University certified in plant-based nutrition, studied with chefs in DC and through Escoffier Culinary Academy. She is certified to practice law in the Supreme Court but instead she travels the world sharing her powerful message on creating a whole, healthy life.
Transformational speaker Marjah is the expert in connecting people with their healthiest, happiest self. She uses her experience as a certified life coach to help people overcome mindset issues, as a chef to create delicious plant-based meals in flavors they already know and love, and as a Toastmasters International trained motivational speaker to inspire people to enjoy the journey while creating their ideal life.
She practiced law as an Army Soldier and an Air Force Airman. Her compassion coupled with her sharp, analytical attorney skills persuade clients to take purposeful action that gets real results.
She inspires people to courageously design and live a healthy, balanced life. After surviving a triple devastation in losing the love of her life, her job, and her health all at once, she began studying, reading and listening to everything she could on deliberately creating a new life. Now, her mission is to share what she learned with women looking for answers and seeking to discover their own Amazing Woman of Abundance within.
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