9:00 – 22:00


BMW Welt in the Doppelkegel, Am Olympiapark 1, 80809
Application phase completed

Application Deadline: 3rd of November 2019

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A leadership career is full of challenges – and that is why PANDA is one, too. PANDA Automotive & IT presented by the BMW Group is a network event for women who are already experienced executives or strive for a leadership role. 70 women from the automotive & IT sector will be present. PANDA is aimed at women who are fond of challenges, grow in them and want to support each other. The PANDA Day offers women the opportunity to prove their leadership skills in different group situations. The personal added value is diverse: intensive networking and exchange of experiences, valuable peer feedback, access to the PANDA network and the chance for being awarded as well as contacts to companies and jobs.


PANDA Automotive & IT is aimed at female professionals from the automotive / mobility / IT world with at least 3 years of professional experience preferably in the area of production, engineering, IT, finance and with leading or project-leading experience.

If you have an automotive or technical background; if AI, IoT, Hybrid-Cloud or Enterprise IT are no foreign words for you; if you like to code, drive technical innovation and want to exchange your knowledge and experience with other experts in this field, then PANDA Automotive & IT is the right thing for you!



Online Application

Fill in our online questionnaire and upload your CV!


A recommendation of a person who supports you and believes in your talent, so we can learn more about you. The recommendation should answer the question "Why I support the applicant and why she will enrich PANDA Automotive & IT". There are no guidelines regarding the recommending person. The maximum size should be half a DIN A4 page. Work references will not be accepted!


In an ideal world: Invitation to PANDA Automotive & IT presented by the BMW Group taking place in Munich on the 16th of November.
Application Phase Completed

Unfortunately, we cannot invite all applicants. There are exactly 70 seats. We work with you through the three application stages and invite those applicants who simply make a great and inspiring crowd at PANDA Automotive & IT.


Event language: German

09:00Walk-In & Small Breakfast
10:00Welcome by PANDA & the BMW Group

  • Isabelle Hoyer (CEO & Founder, PANDA | The Women Leadership Network)
  • & Sigrid Heudorf (Leiterin Personalmanagement und – services der BMW Group)
10:30Keynote: Dr.-Ing. Christine Kopp, Leitung Karosseriebau, Rolls Royce
11:00Leadership Simulation & Feedback Session I
12:30Company Pitches
12:45Networking Lunch
13:30Meet the Companies & Networking
14:30Skill Improvement & Inspiration Sessions I

  • Dr. Rosina Gasteiger (Head of Strategic Personnel Development, BMW Group): “Über die Kunst und das Abenteuer von Führung im digitalen Zeitalter.”
  • Nina Ennekes-Maier (Abteilungsleiterin Technologies Integration & Operations international, PAYBACK): “Von Grabenkämpfen über DevOps zu NoOps – utopischer Unsinn?”
  • Dr. Annette Leonhard-MacDonald (Director, INC Invention Center Munich): ”Von Stahl zu Bits und Bytes – Eine Industrie im Wandel!”
  • Katharina Schüller (Founder & Owner, STAT-UP Statistical Consulting & Data Science): “Culture Eats Data for Breakfast – Warum Datenstrategien scheitern.”
15:15Leadership Simulation & Feedback Session II
16:45Coffee Break & Networking
17:15Skill Improvement & Inspiration Sessions II

  • Anastasia Hards (Advanced Analytics/ Data Management & Data Governance, BMW Group): “Datenbasiertes Management: Technik, Mindset und sonstige Herausforderungen.“
  • Katrin Thieme-Wagner (SVP Business Consulting, Haufe Group): „New Leadership: Wie du dein Team mit New Learning nach vorne bringst.“
  • Dr. Andrea Estrada-Hein (Vice President, Rail Electrification – Central/Northern Europe & Asia, Siemens): “eHighway – Autobahn der Zukunft”
  • Yvonne Kania (Head of E/E Berlin – Site Manager bei EDAG BFFT Electronics): “Verdienst du das, was du wirklich verdienst? – Selbstwert und Gehalt”
18:00Award Ceremony
18:15Chillout, Drinks & Snacks





PANDA Automotive & IT 2019 is hosted by the BMW Group (Adress: BMW Welt in the Doppelkegel, Am Olympiapark 1, 80809 Munich).

We as BMW are…

Passionate about future technologies. Enthusiastic about innovative ideas. And driving at the highest level. With strong brands such as BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, we are pursuing our premium strategy, which makes us one of the worldwide leading automotive and motorcycle manufacturers and suppliers of mobility and financial services. Our success is due to our round about 130.000 creative minds worldwide, who have one thing in common: passion! Passion for future technologies and enthusiasm about innovative ideas. In order to continue our pioneering work we are always looking for visionaries and unconventional thinkers, who want to share their passion and meet the challenges of our time: www.bmwgroup.jobs/careers

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