Martina Ernst, Clare Stephens & Kerstin Schuster 

DARWIN’S CIRCLE connects decision-makers and focuses on the topics of digitalization, technology change and female leadership.

We’re thrilled about Martina Ernst joining the speaker lineup of Darwin & Marie! Martina’s on a mission: She wants you to „earn your worth and get the salary and career you deserve. Because you’re worth it!“
With 25+ years of experience in international senior management, she is the definition of a powerhouse! Her positions as Head of HR of Erste Bank Austria and Managing Director of Berlitz Southeast & Central Europe and President of the Supervisory Board at Berlitz Germany laid the foundation of her business: SalaryNegotiations where she consults corporates on their way to equal and transparent payment structures and supports individuals when it comes to advancing their careers and salaries.

Clare Stephens leads on D&I for IBM in the EMEA region, driving programmes to attract, retain and develop diverse talent into the Hybrid Cloud and AI enterprise space. Clare believes passionately that we should treat people as people, “at IBM we have worked hard to create a culture of openness, collaboration and trust, where everyone has the invitation and expectation of a voice”. Currently she is working on a global campaign to highlight women’s health issues in the workplace.

Kerstin Schuster studied Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. She has been working in HR expert and management positions for almost 20 years, always in an international environment. Her industry experience ranges from pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics and financial services to the manufacturing industry. She has been with AGRANA since 2019 and took over the role of Corporate Director Human Resources in April 2020. Her passion lies in the fields of personnel and organizational development, sustainable leadership, and people as the real differentiator.

About Darwin & Marie

DARWIN & MARIE is an event dedicated to diversity, inclusion and (female!) leadership in technology, science and innovation. We will showcase and connect founders, CEOs and managers who foster innovation, diversity and equality.

Through DARWIN & MARIE we celebrate the efforts of Marie Curie, the Polish-French physicist and chemist, who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize – paving the way for so many women who drive groundbreaking transformation in IT, science and innovation today.

At DARWIN & MARIE, we invite leading names in technology, innovation and transformation, entrepreneurship, big data, AI, diversity and life science to a day of inspiration and connection. The first speaker i want to introduce to you is Iris Bohnet.

Willkommen in der Zukunft. 
Hallo Austrian Roadmap 2050.

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