Ladies Brunch: Top 100
at 5. RAILWAY FORUM Berlin 2017

The Event

The TOP 100 female executives of the rail transport sector are invited to the second summit for female executives by “Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie”, the women's network of the “Allianz pro Schiene”, IHK Berlin and the Association of German Business Women, taking place at the 5th RAILWAY FORUM Berlin 2017.

The event aims to have a look at role models, to discuss specific expert topics and to share experience.

The Ladies' Lunch of the InnoTrans 2016 turns into the Ladies' Brunch at the 5th RAILWAY FORUM Berlin: following a greeting from Birgit Bohle, Chairwoman of the Board, DB Fernverkehr AG and Nicole Grummini, Division Manager Subway, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) AöR, there will be a networking session accompanied by finger food. At 12.15 pm, female executives are invited to participate in a guided tour through the Railway Forum’s exhibition. Afterwards, they can attend the conference.

Selected and ready for your questions: the TOP 100 female executives


10.00 am - 10.20 am

Opening speech and greetings

Birgit Bohle, CEO, DB Fernverkehr AG

10.20 am - 10.40 am

Keynote speech

Nicole Grummini, Division Manager Subway, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) AöR

10.40 am - 12.15 pm


12.15 pm - 01.00 pm

Guided tour through the exhibition

01.00 pm

Conference attendance option (registration required)




The share of women in the entire transport industry has been estimated to be 22 percent, according to a study published by the EU Commission in April 2016. With only 14 percent of women, the greatest disparity exists in road construction and rail technology. In 2015, the International Transport Forum had pointed out that only 17.5 percent of public transport workers are female and 10 percent of them are employed in technical areas. For the first time, leading associations have joined forces to bring together female entrepreneurs and executives from the specialist field "Rund ums Gleis" (all around rail) at the InnoTrans 2016. The format is now continued at the 5th RAILWAY FORUM in Berlin on August 30, 2017.

Guest List

Our TOP 100 guest list includes national and international female entrepreneurs and executives of, for example, Deutsche Bahn AG, Siemens and Bombardier, as well as members of leading associations such as the American Public Transport Association (APTA), Women in Rail and “Allianz pro Schiene”.

The nomination process of the TOP 100 has closed. More than 480 women have been nominated. The TOP 100 will be selected by a committee of the partners of the event. The selection will be presented at the event and in the magazine Bahn Manager.

Contact persons

Larissa Zeichhardt / LAT
Fon +49 30 362 005-12

Tobias Schmidt / IPM AG
Institut für Produktionsmanagement
Fon +49 511 473147-90