Anette Davids

Entrepreneur and software developer

Main focus: Women in Tech

Websites/blogs: , ,

Languages: German, English

City: Steinfurt

State: North Rhine-Westphalia

Country: Germany

Topics: women in tech, coworking, diversity in tech, female empowerment, compatability of work and family life

Services: Talk, Workshop management, Consulting, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.

Personal note:

Getting more women into IT - this is what I work for, because it's a win-win: for the industry, but also for women - I emphasize that in my presentations. It is particularly important to me to break the bias as early as possible in childhood and thus to ensure a balanced gender ratio in IT and leadership in the long term.


Anette Davids is an entrepreneur and software developer for ERP systems. After graduating in mathematics, she worked for 30 years in a software consulting company, where she was able to gain experience in conception, programming, project support and management. She learned very early on how to combine family and career in IT.
She has been working as a freelancer since 2021 and has been devoting part of her time to eliminating the gender imbalance in IT.
She gives lectures, offers programming taster courses for women and girls and advises companies on getting more women into IT. Her work environment is also a coworking space she runs in the small town, where she explicitly invites women to work and learn together.
She is an active member of the Women in Tech association.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Where are the Women in Tech?

Vortrag am 14.9.2022 bei der Veranstaltung "future-cto" in Düsseldorf.

Deutschland hinkt hinterher, wenn es um Frauen in der IT geht - und im Bereich der Gründungen genauso.
Warum sind so wenige Frauen in der IT - und wie kann ein Start-Up in der Wachstumsphase hier agieren, um möglichst performante diverse Teams zu bekommen?
Es gibt nicht DIE Antwort, es werden verschiedenen Handlungsoptionen aufgezeigt.

This talk is in: German
Creating the MACH magnet for women (Panel)

Event "Women in MACH" am 22./23.9.2022 in Madrid

The panel was held to get into the mood to start working on the manifesto
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therefore the questions we discussed were:
What can we, our companies, friends and allies do to help progress equality.
What can we put forward to create a Magnet for women!?

This talk is in: English
Wer ruft da? Vom Ehrenamt zur Berufung (Diskussionspanel beim Kongress "think.tent" des DPSG )

Der katholische Pfadfinderverband DPSG hat am Wochenende vom 30.9.2022 - 3.10.2022 rund 350 Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder in Bocholt versammelt.
Beim Kongress "think.tent" haben sich die Teilnehmenden unter den Leitworten "do.", "connect." und "imagine." bei Workshops und Diskussionsrunden ausgetauscht und gemeinsam mit Organisationen wie Amnesty international, Greenpeace, fridays for future, missio, it's female, BDKJ und Künstlern wie Wolfgang Wendland über Themen wie "Berufung" und "Internationale Gerechtigkeit" diskutiert.