Women Techmakers Summer Party @XING

Women Techmakers Hamburg
Wed, Jun 26, 2019, 6:30 PM (CEST)

About this event

We want to celebrate two years partnership between XING SE and moinworld e.V. with you!

For this reason we will have a special evening planed. Xing Director of Engineering Uygar Sönmez and XING Product Manager Angela Kapdan will talk about the insides of how tech companies try to prepare and promote women for management positions (XINGs Female Learning Journey). Why women do hassle to do the step into a leading position, how the situation of women in tech looks statistically and how we experienced it personally.

Starting into the third year we would also like to hear your feedback and suggestions for future meetups.


18:30 Roof Terrasse Doors open & Surprise - Drinks and Snacks

19:00 Welcome from moinworld

19:10 Do women really need a special treatment? - Uygar Sönmez & Angela Kapdan

Uygar Sönmez was born in Wilhelmshaven, studied Computer Science in Hamburg, being a passionated Ruby on Rails Developer and a mom, Uygar, 37, is in her professional life the Director Engineering for the Premium Memberships at XING where she leads as a people manager a bunch of developers, QA engineers, Agile Project Managers and Team Leads. Having worked as Ruby on Rails Engineer in several teams before for building successful products, she gains experience in developing and also placing products on the market. Besides that Uygar also believes in young talents and therefore is training apprentices at XING as computer scientists as well as being active for motivating more girls and women for programming.

As a Product Manager, Angela Kapdan is responsible for several member acquisition products at XING. While studying environmental and economic law, she worked for Germany’s leading legal database, where she discovered her interest in online services. After completing her degree, she gained work experience in sales, project and product management spanning fields such as telecommunication, online marketing, coaching services as well as online shops. Besides her passion for agile methods and user-centric products, she is a speaker and mentor at the XING Mentor Month, an initiative that supports refugees entering the German job market.

19:30 Open Discussion

19:45 Break & Snacks in the beautiful Company Space

20:00 Networking & Feedback Session on the new Roof Skyline Terrasse