Berliners, Hamburgers, old and new faces, good conversations, common ideas, beautiful wine and a fun evening that also benefits others - that's the idea.
Wille, Wein & Weiber was born on my first birthday back in Berlin, after 7 years in Hamburg and united girls who didn't know each other yet: old friends from Berlin, friends from Hamburg who had travelled to Berlin and new friends from Berlin met each other and it was all so much fun that we wanted more of it - alternately in Berlin and Hamburg (and soon also in Zurich)!
Every woman brings one woman with her.
Every woman pays for herself.
Every woman donates.
I'm very much looking forward to your participation, great networking and hope for all of you at the next appointment, whether in the Mudder- or capital (link to the group)!
All love wishes
Networking among women - why doesn't it work as well as it does among men? Are we missing the beer at the bar, the football conversations or are we the ones standing in each other's way? The 9th Wille, Wein & Weiber Abend had exactly this topic in mind and gathered the biggest girls' round ever:
We almost cracked the 50's mark and romped around cackling and NETWORKING (!) in the Klippkroog in Hamburg Altona (Big thanks also to you!!).
There were women with whom I was at the horse farm and who still trot through my life today, women who were my boss, women with whom I once worked together, women whom I know through our friendly men, women who have already been to the women's evening and spoken there, women with whom I am related, women who are married to my youth friends - and: many many women whom I did not yet know! How did this happen?
On the one hand there is the idea from the beginning that every woman brings one more woman with her (which almost always makes each of you very well-behaved). On the other hand, I had a partner by my side at this women's evening, who supported me with her madness energy and drummed for the evening as if there was no tomorrow: Cornelia Paul. We got to know each other on the phone when I was looking for a speaker and we decided without further ado to turn the one-people-show into a panel of several ladies who can talk about networks because that's exactly what they did for their profession. So we had 6 (!) ladies as guests who talked about their idea of networking after the main course:
Vanessa Jobst-Jürgens from the Mompreneurs
Doreen Buceta Hager of the BusinessMoms
Anke Pauli of Guanshe
Irina Rohpeter from Zonta Club
Annelies Catharina Peiner of Nushu Female Business
Katharina Kieck from loyalsea
Martina van Kann also shot great photos throughout the evening - for which I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart and which are all linked here! Finally there were even real give-away bags with beautiful things by Ewa Duhnke from Ewa Duhnke cosmetics , Katrin Lange from elikat , Susi Leyck from Gesund & Mutter and Enja Jans from MOKA Publishing.
The donation pot of € 250 went to the Hamburger Tafel. I thank everyone who was there - what a round!
A heart project in the truest sense of the word: KINDERFLÜGEL stands for a non-profit limited company that supports children with congenital heart defects. At Weiberabend #07 in the west of Berlin, founder and managing director Christiane Roeb-Kapell was our guest to talk about her commitment.
On one of the first warm spring evenings we met at TOKI - THE WHITE RABBIT, the new shop of The Duc Ngo, who has just been voted Gastronomer of the Year - rightly so! We ate a delicious vegetarian and vegan menu, gormandized through starters and main courses and got to know each other. Again such great women and a great mix!
Journalists (of course, BILD is always there and doesn't let me down!), yoga teachers (https://www.kristinakraft.de), Shiatus experts, founders (https://www.systemofmotion.co.uk), graphic artists (http://www.schoenbachdesign.de), singers, mothers (!!!), soon mothers (!!!), advertisers, restaurateurs (is there a female form?), venture cafés (http://www.schoenbachdesign.de), and the "BILD" (the German magazine for the arts). http://www.chupenga.de), venture capital ladies, pharmacists (http://waage-apotheke.de/de/), lawyers, old colleagues from the university and from agencies, my dear friend Kathrin with her straw shoes going through the ceiling (https://www.instagram.com/strawshoesblondhair/) and many many many more - it was wonderful!
For dessert we went in and Christiane talked about KINDERFLÜGEL and her very personal story. Because: her son was born with a heart defect. "For a long time I had something to do for these children in my head," she says, "and in 2010 my husband and I founded the non-profit limited company and got started.
Since then, KINDERFLÜGEL has been supporting children with heart disease and their parents to finance missing equipment in the hospital, but has also been helping children who come back to their families after their protracted treatment to have a sterile environment at home, because this is usually absolutely necessary.
KINDERFLÜGEL prepares the children in the hospital for a merry Christmas, buys toys or intervenes in things that seem so self-evident, such as a new coffee machine. There is no question that help is needed here - and in this case the absolute record sum of € 920 came together!
THANKS TO ALL THE WOMEN FOR THIS GREAT EVENING AGAIN!
Being a child again - that was the feeling we had at our last WILLE, WEIN & WEIBER meeting last weekend in Hamburg at the König in Ottensen.
What brought us to it? That in children's books and picture books with Librileo and Carlotta Schulz, whom I would like to thank again from the bottom of my heart for bringing this project closer to us. Every 3 months Librileo sends out book boxes for children between 0 and 6 years old who live in families, who get money from the Jobcenter (in this case free of charge) or who are not familiar with reading. The book boxes are always adapted to the age of the child and deal with topics such as "Courage", "The first bath", "Visit to the paediatrician" and so on. There are also reading aloud sessions where Librileo reading ambassadors read from all the beautiful books.
We brought and donated our favourite children's books for these reading sessions and collected money for the book boxes, so that now even more children can benefit from this beautiful initiative. Thanks to all of you, as always a very nice evening! Absolutely tell others and support, because: All children need books!
To the new year a review of the last trains of the past year, which ended with a lot of heart:
In November 2017 #willeweinundweiber was back in the capital, but with a visit from Hamburg: Lewi Brinkama came to spend the evening with us in the Night Kitchen Berlin and to bring us closer to A HEART FOR CHILDREN.
A wonderful and delicious meal with women from the media, fashion, PR, startup scene, politics, education, sustainability, art and theatre, which again brought women together and filled the donation bag for the ongoing projects at EHFK with Lewi's warm lecture - thanks to everyone!
Weiberpower in the mother city - this time in Hamburg and then on St. Pauli, more is not possible! 30 great women, a great speaker, great wines (number unknown) and a great evening - thanks to all the women who made it what it was!
On September 15th it took us to the wine shop St. Pauli in my second home Hamburg. And there I could finally say it: a big, big thank you to my friends Svenja Weber (who unfortunately is not on a photo!) and Beate Keil, who both supported me so much on my way last year - THANK YOU! Best example of how important it is to have good friends and women at your side (like here at the women's evening!).
Afterwards Pernille Behnke spoke to us, who kidnapped us into the world of happiness and made clear again, by what small adjusting screws we all day by day our life - and also that of others! - a little bit more beautiful. Thank you, Pernille, that was wonderful!
And then came what the wine shop is so famous for: best wines and delicious snacks!
Thank you all and also tastesheriff-Clara who took these photos of us - it was wonderful!
Berlin in June. Yes, a networking evening. Among women.
Everything has existed for a long time, of course, but that doesn't matter.
Wille, Wein & Weiber was created after my last birthday. There it was Berlin in January. Berlin in January, we don't have to talk about that. And each, really each year, I quarrel with my "day of honour". Christmas is over, New Year's Eve is over, everyone is tired. It's grey, nobody wants to see anyone. It's the time for books, for good movies, for candlelight, for classical radio and peace. But somehow I always celebrate and drum up the girls together.
Getting old together is nicer.
This year there were many still unknown faces: old Berlin girlfriends (Katharina from kindergarten!), new Berlin girlfriends (because I live in the East now, crazy!) and Hamburg girlfriends who came and celebrated with me in the skulls (love it! The gilthead on Fridays, and the apple pie only...!). Thus a great mix came about, which was a lot of fun for everyone. Because we didn't know each other and sat every Friday or Saturday evening in the same round and discussed the topics of the week.
We wanted more of that! Berliners, Hamburgers, nice wine, good food, a fun evening and all that also with a benefit for others.
Very simple idea: Every woman brings one woman with her. Every woman pays for herself. And every woman donates as much as she wants to the project that will be presented at the evening.
Now on this June evening in Berlin already round 2: WILLE, WEIN & WEIBER #02 - The money hangs on the trees with managing director Svenja Weber. The evening at Betty'n Caty (many thanks to you for the delicious food!) started with Cremant on the terrace and started so well that we almost talked about coming to dinner. Strong girls and women who keep marketing companies going, who trade online, who work in corporate legal departments, who cut films to what they really are, who work in great social, fair trade and sustainability projects and who implement their own ideas, came together here and suddenly had many common approaches and themes - just as it should be!
After super salads and a nice asparagus risotto, but still before the sinfully good dessert, Svenja talked about her project from Hamburg and how it changed her own life - thank you, Svenja, that was very impressive!
More photos and impressions of the evening also on Facebook and Instagram.