Impressions from Women in Finance 2024

Our event provided a platform for 70+ talented women professionals and executives to empower each other, share experiences, and support one another in their career journeys at our Munich headquarters

Women in Finance 2024 at OMMAX

Since OMMAX was founded in 2011, we have worked closely with M&A advisors, investment banks, private equities, and their portfolio companies. Recognizing the male dominance in the sector, we saw a clear need to establish a stronger Women in Finance Network, launching our first networking event in 2023.

We currently have Germany's largest Women in Finance network, with over 700 contacts from Europe's top PEs, M&A, and investment banks. Our 2024 event, co-hosted with Hg Capital at our Munich headquarters on June 13th, 2024, provided a platform for 70+ women to empower each other, share experiences, and support one another in their career journeys.

Want to learn more? Discover event key takeaways and impressions below!

Our key takeaways for women in finance:

  • Think long term: a career in finance can be intellectually challenging but also rewarding

  • Be open to new opportunities and tap the next one on the shoulder if you see they can do the next step in their career

  • Find your leadership style: no need to copy others

  • Leverage the power of networking events

  • Search for an environment that supports your strengths

  • If you will invest, invest for a purpose to make the world a better place

Tips for employers:

  • Ensure top executives are committed to diversity and inclusion, setting the tone from the top and holding the organization accountable

  • Mentorship and sponsorship programs: establish structured programs to mentor and sponsor women, helping them navigate their careers and reach leadership positions

  • Flexible work policies: promote work-life balance with flexible working arrangements, parental leave policies, and caregiver support

  • Family-oriented business: provide a variety of support for working parents through different collaborations (e.g. hiring a nanny, parents lunch)

  • Transparent career pathways: ensure clear and equitable career advancement opportunities with transparent criteria for promotions and raises



Katja is the Co-Founder and CEO of CK Venture Capital GmbH. Along with her sister, she is one of the best-known female business angels in Germany. In the fall of 2021, she published her first book, "Female Money - How Female Investors Transform the Startup World".

In addition to her additional work in family entrepreneurship in real estate, the sisters opened CK Workspace in a shared office concept in early 2023. Katja considers it her duty to bring forward the development of new ideas and visions and to provide for more diversity in the startup ecosystem.

Katja is also a keynote speaker and has participated in various events as a panelist. Before entering the business world, she trained as a musical performer, studied cultural management, and worked in the cultural sector for 10 years. Katja is also a member of the OMMAX Advisor & Expert Network.

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Martina Sanow

Martina is a Partner at Hg and responsible for the firm’s private capital activities, leading the Hg Wealth team, with over 14 years of experience in fundraising and client services.

Hg Wealth provides alternative investment services to private investors, unlocking opportunities to invest in Europe’s largest portfolio of leading software and technology businesses. This service offers bespoke access to a suite of investment strategies managed by Hg, one of the world’s most active software investors and one of Europe’s largest private equity managers. Hg Wealth has a dedicated team that sits within Hg, providing investment opportunities exclusively to individual clients and their wealth advisors, as well as family offices.

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Isabella Calderon Hoyos & Dr. Anja Konhäuser 

Isabella Calderon Hoyos is a Partner at OMMAX and leads commercial and digital due diligence projects with a focus on business services and education. She works with corporations and private equity clients (small, mid, and large-cap) such as Cinven, Equistone, and Afinum.

Dr. Anja Konhäuser is a Partner & Co-Founder at OMMAX, specializing in the development of digital go-to-market strategies. She successfully leads digital transformation projects for clients in healthcaree-commerce, and B2B services.

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Impressions from Women in Finance 2024

What Our Guests are Saying

"The speeches were very inspiring, thank you for having us"

"Amazing food, central location, and only smart ladies in the room"

"I love the informal setting and the network you have built, this is very unique"

"I feel inspired to take the next step in my career"

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