Women Economic

PULSE is the exclusive economic network of Handelsblatt Media Group. With PULSE, we connect leading female minds from the business world, enabling exchange among equals on relevant economic, growth and career topics across the industries.

Our mission

is to connect leading women from the business world, enabling them to establish an open and trusting exchange as equals. In doing so, we lay the foundations for better decision-making that tackles the diverse challenges of our time and shapes the future of Germany in a positive way.



Get in touch with role models and trailblazers from leading German companies.

Amy Webb

CEO and Founder Future Today Institute and Professor NYU Stern School of Business

Janina Kugel

Multi-supervisory board member, former Siemens board member and book author

Kirsten Ludowig

Deputy Chief Editor Handelsblatt

Andrea Wasmuth

CEO Handelsblatt Media Group

Nicola Winter

Former fighter pilot of the German Armed Forces, ESA Astronaut Reserve

Dr. Feiyu Xu

Co-Founder and CIO Nyonic, Member of the Supervisory Board ZF

Dr. Stefanie Babst

Former head of NATO’s strategic planning staff and book author

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Monika Schnitzer

Chairwoman of the German Council of Economic Experts and Professor of Economics University of Munich

Katharina Borchert

Co-Founder and COO of matabolic health AI Company, former CIO Mozilla

Dorie Clark

Author and executive education professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

An exclusive network 

for women

From startups to mid-market to DAX companies: connect with female leaders across various industry boundaries. Experience a unique discussion – sincere, trusting and on equal footing.


Exclusive Access

Tap into exclusive, well-researched business insights, reports and background information. Strengthen your decision-making and increase your knowledge with digital subscriptions for Handelsblatt and WirtschaftsWoche, our editors’ “PULSE Behind the News” format for PULSE members only, and our specifically curated PULSE newsletters.

Extraordinary encounters

Exchange ideas directly with thought leaders and experts you normally only see on the big stages. Make the most of these unique opportunities by learning from their experiences in our “PULSE Insights” format and sharing knowledge as equals.

Cross-industry exchange

Get in touch and exchange ideas with women from a variety of industries you would never encounter otherwise. Expand your horizons, build new relationships, and open up new perspectives and opportunities to make better decisions.

Know-how building and transfer

Benefit from our various events, seminars and PULSE topic beats by acquiring knowledge and investing it in both your personal growth and the success of your business.

PULSE Connect

By joining your private and exclusive “PULSE Connect” group – a small, moderated group of no more than 10 people – you will gain access to a safe and confidential space where you can openly share insights, learn from each other and build valuable relationships with your peers.

How can I stay informed about network news on a regular basis?

As part of PULSE, you will receive a newsletter on a weekly basis with news from the network, but also exclusive content from finance and economics. If you do not wish to receive the newsletter, you can easily unsubscribe. We expect the distribution of our newsletter to start in October.

How can I register for the network?
Click here to register for our network. Please note that registration does not automatically imply that you are accepted into the network. We will keep you informed while we run our internal review process.


What does the membership cost?

Join our network as an exclusive Founding Member: The fee for members who join from the founding of the network is EUR 1,500 for Medium-sized companies (< 1.000 employees) EUR 1,500 and large companies (> 1.000 employees) EUR 2,000. After the offer for our Founding Members has expired, the regular membership price is EUR 2,000 for medium-sized companies and EUR 3,000 for large companies. We also offer a private and startup membership on request. Your PULSE membership is valid for 12 months. We also offer a startup membership of 900 EUR.  Private membership on request. 

Where and how often do events take place?

In addition to our annual PULSE Women Economic Summit, you can expect regular, inivitation-only PULSE events and PULSE Meetups at our high-profile Handelsblatt and WirtschaftsWoche events in the DACH region.

How can I cancel my membership?

If you would like to cancel your PULSE membership, simply contact service-

What is PULSE Connect?

Navigate your path as a leader in selected peer groups of up to 10 individuals, facilitated by an experienced executive coach. Meet women from various industries in monthly 90-minute digital sessions, who understand your challenges and needs, for a confidential and personal exchange.

Pulse Kontakt Nadine
Contact Person
Nadine Schmidt
Director Membership Relations

0211 887 1094


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