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20 Years, 20 Women: Celebrating Hertie Women Shaping Tomorrow

Hertie School launches a call for nominations to honour 20 women and their outstanding accomplishments.


Empowering tomorrow: 20 women shaping Hertie's legacy

“20 Years, 20 Women: Celebrating Hertie Women Shaping Tomorrow” pays homage to women of the past 20 years, while setting the stage for a future in which women continue to thrive and lead. The call will spotlight remarkable and accomplished women within and beyond our university community who have demonstrated excellence in their respective fields, showcasing the diverse talents and achievements of women to inspire present and future generations.

The call for nominations is open to all current and former members of the Hertie School community, including students and alumni, as well as former or current Hertie administrative or academic staff, including faculty, fellows, researchers and adjuncts. A jury of representatives from the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office, along with current student cohorts, alumni and faculty will select the top 20.

Submit your nomination to celebrate women across the Hertie community


Women have the opportunity to nominate themselves or be nominated by others for the “20 Years, 20 Women” list by any other members of the Hertie School community. 

Nominations should contain the following information:

  • name and email address of the nominator and the name of the nominee

  • nominator and nominee’s relationship to the Hertie School

  • a short justification for the nomination, which may include the nominee's special commitment, specific milestones or career achievements


You can download the nomination form here. Please submit your nomination by sending the completed nomination form to If you have any questions, please send them to this email.


The call for nominations begins on International Women's Day, 8 March, and runs until 15 April. The list of the 20 women will be published on the Hertie School website in late spring 2024.

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