fIVE Female Entrepreneurship Podcast: in conversation with Lisa Ihde, computer science student, author & equal opportunity officer

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In today's episode, we're pleased to welcome Lisa Ihde. Lisa is a computer science student, author, equal opportunity advocate, aspiring founder, part of the Forbes 30 Under 30, and much more. In this episode, Franziska Mattner talks to Lisa about her path to studying computer science, the (still) low percentage of women in this field of study, and how this can be increased. Lisa talks about how she was one of the few women to succeed in computer science despite various hurdles, and why female role models, networks and more visibility in particular can help others on their way, emphasizing how important it is to introduce children to computer science and technology in a playful way at a young age to encourage a natural approach in this field. Lisa shares valuable insights into her experiences as a book author of computer science books for kids and teens, her involvement with the Hasso Plattner Institute, and CreateF - The Female Founders Show. Listen now!

How can more women be encouraged to study computer science or work in the field? These are precisely the questions that concern Lisa Ihde, who is currently completing her Master of Science in IT Systems Engineering at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI). Even as a schoolgirl, Lisa was interested in mathematics and eventually became enthusiastic about computer science. During her school years and studies, Lisa sought out like-minded women, which did not always prove easy. That's why, as the Equal Opportunity Officer at her faculty, she is committed to making the course more attractive to women and thus increasing the proportion of women in the computer science field. Her commitment even enabled Lisa to write several computer science books for children and teenagers. Lisa also won numerous hackathons, which led her to participate in the 1st season of CreateF - The Female Founders Show. In 2020, she was awarded the Outstanding Diversity Award, and in 2021, she was finally even included on the DACH Forbes "30 Under 30" list, which recognizes young entrepreneur:s for their innovative and transformative thinking. In this episode, Lisa tells us about her experiences, ideas and plans and gives us an exciting insight into her multifaceted everyday life. Enjoy the listen!

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