ANNA Step-up

The Leadership Training for
young female leaders

The ANNA Step-up Program

The career booster for young female leaders

The ANNA Step-up program extends over four months, during which three modules, each 2 days, will take place either in Hamburg or in a digitally.

In the Personality & Development module, you will gain awareness of your own potential and competences, become aware of how to understand others and, last but not least, evaluate your own status quo and personal ambition. Let’s meet in Hamburg!

In the Challenges & Opportunities module, you will deal with unconscious biases and the resulting obstacles. You will learn what role power games and status play and start to develop your personal career plan. This module takes place purely digitally but live.

The Leadership & Readiness module focuses on a concrete action plan for your own career. The targeted use of emotional intelligence and sustainable networks help you to develop leadership strategies even in uncertain times. This module takes place in Hamburg.

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Target group

ANNA Step-up is the career booster for young, female executives. Experienced trainers help you to plan your career path - in harmony with your life planning. Learn more about your personality, learn to understand people and benefit from a unique view beyond your own horizon. In exchange with others, you will expand your professional network and set the course for your future.

Selection procedure

You are between 28 and 38 years old and have gained first leadership experiences or you are planning the first steps of your career and life? Apply for our Leadership Development Program, either in cooperation with your company, or individually. In the three modules of our leadership training for young female leaders, you will learn how to lay the foundation for your individual development.

Costs & Dates

The next ANNA Step-up programs will start on April 28th, 2023 and September 15th, 2023. The ANNA Step-up seminar includes an online personality assessment, virtual stand-up meetings, peer coaching and a welcome & farewell dinner. The participation fee is 5,900 EUR net plus travel expenses. For private payers we offer a limited contingent at a reduced price.


ANNA Step-up | Spring 2023

    April 28th + 29th, 2023
    Holiday Inn Hamburg HafenCity

    June 2nd + 3rd, 2023
    Digital – Live
    July 7th + 8th,  2023
    Holiday Inn Hamburg HafenCity

ANNA Step-up | Autumn 2023

    September 15th + 16th, 2023
    JUFA Hotel Hamburg HafenCity

    October 16th + 18th, 2023
    Digital – Live
    November 17th + 18th, 2023
    JUFA Hotel Hamburg HafenCity

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    Pro Bono Participation

    For young, female leaders who are ready to take responsibility for the community, we are offering a pro-bono participation. You are actively working on a solution for current social challenges or you belong to a non-profit organization? Are you planning to take on a leading position in a socio-politically engaged organization in politics, administration, science or culture in the future? Our step-up program presents you with the opportunity to prepare yourself for the challenges ahead and offers you an inspiring view through cross-sector exchange.


    ▪ High potential to take on greater leadership responsibility in a sociopolitically relevant context in the future
    ▪ A solid education and good English language skills
    ▪ Documented social involvement: charitable, political, artistic, civic, or as a member of a non-profit organization.
    ▪ Mandatory participation for the entire duration of the training program


    Please submit a compelling application (motivational letter) to help us choose you as a particularly suitable candidate. A maximum of two pro bono places are offered per program. After successful acceptance into the ANNA Step-up training, participation is free of charge. The costs for travel, accommodation and catering can be funded after consultation.

    Step-up - Das Trainingprogramm für weiblichen Führungskräfte Nachwuchs

    Step-up – Leadership Training


    With our Step-up leadership seminar, we focus on the development of up-and-coming female executives. We are convinced that well-trained, female executives make companies more successful. Today’s studies show that a higher proportion of women in management improves a company’s profit and leads to increased sale rates. But how do you make the most of your company’s talent pool? Our new Step-up leadership seminar starts at the beginning: Our seminar provides female high potentials with useful tools to develop their individual leadership qualities. Highly qualified trainers and speakers convey relevant topics around the development of leadership competencies.

    Participants develop a clear awareness of their own potential and learn how to meet the special challenges faced by women in leadership positions: This includes the targeted use of so-called feminine leadership competencies as well as a deep understanding of established power structures and how to deal with them. In the Step-up leadership seminar, our participants learn how to lead confidently even through uncertain times and motivate their team to achieve the best possible results.


    Female Leaders of tomorrow

    More success for your company


    Companies are facing new challenges as employers today. Above-average pay is no longer enough to attract highly qualified young managers. For today’s generation of employees, the focus is mainly on identification with a company and it’s values. The demand for talent development and interesting job prospects corresponds to the need for personal advancement. Qualified training programs and leadership seminars make companies attractive as an employer and as a long-term partner for motivated and qualified specialists.

    Strengthen the bond with your employees through individual training opportunities and create an in-house talent pool that expands your scope of action for the future of your company. In our leadership seminar, companies and the participating managers benefit from the cross-industry exchange that takes place.

    By looking at the bigger picture, you can leave well-trodden paths and receive valuable impulses from the outside. New input enables you to make your management team fit for new challenges and increase their creativity.