On Thursday, 29 February 2024, the opening event for the Leader project ‘Frauenpower im Wienerwald’, the women’s round dance ‘Wir haben etwas zu erzählen’ took place in the town hall hall of the municipality of Neulengbach. Christa Berger hosted the evening.

Right at the opening, we women were able to demonstrate our talent for improvisation – as an introduction, the first two video stories (made by Verena Rauscher) by Lisa Köhler and Andrea Westermayer were shown – unfortunately the sound transmission between laptop and projector did not work and so the two women had to synchronise themselves, which worked wonderfully! Thanks to their spontaneity!

The event was opened by Christina Gassner, leader manager, Barbara Löffler, local councillor and Michaela Schmitz, co-initiator of the ‘Frauenpower im Wienerwald’ initiative. After the opening, the first of a total of three women’s rounds (women’s pearls) was started by Christa Berger.

The first Women’s Round Table of Pearls was held:

  • Michaela Schmitz, co-initiator of Frauenpower im Wienerwald and midwife for dormant ideas
  • Barbara Bach, Ayurveda practitioner (Raum für Dich), art therapist and textile upcycler (working title #irgendwasmitPlanen)
  • Karin Komosny, Shiatsu practitioner with Berührung bewegt, artist with Keramik bewegt and arts and crafts gallery art & wiese
  • Regina Halbauer, the wardrobe whisperer (organisation coach)
  • Karin Peter, Lower Austria theme exchange and member of the core team of the Mitmach Region

The second Women’s Round of Pearls included:

  • Renate Hinterndorfer, NÖN, editorial office Neulengbach
  • Silvia Gramang-Haring, NÖ Volkshilfe and Women’s Circle
  • Monika Sorko from the Community Nurses Neulengbach
  • Judith Raunig, clinical and health psychologist, Tralalobe and MS Moves association
  • Aline Berthold, Bewegung im Kopf Coachings

In the third and final round of the women’s round of pearls, the women told us about themselves:

  • Renate Zach, Renate’s Farm
  • Tatjana Tupy, Working together organically
  • Isabella Wagner, TRePSTI Institute, time cushion and soon also with a podcast
  • Magdalena Huber-Berndl, direct marketer, body in balance and star child mum
  • Barbara Seyrl, Fairwurzelt (employment and qualification project for job-seeking women with the aim of supporting their re-entry into working life)

The event ended with a buffet from our Stadtgreisslerei Brutschy with traditional crocodiles (also vegetarian and vegan) and drinks. Contacts were made, experiences exchanged, ideas forged, buttons made and the evening enjoyed. Thanks to all the women who made this evening such a special event!

Photos Maria Hörmandinger