Empowering Innovative Minds

We strongly believe in gender diversity and equal opportunities in business. It's in our DNA.

Our goal is to empower founders and business professionals of all genders through a strong international network of mentors and role models.
Foster innovation by embracing diversity in technology
Bring together aspiring founders with experienced role models
Provide access to high quality entrepreneurship knowledge and experience

“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.”

- Malcolm Forbes -


Dr. Annette Leonhard-MacDonald



Annette holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics. In 2011 Annette co-founded her first B2B high-tech startup developing an award winning Big Data SaaS solution for real-time media analysis.

After selling her first company Annette co-founded Leonhard-MacDonald Ventures GmbH. Leonhard-MacDonald Ventures specializes in real-time big data business intelligence solutions that provide instant insights and predictions using the latest research in machine learning and state of the art big data technologies.

Annette founded Inspiring Female Founders, the foundation for Diversity Natives, in 2014. She is also the Lead for Google Women Techmakers Munich driving innovation and promoting women developers, designers and technology entrepreneurs.

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Britta Muzyk-Tikovsky



Britta holds a Master of Business and Engineering from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. She has worked for more than 15 years at well-renowned companies such as W.L. Gore, Teradyne and Intel; becoming acquainted with many different kinds of technology.

In 2009, she founded Capscovil, a boutique publisher focusing on technology and sustainability. The portfolio grew from independent novels to feature articles and a newly invented kind of storytelling.

Capscovil's business is to research, analyze, write and publish. For own projects and for clients as ghost writer or chief in charge.

Britta is passionate about diversity, education and sustainability. She has written a novel on diversity and co-authored a spy novel. Both books are available worldwide in print and as eBook.

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- Mahatma Gandhi -
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Short Stories with Diversity Natives as role models for characters

Creating inspiration and new startup ideas through mix of existing solutions

The Strip

The Code

Short stories written by bachelor students based on their academic research on intercultural management

Project Rainbow Fire in cooperation with University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria

Generation Internship

Project Clean Drop

Unexpected Encounter

North Versus South

Entrepreneur's Dream

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A lesson learned on diversity