Since 30 years, Christine Heinze (she/her/hers) is a voluntary member of BPW (Business and Professional Women) Germany and advocates for (young) business and professional women. She is the founder of Young BPW Germany, the founder of BPW Germany´s Mentoring programme and wrote the book „Women on course for success with mentoring. How to get ahead.“, Herder Verlag Freiburg. On behalf of BPW International, Christine served from 1999 – 2002 as the Young BPW Representative for Europe, from 2002 – 2005 as the Young BPW Representative in the UN Committee and was selected by the General Secretary from 2003 – 2005 as a member of the Advisory Council on Youth at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and successfully lobbied NGO´s and governments to implement „Gender Equality“ and „Umemployment“ for the first time ever in the Youth Sector of the Council of Europe´s programme from 2006 – 2009. For her voluntary service, Christine received the 1st prize “Outstanding Young BPW Leader” from BPW International in 2002. Since 2012, she is a fellow of Global Responsible Leaders by BMW Herbert Quandt Foundation and since 2010, a delegate at the German National Womens Council.
In her professional life, Christine looks back on a 30 years international career in Finance with a focus on Corporate and Investment Banking. Besides Germany, she has studied and worked in the US, Japan and China. Thus speaks German, English, French, Chinese, Japanese and is a certified Non-Executive Director.