The largest untapped pool of talent in business: women | Mahdis Gharaei | TEDxInnsbruck

November 10, 2021 By admin 0


Businesses with female leaders are 50% more profitable, yet most companies are not tapping into this gold mine.
In this TEDx talk Mahdis Gharaei reveals a compelling case that forward thinking organisations can’t afford to ignore: the immense potential of women in leadership and the competitive advantage of diversity in business.

This talk is suitable for any business leader and HR decision-maker ready to break down the barriers to women’s advancements in the workplace, eager to win in the war for (female) talent. As the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of the global career platform “the female factor” Mahdis shows simple solutions to the most common obstacles in setting up diverse leadership teams. Mahdis is the co-founder & CEO of the female factor, a career platform dedicated to empowering & developing a new generation of female leaders by providing knowledge-driven experiences around personal & professional development, a global mentoring program and a strong network in over 75 countries.
Before starting the female factor, Mahdis served as one of the youngest and only female general managers of an international airline in Austria and Germany for over 7 years and led cross-border projects and teams in the Middle East, Europe and the US. She co-founded her first business at age 23 and also served in leadership roles at non-profit organisations such as the World Affairs Council, AustrianStartups and Female Founders.
Mahdis is a passionate opportunity maker, diversity advocate, entrepreneur, mentor, podcast host and speaker with a love for business development, sales, negotiations, female leadership and diversity & inclusion. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at