Forum for Communication and Exchange 

      for Women in and around Freiburg, Germany



 

Coordinating Team CT

The Coordinating Team organizes the meetings, chooses the speakers/topics, selects the venues and updates the website. We contribute our time and talent on a totally voluntary basis, and we look forward to welcoming you to a Network evening soon!

 

Annette

 

German, was born in the Black Forest. Through a school exchange and an internship in London during her studies in tourism and economics, she became a dedicated Anglophile. She joined the Network in 1997 and has been a member of the CT since 1999. She currently works in regional tourism and is always happy to share information on tourist facilities, cultural events and other interesting sights in the area.

 

 

 

Ingrid

 

German, was born in Breisach. After her advanced college certificate she did a 3-year apprenticeship in banking that led to a permanent position at the Sparkasse Freiburg. While working there, she continued her studies completing a degree in accounting and business economics. In 2004, she took a 6-month sabbatical to study English in Sydney, Australia. She returned to the Sparkasse and restarted as product manager in the sales and marketing department. Ingrid loves to travel, going to the theater, reading and listening to all sorts of music. Her new passion is cycling.  She joined the Network in February 2007 and has been a member of the CT since January 2008. 

 

Krissy

American, was born in New Jersey, USA.  Whilst working on her Master's degree in Public Health in NJ, Krissy had the choice to drop everything and move to Germany and get married to her German boyfriend!   With ten years working in the pharmaceutical industry and studying, Krissy felt it was time to make a change. She happily moved to Germany, and has been living here for over 10 years. During that time, Krissy has relocated three times with her family as a result of her husband’s job. They have three children, two girls and a boy. Krissy has lived in Munich, near Hannover and now lives south of Freiburg. In each city, she has joined English-speaking women’s groups which have been rewarding in so many ways. They have helped her adjust to living in a new environment where she had no friends and spoke only limited German. Krissy made some very good friends through these women’s groups, and remains in contact with many of them today. When asked to join the Coordinating Team, Krissy agreed because it is important to her to contribute to this type of group since they have all helped her in the past. Krissy joined the CT in January 2015. 

 

Liz

 

American, was born in Los Angeles, California. At 11 months old she immigrated with her family to London, eight years later they moved to Madrid.The next move was four years later to attend secondary school and college in Edinburgh. After a four-year stint working as a secretary for a local publisher, she decided to broaden her horizons and set off for Caracas, Venezuela. In 1982 she moved to Hong Kong where she lived until 1997. She spent 13 of those years working for Reader’s Digest, latterly as PR Manager. In 1996 she met her German husband, also working for Reader’s Digest, when he was transferred briefly to the Hong Kong office.   Leaving Hong Kong shortly after the historic transfer of British sovereignty over Hong Kong to China, Liz and her husband decided to settle down to a quieter life, and are proud to call Freiburg home. Liz still enjoys travelling, and although she swears that she isn’t sporty, she loves to play golf and is a regular visitor to the gym. She joined the CT in July 2013.

Sylvia 

American, was born in Toledo, Ohio, USA to German immigrants. From childhood to graduation, Sylvia preserved her German heritage with frequent visits to her relatives in Germany. In 1978, she graduated from the University of Toledo with a Marketing and Management degree and moved to the West Coast, where her first position was in the automotive replacement parts industry in sales. She then worked in the buying office of a Northwest department store chain. Obtaining her German passport in 1990, Sylvia moved to Europe to travel and look for job opportunities. Three years later, she moved back to Toledo to take over the management of an industrial electronic sensor company, allowing her to continue travelling regularly to Europe. In 2010, on one such trip, Sylvia met her German husband-to-be on a deserted railway platform in Baden-Baden. Three years later, they were married. She now divides her time between her job in Ohio, and Merzhausen, where she lives 9 to 10 months of the year with her husband. Sylvia’s hobbies include travelling, good food and wine, and hiking.