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!


 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 theatre, reading and listening to all sorts of music. Her other passions are cycling and hiking. She joined the Network in February 2007 and has been a member of the CT since January 2008.


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.


German, Monika was born in Northrhine-Westfalia and moved to Freiburg in 2009. During her time as a student of English and German with a view to becoming a teacher, she worked as a camp counselor and assistant teacher near Albany, New York. Monika now teaches at the Klinikschule Freiburg and works with children who cannot attend their regular school due to long-term critical (and often oncological) illness - a rewarding although, at times, challenging occupation.
She loves traveling and, during a one-year sabbatical, visited Australia and New Zealand, and has also toured the USA on several occasions. Monika also enjoys reading, baking and cooking for family and friends and meeting new people. She joined the Network in 2019 and the CT in 2023.