An evening full of atmosphere: during the day at the congress “Top Women – path to the top” on March 1st 2013 in Stuttgart, various speakers and panels discussed once more the reasons for the continuously low number of women in management. Then the Austrian climber Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner showed in the evening session how hard the path to the top really can be. In an audio- and
video-show she told the story of her conquest of K2, where she finally succeeded after many vain endeavours. Her success factors: precise planning, professional support from the base camp, the ultimate will to achieve her goal combined with a positive guts feeling.