Monika Schulz-Strelow is President of FidAR – Frauen in die Aufsichtsräte e.V. In 2006 with a group of highly motivated women, Monika Schulz-Strelow founded FidAR – Frauen in die Aufsichtsräte e.V. (Women in boards) which is a non-partisan initiative, campaigning for an increase of female board members in Germany. FidAR is one of the central contacts in politics and the media on the issue of more women on boards. The organisation has contributed to a significant number of activities and ongoing political lobbying in the last few years in Germany. One of the key achievements of FidAR is the entry into force of the quota law in Germany on 1st May 2015. For her achievements, Monika was honored by receiving the Federal Cross of Merit in 2013 from the German President. She is a member of several supervisory boards. With her company b.international group, she helps international investors to enter the German market successfully and advises international promotions companies. Monika has a longstanding affiliation with the BAO BERLIN International GmbH, where she spent nine years on the board and she has a widespread international business network. Since 2015 she has been member of the Board of the RAG Foundation. In 2016 and 2017 she was elected by the manager magazin as one of the 50 most influencial women in Germany.