The Her Abilities Awards are the first international recognition of the achievements and capabilities of women with disabilities. Thanks to this visibility these women become role models and forerunners. It is a great pleasure and honour for me to support the Her Abilities Award.
2018 Heidemarie Egger started to work as PR- and communications manager at “Österreichischer Behindertenrat/Austrian Disability Council”. Before she worked as program manager of the DisAbility Talent Program, where she enabled students with disabilities to pursue their career. A graduate in communications, she gained her first work experience as PR-manager at “Career Moves”, an inclusive online job-platform for people with disabilities. Heidemarie Egger was chairwomen of the patient organisation “Marfan Initiative Österreich” for five years and is still active in the board. The “Marfan Initiative Österreich” has the goal to raise awareness and empower people in Austria who are affected by the rare disease marfan syndrome.