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Matilda von Gierke

In her "former life" the Founder & Managing Director of Zalvus worked in HR-Advisory, inhouse consulting & traditional headhunting. Today, her digital consultancy, which was founded in 2015, has more than 20 employees, is cashflow-financed and already counts almost half of all DAX-listed companies, just under 300 medium-sized companies, as well as numerous market leaders from all over Europe among its client base.

She is an expert in topics such as innovative business models, digital transformation, corporate culture & new work, as well as data-driven recruiting. Matilda successfully and very frequently shares her knowledge on international stages.

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Awards & Publications

IT-Woman of the Year

Matilda was awarded IT-Woman-Of-The-Year (platinum, highest award) at the WIN Awards. Her achievements in the (male-dominated) IT environment, which require more than mere assertiveness, are convincing across borders.

Female Founder

Matilda is one of the hand-picked participants in the Google Female Founders Program. Alongside mentors and coaches working at data giant Google, she worked on topics such as digital innovation, business growth, branding and personnel acquisition.


Matilda is the author of various studies and regularly publishes articles in the most popular magazines and blogs for digital and HR topics. On her online profiles she regularly challenges her followers to "never stop innovating"!

Current hot topics

These titles are exemplary. We would be happy to find an individual subject for your event.

HR-Digital Study

Effects of a candidate-centered job market

Digital Transformation

Breaking silo thinking & generating added value

New Work

Advantages of dynamic corporate cultures

Generation Gap

Expectations of different generations of employees

Data-driven Recruiting

Cutting-edge approaches to the war for talents

New Business Models

Establish, grow & persist

Popular Formats

No matter the format, Matilda performs convincingly on every stage, in front of the camera or in debates.


Impulse lecture

(Panel) discussion



(Video) podcast

We will gladly find the right topic and format for your event.

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Selected References

Keynote at the Harvard German American Conference

Keynote at the RecPlus Conference in Barcelona

Keynote at imPULS of the FC Bayern Basketball club

• Keynote at the Online Fokus Konferenz HR

Impulse talk at the Slush Conference 2019 in Helsinki

Impulse talk for the HR-Innovation Roadshow

Impulse talk for the Verein Berliner Kaufleute und Industrieller e.V.

Impulse talk for the EGN Executives Global Network

 Impulse talk at the Social Recruiting Days 2020

 Impulse talk at the online conference HR - In Digital Times

• Impulse talk at the online conference HR, What's Next?

• Impulse talk for the BVMW - Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft

Impulse talk at the event HR Afternoon - New Work

Impulse talk within the HR Innovation Roadshow Pitch-Session auf der ZP reconnect

Impulse talk for the Wirtschaftsförderung Region Nordschwarzwald

Impulse talk within the Innovationswerkstatt Performance Marketing

 Impulse talk at the online conference GLOBAL DIGITAL FUTUREcongress

 Impulse talk for the Aktionsbündnis Frau und Beruf

 Impulse talk at the OMR FUTURE:HR Week

Panel discussion at the Forbes Under 30 Summit

Panel discussion at the Online-Karrieretag

Panel discussion about "AI in HR"

Workshop at Volkswagen HR Innovation Start-Up Day

Workshop at Audi #HR_Innoday

Workshops for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Personalführung e.V. (DGFP)

Workshops for the imh Institut für Bildungsmanagement

Webinars at HR Digital Bash

Webinar at the Eigenland Academy

• Webinar for the Wirtschaftsregion Heilbronn-Franken

Webinar for the DRX – Digital Recruiting Conference & Expo

Interviews with TRNSFRM DIGITAL Podcast

Interview guest on Stulle & Brot - Der Podcast über Neue Arbeit in Mitteldeutschland

Interview guest on Young Talent To Go Podcast

Interview guest on Klartext HR Podcast

Interview guest on HR Heute Podcast

Interview guest on SAATKORN Podcast

Interview guest on Ja klaHR! Podcast

Q&A-Session at the Impulse Medien GmbH

Guest author on the saatkorn. Blog

Guest author in the personalmagazin

Articles on Matilda's LinkedIn-Blog

Articles in the Zalvus HR-Digital Journal

Participation at the Google Female Founders Program

Top 100 awarded by GlassDollar "Am schnellsten wachsenden Startups August 2020"

Shortlist TOP 3 at Queb Innovation Award 2020

Shortlist TOP 4 in the category "Personnel Provider of the Year 2021" at the HR Excellence Awards

Nomination at the Digital Female Leader Award 2020

Finalist Emotion Award 2020

BRIGITTE magazin award "Die besten Arbeitgeber für Frauen 2020" 

BRIGITTE magazin award "Die besten Arbeitgeber für Frauen 2021" 

Publication of the HR Digital Study in Praxishandbuch Social Media Recruiting

Let's get in touch

For questions about Matilda's availability, as well as possible topics and formats for your event, please contact us at +49 (0) 30 166 38 55 80.

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