Dr. Nakeema Stefflbauer
Founder & Program Director 


Dr. Nakeema Stefflbauer earned three degrees in Modern Middle East History, including North African (migration & integration) and Near Eastern (informal trade & labor flows). In 1999, she switched from research to leading eLearning software projects for the NYSE, NYMEX, and for New York University School of Continuing & Professional Studies.

After 15+ years of launching e-Commerce, ERP, animation and mobile software projects in the US, Canada, and Europe, Dr. Stefflbauer created the initial program for the ReDI School of Digital Integration and led the Refugees on Rails Berlin chapter. Seeing unmet need, she founded FrauenLoop to drive integration and empowerment of under-represented women in tech-driven industries.

About FrauenLoop

FrauenLoop is a Berlin-based non-profit program designed to facilitate women’s access to the technology industry. With the massive influx of foreign nationals to Germany, and the high demand for talent in the tech sector, the program's secondary focus is eliminating the exclusion of immigrant and refugee women from the tech industry at large. Our program covers web development and beyond, through regular classes, career workshops and an international mentoring program with developers at Andela, a ground-breaking software company supported by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.

Tech Mentors

Ada Iacob

Jekaterina Kokatjuhha

Muaaz Saleem

Lea Helmers

Yasmin El Koshy

Tamara Mendt

Katharine Jarmul

Konstantina Lazaridou

Elena Petrova

Wissam Ghozlan

Ellen König