Catherine Schreiber (ADVITOS GmbH) among the recipients of the LaMonachia 2021 business award

Munich – The city of Munich has awarded the “LaMonachia” prize for the third time. The business award for women honors successful female managers and entrepreneurs from Munich.

Due to the pandemic, the award ceremony had to be cancelled last year, so in 2021 four instead of two award winners were honored. Mayor Katrin Habenschaden presented the award to the female entrepreneurs: “I am very pleased about the many applicants and thank them on behalf of the city of Munich. With their business ideas, their innovative strength and above all their tireless entrepreneurial commitment, they enrich Munich as a business location. As economically successful women, they are important role models.”

One of this year’s award winners is Catherine Schreiber, Deputy Managing Director of ADVITOS GmbH. Together with company founder PD Dr. Bernhard Kreymann and her team, the engineering graduate has launched the world’s only 4-in-1 organ support therapy, which supports the liver, lungs and kidneys as well as corrects the acid-base balance.

“What a great honor and pleasure to be among the four 2021 awardees and to receive this award. I also owe this award to the great ADVITOS team and company founder Bernhard Kreymann – together we create something truly unique and overcome every challenge.”

The winners also include Rosie Schuster, founder and CEO of Techcast GmbH, Yao Wen, co-founder and CEO CIP Group and Katja Zukic, managing partner of Gustav van Treeck Werkstätten für Mosaik und Glasmalerei GmbH.

The jury, which included representatives from Munich’s city council, business community and chambers of commerce, selected the winners from 56 applications. The decision criteria were economic success, innovation, and commitment. Clemens Baumgärtner, Head of the Department of Labor and Economics: “The candidates were all inspiring and successful, whether in their own companies or as employed managers. They create jobs in predominantly medium-sized companies and a wide variety of industries. Munich has women power and we are proud to be able to show that with LaMonachia.”

LaMonachia is the Latin name and allegory of the female Munich, which is depicted in two large paintings in Munich City Hall. The symbol for the LaMonachia business award is the lioness – an international symbol of strength, serenity, and natural authority.

The award ceremony can be viewed on the YouTube channel of the Department of Labor and Economic Affairs at or at

Department of Labor and Economics, 13.07.2021 La Monachia Award
Ceremony at the Deutsches Theater Photo: Marion Vogel

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