Judith Puehringer is managing director of bdv austria, the federal umbrella association for social enterprises in Austria. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and is specialised in Social Policy. Her areas of interest comprise social economy, labour market policy, and social policy in Austria and Europe. She is a board member of the Austrian Anti Poverty Network and Vice Chairperson in the taskforce “Employment” of EAPN (European Anti Poverty Network). bdv austria is member of ENSIE (European Network for Social Integration Enterprises). She used to be member oft he GECES group, the European Expert Group on the Social Business Initiative. In her free time she is founding an alternative bank in Austria and is mother of two girls.