Post in: German

Lectures and Talks

I offer spirited, engaging public lectures using audience involvement. My lecture themes include:

  • Gender- and diversity-related themes around careers, especially for leaders and those in academic and scientific fields
  • The relevance of diversity in leadership teams
  • Social and demographic trends affecting firms and how firms can prepare
  • Planning comprehensively and sustainably about work-life issues, for individuals and firms
  • Please contact me for additional possibilities

Recent lecture topics

Leadership Themes

  • Being authentic and successful as a woman leader in a man’s business world: Expanding your leadership toolbox
  • Women, Leadership, and the Glass Ceiling
  • Meaning at work: Opportunities and challenges for leaders
  • With women in leadership: opening doors and optimizing potential
  • Women as leaders in mid-size firms: Discovering hidden talents and untapped resources
  • Authentic at work: A conscious approach to role expectations and role models
  • The influence of gender roles on career pathways
  • Glass Ceiling, the Labyrinth, or just a question of time? Successes and obstacles on the career ladder for German and American women
  • Equal Opportunity Policies: why so difficult? And yet it could be so easy!

Science Careers

  • Career pathways in science: expectations, advantages, and challenges
  • What we all gain from cooperative living, learning and leading: Science Careers that get Everyone around the Table
  • A beautiful life as a scientist in Germany: easier than you thought!
  • Symbolic work in science careers: the invisible workload for women in Academia and what you need to know about it
  • Life courses within and outside of academia: The secret truths in the space between research statistics and personal experiences
  • How science is better with appreciation for diversity
  • Successful leadership at Universities: Advice out of research and experience
  • Dual Careers and the successful management of work and family in science and academia
  • The uniqueness of the German scientific system: my insider and outsider perspective
  • Women in science: new perspectives
  • Upswing or Stagnation? A decisive phase for equal opportunity policy in science (in Germany)
  • Gender Segregation in Professorships: boosted by a “Compensation Strategy”?
  • The gender-specific consequences of the new payscale for professors in Germany

Future and International Perspectives

  • Design the Future, authentically
  • Inclusiveness in Human Resources Management: What’s the Win?
  • Moderation for the theme „The art of good practice: how to sustain internationalisation when things get rough“
  • The Intercultural Classroom: Innovative teaching methods
  • Combining science and parenthood: a comparison of Germany and the USA
  • Combining career and family: The American example
  • How the creative industry from today can transform the workplace of tomorrow: How to become a desirable Employer
  • The Intercultural Classroom: from theory to practice

Trainings and Programs

I offer workshops on gender bias and what can be done about it: scientifically-based and easy to understand.

I offer tailor-made workshops for experienced women in leadership positions to sharpen their leadership skills and improve their performance.

I offer programs for potential leaders, especially women, to identify their leadership potential and discern whether a career move into leadership is right for them.


Firms and Organizations (alphabetic)

  • Accenture
  • AGV: Arbeitgeberverband der Versicherungsunternehmen in Deutschland [Employer Association of Insurance Companies in Germany]
  • BASF
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Deutscher Wetterdienst [German Weather Service]
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) [German Aerospace Center]
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) [German Research Council]
  • European Coatings
  • Fraport AG
  • Gesamtverband Kommunikationsagenturen GWA e.V. [Association of Communications Agencies]
  • Noerr LLP
  • ThyssenKrupp

Universities (alphabetic)

  • Bauhaus-University Weimar
  • Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel
  • Georg-August-University of Göttingen
  • Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf
  • Hochschule Fulda
  • Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, Frankfurt
  • Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
  • Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg
  • Ruhr-University of Bochum
  • Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • University of Koblenz-Landau
  • University of Siegen