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Diversity and Inclusion: what’s the difference? Why should we care?

A special and unusual event occurred on June 23 in Frankfurt on the rooftop and meeting rooms of the 25 Hours Hotel by Levi’s — yes, the denim jeans company Levi’s helped design the hotel. Thus we all wore jeans and sneakers (well, I didn’t, but that’s more because I don’t wear jeans to give […]

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German Weather Service looks to increase women’s presence in leadership ranks

I had the pleasure of meeting with the leadership of the German Weather Service (DWD) on Friday, June 30, 2017 at their Leadership Conference in the impressive headquarters in Offenbach am Main and talk with them about women in leadership. We looked at some of the obstacles are to women’s reaching the upper leadership levels […]

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A place at the table for women in Rhineland-Palatinate

Let’s imagine, you’re a woman responsible for making sure there are more women in leadership positions and decision-making groups: How can you enforce laws requiring women to be hired, without creating backlash, without alienating women who may or may not want these positions? These aren’t easy questions to answer! But we worked on these on […]

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Women in leadership: What should we know? What should we do?

So, you’re a woman in a leadership position: what now? How can you master the delicate position between the expectations for a woman and for leaders? Where did those expectations come from, anyway? What can we do about it? And, what makes women such great leaders? We talked about all that tonight. A unique thing […]

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Cross-company mentoring: leaders develop leaders!

On September 23, 2015, I had the privilege of speaking with mentors and mentees of a unique 9-company cross-company mentoring program. Fraport hosted the event in their spacious conference area. The mood was as bright as the flowers given in appreciation (pictured on the cover). My presentation is available here for anyone interested in about […]

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How employers today can create a better world of work tomorrow

The “Human Resources Management Expertenkreis des Gesamtverbandes Kommunikationsagenturen (GWA)” invited me to Hamburg on 18. June 2015 to speak about Generation Y and the ways in which employers can be more attractive to this high potential group. I was happy to meet the Human Resources Managers from across Germany, hear what they face in their […]

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Closing Ceremony, Women in Leadership: Opening doors, developing potential

On 4. December 2014 there was a special closing awards ceremony at the ZWW Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, “Mit Frauen in Führung: Türen öffnen – Potenziale fördern.” (Women in Leadership: Opening doors, developing potential). Young women got training over a period of time for leadership skills, and the Minister Alt gave out certificates of participation. I […]

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Reason #8 why it matters to have women in leadership: women’s personal development

The final aspect from my series of eight aspects why women should have access to leadership positions is the personal development that growing in a position, or towards a position, can bring for a person. A person who can grow and develop and be challenged at work will be able to develop parts of the […]

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Reason #7 why women in leadership matter: identifying and reducing barriers

A seventh reason why it’s good for all of us when we work towards having more women in leadership: to identify and reduce barriers. If the practice of getting more women into leadership positions turns out to be difficult, we learn where the barriers are to their attaining these positions. When we know where the […]

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Reason #6 why women should be in leadership: Sharing the burden

Reason six: It does people good to know they’re not alone. Sharing responsibilities in the home is good for partnerships and for children, who learn that everyone pitches in. The division of labor at work does us and our teams good, too. Sharing the burdens and responsibilities makes it possible for men and women to have more […]

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