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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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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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WORK 2015 Conference in Turku, Finland: Bright August Nights

Thank goodness that talented folks put on stimulating conferences. The Turku, Finland WORK2015 was just such a conference. When I got word in September 2014 that Turku, Finland would be the site for a conference on “New Meanings of Work” in August 2015, I submitted a paper on a topic dear to my heart for the stream […]

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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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Reason #5 why women in leadership is a worthy goal: Visibility for new issues

A fifth aspect why women can accomplish something special in leadership positions is that they often start with token status. They can use this status to bring visibility to an issue that’s important to them. I’ll explain. A “token” is someone who carries a visible indicator that separates him or her from the rest of […]

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Authentic at work: rules by Marion Knaths

I’m thinking a lot lately about authenticity at work. It’s the topic for my upcoming talk at a large firm in the south of Germany. I’ll be speaking to a women’s organization within a male-dominated industry. Some women in my audience are young and want to be evaluated on their contributions alone. Others have been […]

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Aachen Team comes to Frankfurt! Dissertation Workshop

On January 18, 2012, the team from RWTH Aachen joined the team from the Goethe-University Frankfurt for a dissertation workshop at the Old Senate Chambers of the Jügel-House and the AfE-Tower. Heather Hofmeister, Celina Proch, Lena Hünefeld, Nils Matzner, Michaela Jüttemann, Julia Hahmann, Nadine Witt attended. Three team members from Aachen presented their work and […]

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Work-Life: Cross National Conversations in Paris

On May 17, 2011, about 80 scholars from disciplines in the social sciences, business, and management gathered at the Paris Executive Campus of the Rouen Business School. Our purpose was to develop concrete suggestions for what to consider or how to proceed to improve the use of context, especially national context, in research on work-life […]

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Should Germany have a Quota for women in leadership, and if so, which?

oday in the news, the difference of opinion between the Work-Minister von der Leyen and the Family-Minister Schroeder has been highlighted repeatedly. The debate is about whether or not Germany, as a nation, should set a minimum percent of women in the leadership of the companies based here, and if so, what form it should […]

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