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Conversations with German Female Leaders: My podcast “Die Boss”

  Karin Stawski, journalist at Stern asked me a few months ago if I would like to be the host of a podcast featuring German female leaders. What an opportunity, as I am curious by nature. My conversation partners for the first episodes of “Die Boss” included not only women from business, but also experts…
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Why we need more lateral thinkers in board positions – especially now

  As we all learned in the last couple of months, an unprecedented crisis like the Covid-10 pandemic can impact all aspects of business – from sudden shortages in supply chains, to restructured production environments and thousands of employees working from home. We also witnessed drastic decreases in demand in some industries as well as…
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Three tips on leading in times of crisis

  *This text is based on a German article first published at corona-helpdesk.de/articles/fuehrung-in-der-krise* Times of crisis call for special leadership – both in society and at companies. The need for leadership also differs, depending on whether we are facing a global crisis such as the current pandemic or a crisis limited to one company. In…
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My book recommendations for World Book Day

  I have spent the majority of the last few weeks working from home. And that’s where a lot of my books are. I really have all kinds of books. So I’ve been thinking about which book I’d recommend for World Book Day. But just one won’t do! So here are three recommendations for different…
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What it means to be in the eye of the media as a female manager

  What does it mean to be in the eye of the media as a female manager – and how do prejudices and misconceptions shape the public view of women in charge? Those are the questions that Hering Schuppener Consulting, specialised in communication consultancy, asked in their recent study “Die Ausnahme, die Rabenmutter, die Kämpferin”,…
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Art and the future of the German economy

  Recently, I had the opportunity to talk about art and economy at the world market leaders’ summit, organised by Wirtschaftswoche. Below is a summary of the on-stage interview I did with Varinia Bernau and my main takeaways. First, we talked about my goals for the gallery. I want to give impulses to society and…
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How is digitalisation changing the world of work?

  Digitalisation is already all around us. It is a constant companion in every aspect of our lives – including the world of work. The consequences can be felt and seen everywhere you look: Machines are working hand in hand with humans, data is being processed and transferred in milliseconds, and with just a few…
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How has the role of supervisory boards changed over time?

  The following text is based on a speech I recently gave at the LMU München. The position of the supervisory board was established back in 1870 – however, I myself have been serving on supervisory boards for just over five years. Today, however, I will neither discuss the entire history, nor the short period…
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The opening of my art gallery

  It’s a new role in my life and a very exciting one: I am now officially a gallerist. On September 28th, I opened my art gallery in Kiel. We had three fabulous opening days with great guests and a lot of interesting discussions, which attest to my idea that art and business are enriching…
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Europe does not mean giving up your homeland

  Diversity is Europe’s strength. That is why we have to discuss arguments and different solutions. We need to develop a common European identity. This text was first published on Handelsblatt online. Europe is diverse. It is a history; it is a utopia. It is a great collection of cultures, a community that is powerful…
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