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Always the first – episode one of the second season of “Die Boss”

  The second season of my podcast “Die Boss” has started. It was amazing to me to read the feedback of so many women who felt inspired by the stories told in the first season. I am also curious to find out what the next episodes will bring, especially since there have already been a…
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Taking stock after a turbulent year

2020 is drawing to a close – and what an unusual and turbulent year it has been for all of us. When we started planning the first episode of my podcast “Die Boss”, there were already signs on the horizon of what we nevertheless could not imagine in its full extent. To this day, Covid-19…
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Talking about gender quotas in politics and the German economy – “Die Boss” with Ursula von der Leyen

  A very special new episode of my podcast: Last week, Ursula von der Leyen joined my podcast as a guest. What’s so special about this episode? First of all, we released this episode alongside the Stern focus topic on the gender quota and the campaign “Ich bin eine Quotenfrau”. The general idea behind the…
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“Ich bin eine Quotenfrau” – Why I am advocating for a gender quota in leadership positions

  As I started to climb the corporate ladder at Lufthansa, I soon realized something that was to accompany me throughout my career: As a woman in a leadership position, especially in finance, I was one of few or sometimes even the only woman in the room. This was, of course, particularly evident when I…
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“A manager is a man”: My thoughts on the latest AllBright Report on declining numbers of women in leadership

  Unusual times call for innovative measures – or so you would think. But the latest AllBright report shows that especially in German companies, this opportunity to reconsider has so far been missed. In its biannual reports, the non-profit AllBright Foundation regularly documents the development of the number of women in management positions in German…
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Establishing sustainable practices within a company – The sixth episode of “Die Boss”

  For the latest episode of my podcast “Die Boss”, I interviewed Antje von Dewitz, CEO of the family-owned German outdoor sports company VAUDE. She took over the company from her father in 2009 and has since worked towards making the company more sustainable. For her endeavours, she has earned several awards, including the “Verdienstorden…
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Why Having Kids and a Career Can be Really Tough at Times – The fifth episode of “Die Boss”

  For the latest episode of my podcast “Die Boss”, I spoke to not just one but two women in leading positions: Katrin Suder and Katja Krauss. Katja Kraus is, among many other things, a national goalkeeper-turned-CEO of Jung von Matt/Sports in Hamburg. Football has remained a major part of her life; she was the…
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Female Leadership in Medical Science – The fourth episode of “Die Boss”

For my podcast „Die Boss“, we wanted to invite female leaders from all kind of industries and areas of society. For me, this also makes the podcast an excellent opportunity to learn more about professions I am not familiar with. The episode with Professor Dr. med. Doris Henne-Bruns is a great example for one of…
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Talking diversity in companies and the German society – “Die Boss” with Janina Kugel

For the third episode of my podcast “Die Boss”, I met with Janina Kugel, a well-known expert on driving change within companies and society. I really looked forward to and enjoyed our conversation as we have known each other for quite some time now. I love to hear her smart thoughts on education and the…
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“Die Boss” and Football

  My podcast “Die Boss” at Stern doesn’t focus exclusively on female leadership in a business context. Instead, I had the pleasure of talking to women from all kind of areas and organisations. The idea behind that is to show the diverse leadership roles that women occupy – and maybe also highlight skills and topics…
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