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Is gender-neutral language necessary?

  I can most definitely say: yes, it is necessary that we all consider gender-neutral language, educate ourselves and make up our minds on how we want to use it. The challenges vary from language to language, and there are different obstacles in written versus spoken language. But the main question remains the same: do…
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Art goes digital – my first Instagram livestream

  Art is always linked to the respective time in which it is created and goes hand in hand with the corresponding developments and advances. Thus, every decade gives birth to new techniques, creating exciting possibilities for artists. This was the case for letterpress printing in the late Middle Ages, portrait painting in the Renaissance,…
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A list full of role models – FemaleOneZero’s “Forty over Forty”

  Forty inspiring women: each year, the online magazine FemaleOneZero’s “Forty over Forty” listicle honors female pioneers from all fields, be it politics, science, arts, activism, or business – and I’m proud to say that this year, I have been added to the list! In 2021, “Forty over Forty” focused particularly on women who create…
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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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