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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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Can Europe do better?

Yes, it can – but only when it becomes a truly united Europe, without separate countries, governments and attitudes on critical topics like climate change! The German newspaper Handelsblatt recently launched a series of articles, in which German managers and celebrities explain why Europe is important to them. All of these articles are currently being…
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Starting my very own podcast: “How to Run an Art Gallery”

  Art has always been very important for me, but when it came to choosing my career path, I decided on a more sensible course: finance. After a very successful and exciting corporate career, I am very happy that my new activities as a supervisory board member for five companies and a consultant still leave…
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As low as it gets: a target number of zero women on the executive board

  The new AllBright Report (www.allbright-stiftung.de) has just been released, and states – once again – that Germany’s 160 public companies continue to have virtually no women on their executive boards. And that’s not all: “Numerous supervisory boards have set themselves the goal of ‘zero women’ on the executive board.” When I first read this,…
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