I’m dreaming of a … diverse … Christmas

I should  say: I grew up in Germany with white Christmas. I loved it, and I still love everything reaching from advent calendars to candles to Christmas cookies. In other parts of the world though,  Christmas is anything but white. I've shared my experiences having a non-white Christmas and the reactions, sometimes, were really astonishing …

Interview – “There is a need for stronger support of female entrepreneurs.”, Gisele Musa Gomes Papenfuss, METRO AG

What is the background of the Own Business Girl campaign? On the International Women’s Day on 8 March, METRO published the 2nd part of its international “Own Business Study”. The first part, which was released in October 2017 on the occasion of the Own Business Day, focused on self-employed persons: What drives them? What are …

Interview – “Companies that embrace diversity are more innovative, dynamic and attractive for the employees.” Veronika Pountcheva, METRO AG

Why is Diversity such an important topic?   At METRO, we believe that a diverse workforce reflecting our customers’ perspective, diversity of opinions, walks of life and experiences is essential to stand our ground against the competition and deliver top performance. Our industry is incredibly fast, competitive and facing disruptive developments. To be prepared for …

Promoting Women Empowerment – That one thing that goes terribly wrong

I loved attending the herCareer conference in October 2017 in Munich. I love the fact that there is a conference dedicated to empowering women to pursue their careers. I loved that both men and women were representatives of big multinational corporations, universities, or their own businesses. More than flyers, pens, and cookies, they were handing …

Bottom-Up oder Top-Down? Wo beginnt Women Empowerment? Interview mit Dr. Eva Voß, EY Manager Diversity and Inclusiveness

Dr. Eva Voß, Manager Diversity and Inclusiveness bei EY (Ernst & Young) spricht über die Vision, „a better working world“ Realität werden zu lassen und gibt Antworten darauf, wie nicht nur kleinere Unternehmen, sondern jeder Einzelne einen Beitrag für Chancengleichheit leisten kann. Was ist die Vision von EY in Bezug auf Women Empowerment? EY will über …

Munich and the great gap between city-life and countryside – can we close it?

I grew up in a city. In the words of Culcha Candela, I am Munich-City-Girl.  Compared to mega cities, it might not be the biggest of the biggest, yet with roughly 1.5 million people, Munich is the third biggest in Germany. In fact, one of the things I so love about Munich is that, whilst …