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

“Es besteht ein Bedarf nach stärkerer Förderung von Unternehmerinnen.” – Gisele Musa Gomez Pappenfuss, METRO AG

Vor welchem Hintergrund steht die Own Business Girl Kampagne? Anlässlich des Internationalen Weltfrauentags am 8. März veröffentlichte METRO den 2. Teil der internationalen „Own Business Study“. Beim ersten Teil, der im Oktober 2017 zum Anlass des Own Business Days veröffentlicht wurde, ging es um die Selbstständigen: Was treibt sie an, was sind Hürden in derContinue reading ““Es besteht ein Bedarf nach stärkerer Förderung von Unternehmerinnen.” – Gisele Musa Gomez Pappenfuss, METRO AG”

“The question should be: Can we actually afford bias of any kind to survive in the long term?”, Mareike Mende-Ratnam, METRO AG

Flexible working hours, including for management positions, also require a new / different understanding of leadership. Do you believe that new work models, such as job sharing, as well as new impulses in the field of leadership, like the situational, fluid and context-related notion of leadership, can contribute to reducing the gender bias? Flexible workingContinue reading ““The question should be: Can we actually afford bias of any kind to survive in the long term?”, Mareike Mende-Ratnam, METRO AG”

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

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 handingContinue reading “Promoting Women Empowerment – That one thing that goes terribly wrong”

Gender Equality – What (Wo)Men Can Do

We start this week after a weekend filled with marching for, amongst other things, ending gender discrimination. I didn’t march, physically, since I am more than a 1000 miles away from the Women’s March closest to me. Yet, there are many ways we can march for the empowerment of women – beginning with the wayContinue reading “Gender Equality – What (Wo)Men Can Do”