What does success mean to me? – How Mexico has opened my eyes and my heart

This morning I took part in a conference about product placement and entrepreneurship. I used to work in PR/Communications for several start-ups and I am familiarised with the concepts, strategies, and challenges founders are faced with especially at the beginning of their projects. What is success?, a question so often asked in that context. I …

I am sick of donation campaigns for the “global south” – here’s why & what you can do instead.

I am sick of hearing of campaigns collecting donations for the "global south being hit hard by the pandemic". Sorry, I really am. I am in North America. I live in Mexico. Nobody ever realised this was North America, right? But no, if I could tell my history teacher one thing it would be to …

COVID-19 – el distanciamiento social es un privilegio. Comentario desde una perspectiva intercultural.

Un amigo me llamó desde Alemania. "Aquí hay líneas pegadas al piso en el supermercado para mantener la distancia de dos metros entre las personas. La gente se volvió loca, casi no hay papel higiénico, ni harina para pan. Pero hay chocolate". A un océano de distancia, me encuentro en la misma situación de tener …

COVID-19 in Mexiko – Social Distancing ist ein Privileg

"Möchtet ihr eine Gesellschaft, in der die Schulen geschlossen, aber die Bars (Cantinas) geöffnet sind?" - las ich letztens auf Social Media, überschwemmt von News über COVID-19 in Mexiko. Während in Deutschland alles geschlossen wurde, hat sich #SocialDistancing in Mexiko zu einem Klassenkampf entwickelt. Salopp gesagt: die Reichen bleiben zu Hause, die Armen müssen raus.  …

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 …

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 …