“Fight for yourself, don’t even try to be perfect, stick to yourself as a women in thinking, feeling and managing.”
|Business Unit:||Henkel Beauty Care|
|Job title:||Managing Director|
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
My parents ran a small business. They were role models for me in taking care and leading people as well as reacting to consumers’ needs. I always admired a businesswoman in the commercial for taft, flying around the world in an airplane. Leading and heading a business was always my dream: motivating and inspiring people to dream more and be successful relying very much on their own power and personality.
What has motivated you to take on a position of high responsibility within Henkel?
Henkel gives me the freedom to challenge the status quo and find new ways. It inspires me a lot to be a game-changer – and do more than just to implement things that someone is expecting me to do.
What were the milestones in your career and are there people or circumstances that have favored your career?
People who encourage me a lot: my parents, my husband. Milestones: being Head of Key Account Management and directing men double my age.
What is your advice to women seeking to build careers?
Fight for yourself, don’t even try to be perfect, stick to yourself as a women in thinking, feeling and managing.