“Dare to talk about your successes. Build a good network in order to keep well informed. Be flexible.”
|Business Unit:||Corporate Functions|
|Job title:||Associate General Counsel|
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A teacher, later a multilingual interpreter, and then a judge.
What has motivated you to take on a position of high responsibility within Henkel?
Enjoying interesting/challenging tasks and being able to influence and shape decisions within a team.
What were the milestones in your career and are there people or circumstances that have favored your career?
My milestones have been my appointment to the position of legal counsel for a complete operational business unit (surface technologies at the time), assignment of a regional responsibility abroad as an expat, appointment to the position of head of Law Group Henkel Beauty Care. Superiors who saw my talents and supported me clearly favored my career.
What is your advice to women seeking to build careers?
Ask for new or additional assignments – don’t expect to be asked. Dare to talk about your successes. Build a good network in order to keep well informed. Be flexible.