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Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah

“Be self-assured, be brave, utilize chances, look for support from others (colleagues, friends, mentors) and – above all – think positive.

 

Business Unit: Shareholders Committee
Job title: Chairwomen

 

Question 1

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be well-educated, self-employed and financially independent.


Question 2

What has motivated you to take on a position of high responsibility within Henkel?

I like the company, the employees, the products, the strategy and the atmosphere of this publicly-traded AND family-owned company. Moreover, it’s our tradition and my wish to give back the good things I’ve received, and my position enables me to do so.


Question 3

What were the milestones in your career and are there people or circumstances that have favored your career?

Support from my parents, grandfather and other relatives was very important, as were the foundation of my own company together with partners and membership in different committees.


Question 4

What is your advice to women seeking to build careers?

My advice is to be self-assured, be brave, utilize chances, look for support from others (colleagues, friends, mentors) and – above all – think positive.

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