Creating Diversity Awareness in the legal industry

In a live talkshow with all German Dentons offices involved and impressive management presence I experienced the impact of a truly diverse speaker panel: Carmen Schön, Johanna Mühlbeyer, Albert Kehrer and myself contributed very different views on the same matter: diversity and how it works. Thank you again for the invitation and the perfect organization, Robert Michels and everyone involved!

My first speaker engagement in Brazil – amazing, this ‘new normal’ which enables working around the globe

Thank you so much, Juliana Martins Skolimovski Gaia da Silveira, Gabriela Locks and everyone at Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados for having me as your guest speaker for your VPBG+ (GLOW) launch in Brazil.  I was impressed by the turnout and the attention of the audience, despite language barriers, which you fantastically bridged (I pre-recorded my session in EnglishContinue reading “My first speaker engagement in Brazil – amazing, this ‘new normal’ which enables working around the globe”

Great turnout at my session on ‘Trans in the workplace’ at Magentapride

Thank you Svenja Vry, Sebastian Mittmann (he/him)and Verena Muckhoff for inviting me to and organizing the fantastic session on Trans in the Workplace yesterday. I really enjoyed being with you and the #magentapride network, the wonderful audience and the lively discussion! 

Trans im Arbeitsalltag – Vortrag bei MagentaPride, dem LGBT-Netzwerk der Deutschen Telekom

Wer sich über Transidentität am Arbeitsplatz informieren möchte – oder wer mich einfach mal (online) in Action erleben möchte – kann sich kostenfrei anmelden zum Workshop „Trans im Arbeitsalltag“ von #MagentaPride, dem LGBT+ Netzwerk der Deutsche Telekom am 26.1.2021.  Es geht um ein „Trans 101“ (Was ist eigentlich „trans“ und was nicht?) und um die besonderen Herausforderungen sowieContinue reading “Trans im Arbeitsalltag – Vortrag bei MagentaPride, dem LGBT-Netzwerk der Deutschen Telekom”

My first award trophy

Wow, I did not see this coming. This wonderful acknowledgment for my #diversity work arrived via post today, wrapped christmassy but humbly – what a lovely surprise! Thank you so much, dear Claudia Otto and dear Recht innovativ. Mit Recht. for this award. I will hold this in all honours and it will remind me every day that I am doingContinue reading “My first award trophy”

Why strategy says ‘We need to talk’

About strategy and tactics, business development and diversity Aren’t we all great at strategy? The holy grail of management, haven’t we all laid our managers’ hands on it. When it comes to decision-making, it becomes obvious that many of us have not listened to strategy and rather looked after tactics, hoping for a quick win.Continue reading “Why strategy says ‘We need to talk’”

Wait, there are more than two genders?

Today is Intersex Awareness Day. Every human being is born with an individual gender development. For a certain group of people, however, this results in a special position. It is estimated that up to 120,000 people in Germany live with a variant of gender development. These people are born with physical characteristics between the commonContinue reading “Wait, there are more than two genders?”

Das mit den Fähnchen…

…oder warum es für “echte Diversity” nicht reicht, als Unternehmen nur am Christopher Street Day die Regenbogenfahne zu schwenken. In meinem Gespräch mit Florian Gontek für DER SPIEGEL ging es darum, wie es um LGBT+ Diversity in der juristischen Welt bestellt ist und warum es immer noch mehr Engagement auf dem Weg zu wahrer Diversity &Continue reading “Das mit den Fähnchen…”

Porträt: Gegen den Strom

Ich freue mich, dass ich in der jüngsten Ausgabe des vom Deutschen Anwaltverein herausgegebenen Anwaltsblattes porträtiert worden bin. Vielen Dank an Andin Tegen für das Interview und den Artikel, an Nicolas Lührig für die redaktionelle Leitung und an Martin Schafhausen für die erste Idee. Es war mir ein Vergnügen, über meine Arbeit als Business DevelopmentContinue reading “Porträt: Gegen den Strom”

The gender pay gap

Today I have had the honour to discuss the gender pay gap as a panelist for my friend Oana Cipca‘s Women in Exhibitions Network. Together with fantastic speakers from various parts of the world we spoke about: Where we are now: has pay disparity between men and women increased or decreased over the last decade?Continue reading “The gender pay gap”