In June, we hosted a career conference in Berlin covering various topics on growing one’s career. One of our panels was on ‘Women in Leadership: Climbing the ladder,’ with Angeley Mullins (Chief Commercial Officer at Resourcify), Stefanie King (Chief Strategy & Growth Officer at OptioPay Group), and Chiedza Muguti (Chief Product Officer at Alteos). We heard directly from women who have made it to the top. They shared with us their own definition of good leadership, take on the transition from individual contributor to leader, the best thing one can do to thrive in a leadership role and so much more. From our conversation with Angeley and Stefanie after the panel, we put together some key-takeaways from the panel to make their insights accessible to those who were not able to join us.
I was and am still on a journey to find 'my voice'. I had already come to terms with the fact that it would be a lifelong adventure. And I must admit I have made some visible advancements, so I am here to share my story in the form of tips for people who have recently taken on managerial positions as well as for those who are leading the newly promoted managers.
A common misconception about mentoring is that it can only benefit junior employees who are just starting their career. However, the truth is that any level of seniority can benefit from it, and this includes leaders. What is a leadership mentoring program? Why is mentoring important for leaders? How to develop leadership skills in employees through mentoring and run a successful program? In this blog post, we dive into what you need to know about leadership mentoring.
The tech industry is a dynamic, ever-changing environment. As someone who grew from Junior Java Developer to a Director at a major company, Milos Broulik from Barclays has seen first-hand how this industry has evolved in the last decade. We talked to him about his own career evolution, how the situation for women has changed in this male-dominated trade, how to find a woman-friendly tech employer, and more.
Iva Welker is Managing Director at the Czech branch of the global brand and customer experience agency VMLY&R. As an advertising professional with more than 20 years of experience, and on top of that a successful woman in leadership, she has much to share to inspire others in their careers. We talked to Iva about her career milestones, challenges, work-life balance, and much more!
Angeley Mullins is an inspirational leader with 18+ years of international experience in start-ups, corporations, and NGOs. Her professional passions include growing companies and markets, and she’s now based in Berlin as CMO and CGO at Latana. We sat down with Angeley to discuss her defining career moments, being a successful woman in leadership, building diverse teams, and much more!
Although many male executives have been arguing for more than four decades that there is a need for “feminization of management”, only 11% of women on average are in management in companies across the EU. Breaking the glass ceiling seems to be impossible for many women, however, those who manage to do so face the next stage of discrimination. This concept is known as the glass cliff.
Petra Padolsky, Head of Retail Support, Corporate Financing and Sales Steering at Volkswagen Financial Services, is a great example of a woman who has managed to establish herself in a male dominated industry, and we naturally wanted to learn more about her journey. Find out what helped her rise through the ranks, who inspires her and which major trends she sees taking hold of her industry for the future.
Being a mindful leader helps to create an environment for the team so they can openly speak up and will receive a transparent understandable answer. More than ever, due to the global pandemic COVID-19, people seek acceptance, compassion, motivation, and well-being. Here are 5 simple steps to be a mindful leader.