Distant places have always appealed to me. I always wanted to live abroad. I spent part of my studies in France. After holding a fixed position for five years, I lived in Ecuador for an internship. In 2015, my husband and I moved to Hong Kong for work. My experiences and adventures on different continents provide the breeding ground for lots of anecdotes.
I never wanted to have children. Why? I don’t know. I’ve always felt like that. Do we need to have children to feel happy and fulfilled? When I pose such questions within my social environment, I tend to be met with incomprehension. My attitude is often even seen as a temporary mood. At a certain moment in life, the question of children did actually gained power over me, totally unexpectedly and unsolicited. I became pregnant but suffered a miscarriage. I came to realise how many other women have had the same sad experience. The moment I opened the door and start talking about myself, I suddenly found myself having a whole range of deep conversations.
I don’t consider myself to be a feminist. Yet hearing the word “female quota” could almost turn me into one. In my opinion, the female quota is one of the biggest falsehoods in our apparently modern society in Germany. If the conditions for combining motherhood with a career were really good, if women really wanted to do so, would we then still need a quota? My life in Hong Kong, in a social system that functions very differently from that in Germany, is my inspiration to look at things in a new light.
Since completing my business administration degree, my main focus has been on strategy development, marketing, and public relations in an international context. I consider continuous issue management, combined with clear research inspired by journalism and technical implementation skills, as the main success factors for successful and credible corporate communication at all levels, both internally and externally. As manager, I’ve been directly involved in employee management and leadership.