What does success mean to me? – How Mexico has opened my eyes and my heart

This morning I took part in a conference about product placement and entrepreneurship. I used to work in PR/Communications for several start-ups and I am familiarised with the concepts, strategies, and challenges founders are faced with especially at the beginning of their projects. What is success?, a question so often asked in that context. IContinue reading “What does success mean to me? – How Mexico has opened my eyes and my heart”

Der Traum vom Auswandern – und wie es wirklich ist

Es klingt wie aus einem Film. Sachen verkaufen, Koffer packen, in die Freiheit ziehen. Wer möchte das nicht? Den Alltagsstress hinter sich lassen, endlich so leben, wie man es sich immer erträumt hatte. Nun, ganz so ist es leider doch nicht… Auch anderswo gibt es einen Alltag. Reisen ist nicht auswandern – und selbst digitaleContinue reading “Der Traum vom Auswandern – und wie es wirklich ist”

I am sick of donation campaigns for the “global south” – here’s why & what you can do instead.

I am sick of hearing of campaigns collecting donations for the “global south being hit hard by the pandemic”. Sorry, I really am. I am in North America. I live in Mexico. Nobody ever realised this was North America, right? But no, if I could tell my history teacher one thing it would be toContinue reading “I am sick of donation campaigns for the “global south” – here’s why & what you can do instead.”

COVID-19 – el distanciamiento social es un privilegio. Comentario desde una perspectiva intercultural.

Un amigo me llamó desde Alemania. “Aquí hay líneas pegadas al piso en el supermercado para mantener la distancia de dos metros entre las personas. La gente se volvió loca, casi no hay papel higiénico, ni harina para pan. Pero hay chocolate”. A un océano de distancia, me encuentro en la misma situación de tenerContinue reading “COVID-19 – el distanciamiento social es un privilegio. Comentario desde una perspectiva intercultural.”

COVID-19 in Mexiko – Social Distancing ist ein Privileg

“Möchtet ihr eine Gesellschaft, in der die Schulen geschlossen, aber die Bars (Cantinas) geöffnet sind?” – las ich letztens auf Social Media, überschwemmt von News über COVID-19 in Mexiko. Während in Deutschland alles geschlossen wurde, hat sich #SocialDistancing in Mexiko zu einem Klassenkampf entwickelt. Salopp gesagt: die Reichen bleiben zu Hause, die Armen müssen raus. Continue reading “COVID-19 in Mexiko – Social Distancing ist ein Privileg”

Interview – “Companies that embrace diversity are more innovative, dynamic and attractive for the employees.” Veronika Pountcheva, METRO AG

Why is Diversity such an important topic?   At METRO, we believe that a diverse workforce reflecting our customers’ perspective, diversity of opinions, walks of life and experiences is essential to stand our ground against the competition and deliver top performance. Our industry is incredibly fast, competitive and facing disruptive developments. To be prepared forContinue reading “Interview – “Companies that embrace diversity are more innovative, dynamic and attractive for the employees.” Veronika Pountcheva, METRO AG”

Mendoza – A City in the Desert

How a city at the foot of the Andes can serve as an example for combating climate change by enhancing environmental consciousness in green cities   The City of Mendoza is situated right at the foot of the Andes, about 700 miles west from the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires. It has gained international recognition forContinue reading “Mendoza – A City in the Desert”

Bottom-Up oder Top-Down? Wo beginnt Women Empowerment? Interview mit Dr. Eva Voß, EY Manager Diversity and Inclusiveness

Dr. Eva Voß, Manager Diversity and Inclusiveness bei EY (Ernst & Young) spricht über die Vision, „a better working world“ Realität werden zu lassen und gibt Antworten darauf, wie nicht nur kleinere Unternehmen, sondern jeder Einzelne einen Beitrag für Chancengleichheit leisten kann. Was ist die Vision von EY in Bezug auf Women Empowerment? EY will überContinue reading “Bottom-Up oder Top-Down? Wo beginnt Women Empowerment? Interview mit Dr. Eva Voß, EY Manager Diversity and Inclusiveness”

Munich and the great gap between city-life and countryside – can we close it?

I grew up in a city. In the words of Culcha Candela, I am Munich-City-Girl.  Compared to mega cities, it might not be the biggest of the biggest, yet with roughly 1.5 million people, Munich is the third biggest in Germany. In fact, one of the things I so love about Munich is that, whilstContinue reading “Munich and the great gap between city-life and countryside – can we close it?”