“Women in leadership positions are more likely to suffer from exhaustion, physical impairment and high stress-levels.” These are the findings of the Shape Study, initiated by Walter Kromm which measures the correlation between leadership / outstanding performance and health or social quality of life. There is, evidently, a close connection between the high pressure … Continue reading

Entrepreneurship – Women take over

SME’s are the backbone of German economy. 99.7% of all companies in Germany are SME’s and an astonishing 95% of all companies are family-run which account to almost half the GDP. Surprisingly, in this area women are not that far behind as almost one third of SME’s are led by women. And this number is … Continue reading

Women and networking

This blog looked at different aspects of diversity management already, especially the advancement of women. Today I want to add another dimension: business networks. According to a song called “Männer” by Herbert Grönemeyer, men are lonely fighters. This is not quite true, because without insider relationships and networks men would have had a much harder … Continue reading