“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

Generation Y – Where are you?

Seeing as that I am part of the generation, affectionately (glass half-full) named Gen Y, this article really interested me. The article reports, that the Gen Y is on one hand “are the technical revolutionizers, constantly searching for challenges but even so looking for a balance between working and family life”. On the other hand … Continue reading

Career killer children

To pick up the question again, why there are only few women in leading positions and what keeps them from acquiring them, I found an interesting study by the Bertelsmann Stiftung about women’s career obstacles. It states that every second women names the double burden of family and profession as the main reason for changing … Continue reading