leaders talk by the female factor – Episode 11 – Sandra Gott-Karlbauer, Managing Director at ÖBB Train Tech

leaders talk by the female factor – Episode 11 – Sandra Gott-Karlbauer, Managing Director at ÖBB Train Tech

Quote: „The team has to feel that you trust them. You grow when you delegate“

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In this episode, Sandra Gott-Karlbauer, the Managing Director at ÖBB Train Tech, talks about the importance of empathy and managing complexity when it comes to leadership. She shares her biggest challenges in leadership positions and how she overcomes them, while also shedding light on ÖBB’s initiatives to reduce the gender leadership gap and the progress she sees..

Sandra sheds some light on her leadership style and emphasises the importance of delegation for both the leader and the team. She shares tips on how to retain employees and maintain a solid commitment to DEI in the workplace. Sandra touches on a wide range of topics from cross-mentoring, parenting, how to keep up-to-date with tech and ends with the promising commitment of increasing women’s presence in ÖBB over the next years.

Sandra Gott-Karlbauer: Sandra Gott-Karlbauer is the Managing Director at ÖBB Train Tech and one of the most important women in the Austrian mobility sector. Now she is responsible for more than 4,000 technicians and prior to this position she was the CEO of Business Unit Urban Transport at Siemens.

Mahdis Gharaei: Mahdis is the co-founder & co-ceo of the female factor. She’s a passionate diversity advocate, business woman and opportunity maker by heart with a particular focus on creating cross-border relationships thanks to her Persian roots. Before starting the female factor she served as one of the youngest general managers of an international airline and had leadership roles at non-profit organisations such as the World Affairs Council, AustrianStartups and Female Founders.

About the female factor: The female factor is a global community for the next generation of female leaders, enabling them to get their seat at the table. The brand recently launched Europe’s first job platform connecting female job seekers with inclusive companies.

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