#4: Dr. Sabine Herlitschka, CEO Infineon | leaders talk by the female factor
Quote: diversity is so important, but it’s never easy – you have to work for diversity – by taking the time to go through this process, this makes us much fitter as a team and is a competitive advantage./ Diversity is not a women’s topic. Diversity in all dimensions is an issue for us as a society.
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Dr. Sabine Herlitschka, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Infineon Technologies Austria AG, openly shares her superpower, what leadership means to her and the principles she follows when choosing her leadership team. She confessed how diversity is a hard concept to deal with, yet extremely important, as a leader, and the differences in implementation of D&I strategies around the world. Furthermore, Sabine explains the initiatives her company is taking to support parenthood in offering flexible working opportunities and shares the idea of the technology focused kindergarten for her employee’s children. She talks about the beauty of working in tech and the overall purpose of the sector, the journey of including women in the industry and the mistake that led to a redirection in her career. Finally, Sabine shares the future plans and commitments of Infineon and that at the top, is not necessarily lonely, but busy.
Mahdis Gharaei: Mahdis is the cofounder and co-ceo of the global career and HR platform the female factor. Prior to that she was the youngest and only female general manager of an airline in Austria & Germany. She’s a passionate diversity advocate, business woman and opportunity maker by heart. Her TEDxtalk around female leadership in business has been watched over 40.000 times.
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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