leaders talk by the female factor – Episode 8 – Christina Wilfinger, Managing Director of SAP in Austria

leaders talk by the female factor – Episode 8 – Christina Wilfinger, Managing Director of SAP in Austria

Quote: „You are not a leader until you create another leader.“
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For the eighth episode of the leaders talk podcast, host Mahdis Gharaei is joined by Christina Wilfinger, the Managing Director of SAP Austria. Christina talks about how playing music as a child helped her discover not only her creative side, but also assists her in the tech industry now. She also shares her vision of leadership and points out how it’s different from management by metaphorically comparing these themes to playing football. Mahdis and Christina touch on the topic of parenting and work-life balance, and how one can draw energy for new projects. Christina goes on to tell us what an „office day“ is like at SAP Austria and how it contributes to team cohesion and interest groups within the company. She sheds light on how more female talents need to gain confidence for taking on a leadership position, and shares how she helps to reduce the leadership gap with her personal example.
Christine Wilfinger: Christina Wilfinger is the Managing Director of SAP in Austria – the first female managing director in Austria. She also teaches at the Danube University in Krems. And she lives with her husband and daughter in Vienna.
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.
About Senate of Economy: As an independent business network, the SENATE OF ECONOMY is a driving force in shaping a sustainable society and a global eco-social market economy. We offer concrete and practice-oriented know-how for entrepreneurs and political decision-makers.
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