Head of Digital Services Germany, Germany
This International Women’s Day and every day, we are proud to recognize our inspiring women leaders and allies at JLL.
Who is a female inspiration/role model to you and why?
To me every woman is a role model to another woman in her life, however we rarely focus on the everyday woman as someone to look to and up to, whilst all these women are making life happen — for themselves and their career, for their families and everyone around. Attitude is everything when seeking inspiration.
Why does inclusion matter to you?
Inclusion isn't a political issue or even about political correctness. It’s about doing what’s best for JLL, our employees, investors and clients. Inclusion goes hand in hand with diversity. It means giving more people seats at the table, listening and creating a thriving environment. Because truth is, we are all connected. The more opinions, the more variety, the more awareness the more powerful the output and its success.
How are you inspiring women to achieve their ambitions at JLL?
I try to inspire in women that there’s no need of grants in order to empower themselves, but a need to change their mind-set and in that way change themselves. When people tap into their own inner strength and believe in themselves, they always become successful. I also try to make women understand their value proposition and help them build a supportive network of allies and champions. From my perspective we have to let go of the belief that work alone will get us ahead and flaunt our successes more.