Women on the Board - an interview with Mariel von Schumann on being a board member while juggling a full-time job and parenthood
Mariel von Schumann was a full-time executive at Siemens and a working mother when she decided to take on an additional role as a board member. It’s something that she would actually recommend to all of us: “At some point in your career you have enough experience to be able to add value to other companies,” she says in today’s podcast, adding that that experience becomes an important value-add for yourself and even the company you already work for, too, “because in any negotiation, it always helps to understand where your counterpart is coming from.”
With a career spanning 20 years and the courage to make decisions that are sometimes went against the grain, she has plenty of other advice for us too - from how to get those board positions, to how and when to take our parental leave, to managing our finances (to pick up from where last week’s podcast left off!)
Listen to our podcast with Mariel von Schumann 👇 and get inspired!
Music: sponsored by @Michaelkadelbach
Photograph: Andrea Fernandez
Graphic & Production: MyCollective