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Career Myths: Does Doing All the “Right” Things Really Get Women Ahead?

Does the ‚right‘ approach in their job really help women to get ahead? This question was the focus of a fifth networking evening of the HBA Europe chapter Berlin and Brandenburg division. The guest speaker, Dr. Isabelle Kürschner of the Catalyst research organization, dispelled the typical career myths and recommends women to make themselves as visible as possible in their companies. Andreas Fibig, head of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, opened the event and emphasized how important women were as employees of the company: „Companies are competing over talent on a global scale and if we want to be able to hire the best people we have to offer an attractive work place. If we neglect the female potential, we are losing out on half of our talent pool as an organization.“ A short introduction of the HBA by Ilona Muráti-Laebe, D&I advisor at Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and local coordinator Berlin, was given in the following. Ilona also welcomed the evening’s speaker, Dr. Isabelle Kürschner of Catalyst, the largest organization in the world for research into women’s careers. She presented the latest Catalyst study: ‚The myth of the ideal worker.’… read more