Gendered Innovation and Multinational Corporations

Julia Duwe, partner at Roland Berger, and Simone Menne, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, join Ruth Morgan in sharing their insights on the impact of the pandemic on gender equality and what they consider to be the key to innovation in research and business.

The pressure to conform to accepted leadership styles to be successful and the additional burden on women and minority groups in corporate settings in having their voices heard is certainly a point of discussion. For Simone Menne, overcoming minority status is crucial and linked to bypassing a 30 percent threshold. Yet the balance between finding a leadership style you’re comfortable with, and one that will lead to success, is difficult. However,  Julia Duwe finds that the rapidly changing nature of her own professional life is indicative of the opportunities for female leadership styles to “design and shape this reality in companies”.


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