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Intercultural Competence and Women's Advancement

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Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

251 Faraday Street

Carlton, VIC 3053

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The event - as part of the German Week in Melbourne - will address the contributions of German-Australian business women to local, national and global companies in Australia.

It’s main focus will be on female intercultural competence and its numerous positive effects on companies that recognise the benefits of a cultural and gender diverse teams as well as challenges that German speaking expats may face in an Australian work environment.

The admission fee of $10 includes warm and cold beverages as well as breakfast snacks.

Program and speakers:

German born Ulrike Ernst will address the topic in her keynote speech. Ulrike is an inspirational MBA qualified Senior Leader with broad industry experience across cultures. She has been holding Senior Leadership roles across Business Development, Marketing and Service in the construction and consumer durables industry for companies such as Bosch, Metabo & Hilti.

Katrin Reichert, founder of the “German Australian Business Women Association”, will moderate the event’s panel discussion tying in with the event’s keynote.

The panel consists of GABWA members Astrid Hoffmann, Claudia Loeber-Raab and Sabrina Scherm.

Astrid Hofmann is a highly experienced HR professional specialising in facilitating cross-cultural team strategies to effectively achieve their business objectives. She has extensive experience with c-suite executives and teams developing global leadership skills to work effectively across cultures. A clear understanding of diverse thinking for her is the defining asset of successful organisations, both public and private.

Claudia Loeber-Raab has extensive international experience working in the media industry as a successful journalist. She holds an M.A. in Journalism and Communication Studies, has taught Journalism at university level and worked as general news reporter, skilled feature and opinion piece writer as well as senior editor for major newspapers, international magazines and Associated Press in London before moving to Australia. As the Editor-in-Chief of the popular online lifestyle and news magazine “Deutsche in Melbourne” she is building bridges between Germans and Australians and frequently writes about joys and “not so much joys” of being an expat. Claudia is also a Social Media Expert and Trainer, with a focus on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is becoming more and more influential for businesses, employment seekers and employers. She is currently promoting the importance of LinkedIn in the German speaking community who has not yet embraced it as a useful career tool.

Sabrina Scherm came to Australia in 2015 and joined the HR Consultancy "The Polyglot Group" as a Recruitment Specialist. She is a specialist in building client relationships, ensuring a satisfying hiring process and leading the Melbourne internship program. With a Master’s Degree in Business and Organisational Psychology (with focus on HR Management), Sabrina has extensive experience in Recruitment, HR, Global Mobility and General Management. Throughout her career, she has worked in the Digital, Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing space, as well as in the Public Sector. Her roles have included assistance for global brands to improve internal processes, to lead restructuring projects and to develop cross-cultural relationships.

For GABWA members, who would like to stay for the following LinkedIn-Workshop about how to use the professional social media platform effectively including updating your profile and how and what content to post on LinkedIn to become seen by recruiters and clients, Claudia Loeber-Raab who facilitates the workshop, offers a discount of 10 % of the original fee.

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www.deutscheinmelbourne.net

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