Franziska Müller von der Ahé

Franziska Müller von der Ahé
  1. Tell us who you are!
    Tell us more about your career steps and other projects you were part of!

    Knowledge: Business Development, Communication, Digital Strategy, Cooperative Management, Compatibility of Work and Life, New Work Structures

    When I started working at Goethe Institut, the cultural departement oft he ministry of foreign affairs, in 2000, I wanted to become ambassador. But after working in Jakarta and taking part in the presidential elections as a election observer fort he UN, I decided, that there are too many stories to tell outside the offices of civil servants. Back in Germany I joined Yahoos international news desk. In 2008, I became managing editor at N24, where my team and I produced news and magazines for the ProsiebenSat.1 outlets.

    I co-founded GLUTAMAT in 2012 and am happy to being able to combine her many interests to make the company flexible, innovative and open minded. GLUTAMAT currently employs 50 journalists, communication strategists, video-experts and production specialists. We communicate for media outlets like Bauer, ProSieben, Condé Nast (…) and brands like Red Bull or Nike.

    I am a trustee at Awesome Foundation, an international network to enable smart people and help them grow their ideas into arty, social or political works. As a mentor at the Berlin – Sillicon Valley-Joint Venture of Axel Springer and Plug and Play I am supporting uprising start-ups and teams. GLUTAMAT is proudly supporting WiDi (Women in Digital).

    I was born in 1980 and I am holding master degree in communication science, sociology and organizational psychology from LMU in Munich and a bachelor in marketing (asian markets) from Universitas Udayana in Indonesia. I am living with my husband and two sons in Berlin.

  2. What does “Social Capital” mean to you?

    “Social Capital” in my opinion is THE key to modern leadership and work success – which is not simply measured by financial success (although good leadership leads to that). Especially in the service and creative sector. Our world is changing and so are the mindsets of the people (although, as I am coming back from my election-USA-trip, I am sure, that it needs more emphasis on that). It’s about giving and receiving.

  3. What makes you successful in life/current job?

    I would call myself a pretty much fearless person. I don`t allow borders to limit my thinking. I respect the needs of other people. I accept other people to be different. I am really good in communicating 🙂

  4. What is/has been your biggest achievement professionally and personally?

    Finding a way to combine having kids and a career – which is basically private work (and envolves at least two). Not just talking about a need for change, but just doing something different.

  5. What skills, experiences or incidences helped you to get you to where you are today? What hindered?

    Plus: communication, not being afraid to fail
    Minus: not being stagestruck enough, maybe being to modest compared to the men-dominated scene

  6. What are your aspirations as a 1World Mentor for the 1World Social Capital Program?

    to learn from different personalities and circumstances

  7. What can you offer your 1World Mentee?

    I would be happy to empower women to dare more, to give them tipps to structure their career, to provide them with network,

  8. What does your ideal 1World Mentee look like?

    There is no ideal person 😉

  9. What are your aspirations for your 1World Mentee?

    Grow strong, be happy, have fun

  10. Do you believe there is a glass ceiling for young female professionals? If yes, how can we break it?

    Yes there is. One is private. Because at school and university you see all these superclever girls and young women and around 30 they disappear. Because many don’t discuss with their partners, which kind of family they wanna have. Which is by the way also not cool for the partners (be they male or female), because now the whole pressure of working and money is on one person. This is one thing we need to change by giving positive examples how a new family could look like. And how it works. The structural glass ceiling can be broken by women being more present, network more, enhance each other, talk about their success ….and in the end: being willing to overcome oppression (it was shocking to see how many women voted for Trump).