Tell us who you are!
I’m Liv. I’m working as a project manager for a reinsurance company – although I never thought that insurance could be interesting. But – surprise and unbelieve – I love my job!
When I’m not working I enjoy dancing or going hiking in the mountains.
Tell us more about your career steps and other projects you were part of!
I have been a project manager all my life – starting in the communications department of Munich Re, then joining different business units and now working for the strategy development department – one of the most forward-thinking and topic-driving departments.
What does “Social Capital” mean to you?
Be inspired as well as inspire and make use of a global network.
What makes you successful in life/current job?
My success is a very strategic and structured way of thinking in combination with a lot of efficiency and at the same time empathy.
What is/has been your biggest achievement professionally and personally?
Professionally: being part of the leadership program of Munich Re
Personally: despite many, many working hours to continue with my hobbies and keep a lively connection to my family and friends
What skills, experiences or incidences helped you to get you to where you are today? What hindered?
Helpful: only do, what you are passionate about
Not helpful: not doing things because of the fear to lose face as well as not listening to your gut feeling
What are your aspirations as a 1World Mentor for the 1World Social Capital Program?
To listen carefully, support in strengthening the strength of the mentee and provide my network
What can you offer your 1World Mentee?
Time and attention, inspiration and guidance, if necessary wigging and as often as possible new thoughts and ideas
What does your ideal 1World Mentee look like?
I Iike differences, surprises, new experiences – what do you bring to the table?
What are your aspirations for your 1World Mentee?
A well-thought set of questions he/she wants to solve with the support of this program
Do you believe there is a glass ceiling for young female professionals? If yes, how can we break it?
Yes, there is a glass ceiling. And there is a lot of literature about the why and how to overcome it. So the best way to break the glass ceiling is to keep in mind what you have read and during the next meeting you sit down at the front end of the meeting table, you rise your voice and you say clearly, loudly and self-confidently what you want…