Vaßholz, Mareen

A moment with...
Dr Mareen Vaßholz

“I hold a doctorate in Industrial Engineering. In my role as Vice President Corporate Strategy & Digital Transformation at WAGO GmbH & Co KG, I elaborate the framework conditions for new digital business models together with my team. I’m also a trained supervisor and coach.”

(1) What I love about my current job is...
...that I get to work on innovative issues and create the framework for personal growth for others.

(2) I’ve long been passionate about...
...shaping change, driving innovation and bringing people together.

(3) One of the highlights of my career so far has been...
...when my first employee became a manager himself.

(4) When I look back on my career to date, I’d say that what has particularly shaped me has been... time in my department at university and Professor Jürgen Gausemeier.

(5) I try to inspire young women for my discipline and passion(s) by...
...telling them about my career and sharing my enthusiasm for it.

(6) I’d advise any young women wishing to pursue a career similar to mine to... brave, trust in your strengths and, above all: Have fun doing what you do!

(7) I believe that female role models are important in university and professional life today because...
...we need more diversity if we are to successfully manage the necessary changes for the future. Female role models encourage young talent to play an active role in shaping the future.

(8) I associate my time at Paderborn University with...
...learning, friendships and personal growth.

(9) For the next 50 years, I wish Paderborn University... employ many courageous and innovative women and men in leadership positions who inspire and nurture future talent.

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