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Join Ulrike in an inspiring conversation with Eva-Marie Lander, CFO of Daimler Truck Financial Services, as they explore how to successfully combine a Leadership role and family life. In this episode, they challenge the notion that being a mother and a C-Suite executive are mutually exclusive roles. Eva-Marie advocates for a more holistic perspective, where one's life is viewed as a seamless whole, with 24 hours to navigate various responsibilities, whether it's being a parent, a CFO, a leader, a friend, or more. She emphasizes the importance of authenticity and reflection, urging listeners to consider who they truly want to be in every aspect of their lives, rather than compartmentalizing their identities.
Setting clear priorities and making plans are crucial, but Eva-Marie also encourages listeners to be flexible and attuned to their own needs and those of their families. She shares her empowering insight that family life has the potential to strengthen certain characteristics while challenging others. For instance, patience might not have been her forte, but becoming a mother demanded it and ultimately enhanced her leadership skills.
Ulrike and Eva-Marie shed light on the gender biases that persist in the workforce, where working mothers are often labeled as such while working fathers are simply seen as caring parents. They discuss the common trap that women fall into—feeling guilty or inadequate at both work and home. To overcome this, they suggest a simple shift in perspective: imagine how they would view themselves if they were fathers and apply the same compassionate lens.
Moreover, Eva-Marie recommends to listeners not feel confined by existing structures or beliefs that certain possibilities are off-limits due to employers' restrictions. Instead, she encourages them to explore various options and embrace their trailblazing potential.
This episode serves as an uplifting and informative guide for those seeking to strike a harmonious balance between ambition and motherhood, offering practical tips and a fresh outlook on embracing both roles with grace and authenticity. So tune in and discover how you too can thrive in both spheres of life!
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About Eva-Marie Lander
Eva-Marie Lander is a Member of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer of Daimler Truck Financial Services GmbH.
Her area of responsibility includes financial planning, internal and external reporting, controlling, credit risk management and data analytics. She has extensive international management experience and has already worked for the Daimler Group in several different countries. Her team comprises around 300 employees in 16 countries. Eva-Marie is married and has two children.
About Ulrike Seminati
As a certified leadership coach, author, speaker, and trainer, I've been in your shoes and I know how to help you succeed. Drawing on my extensive practical knowledge of corporate communications and my experience as a former C-level executive, I specialize in authentic leadership and impactful communication. By blending the latest self-development methodologies with my expertise, I can help elevate your leadership skills and take your career to new heights. More than a CCA-certified coach, I am a true expert on leading across hierarchy levels and different cultures providing pragmatic tools and inspiring speeches to my clients.
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