Heike Stengel's blog

bdvblounge.digital - Karriere trotz Handicap?

Zum deutschen Diversity-Tag am 28. Mai lädt der Fachausschuss Diversity des Bundesverbands deutscher Volks- und Betriebswirte (bdvb) zur bdvblounge.digital zum Thema "Karriere trotz Handicap?!" ein.

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Wirtschaftsnobelpreis an Claudia Goldin - ein Meilenstein

Die Verleihung des Alfred-Nobel-Gedächtnispreises 2023 der schwedischen Reichsbank an die Harvard-Professorin Claudia Goldin für ihre Forschung zu geschlechtsspezifischen Unterschieden auf dem Arbeitsmarkt ist ein Meilenstein. Claudia Goldin ist die erste Frau überhaupt, die diesen Preis allein erhält.

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Brain, Mind & Culture - JII's Masterclass

The Japan Intercultural Institute (JII) is starting a new course of their Brain, Mind & Culture Masterclass. It begins on October 20 and runs through mid-December in a blended learning format, combining webinars, podcasts and online learning modules.

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Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

While the fasting month of Ramadan in most countries around the world ended on April 20, Muslims in Southeast Asia had to wait one more day as the sighting of the crescent moon could not be confirmed on Thursday by religious authorities. Therefore, Eid al-Fitr 2023, locally known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri/Idul Fitri, Hari Raya Puasa or Lebaran (in Indonesia) falls on April 22.

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SIETAR Southeast Asia event with Aarti Kelshikar - How Women Work

How Women Work. Fitting In and Standing Out in Asia is the latest book by Aarti Kelshikar. This is an exciting look at the perception of female leaders across Asia and how they navigate the multiple challenges of today's workplaces.
I am thrilled that I will be able to attend the event "How Women Work in Asia" on March 30 in Singapore and connect with Aarti and my fellow members of SIETAR Southeast Asia during my upcoming trip to the region.

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Supporting international assignees and their partners

The results of Permits Foundation's latest International Dual Careers Survey Report 2022 are not suprising. Partners of international employees play a huge role in assignment decisions and their career considerations matter. 90% of partners worked prior to the move, less than half did so post-move. More than a quarter of respondents considered leaving the host country because of the lack of employment opportunity.

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Deep Culture Podcast

If you want to get a glimpse into the fascinating and complex world of culture, there is no better podcast than "The Deep Culture Podcast". Created by Joseph Shaules and Yvonne van der Pol from the Japan Intercultural Institute (JII), the episodes are inspiring, profoundly insightful and backed up by research as well as decades of intercultural learning and personal experience.

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African History through the Lens of Economics

In July 2022, the UN published its World Population Prospects 2022 report and predicts that Sub-Saharan Africa will almost double in population by 2050 and Nigeria will become the world's fourth largest country matching the US in population size. However, both in business and academia, the continent has been largely neglected. Companies still use the EMEA label, covering Africa from Europe. Many academic studies show a continent largely shaded in grey, indicating "no data available". Well, it's about time that we shift our attention to this fascinating continent.

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Masterclass in Brain, Mind & Culture

I just completed the Brain, Mind & Culture Masterclass by the Japan Intercultural Institute (JII). It was an exciting eight-week journey in a blended learning format with interactive webinars, podcasts, readings and fascinating exchanges with other participants in our online learning community led by Joseph Shaules and Yvonne van der Pol.

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Focus on Africa

SIETAR Europa has just launched a new special interest group (SIG) on Africa. Initiated by Joe Kearns, who has worked with Cynthia Tilden-Machleidt and me to lead SIETAR’s SIG on Migration, this is a timely effort to put the spotlight on this fascinating continent.

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