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#17 How women improve a company culture – Carolin Gabor


Dr. Carolin Gabor is managing director at FinLeap. She steers the strategic development and further growth of existing FinLeap Ventures.

Prior to FinLeap, Carolin was CEO of TopTarif.de and autohaus24.de which were successfully exited. Carolin has ten years’ experience as a strategic consultant at BCG, especially in Financial Services, and is engaged in advocating female leadership in finance with the Fintech Ladies Europe initiative, strongly supported by FinLeap.

Interesting Quotes:

To be successful:
Stick on the Result/Impact some one made not the hours they spend
Good entrepreneurs/teams need the willingness to win – fail fast (and stand fast up again)
Women and Business:
with women in the team, you have a higher level of empathy, respect and appreciation for every person of the team
To attract more women, install a women as a role model

women should take a challenge that seems a little bit to big. And by this they can make a career

five characteristics for successful entrepreneurs:
– entrepreneur attitude – have the courage to take decisions under are a limited amount of information.

– Result Orientation – get shit done

– Colaboration – Teamplayer (hire people which are better than you)

– Leadership- especially with 10+ people

– customer and market orientation

follow three principles to start your career:
A do something you can be really truly best in
B You’re passionate for. This would be
C you can make money with

Tipps for your Private Life:
Family is first be home at six – do work again after they sleep

Work a bit before you get children so you can afford help from a nanny and a cleaner

Your kids should become habitants of the world



Book Recommendations:


Purity – Jonathan Franzen
The Eighth Life – Nino Haratischwili
The Betrothed (Everymans Library) – Alessandro Manzoni