Ways Women Lead - 6 Group

by Anna Gromadzka

Putting it simply this is: Women who inspire Women. Having seen the remarkable results of the Diversity & Inclusion initiatives among the organisations they work with, Executive Search consultancy 6 Group decided to build on this success and share inspiring stories to facilitate sharing of best practices and, most importantly, to show how many inspiring female role models are out there.  In this monthly Podcast hosted by Anna ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • Episode 4 - Shaping the Future: Women in Power and Diversity in Corporate Spaces

    Episode 4 - Shaping the Future: Women in Power and Diversity in Corporate Spaces

    Micha Goebig is the founder and CEO of GO BIG Coaching &Communications, executive coach and strategist. Micha is a multi-certified coach, bilingual keynote speaker and published author. She serves on the Forbes Coaches Council, the Advisory Board of Wonder Women Tech, and the speaker team of TEDxSeattle. She also collaborates frequently with Women Automotive Network where she interviews female leaders and emcees online and in-person events. Drawing on more than two decades of expertise within the sector, Micha has run hundreds of workshops, primarily on topics of cultural fluency and the empowerment of women in male-dominated work environments. She is known for her signature coaching program, in which participants learn to build consistent confidence, greater visibility, and effective self-advocating strategies. Join us in this enlightening episode where we delve into how women can enhance their leadership skills and discover empowerment through solidarity. Anna and Micha also discuss the differences between coaching and mentoring, and share tips on how to maximize the benefits of your sessions. Tune in to discover more.

  • Episode 3- Revving Up: Tech-Driven Automotive and Evolving Automotive Leadership

    Episode 3- Revving Up: Tech-Driven Automotive and Evolving Automotive Leadership

    Maria is a Senior Executive with over 15 years of experience leading high-performing teams in product, technology, UX design, and data science/analytics. Currently a Senior Vice President of Software Product Management at Stellantis, a global automotive company known for producing car brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroën, Fiat, Jeep®, Maserati, among others. Maria focuses on building the future of Mobility Tech within the organisation. Maria’s team oversees off- and onboard software experiences, collaborating with a 2000+ strong engineering team. Prior to her current role, during her 8 years with Amazon, Maria served as Head of Product/CPO for Amazon Regional Tools, Amazon Fashion, and most recently, Amazon International Expansions. She successfully built high-performing, multi-layered, multi-functional teams (50+) across various locations, comprising Product managers, engineers, designers, business developers, and analysts. After her tenure at Amazon, she joined Kiwi.com as a VP of Product, contributing to the disruption of the online travel booking industry. Maria has built her career on a profound understanding of how technology and innovative products can transform the lives of customers and enterprises. She is passionate about people development, personal growth, diversity, and inclusion. As an Amazon bar raiser, Maria interviewed hundreds of candidates and played a pivotal role in establishing improved processes for hiring and cultivating PM talent.

  • Episode 2 - Empathetic Leadership in the Corporate World

    Episode 2 - Empathetic Leadership in the Corporate World

    Rachael Haywood is a seasoned R&D Executive and Consultant, who brings a wealth of experience in leading Life Science and Healthcare transformation. Her career journey includes significant roles such as Strategy & Operational Excellence at Abbott, Chief of Staff & Head of R&D Operations at Bayer, and Head of R&D Huntsman and various leadership positions in companies like Reckitt Benckiser and Kimberly Clark. She holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from Lancaster University and a Change Management Certification from Hult Ashridge and Strategic Growth from Columbia Business School.   Join us in this insightful episode as we delve into the multifaceted journey of leadership with Rachael, who shares her experiences transitioning from academia to the corporate world. From the evolution of leadership styles, balancing empathy with action-oriented approaches, to the lessons learned from influential mentors, we explore the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, discussing impactful projects, training strategies, and the role of senior managers in fostering an inclusive workplace culture. Tune in to discover the keys to effective leadership in today's dynamic environment.

  • Episode 1 - DEI: A Catalyst for Business Success

    Episode 1 - DEI: A Catalyst for Business Success

    Explore the fascinating leadership journey of Sophie Barlow, the Director of Business Development and Mergers & Acquisitions at Chart Industries, Inc. In this episode of Ways Women Lead, Sophie shares her experiences as an employee with a minority background and offers valuable advice on navigating the workplace as a minority employee, progressing to desired positions. She also discusses how organisations can create environments that foster Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and highlights her significant role in advancing DEI efforts within her organisations.

  • Season 1

  • Episode 16 - Feminine Leadership

    Episode 16 - Feminine Leadership

    Emmi Marjetta has over 15 years of experience in Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding. She has worked throughout her career within the technology field, where her journey has led her into rapidly expanding environments such as cybersecurity and circular economy.Emmi is a leader of high-functioning, global teams and speaks frequently about authentic leadership style and empowerment. Emmi is a co-founder of a network Feminine Leadership Circle, which is a community built to enhance leadership skills, find empowerment, and discover exciting ways to unlock an individual´s potential. Emmi is an advocate of the feminine leadership style, that leans towards the traits that are traditionally described as feminine, such as empathy, collaboration, and receptivity.In this episode of Ways Women Lead, Emmi shares her insights on how her leadership journey began with emotional intelligence, how anyone can be more authentic as a leader and why networks are such a powerful tool to find allies and empowerment.