Podcast Feature: "How to live a life full of emPOWWerment with Katharina Mueller" (August 2022)
Our founder Katharina was featured in the podcast "I am Mantuana", hosted by Patricia Manley. This episode is all about emPOWWerment. Highlights of this episode include: [1:46] Who's Katharina Mueller? [13:34] What is empowerment? It is the process of becoming stronger, discovering your weaknesses, and working on them while polishing your strengths. Empowerment helps us feel confident to make decisions and take action to achieve them. [17:25] Empowerment depends on you. On social media, we see tons of empowered people who are an inspiration to us, and sometimes we desire to be a little bit like them, but we must always remember that in this life, we all walk different paths. What may work for them may not work for you. [20:20] Share your empowerment. When you start living self-empowerment, you don't want others to miss out. In this segment, Katharina will be sharing tips to empower others. [29:29] Become a change maker. A change maker is someone who takes creative action to solve a social problem. Just like empowerment, all we have to do is take action, and the rest will follow. Quotes: "Live a life where you can empower others." —Katharina. "Empowerment is an ongoing process. It is not an achievement." —Katharina.
Humans of Fuzia (August 2022)
We were invited to introduce POWW on Fuzia, a platform featuring inspiring and powerful women. Here's the interview: The Woman Helping Other Women Empower Themselves and Live Their Dream Lives Katharina Mueller Katharina Mueller is on a mission to combine women’s self-empowerment, entrepreneurship, and tech, who is helping women to empower themselves and live their dream lives. She is the author of “Meant To Be”, the founder of Power of World Women, a mentor in the Clinton Foundation, and a Board Member for two NGOs in Uganda. What were your initial years of growing up like? Tell us about your life before starting your corporate journey/venture/initiative. I quit my well-recognized job at Montblanc to volunteer abroad, follow my dreams, and work with/at the UN. I had an inner calling but didn’t know where to begin. Until I attended the UN Youth Assembly in NYC. Tell us something about your initiative or current role. What is it about, and what impact are you trying to make? You are POWWerful. And believe that you have everything it takes – a vision, the passion, the voice. With a little guidance, support, and allowing you to be on stage holding the mic, we’ll support you in your self-emPOWWerment. Our team is located around the world and all members bring big ideas, different backgrounds, and passion for change to the table. POWW (Power of World Women) is a mentoring/consulting service provider, supporting local changemakers in taking their projects to the next stage and maximising their impact. Your journey and your vision are very inspiring, but are there any achievements or accomplishments you would like to mention? I’ve been overwhelmed by the response and positive feedback – the passion shared by change-makers, the ideas for future leadership, and our team members’ commitment. Being invited as a speaker and podcast guest representing POWW and our mission has been a great advantage and opportunity to grow our community and recognition. Would you like to share with our young budding women entrepreneurs the change you would like to see in the world if given an opportunity? I get daily inspiration, I’ve made friends around the world, and have enjoyed working with incredible partners and team members. Personally, I constantly get invited to share my privilege, challenge the status quo, and become a better person (both personally and professionally). POWW has allowed me to step outside my comfort zone and further define my passion and mission. What would you want to say to our young women leaders/audience reading this? You are POWWerful! You don’t need to be given a voice – you already have one. All you need is a little guidance, inspiration, and support to be heard and seen. I believe that everyone can and should empower themselves. Don’t wait for permission, additional resources, or the right timing – you have everything it takes, so why not start today?
WomenTech Feature (August 2022)
We share ou experiences as a WTGC speaker, our favourite thing about being a woman in tech, and our favourite advise. Interview: Tell us about your experience as a Women in Tech Global Conference 2022 speaker. Just like in the past, I was very excited and honored to be invited as a Women in Tech Global Conference speaker. This year, I asked my colleague Loren to join me on (the virtual) stage and hold a talk titled “You are POWWerful”. Our session didn’t kick off too well - we faced a few unforeseen technical issues, but the audience was very patient and the staff was extremely helpful in problem-solving. For our speech, our intention was to inspire the listeners to reflect on their own skills and dreams, become aware of their own power and potential as change-makers, and take initiative to empower themselves. As the founder of POWW (Power of World Women), this topic is very close to my heart. But the conference didn’t stop there – not only did I listen to amazing fellow speakers, but I also got to connect with the most amazing individuals, continuing the discussion on other platforms and mediums. What is your favorite thing about working in tech? My favorite thing about working in tech is that there are no boundaries or limits. Anytime, we can connect with anyone anywhere on any topic that we care about and use technical innovation to shape the future for the better. In my experience, women in tech are particularly strong, collaborative, inspiring, and ready to act and break free from stigma or unsatisfying status quos. What advice (and tips) would you give to women who want to start a tech career? If you’re thinking about how to break into tech, you‘ve already taken the most important and most difficult step – acknowledging and accepting that you want to do it. But before acting, become clear of your WHY. What gets you excited about it, what do you want to learn and achieve (for others and yourself), and who inspires you? Connect with fellow women, find mentors and supporters, and just give it a try. Be patient and always say YES to opportunities that align with your core values, gut feeling, and vision. Who would you recommend to join the WomenTech Network? There are so many opportunities, conferences, and networks out there, that it can be overwhelming. I’ve been there myself. Simultaneously, only a few deliver such valuable insights, support, and first-hand discussions as the WomenTech Network. I highly encourage those women to join the network who are or will be working in tech, looking for meaningful connections and inspiring exchanges, and who are willing to actively participate. It doesn’t require much time or effort, rather see it as a fun opportunity to make new friends and partners. But the more active you are, the more value you’ll generate for the network as well as for yourself.
WomenTech Conference Speaker (June 2022)
We were invited as speakers to the global "Women in Tech" conference, uniting 100,000 women in tech. Here's what the talk was about: You are POWWerful! If you could start all over again, what would you do differently? What are your unfulfilled dreams? Where do you face limitations, internally or externally? How do you contribute to a more equal, diverse and inclusive community? Women and marginalised groups experience inequality and exclusion on a regular basis. Internal limitations and self-doubts add up to it, making it very difficult to turn our dreams into reality, fulfil our potential, and be mindful. Listen, you got this! You are POWWerful, exactly for who and how you are. We see you, we hear you, we want to support you. Break free from limitations, share your story, make change happen, and learn how to combine tech/entrepreneurship with impactful community work while being mindful. Learn more about my personal story and how you can contribute to a more diverse and inclusive community, as an individual, change maker, entrepreneur and/or woman in tech.
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