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Who Wants to be an Entrepreneur?

It's time for Europeans to let go of stereotypes about who can build a business. The more women, working-class, Black, LGBTQ, Muslim and non-binary people in Germany  who succeed in business, the easier it becomes to recognize who could...

How To Avoid Terrible Tech Companies

What’s the absolute best way to identify terrible tech companies? Ask them to show (instead of “sell” you on) exactly what the company values.

How Tech Integration became Tech for Global Women in Berlin

How a Tech Integration project turned into Tech for Global Women in Berlin Two years ago, I created a program to address what I saw as a gap in existing social-tech initiatives in Berlin. With a background in Middle East...

When Getting Back to Work is a Military Manouvre

Although it often feels that way, it isn't only moms who struggle to re-enter the workforce: anyone with a lengthy gap in their employment history can face a rough return to professional work.

The Story of Your Life? — Adapting Your Résumé for the Globe

Résumés are cultural artefacts — often, they tell us more about the writer’s culture than we realize. DO'S & DONT'S Would you list your marital status and/or number of children on your professional summary? If you apply for a job in...

What Berlin’s tech scene has in common with US mail rooms

There’s a scene in the series ‘Mad Men’ where the ad team preps to pitch to Menken’s department store and a new face is brought forward. “I had to go all the way to the mail room to find...