#12 Virtual Morning Session
Cross-cultural experiences @workplaces
25.06.2020 from 8:30. to 9:30. am

Dear net4tec community

Exploring new opportunities to keep growing within our community in times of covid-19 we invite you to join us to our new „Virtual Morning Session“ series.

We would like to create the space to exchange within the community, to network online as well as discussing current trends that we are all facing at the moment.

Women and men are welcome!

Our #12 morning session takes place on Thursday, June 25, 2020 –> from 8:30 to 9:30 am

Coffee, Chat & Learn with Dr. Lydia Simon

Cross-cultural experiences @workplaces

Workplaces turn more and more global, colleagues have different cultural backgrounds and the culture of your company might be different from your own culture.

This workshop will present frameworks of cultural dimensions developed by well-known cross-cultural researchers, like Hofstede and Rosinski to sharpen our awareness for different cultural orientations.

Suggestions to succeed on the parquet of cross-cultural collaboration will be provided with tools like the trust formula and cross-cultural matrices.

And the whole morning session will be seasoned and enriched by sharing your experiences and thoughts.

Please, bring your open mind and curiosity to this virtual morning session and enjoy.

About the Speaker

Dr. Lydia Simon, Global Sustainability Director by Covestro

Lydia is a chemist and working for more than 20 years in the chemical industry (Bayer Material Sciences /Covestro) and lived 13 years abroad, in Belgium and China, where she held several managerial positions in production, quality management and innovation. She was inspired by the daily cross-cultural learnings and decided to build a coaching practice around cross-cultural coaching in China. 5 years ago, she moved back to Germany with her family.

Experienced in building new organizations and pushing for innovative projects and in alignment with her values, she took over the Sustainability Manager position within Covestro and is currently leading a cross-industry innovation project aiming to develop a breakthrough technology in terms of sustainability and production.

Independent from the place of living, coaching and cultures will remain her passion. She joined net4tec 2 years ago to support and encourage women in their careers in technical areas and to change her experience to be often the only woman on the table.

Please sign up here and we will send you the meeting link with the dial-in information via mail.

The session will be very interactive and pragmatic.


Please find the topics & dates for the coming weeks below.

Coffee, Chat & Learn with net4tec

#13 Why we need more female CEOs _ 02.07.2020
#14 How to build effective and high performing teams _ 09.07.2020
#15 Customer Experience in the digital world _ 16.07.2020

These sessions are for YOU! If you feel we are missing out on a certain topic let us know via email: women@net4tec.com and we can add it!

Please sign up here and we will send you the meeting link with the dial-in information via mail.

net4tec is really looking forward to e-meeting you at the next virtual morning session!

The net4tec Morning Session is the follow-up to our new #DiversityMatter series, where we exchange experiences and best practices about diversity, careers, technology, tools and pragmatic implementation in daily business life. Women and men are invited!