SE01:EP02 - Authentic leadership: Becoming a role model

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Claudia Braun, former head of CMF design for Rivian, Volvo, Polestar, Porsche and Mercedes and now Project Leader at Konzepthaus recounts her remarkable journey navigating a male-dominated industry, discussing challenges such as the lack of female mentors and balancing career aspirations with societal stereotypes around motherhood. As a role model for her children, her team and women in the industry, she candidly shares her struggles to establish her leadership style while remaining authentic amidst professional pressures.

Drawing on her experiences in German and Swedish car design companies, she highlights the influence of Swedish culture on her leadership approach.

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About this podcast

Launched in 2018, Gestalten has grown to become the authority podcast on automotive design.

Special guests include industry leaders from the world’s largest manufacturers and mobility design pioneers who are pushing boundaries to shape the future of transportation. Listen to live reviews from the show floors of the world’s biggest auto shows, and learn about the design philosophies and career paths of the industry’s top designers and engineers.

by Konzepthaus Consulting GmbH


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