herCAREER: What does change mean to you in combination with professional careers?
Yassin: Everything around us is changing at an alarming speed and if we don’t catch that change train we might be left behind and thus become in many aspects irrelevant. We need to embrace change not only on the professional level but even at home, communicating with our families today has gone through a lot of change. Change for me, is the ability to be agile and flexible while constantly asking why.
herCAREER: What challenges must women with non-linear career paths overcome? And how they overcome them?
Yassin: Women with ambition to change should learn to take more risks and to spare ample time to reflect on steps taken and lessons learned. We, women should learn to fail often and not always seek perfection at what we do. We need to follow our ideas, even when we are not sure that they will work, but it will give us pure satisfaction if we do.
herCAREER: What was the biggest learning during your working life that you would like to share with young women who are just about to embark on their working journey?
Yassin: The biggest learning for me has been believing in oneself. Often, when challenged, I turn to my closest circle of friends and family for support. Them believing in me, sometimes even more than I believe in myself offers me a tremendous push forward. Playing it safe gets us nowhere, so we have to learn to just do it, and break through.
Would you also act as a sparring partner in addition to the trade fair participation? If so, we would ask you to name the topics for which you would act as a sparring partner in bullet points.
- Agile mindset
- Lean Thinking
- Design Thinking
Are there topics to which you would personally like to find a sparring partner and would like to continue a professional as well as personal exchange. Then, please also name us a list of the subjects you are interested in.
- Organizational Culture
- Community building
- Social engagement
How can interested women contact you?