Meet TurkishWINner: Şebnem Maier


What do you do for a living? Tell us more about you. 

I have been working since a while for my company Robert Bosch GmbH, started in Turkey and now in Germany. As I want to learn, discover and develop topics and myself, I have worked for variety of positions like product development, purchasing, sales, managed cross functional - international projects. Currently leading two groups in sales, building up sales processes, operating customer relationship System at Bosch Connected Industry. In parallel, I am building up my own company as a consultant for digital transformation with focus on culture.

 What's the best piece of advice you've received?

Change it, love it or leave it.

Dark chocolate or milk chocolate

Dark chocolate, the darkest one please.

One thing you wish you had known earlier in your career

Humility is important, but it does not mean that you should hide your abilities.

If you could have any three people (dead or alive) over for dinner – who would they be?

Robert Bosch, Sherly Sandberg, Türkan Saylan.

Name a book you read that positively shaped you.

The big five for life - John Strelecky 

You believe in the sisterhood at work because… 

Even I do not want to accept that we talk about men / women at work, the numbers of leading women / men at work are talking. So, we have an issue here! I believe sisterhood because women can use their abilities and potential to help each other like sisters do, we will reach quicker to equal life standards like our brothers.

Who are your role models? 

My grandmother, Janina Kugel, Atatürk.

If you had one superpower, what would it be?

I would like to fill all hearts with love.

What’s in your handbag right now?

My wallet , earphones, lipstick, parfüm, some paid bills, some sweets.

Last book you read or are reading now 

Becoming - Michelle Obama

If you were to create the 5. Season, what would be her name and how would be the weather in your Season?

My fifth Season would be called as “wish season”. The weather would be how I wish :-).


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