In the course of this series I am meeting various successful women at the adidas Group who have successfully tackled hurdles and advanced their careers. This time I spoke to Beate Stoll, Director End User Computing at the adidas Group. I can tell you: Beate impressed me! She didn’t only impress me because she is in her current role instrumental in the creation of the Vision for the IT Workplace of the future and strategy for the adidas Group. She didn’t only do so because she has a team of 28 people located in three regions, overseeing the IT Workplace for 30,000+ employees worldwide. What impressed me even more is that Beate seems to be always open to change and brave enough to embrace it. Her motto is “change the things that you are able to change and accept the things that you can’t change but try to make the best out of it”. I find this approach very inspiring and interviewed her on various facets of change to understand what this mindset is all about.
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International Women’s Day means many things to many people: celebration, a call for action, an opportunity. We’d like to use it to kick off a new women´s series on our blog: women who shape the future of sports and business every day!
I’ve been working for the adidas Group for over five years now. During this time, I have had the chance to work in numerous departments, and I have got to know various types and characters of people in different positions. Regardless of which business field I worked in, I met inspiring, target-oriented and successful business women, in both leadership and non-leadership positions.
The adidas Group is at it again, with heart-pounding careers, more ways to connect with people as passionate as you are, and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help shape the future of sport and sport styleadidas Sport Style is defined as the “Future of Sportswear” and includes the labels Y-3, Porsche Design Sport, adidas SLVR and adidas NEO. adidas Sport Style’s positioning statement is “Style your Life”. in 2013! The adidas Group has launched an all-new career experience: http://www.careers.adidas-group.com/. Here you will find a fast, fun way to explore and apply to adidas Group careers and much more!
Living abroad is an unforgettable and rewarding experience but, as all expats know, it can also be challenging at times. After reading the post Living abroad – the challenge of relocation written by South African born Michele Steyl, I was inspired to share my experiences as a Brazilian working and living in Germany. I started working as a Trainee in HRHuman Resources (HR), is the organisation within the adidas Group which is responsible for the management of our workforce. Responsibilities include attracting, selecting, training, assessing and rewarding employees as well as fostering a corporate culture of performance, passion, integrity and diversity. at the adidas Group headquarters in January 2011. One of the most important lessons I have learnt is that social integration is, for many reasons, a key factor for living and working in another country. Therefore, some of my colleagues and I formed part of a community that has supported me with exactly this: the Unite Trainees Unite Network (UTU) has greatly enriched my experience in Germany.