Welcome!

The Global Women’s Career Lab is an international research and training initiative with the target of supporting more women leaders rise into top management positions around the globe.

Women in top management positions from nations around the globe (including China, France, Japan and Germany) participate in this unique systematic research. They are sharing their career experiences to support other women. 

What is unique about the Global Women Career Lab?

  • It is based on systematic PhD research (supported by the University of Burgundy, France) focused only on women in top management positions globally
  • Offers strategies for global careers of women executives interested in following female role models and learning from their career experiences
  • Gives practical support which women professionals can use for self-development and for their approach to day-to-day work

“My mission is to support women around the globe to grow and advance their leadership.

In my many years as executive coach, I have worked with numerous women in management positions, drawing on the findings and learnings of my ongoing global research into careers of women in top management.

I feel rewarded when observing women advancing in their leadership and doing this happily and balanced.”

Dr. Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski is a trusted expert in women leadership research. Founder of Global Women Career Lab. International Executive Coach (PCC, ECCP) and team facilitator. Author of the book “How Chinese Women Rise”.

Dr. Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski is a trusted expert in women leadership research. Founder of Global Women Career Lab. International Executive Coach (PCC, ECCP) and team facilitator. Author of the book “How Chinese Women Rise”.

“My mission is to support women around the globe to grow and advance their leadership.

In my many years as executive coach, I have worked with numerous women in management positions, drawing on the findings and learnings of my ongoing global research into careers of women in top management.

I feel rewarded when observing women advancing in their leadership and doing this happily and balanced.”

Women In The Workshops Will See Benefits To Their Leadership Skills By :

  • Re-thinking their life paths and planning their careers more strategically
  • Gaining clarity on their own career orientation
  • Overcoming obstacles and challenges in leadership that arise specifically for women
  • Creating awareness of own strengths, uniqueness and presence
  • Using their female strengths as leaders

  • Further developing skills and characteristics needed to advance in management
  • Finding more efficient ways of using mentoring & networking
  • Achieving a work-life balance, while being a mother, partner or single woman
  • Using opportunities more efficiently and making the right choices for their professional and private lives

Methodology

The Global Women Career Lab workshops are designed for companies and conference initiatives. The target is to support female executives to further develop their leadership and rise to higher levels.

Workshops are built on a unique concept which combines four elements:

1. Unique international scientific research with women in top management and women leadership theory.

2. The power of shared leadership experiences of women from all over the globe who participated in Global Women’s Career Labs since 2014.

3. A holistic view on female careers with the FemCareerModel© for women leaders and the Al-Sadik FemCareer Assessment.

4. Experimental learning approach supported by executive coaching style.

The Global Women Career Workshop and Presentation Formats

Key note presentation on the major findings of the Global Women´s Career Lab followed by Q&A

Half–day program with group exercises (Global Women Career Lab Certificate)

Full–day or 2–day program with group and individual exercises followed by webinars and one-to-one coaching
(Global Women Career Lab advanced Certificate)

Recent Conferences

Her Voice – Her Power Conference, Munich

“Thank you to be invited as the only foreigner. A group of fantastic Chinese women in Germany.”

LeanIn Luxury, Paris

“Thank you to Bettina Froehlich, luxury networking expert in France, for having me – exclusively for women from the luxury industry in France.”

Press Conference Shanghai

Launching “How chinese Women Rise” in Chinese in Shanghai

German & American Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai

Keynote speech at Panel “How Chinese Women Rise”

“Light Space” Xinhua Bookstore

Reading Event

Jiangsu Normal University

Cooperation with Saint-Gobain PAM LAN APAC Diversity Inititiative

More Conferences & Workshops

  • ChinForum, Paris
  • BPW, Business Professional Women, Düsseldorf
  • Women-in-Business Workshops, German Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai
  • Leading Women-Network, Web-Session, from Paris to Germany
  • Women leadership for MBA students, University of Burgundy, France
  • Mindspan ECCP-Alumni-Event for female executives, Shanghai
  • American Chamber, opening workshop for Women-in-Business, Japan
  • BAS-Women-Leadership Series, open workshops for women executives in Kansai, Japan

Coming Soon

HR-Conference in Shanghai + Book-Launch Meetings + Global Women Post-Research meetings in Shanghai, Frankfurt and Paris

About Dr. Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski

About Dr. Bettina

Al-Sadik-Lowinski

Dr. Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski is the founder of the Global Women’s Career Lab, a unique international research and training program for women in management.

Female top managers worldwide trust Dr. Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski by participating in her unique scientific research on women leadership. She holds a PhD in Management sciences (University of Burgundy, France) on the basis of her research on the career development of women in top management. She is author of the book “How Chinese Women Rise”, visiting professor and regular speaker at conferences.

Dr. Al-Sadik-Lowinski is an experienced international executive coach, mentor coach and management trainer who draws on her extensive corporate background to deliver high impact outcomes for her clients. She has coached and trained many female leaders all around the globe on reaching their targets for a fulfilled professional and private life.

Originally from Germany, her international background includes living and working experience in Japan, France and China. She comes from a multicultural family background and has two children.

Dr. Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski is the founder of the Global Women’s Career Lab, a unique international research and training program for women in management.

Female top managers worldwide trust Dr. Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski by participating in her unique scientific research on women leadership. She holds a PhD in Management sciences (University of Burgundy, France) on the basis of her research on the career development of women in top management. She is author of the book “How Chinese Women Rise”, visiting professor and regular speaker at conferences.

Dr. Al-Sadik-Lowinski is an experienced international executive coach, mentor coach and management trainer who draws on her extensive corporate background to deliver high impact outcomes for her clients. She has coached and trained many female leaders all around the globe on reaching their targets for a fulfilled professional and private life.

Originally from Germany, her international background includes living and working experience in Japan, France and China. She comes from a multicultural family background and has two children.

What clients say about Dr. Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski

Bettina was our Mentor Coach when we kick-off an internal coaching program for female talents at GE. During the Mentor coaching Bettina trained and deepened the learning of our participants. Bettina conducted our session with clear structure but also proofed dancing in the moment and really connects to participants needs. We enjoyed her being our Mentor and look forward to more sharing.

Cathrine Quan, HR Global Leadership Program, GE

As I just started with the ‘Women in Business’ workshops – a series of events from women for women – I was very deligthed to welcome Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski as our first speaker! She has the ability to connect the different women and create a union and made it a very special and private event. An event where the women would talk openly to each other, share theire stories – without knowing each other! I am happy that she agreed on being part on the next workshop again.

Rebecca Steudler, German Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai

I am impressed by Bettina’s experience and capability to offer executive coaching to diversified groups of clients (nationality, cultural, industry, etc.). She is a coach whom I will go to when I personally or executives in my organization needs help. Well done, Bettina!

Yingying Chen, Talent Development & OD at FORD, China

Bettina kindly accepted our offer to be the 1st speaker of WIB’s event where we attracted the biggest number of female participants in Kansai ACCJ’s presentations. Her presentation was an eye-opening topic not only for females but for male participants and WIB got lots of compliments on our 1st event. Her story was really powerful for any professional who would like to use coaching as a way to grow their potential.

Mari Nogami, VP, P&G, Japan

I have had the great pleasure of working together with Bettina on many client interventions and development programs. Bettina is very professional, always current and up to date with theory and new learning technologies on both and individual- and team level. I am happy to recommend Bettina to all clients, large or small and hope you will have the opportunity to work with her in the future!

Camiel Gilkens, CEO at Schouten (European leading company in training and coaching)

In my role as Professor at Tongji University Shanghai heading the VW/SAIC VW Chair in HRM, I worked with Ms. Al-Sadik. I participated myself in her course and I can say that she has a great way to connect to the MBA students; she involved everybody and engaged the students to exercise and discuss throughout the whole course. I can strongly recommend Ms. Al-Sadik for future courses in any academic setting, be it on graduate, postgraduate or PhD level. Her course has been a great benefit for my students.

Professor Ralph Kattenbach, Chair Professor Tongji University

I have chosen Bettina as my coach during transition into the GM role. The coaching was tailored to my needs and supported me very well during this important period of my career. Bettina is a very trustworthy person with a caring and challenging coaching style at the same time. She can see the bigger picture of my role, knows the corporate system well and understands intercultural challenges. Bettina gave me valuable and honest feedback. I like to recommend coaching with Bettina to any executive making the same move into the General Manager role.

Jenny Xiang, President Brose China

I have known Bettina for a while and am now hiring her as my coach, which tells a lot about the trust levels between us. As someone who has met or talked with more than 500 coaches in the last 7 years, someone who reads and selects coaches as his job, I know from experience that Bettina is one of the rare kind of coaches who puts client interest ahead of her own. As a coach and an individual, she’s humble, selfless, rentless in her care for clients, positive, judgment-free and outcome-focused. I read think she’s one of the BEST coaches in China, not because she’s an ICF PCC, but because who she is.

Gary Wang, CEO at Mindspan (Mindspan is China´s leading Executive Coaching company)

Bettina knows very well the challenges and situations I face every day as a female manager/exec, a supervisor of 9 direct reports, a mother of two boys and a wife of a husband who is also pursuing his career. Her coaching with me has been mostly on the business side but she understands how emotional/personal sides of life affects that and coaches me on wider aspects in life. She is a sweet person by nature but can challenge me hard when needed/appropriate.

Kaoru Kano, Senior Director , Eli Lilly, Japan

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What readers say about Dr. Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski´s books

“With her research for ‘How Chinese women rise’ Bettina makes a gift to us Chinese women in management because she provides great learning and at the same time shares our strengths to the world.”

Shelley Shen, Senior HRD, Saint-Gobain PAM Business APAC, Chairman of Saint-Gobain PAM China Women ́s LAN Club

“Female executives need to be global leaders with global mindsets and extremely strong personalities in order to rise to top management positions – and that will remain just as true for future generations of women. This book summarises the experiences of some of the most talented women in China and provides examples that women from all over the world can follow.”

Ming Ming Liu, former President and Executive Board Member Voith Asia, Executive board of the German Chamber of Commerce Shanghai

“The research of Bettina is very interesting. The FemCareer Model looks at women careers from a systemical perspective. The typology of Chinese women leaders is unique in research. The findings will also support younger women generations to follow the many role model in the book.”

Angela Luo, Vice GM, Translator of “How Chinese Women rise“, Board of Charity School

“Women need to shift from thinking ‘I am not ready’ to thinking ‘this opportunity fits me’. The work of Dr. Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski can support women leaders to further develop the master skills at higher level.”

Veronica Xia, VP, Country head of Covance Clinical Development Service, China

Yue-Sai Kan / 靳羽西
Emmy-Winning Television Host and Producer, Successful Entrepreneur, Fashion Icon, Bestselling Author, Humanitarian, Supporter of women

Publications and Articles

Books

Women in Top management- Role Models from around the Globe share their Paths to success, 2020 de Gruyter

The book offers the reader a remarkable insight into the experiences of women in top business positions in Russia, China, Japan, France and Germany. It is based on the authentic experiences and original words of the 110 interviewees – all of whom are senior female executives – and on the author’s analytical insights, all set within a qualitative, scientific framework. In this international research project, the Global Women Career Lab, the author analyzes what motivates these fascinating role models, how they plan their career trajectories, what mechanisms they use to overcome obstacles and what leadership strategies have enabled these women to reach senior management positions.

 

Read more: https://www.degruyter.com/view/title/590828?language=en

 

Link to the German book version: Der Aufstieg der Topmanagerinnen – Weibliche Rollenvorbilder aus fünf Wirtschaftsnationen über Erfolgswege zu Spitzenpositionen, 2020 de Gruyter: https://www.degruyter.com/view/title/584841?language=de

Buchbeitrag: Female Career Coaching for a multinational Company in China, Management Practices in Asia, Springer, 2019

Combining a Chinese career with a global perspective, this fictive case—based on real client cases—shows how female careers are affected by cultural contexts. New information from the Global Women’s Career Lab—a study among female top executives in China—produced valuable insights for Jenny’s coaching practice.

Read more: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-19662-2_18

How Chinese Women Rise: What we can learn from Chinese women in top management English 2018 (Cuvillier), Chinese 2019 (Qingdao)

www.howchinesewomenrise.com

Dissertation: “More than half the sky?” –Descriptions and determinants of the career development of female Chinese senior executives working at multinational companies in China 2017 (Cuvillier)

New in 2019.For the first time in Chinese language. The research on Chinese women in top management functions. Awarded at the Beijing International Book Fair, BIBF “Excellent topic award” by the “Silk Road Writing Project” for foreigners.

www.howchinesewomenrise.com

Contact Dr. Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski

© 2019 Dr. Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski
alsadik@bas-coaching.com, Germany

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alsadik@bas-coaching.com, Germany

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© 2019 Dr. Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski
alsadik@bas-coaching.com, Germany

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