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, Author, International Executive Coach (MCC) and team facilitator.

Dr. Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski is a trusted expert in women leadership research. Founder of Global Women Career Lab, Author, International Executive Coach (MCC) and team facilitator.

“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 Lab Coaching and Presentation Formats

Individual Mentor-Coaching sessions with Dr. Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski (Packages of 5 or 10 sessions for professional women)

Mentor-Coaching Group for selected women in management functions: Career strategy & planning, mastering typical challenges, tipps from top women managers. Read the full program here (Global-women-career-Lab-MentorCoaching2021)

Coach training: Global Women Career Lab- GWCL-Certification, for coaches and executives, helping coach professional women to the next level of leadership, read more here (GlobalWoman_CN_latest.pdf)

Key note presentation for conferences or company events: several topics from the area of diversity, women leadership and coaching women leaders across countries

For more information please contact Dr. Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski: alsadik@bas-coaching.com

Recent conferences and company workshops

  • BMS: Keynote “Women leadership”, BMS
  • Bosch: Women Leadership Workshop
  • University of Burgundy France, MBA Program, women leadership
  • Tongji University Shanghai, MBA Program, Coaching for leaders
  • Jiangsu Normal University, Keynote
  • AMS: Virtual Key-Note, International Diversity Strategy Meeting for participants from the USA, Asia and Europe
  • Porsche: Women Leadership Workshop
  • Saint-Gobain APAC: Executive Team, Diversity Workshop
  • Saint-Gobain China: Workshop for women leaders
  • LeanIn Luxury Paris: Keynote, in French, France
  • ICF: Virtual ICF-Workshop for Coaches, over 100 participants
  • Hero global conference: Moderation of international virtual panel of female leaders from five countries, China
  • SelfMama Conference: Virtual Keynote, Russia
  • All China Women´s Federation: International Conference, Keynote
  • Cantal: Leadership Workshop, Executive Team
  • American Chamber Japan, Workshop Coaching women leaders; Japan
  • German and American Chamber Shanghai, Keynote, China
  • Book reading events in five major German women networks, including KPMB and VW

About Dr. Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski, MCC

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 “Women in top management” and “How Chinese women rise”, visiting professor and regular speaker at conferences. She is also certification coach and mentor of new coaches for ICF credentials.

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 “Women in top management” and “How Chinese women rise”, visiting professor and regular speaker at conferences. She is also certification coach and mentor of new coaches for ICF credentials.

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

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

Typology of career paths of international Top Women Managers – Global orientation pattern for qualified women in management erschienen bei:

Read more: https://cuvillier.de/de/shop/publications/8457-typology-of-career-paths-of-international-top-women-managers-global-orientation-pattern-for-qualified-women-in-management

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

www.howchinesewomenrise.com

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

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

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)

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

A wealth of testimonials from female role models from all over the world, with valuable advice for women pursuing professional development as well as for companies leveraging diversity for competitive advantage.

Hong Chow, China CEO Roche Pharma, Member of Supervisory Board Beiersdorf, China

International, authentic reports from female top managers from different countries combined with a sound scientific analysis of the growth factors for women in management. Insights across countries. Highly recommended!

Professor Dr. Jutta Rump, Managing Director, Institut of Employability (IBE), University of the Economy and Society Ludwigshafen, Germany

In these challenging times in a process of civilization changing it is especially important to hear women’s voices from all over the world. Everyone can find something for themselves in this book, for me it became from one sight very comforting, from another – very inspiring. Dr Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski is a very deep and sophisticated researcher and interviewer, her method is absolutely unique and opens new doors for leaders and for newcomers, as much as for book heroes and book readers.

Elmira Makhmutova, former CEO CTC-TV Channel, Russia

As a big advocator for global diversity, I recommend this book to all women who want to rise up their careers globally and to corporate leaders who support diversity in their companies worldwide!

Rosa Lee, Executive Vice President of Bosch China, Member of the Board and Corporate HR Head APAC, China

Full of valuable insights. A must read to understand how women career paths work. Read it. Implement it.”

Christine Hesse, CEO Hesse Design, Germany

Female executives have many strengths. Great learnings from women around the world. A treasure book!

Shelley Shen, Senior Director Human Resources, Communications and Public Relations, Saint-Gobain Pipe, APAC, Head of PAM-LAN- Diversity Institute, China

Top managers from five nations provide insights into how they strategically plan their careers, and break down barriers. The author Dr. Bettina AL-Sadik-Lowinski has managed to work out the cultural differences and similarities between these women. Very educational, worth reading and scientifically sound.

Prof. Manuela Rousseau, Deputy chairwoman of the supervisory board and Author, Germany

Finally. International role models report what women need to advance further. The quotes contain a global fund that helps women successfully overcome barriers.”

Christine Rittner, former Global CHRO, Executive board member, Lidl, Germany

A journey through the career worlds of women of different cultures. Solidarity from women for women. Highly recommended.

Dr. Marion Welp, Attorney at Law, Chief Human Resources & Legal Affairs Officer, Member Executive Management Team, Board member, Esprit, Germany

Women in top management positions speak plain language. A great initiative.

Sonja Mechling, Head of Global Marketing, UX & Digital Innovation, Schindler Group, Germany

Read articles in leading journals about the Global Women Career Lab research

Strive vom 12.2.2021: Wie Frau zur Spitzenmanagerin wird
https://www.strive-magazine.de/bettina-al-sadik-lowinski-spitzenm

Business au Feminin: Bettina Al-Sadik gives a voice to women top managers
https://www.businessofeminin.com/bettina-al-sadik-gives-a-voice-to-women-top-managers-from-around-the-globe/

Karriere-Portal Handelsblatt, 21.9.2020: Führungspotenzial: Welche 4-Stärken Sie von internationalen Top-Managerinnen lernen können. Diese Management-Skills und Persönlichkeitsmerkmale bringen Frauen an die Spitze
https://www.karriere.de/meine-skills/fuehrungspotenzial-welche-4-staerken-sie-von-internationalen-top-managerinnen-lernen-koennen/26198832.html

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 1.9.2010: Welche Eigenschaften hat die idealtypische Topmanagerin
https://www.nzz.ch/wirtschaft/welche-eigenschaften-hat-die-idealtypische-topmanagerin-ld.1572916#back-register

Forbes Women, 19.10.2020: Women leadership cross cultural-success factors and barriers
https://www.forbes.ru/forbes-woman/411475-opasno-sudit-o-zhenshchine-tolko-ishodya-iz-cennostey-materinstva-pravda-li-deti

Wirtschaftswoche, 5. August 2020: Weibliche Führungskräfte- top Managerinnen gehen ihren Karriereweg unbeirrt
https://www.wiwo.de/erfolg/management/weibliche-fuehrungskraefte-top-managerinnen-gehen-ihren-karriereweg-unbeirrt-von-gesellschaftlichen-normen/26068354.html

Shanghai Daily, 23.8.2019, Discovering what makes China´s female executives so successful
https://www.shine.cn/opinion/1908230670/

China News, 2.9.2019, „How Chinese Women rise“
http://www.sh.chinanews.com/chanjing/2019-09-02/62256.shtml

Wirtschaftswoche, 8. Juli 2018: Frauen in Führungspositionen- Chinesinnen gehen dahin, wo Chancen warten
https://www.wiwo.de/erfolg/management/frauen-in-fuehrungspositionen-chinesinnen-gehen-dahin-wo-die-chancen-warten/22775774.html

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 9. August 2018: Die chinesischen Frauen lassen Konfuzius und ihre westlichen Kolleginnen hinter sich
https://www.nzz.ch/wirtschaft/die-chinesischen-frauen-lassen-konfuzius-und-ihre-westlichen-kolleginnen-hinter-sich-ld.1409976

German Chamber and American Chamber event Shanghai, 5.9.2019: Diversity insights
https://germanchambershanghai.eventbank.cn/event/diversity-insights-how-chinese-women-rise-22833/

Podcasts und Videos

De Gruyter international book reading event with guest from five countries, How women rise into top management
https://youtu.be/mcbSiQ7pK9Y

De Gruyter international Panel discussion, How women rise into top management: Global challenges, barriers and chances
https://youtu.be/D-HN5VT64Aw

Podcast IBE with Prof Jutta Rump: Frauen in Führungspositionen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhM-6t53FwM

Chinalogue Podcast English: Female leadership https://chinalogue.podigee.io/12-female-leadership-china

Chinalogue Video Podcast: Female leadership https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpwyaGYAC4Y

Podcast How China works, 26.10.2019: Women and careers in management
https://podtail.com/de/podcast/how-china-works/dr-bettina-al-sadik-lowinski-global-women-career-l/

Interview sHero about women in top management, 6.7.2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aah68c7ZUnM

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alsadik@bas-coaching.com, Germany

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