Women in maritime
What did you want to become when you were a kid, and why?
I am very creative so I wanted to become an interior designer. In my free time, I still like to express my creativity by painting.
Why did you choose to work within shipping?
I am really and truly fascinated by logistics – the different transport modes and cargo types, the diversified demands and the important role logistics play in our daily lives. I started my career as a sales representative for a stevedoring company in a port. Then I switched to DB Schenker and got further insights on the shore-based and rail side of transport. So, three years ago, when I decided to work for Stena Line, it was not only a decision to work for a maritime industry leader, but also to complement my own “personal intermodal journey” with real shipping experience.
What is your best work-related memory?
I like to think outside the box and integrate my whole professional experience into my job. And it is always great to see when customers and colleagues get convinced by an idea e.g. when we decided to add intermodal trains to the Stena Line services.
Who has been your role model, and why?
My parents – they made me who I am. They showed me the value of sticking together and maintaining open and honest communication. And they taught me that nothing in life is for free and that you have to work hard to win, but that you also get rewarded for your efforts in the end.