Who Am I To Talk About Diverse Leadership
Natalie Schrogl, Founder & Managing Director
As a woman I am aware of the times my voice has been diminished because of my gender. I am aware of the times I have had to fight to be heard because I am a woman in leadership, and I am aware of the times my voice has not mattered because I am Black.
Yet I understand that we all have advantages, and disadvantages because of some aspect of our identities. My stories of pain do not preclude me from having privilege.
My diversity has also brought me advantages along the way.
For over a decade, I have worked as an underrepresented executive and have a proven track record of successfully leading diverse teams in big corporates such as Targobank AG.
During this time, I have seen diverse leadership done well. I’ve also seen it done poorly.
After a competitive market research, many conversations with executives and decision makers within my network, I discovered that when it comes to efficiently leading diverse teams, many organisations struggle with the lack of diverse, impactful and inclusive leaders.
With that, my mission to bridge this gap was born. I discovered that although the experiences of every organisation might be very different, most of them are going through the same unconscious cycles and patterns that are not serving them.
With my broad and diverse experience, I realised that I was sitting on a mountain of knowledge. This makes me uniquely qualified to provide leaders with actionable strategies, and tools that bring sustainable transformation in diverse teams.
For that, I created The ARMOUR of Leadership to help organisations build diverse, impactful and inclusive leaders. Leaders who are able to lead and leverage the potential diversity brings efficiently, thus bringing productivity, innovation and profitability in organisations.