IS A RED ROSE IN COMPLETE DARKNESS REALLY RED?October 19, 2022
“YOU KNOW, MRS. OMONDI, WE ARE VERY SPECIAL”November 20, 2022
… which touched me emotionally, because I strongly remembered the first year when I was in Germany.
But first things first:
On 15.10. in Munich I was able to inspire a great community Bühler Group with my program “Beyond Diversity Stories”.
Thank you very much for this stage, for your great feedback, for your commitment, for your “moments of clarity” and for the very great gifts.
We will take a photo with you:-)
I also took the opportunity to meet two other great personalities from Munich:
Natalie Schrogl – thank you very much for spending most of your Saturday with me. Thank you very much for our deep and exciting conversations, for your incredible wisdom and foresight and for your special leadership through the city.
Dr. Irène Y. Kilubi – thank you very much for your spontaneity and for your valuable time – briefly but intensely experienced, with fascinating anecdotes from life, with laughter and joy, as if it was always so determined.
To the next meeting. I am very grateful that you made it possible.
What many do not know about me: in the past, when I was new in Germany (specifically in Constance), the joy was great to automatically greet other random people, whose skin color was more similar to mine, as if I was glad not to be alone.
Do you know the feeling?
It was this quiet solidarity and identification with each other as well as how I experience it when jogging or hiking. Without really knowing these people.
Until someone asked me: “My neighbor is also from Africa. You speak the same language, don’t you?”
I quickly learned for myself that there is more to it than the first visual impression, regardless of whether we are similar at first or not.
It is a question of what values we represent.
And these two great people who could be reliably my siblings (and they are by choice) go beyond diversity.
That’s exactly why they keep reaching me.
Just like Mary Olwal reaches me.
Just as Ellen Maier, my unmistakable Twin-Sis, reaches me.
Just like Michaela Rietz reaches me.
Because that’s what it’s all about: about the shared values, to see more in each other and then to ask oneself:
1️⃣What can we achieve together beyond diversity?
2️⃣How responsible are we with our message, with our processes and with our solutions, which in turn have an impact even in our absence?