On May 16, 2022, the doors of the DEUTZ factory site opened to mentees and mentors attending this year’s kick-off event for Cologne’s mentoring program, which aims to support women in management positions. The cross-sectoral project offers participants an insight into the work culture at other companies, and an opportunity to broaden horizons and expand networks – in dialogue between mentees and mentors – as part of their ongoing professional development. Alongside DEUTZ, a whole host of leading Cologne-based companies, such as DEVK, Koelnmesse, and RheinEnergie, are taking part in the program.
The DEUTZ team on the 2022/2023 mentoring program included mentees Ela Kilic and Julia Spannenkrebs, and mentors Jens Wannhoff and Oliver Hügele. They all agreed that the stimulating dialogue with people outside their organization was invaluable, and are already applying the insights gained from new experiences and suggestions in their day-to-day work.