EP #14 – Rosmarie Michel (Entrepreneur & Advocate Of Women In Business) – Swisspreneur



Interview Timestamps

0:36 – The place of the interview

3:50 – Her view on the current US administration

6:25 – Her view on world politics

7:05 – Her encounter with President Reagan

9:42 – Her role models

13:09 – The start of her career

15:50 – Her values and principles

18:08 – The role of her mother in her life

19:50 – Her role model, Ms. Feller

21:15 – How a public speaker was born

25:14 – How she developed her social skills

28:12 – Her skills for managing crisis

30:05 – How she learned to cook

32:39 – How she sold the family business

34:34 – Why she thinks it’s important to empower women in business

35:59 – How men can contribute to the “female shift”

37:49 – Her advice to young women

39:41 – Where she takes her energy from

41:52 – How she became aware of her limits

43:36 – Things she’d do differently if she could live her life again

45:36 – Her view on the younger generation

47:57 – Her final remarks for the audience

48:50 – How to get in touch with Rosmarie


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Rosmarie Michel, now in her eighties, looks back on a lifetime of entrepreneurship and advocacy for women in business. In the 1970s she was one of the first women to be appointed to the board of major Swiss companies such as Valora and Volksbank, which later was bought by Credit Suisse. From 1983-1985 she held the presidency of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (IFBPW). She also served over a decade as the vice chair of Women’s World Banking, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing female entrepreneurs with access to financial resources. During her career Rosmarie met and exchanged her thoughts on women in business with many influential personalities, such as President Ronald Reagan and Hillary Clinton. To this day, Rosmarie remains active as a mentor of female entrepreneurs and a driver for the empowerment of all women.

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