In her comics, Pénélope Bagieu likes to tell light-footed stories about uncomfortable and modern female characters, most recently in “California Dreamin'”about the singer of The Mamas and the Papas. Her new book “Unerschrocken” (i.e., “Intrepid”) is a collection of 15 biographical short comics that present extraordinary women who defied the social constraints of their time to lead the life of their choice.
I met Kerstin Heuer, 53 years old, mother of 3 daughters and founder and managing director of Futurepreneur in Hamburg at the XING New Work Experience Day*. Futurepreneur is an educational initiative that helps children and young people understand that they can do a lot and encourages and activates them to create their own lives as entrepreneurs and future leaders.
Anna Figoluschka (1 son, 11 years old) launched the KidPick app three years ago because she was working full-time and needed to be flexible in her job. As a result, it often happened that pick-ups from daycare and school had to be organised ad hoc and at short notice.