You did several internships, in different fields in finance. Would you advise this to other women as well?
Anne: This might differ a lot per person, I had no idea what I wanted so this helped me in figuring out what I really like. For others, it might be already more clear from the start of their studies in which field they want to work.
Nevertheless, I would suggest diversifying as much as possible. Whereas my studies had always been very theoretical and less result-focused, my internships introduced me to topics I would not have been able to learn during my studies. Although it might feel great to do an internship where you can confirm your initial ideas of what you like and what you don’t like, an internship also can prove you otherwise and give you new insights on your interests. This does not have to be limited to a sector but also includes what type of company and culture you like to work in.