Recently, Anja Unger, one of my Bachelor students who is currently in her last semester at Frankfurt School, received the Jane M. Klausman award from Zonta Club Frankfurt. This award is given to female business students to strengthen the potential of future women business leaders.
Anja received the award during a session in the fancy Villa Bonn, where Zonta Club Frankfurt holds its meetings. Ironically, it’s the seat of the Frankfurter Gesellschaft, a club where city notables hobnob and which only last year started to accept women as members (although I don’t know if they’ve admitted one yet).
The Club kindly invited me to attend (I was the only man present!), and it was a very nice evening. Anja is a worthy recipient of the award and was very humble when she accepted it. Probably even a bit too humble for my taste. Why is it that women are often reluctant to speak about their accomplishments while many men boast about things when they’re completely clueless?
I hope that Anja will serve as a role model for future generations of female students. Many thanks to club president Annegret Gratzki, vice president Susan Georgijewitsch and all the other members for choosing one of our students!