Financial Shero of the Week

10 questions for Vera Strauch, founder and host of the Female Leadership Podcast

1.  What did you buy with your first self-earned money?

Probably shoes.

2.  What tools do you use to organize your finances?

Online banking and Excel.

3.  Do you own stocks or funds?

Yes, both.

4.  If we gave you 1000 Euros, what would you do with the money?

Invest in my further education. It’s always been a valuable, enriching experience. My master studies in the USA, coaching, further education, workshops and seminars have always enriched my life and changed my perspective.

5.  What is worth spending (a lot of) money on?

Your own development. Because it not only enriches you personally, but also your environment – e.g. at work or in the family. When it comes to investments, I am convinced that we should promote (also financially) what creates and promotes the values that we want for our society.

6.  Have you ever forgotten your PIN?

Several times.

7.  How do you pay: card or digital?


8.  Last major purchase?

A laptop.

9.  The last time you managed to resist the impulse to buy – and what was it?

Regularly. I try to become a more responsible consumer who consciously questions what she buys (e.g. with fast fashion). This is not only time-consuming, but also a real challenge that I don’t always meet. The side effect is that I often decide not to buy.

10.  What is priceless?

Your own attitude. A loving, appreciative attitude towards myself and my fellow human beings can change the world on a small scale and thus also on a large scale. I’m convinced of this and it motivates me a lot to do my work for it every day, e.g. in the “Female Leadership” Podcast.