Katharina Mueller is on a mission to combine women’s self-empowerment, entrepreneurship, and tech, who is helping women to empower themselves and live their dream lives. She is the author of “Meant To Be”, the founder of Power of World Women, a mentor in the Clinton Foundation, and a Board Member for two NGOs in Uganda.
What were your initial years of growing up like? Tell us about your life before starting your corporate journey/venture/initiative.
I quit my well-recognized job at Montblanc to volunteer abroad, follow my dreams, and work with/at the UN. I had an inner calling but didn’t know where to begin. Until I attended the UN Youth Assembly in NYC.
Tell us something about your initiative or current role. What is it about, and what impact are you trying to make?
You are POWWerful. And believe that you have everything it takes – a vision, the passion, the voice. With a little guidance, support, and allowing you to be on stage holding the mic, we’ll support you in your self-emPOWWerment.
Our team is located around the world and all members bring big ideas, different backgrounds, and passion for change to the table.
POWW (Power of World Women) is a mentoring/consulting service provider, supporting local changemakers in taking their projects to the next stage and maximising their impact.
Your journey and your vision are very inspiring, but are there any achievements or accomplishments you would like to mention?
I’ve been overwhelmed by the response and positive feedback – the passion shared by change-makers, the ideas for future leadership, and our team members’ commitment.
Being invited as a speaker and podcast guest representing POWW and our mission has been a great advantage and opportunity to grow our community and recognition.
Would you like to share with our young budding women entrepreneurs the change you would like to see in the world if given an opportunity?
I get daily inspiration, I’ve made friends around the world, and have enjoyed working with incredible partners and team members. Personally, I constantly get invited to share my privilege, challenge the status quo, and become a better person (both personally and professionally). POWW has allowed me to step outside my comfort zone and further define my passion and mission.
What would you want to say to our young women leaders/audience reading this?
You are POWWerful! You don’t need to be given a voice – you already have one. All you need is a little guidance, inspiration, and support to be heard and seen. I believe that everyone can and should empower themselves. Don’t wait for permission, additional resources, or the right timing – you have everything it takes, so why not start today?