Melanie Seier Larsen – “The new global standard: Diverse, Inclusive and People-Oriented Culture.”

In the 72nd episode, we discuss the importance of diversity, inclusion and people-centric culture with Melanie Seier Larsen.

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Favorite book:

  • Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: The Little Prince, Link.

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”Red, rad i disciplina - Being organized, hardworking and disciplined.”

Melanie Seier Larsen

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Melanie has over 17 years of experience in management consulting with primary industry focus on Consumer products & Retail industry, and People & Organization functional topics in the CEMA & WESA regions. She is leading the BCG Consumer Goods and People practices in CEE.

Melanie is involved in different professional associations. She has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Managers’ Association of Slovenia since 2008 and held the position of the President of Women’s Manager Association at the Managers’ Association of Slovenia from 2014 to 2020. She was also the President of the Slovene IEDC Alumni club from 2013 to April 2020.


Melanie is a recipient of the 2019 Artemida Award presented by Manager’s Association of Slovenia, the highest Slovenian award for women in business. In February 2020, Melanie was also awarded “Exceptional Woman of Excellence” by Women Economic Forum in Ljubljana. In 2012, Melanie was also a recipient of the IEDC Alumni Achievement Award. The Award recognizes outstanding career, leadership, innovation, social achievements of up to five remarkable individuals among IEDC alumni community.

Melanie studied economics and holds an MBA degree of IEDC Bled School of Management.

Favorite quote: M.  Gandhi: Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

Favorite book: The Little Prince

Favorite TV series: The Crown

Favorite food: I am a real foody, so I cannot pick up just one meal.

Favorite entrepreneur:  I have many entrepreneurs and CEO’s that I admire and had the chance to work with – but would not name just one.

Favorite app: Duolingo

Final advice for our listeners:

  • ”Red, rad i disciplina”, “Bbeing organized, hardworking and disciplined.”


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Mark Kalin je izkušen manager, podjetnik, innovator, mentor, predavatelj in strokovnjak za vzpostavljanje inovativnih ekosistemov in transformacij kultur ter strokovnjak za vzpostavitev visoko zmogljivih virtualnih timov, z zelo bogato izobrazbo in poslovnimi izkušnjami.

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