HeadLights l From a girls’ school to being a master production mechanic.

Stefanie Noll is in charge of making sure things run smoothly in the S-Class production, where 80% of the mechanics are old enough to be her father. In this Daimler podcast HeadLights (this episode is only available in German) she’ll tell you about her daily work at the body-in-white production unit, her career path to luxury-class car production, and what it’s like to be a 26-year-old woman managing almost 40 male colleagues.

“If you’re a woman walking into a production hall, you’re likely to hear people saying, ‘Oh, there’s a woman running around over there!’ But would the reaction be all that different if the department consisted of 40 women and the new colleague was a man? Probably not. But no matter what you gender is, ultimately you have to be really good at this job. That’s the important thing.”