Melanie Lynam-Smith is anything but average. Not only is she more successful than average but she also has a higher number of children compared to the German average of 1.3. Two, to be exact. After starting her career at Goldman-Sachs, she spent the next few years travelling all over the world as a strategy consultant with Deutsche Telekom, before marrying and settling down. Bursting with energy, she eagerly returned to her job after 12 months parental leave to find a few surprises waiting for her: a new boss, a new team, and new assignments. Some time has passed and Smith is back in the driving seat. We visited her in Meckenheim to ask her to give some useful tips she would have liked to receive.