News & insights from compassorange

Film Tips: Diversity in Hollywood

In our diversity work, we also use (moving) images time and again, or encourage people to look together in our swarm community from the perspective of diversity. dr Regine Schönenberg, senior consultant at compassorange and life design coach, commented on three films: “Don’t look up, The power of the Dog and Dune are the most…

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Leadership Journey at the Viadrina – executive program

In cooperation with the equal opportunities department of Viadrina in Frankfurt an der Oder, a management program for women will start in 2022 Key questions: Co-creation leadership: How can contemporary, diversity-oriented leadership look like and how can it succeed? What constitutes leadership competence? The program takes the form of a learning journey and lasts one…

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compassorange-academia: “The leap into the creative act” – How philosophy can support a doctorate

Interdisciplinarity and disciplinary innovation is an important aspect of compassorange’s work. Here is a current workshop offer from our consultant Dr. Mareike Teigeler with the instruments of philosophy: The doctoral phase is a search movement that moves on the border between knowledge and not-knowing. It is about applying or expanding existing knowledge in such a…

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In Conversation with Lia Lang: Science, Body & a Yoga Nudge

Two years ago, compassorange adopted the motto “self-care and rebellion”. We support people in finding a good balance between change agency and self-care. Sensing accuracy, embodiment, energy work and resilience are important skills and areas of perception in our personnel development and qualification. Lia Lang is a Career Counselor, Diversity & Inclusion Advisor, and Yoga…

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Symposium: Protecting parents and caring relatives from discrimination! On the compatibility of duties of care and work

conference The symposium (on May 24, 2022 in Berlin, presence and online) presents the findings of two studies on the subject of experiences of discrimination and protection against discrimination by caregivers and discusses the results and recommendations for action derived from them with experts, politicians and the participants.   The study “Discrimination experiences of caring…

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Expansion of the strategic partnership

compassorange deepens the strategic work with the communication agency ariadne an der spree . We offer our customers comprehensive service from a single source – from process support and organizational advice, moderation, to event management (digital/hybrid/presence) to the creation of a brochure. As a full-service agency, ariadne an der spree offers modern solutions to reach…

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Column: Climate crisis, pandemic, geopolitics – Germany’s supervisory boards are not crisis competent enough

Never before have supervisory bodies had to combine as much expertise as they do today. However, the councils often lack professionalism,” complains Philine Erfurt Sandhu. “… The question is: Does the supervisory board have sufficient competence to deal well with the major transformation processes and crises? Studies on the composition of those boards raise doubts…

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No excuses – sexual harassment at work and how to deal with it

Patricia Redzewsky and Claudia Neusüß from compassorange today at #Mission female, the large women’s career network with input and exchange on the subject: sexual harassment and what to do about it? Sexual harassment can be understood as unwelcome, sexually determined conduct (e.g. unwelcome sexual acts and requests for such acts, sexually determined touch, comments of…

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Saxony: Equal participation of women in elective offices

On April 1, 2022, the expert commission of the State Ministry of Justice, for Democracy, Europe and Gender Equality , chaired by State Minister Katja Meier , met in Dresden and discussed the catalog of measures she had developed with cross-party representatives. The Saxon coalition agreement for 2019 to 2024 formulates the goal of equal…

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GUCCI – “Gender Into Urban Climate Change Initiative Conference”

At today’s digital conference with almost a hundred participants from all over the world, recommendations for gender-equitable urban climate protection measures were exchanged. The aim of GUCCI is to enable women’s organizations and civil society groups to work both for an ambitious climate policy and for the integration of social and gender-specific aspects. How important…

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Motivation pattern card set by compassorange

Are you looking for new inspiration on how you – as a leader – can better perceive and promote the motivation of your employees and develop team spirit? You yourself have the feeling that you are no longer really motivated to work or you are planning a change in your career? Knowing oneself, the sources…

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Get involved!

The EuropaCamp of the ZEIT Foundation Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius invites you on 26. and 27. April 2019 to various workshops, lectures, discussions, plays and performances. In focus: getting involved and participating, together with representatives from politics, science, art and culture, business and the media. For democracy cannot be taken for granted. Also there is…

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Action day: How much intimacy does art need?

Art is an important point of reference and a source of inspiration for compassorange – whether as a form of expression, intuitive access, space for reflection or as an opportunity to engage with society. The arts enable us to see the bigger picture. We can find new answers and broaden our perspectives on matters that…

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LGBT+ and leadership

The LGBT+ Leadership Program of the ESCP Europe Business School in cooperation with the LGBT+ leadership contest & community RAHM will take place from 22. to 25. July 2019 in Berlin, followed by the Leadership Contest RAHM (26. July 2019) and Berlin Pride (27. July 2019). Also there is Dr. Claudia Neusüß from compass orange…

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Digitisation: Female founders between innovation and changing values

On 20. September 2019, the nationwide agency for female founders (bga) is organising the symposium “Digitali SIE rung: Female founders between innovation and changing values”. The focus of the event: Does the dynamic of digitisation also benefit female founders? And what does digitisation mean for supporting female founders? When and where: 20. September 2019, 10:30…

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Digital warriors

Four women – on four continents – on their way to change the world – using social media. Digitisation is also changing civil society and the possibilities for (political) activism. For example, women who stand up for freedom of expression and equality are increasingly doing so digitally. On 24. September 2019, Claudia Neusüß, compass orange,…

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Self Care & Rebellion

If you want to be politically effective in the long term, you also have to take care of yourself: What do we need to stay healthy? How do we pause and regain strength? When is the best time to just say no? More on this in ” Resilience in Politics ” – a podcast with…

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Movie tip: The Peanut Butter Falcon

Inclusion movie tip: The Penaut Butter Falcon tells the story of Zak, a young adult with Down Syndrome who aspires to become a famous wrestler. With this movie, Zack Gottsagen, an actor with Down syndrome, makes his Hollywood debut as a lead actor. Jonas Sippel from the inclusive Berlin theater RambaZamba dubbed the role. He…

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Organize love (instead of conjuring hate)

We would like to draw your attention to an impressive, poetic and touching book by the blogger and journalist Kübra Gümüşay entitled “Language and Being” . A book in which space is opened up so that “we can all (as) human beings exist on an equal footing in our complexity”. If you want to know…

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Diversity Charter

compass orange promotes diversity in companies and institutions. We have signed the “Diversity Charter” and maintain an organisational culture characterised by mutual respect and appreciation. We support the desire to create a climate of acceptance and mutual trust. That is why we make the implementation of the charter a subject of internal and external dialogue…

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Driving diversity

There are still a few places available for the seminar as part ofthe Master in Organisational Development at the Estonian Business School (EBS), also for non-graduates. Claudia Neusüß and Philine Sandhu lead 3 days through the entire range of diversity, equal opportunities issues and developing potential in organisations. How do we get to the bottom…

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Fair Share: Gender equality in times of Corona

In March 2020, the EU Commission presented its new equality strategy, then the Corona crisis hit. The pandemic and its consequences are affecting women particularly hard. What do these burdens and the observable re-traditionalisation of gender relations in the crisis imply for gender equality policy? On 17. June 2020, Dr. Claudia Neusüß from compass orange…

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Shaping self-employment actively and successfully

The Berlin Gründerinnenzentrale (female entrepreneur center) invites you to the online forum “Entrepreneur – of course!”. The digital format deals with questions of entrepreneurial activity and what women can do to become and remain successful entrepreneurs. With inspiring female entrepreneurs – for women who want to strengthen their self-confidence and their role as entrepreneurs. When?:…

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Shaping diversity. In conversation with Peter Kronenberg

The German Diversity Day on May 26th 2020 was a welcome setting for us to promote young talent and practice transfer. For anyone who wants to learn more about the meaning- and self-conception of diversity speakers, trainers and consultants, there is an interview by Dr. Claudia Neusüß with Peter Kronenberg about his master’s thesis on…

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Unconscious bias – racism concerns us all

Racism has moved to the top of the agenda. Privileges on the one hand and social exclusion on the other are becoming more visible. Let’s take a close look – even where it hurts. Listen, question, learn and become active in the respective professional and private environment. What gives us hope is the increasing number…

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Strategic cooperation with the Life Design Network

Life Design operationalises agile methods from design, communication sciences and software development for the area of personal life planning. The basic principles are self-exploration according to the principle of design thinking, i.e. curiosity, openness to results, radical collaboration and the development and testing of prototypes. Dr. Claudia Neusüß and Matilda Moore from compass orange are…

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Top-level talk on gender equality in science

The topic was “Gender-Equal University – Shaping Power in Female-led Top Positions”. Mentoring Hessen hosted a group of prominent figures: the Hessian Minister of Science, Angela Dorn , the Presidents of the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Prof. Dr. Brigitta Wolff , the Technical University of Darmstadt Prof. Dr. Tanja Brühl and the Philipps University of…

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Working from Home

  Working from home can be great and relieving, for example when fewer mobility resources are required and more time sovereignty is possible. Depending on the situation in life, however, it can also become difficult. For example when the boundaries between areas blur, loneliness takes over or there is a risk of overburdening from care…

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AI think tank female entrepreneurship

How can we use artificial intelligence to draw attention to and combat discrimination experienced by female founders and entrepreneurs? Experts* from the fields of start-up research, gender equality, communication/aesthetics and programming work together in the KITE project think tank to develop ideas to explore the possibilities of artificial intelligence (AI) in combating discrimination. The KITE…

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Strategic competence for women on supervisory boards

The further training program of the same name for current and prospective supervisory board members will start in June 2019. It is based at the Berlin Professional School of the Berlin School of Economics and Law. The program is aimed at women who are interested in a mandate on a supervisory board or who want…

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Money as a driver for founding a company

“Money is not that important to me” “I don’t need a lot and I don’t want to get rich.” “How do I get money?” The Gründerinnenzentrale invites you to an online forum on April 23, 2021 (2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and an exciting journey of discovery on the subject of money. The forum will…

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Women at the forefront of research and science

On 11. February, the Berlin Institute for Health (BIH) of the Charité celebrated the International Day of Girls and Women in Science in a major digital event with over 600 registrations (overall moderation: Dr. Claudia Neusüß, compassorange). Dr. Marieke van den Brink, Professor of Gender and Diversity at Radboud University in Nijmegen, gave a keynote…

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“A good mix of presence and home office”

Isabel Rothe, President of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and member of the independent Council of the World of Work, emphasized the importance of healthy working hours during the presentation of the first report on the world of work. She underlined that finding a good mix of face-to-face and home office is…

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Shaping digitization in a gender-equitable manner

Accepting the challenges of digitization from an equality perspective was the subject of an online conference held by the state of Saxony-Anhalt (Ministry of Economics, Science and Digitization and the Ministry of Justice and Equal Opportunities) on May 26, 2021. Key questions: How can the digital agenda for the state of Saxony-Anhalt be designed in…

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Perceiving what is – self-care in persistent uncertainty

Interactive, digital lecture or short workshop with Lily Besilly Processes of change in the workplace or in the private sphere are often experienced as (negative) stress. In some situations, a “normal” seems to almost completely dissolve. What effects does this have on our internal system? How can we stabilize ourselves better and strengthen our resilience?…

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Building and expanding resilience with Bastian Bretthauer

More and more experts are dealing with the question of why people react differently to stress, pressure, tension and insecurity. While some quarrel or even resign, nothing seems to throw others off course. Even more, they do not despair of the problems, but actually grow from them! Is there a recipe? The answer is: resilience.…

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Swarm evening on the subject of ‘digital leadership’

Next Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the next compassorange ‘swarming evening’ will take place as part of our network activities. The theme of the swarm evening is ‘digital leadership’, at a time when digital, hybrid and face-to-face work is (again) being re-explored. We invited our team consultant Martin A. Ciesielski…

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bga specialist conference “Success factor sustainability: WomenCompanyFuture”

Invitation to the bga conference “Success Factor Sustainability – WomenEntrepreneursFuture” The nationwide founding agency invites you to a digital conference on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event brings together the topics of sustainability and succession. Linnea Riensberg, compassorange consultant, will facilitate the conference. Current trends show that issues such…

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Award of the Berlin Women’s Prize 2021 to Astrid Landero

    On 30. June 2021, Astrid Landero, long-time project manager of the Paula Panke Women’s Center, will be awarded the Berlin Women’s Prize. Since 1987, women who are particularly committed and future-oriented in their work for women and gender equality have been honored with the Senate’s Berlin Women’s Prize (health, care and equality). The…

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Female Leadership

“When it comes to advancing to management positions, female talent is often lost. As a result, potential is simply not being utilized”. Organizer of the seminar on 23. July 2021: Immoebs. e.V. Introduction and moderation: Katrin Unger, compassorange From the announcement: “Women lead differently?! And there are different ways to achieve the same goal. Nevertheless,…

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Kick-off: Shaping digitisation in a gender-equitable manner

“Digitisation must be gender-equitable, as the Federal Government’s Third Gender Equality Report has demonstrated. What exactly has to happen now? The event will take place on 10. September 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. “Shaping gender-equitable digitisation”. Moderator: Katrin Unger, compassorange “The report reveals a whole range of problem areas. The accompanying statement by…

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Reinforcement in the office

Alaa Arar is studying International Business Management at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR) and is about to complete her bachelor’s degree. Since October she has been supporting the compassorange team in the business office as part of an internship. Alaa, what interests you most about your studies and internship? I would like…

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