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Outstanding: Dr. Philine Sandhu

Dr. Philine Sandhu is researching how more diversity can be introduced and maintained in management positions, executive boards and supervisory boards. More diversity promotes better risk management and better ESG performance in companies, she explains in the Berlin University of Science and Law podcast . Philine Sandhu was recently named one of the leading 100…

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Networking of business women: event

The networking and exchange of experiences with Ukrainian businesswomen will continue in the digital event “Crisis Management Experiences from NEDS in Ukraine” on February 16, 2024. Hosted by Women on Boards Ukraine | WoB.ua and the Berlin School of Economics and Law / HWR. Here is the link to the event (English). The co-founder of…

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Happy New Year

Here’s to a new year full of action. What we can do? Exchange ideas, pool skills, broaden perspectives. Overcome obstacles together. In good company. We look forward to working together and exchanging ideas with you this year! Let’s make change.   “I like to think of ideas as potential energy. They’re really wonderful, but nothing…

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Zweifeln als Talk & Walk des Führungsalltags

Führungskräfte wollen die Kreativität, Diversität und Eigenständigkeit von Teammitgliedern und Mitarbeiter*innen unterstützen. Sie wollen Innovation und einen sichtbaren, nachhaltigen Wandel der Organisation ermöglichen. Gleichzeitig agieren sie häufig unter großem Zeit-, Effizienz- und Ergebnisdruck. Wie können Führungskräfte entscheiden, ohne gleichermaßen relevante Dimension zu vernachlässigen? Mit dem französischen Philosophen Jaques Derrida kommen wir hierbei nicht ohne Zweifel…

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AI think tank for female entrepreneurs

KITE II has gained momentum. The AI-supported application to be developed in the KITE project is intended to support female founders in becoming more resilient in dealing with discriminatory experiences in the start-up process. At the first advisory board meeting in an extended circle with the new project management by Nicola Marsden Lab for Social…

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Empowerment of Ukrainian women entrepreneurs

We are pleased to support the empowerment of Ukrainian women entrepreneurs and their market access to the European Union, even in times of the Russian war of aggression. Claudia Neusüß & Sabine Hübner from the compassorange team support the conception, speakers and implementation of the “Women in Business” event with giz / giz Ukraine .…

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What moves the experts in our swarm? Jana Hornberger about spaces for a new way of working together

As an independent trainer, consultant, coach and process facilitator, I am primarily concerned with the question of how we can learn to interact constructively and benevolently with one another and how we can succeed in sustainably changing societal structures of inequality and discrimination. I am committed to a society in which connection and constructive cooperation…

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Female Career Days 2023

The hybrid Career Days also met with great interest in 2023. The Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg organized the Career Days with partner institutions, including the German Research Foundation and the Female Scientist Network. The welcoming speech was given by Prof. Dr. Daniela Dieterich (Dean of the Medical Faculty, OVGU). Organization and inputs from Dr.…

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Empowering Ukrainian Businesswomen in Export Sector

Ukrainian businesswomen working in the export sector are welcomed to participate in the #WomenInBusinessInspirationalTalks on November 2, 2023. The talks take place to stimulate the empowerment of the sector’s businesswomen and their market access to the European Union, even in times of the Russian war of aggression. In collaboration with giz and giz Ukraine Claudia…

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Feminist leadership

Feminist foreign policy is discussed a lot, thanks in part to Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and author and activist Kristina Lunz, co-CEO of the Center for Feminist Foreign Policy. But feminist leadership? Feminist leadership does not describe women in leadership positions. It’s more about questioning common attitudes and translating feminist principles into forms of…

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Katrin Unger moderating: women start a business, digitally and sustainably

In the 2nd expert hearing of the project “Female founders promote green business”, organized by bundesweite gründerinnenagentur (bga), women brought together their concentrated (practical) know-how about founding, digitization and sustainability. Because women are already rocking a lot in social enterprises, reports the German Entrepreneurship Monitor, but are underrepresented in the start-up scene. Senior consultant Katrin…

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#Equality Now!

On July 1, 2023, Martha Büllesbach, Head of the Women’s and Equal Opportunities Policy/Organization Department of the DGB district of Bavaria, and Lida Andric-Geuder from her team invited trade unionists from DGB district and city associations to a summer retreat. Goal of the retreat: Strengthen the participation of women on a full-time and voluntary level,…

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Open workshop on “Studying with Disabilities”

A large part of the impairments of students are not visible. Eleven percent of students at German universities state that they have an impairment that makes their studies difficult. Of these, only four percent relate to movement restrictions. However, 53 percent have psychological impairments and 20 percent bring chronic somatic diseases with them. Restrictions that…

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Tracing Othering

We never tire of talking about the concept of othering. Because othering is omnipresent. In armed conflicts, such as the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine and the rejection of “Western” values, in professional and in private contexts. We understand othering as an attitude and as a process in which a distinction is made between…

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Black (dis)abled Power

Our compassorange consultant Judy Gummich supports a project that we would like to draw attention to. Das Projekt heißt Afro-diasporische Communities und Behinderung (AdiCoBe) – Black (dis) abled Power. AdiCoBe aims to make visible people with African roots and disabilities as a particularly vulnerable group and in their individual life situations. This is because the…

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#Top100WomenforDiversity

Congratulations to all award winners for their great work, and especially to the compassorange consultant Dr. Philine Erfurt-Sandhu, who is at the forefront of anchoring diversity in management, executive boards and supervisory boards.   Photo: pexels-cottonbro-studio  

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Fight gender-based violence!

This year’s Anne Klein Women’s Prize went to Joumana Seif. The Syrian lawyer fights for human and women’s rights, for women’s participation and for the recognition of gender-based violence as a crime against humanity. dr Imme Scholz, board member of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, honored the award winner, Lotte Leicht, a lawyer specializing in international…

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Compatibility of science and motherhood

In our career advice and support for female scientists, the issue of reconciling work and family is still an important issue and an area of conflict for many women. This is despite the fact that many organizations are struggling to be more family-friendly and universities have improved their offers in many cases. It’s not enough.…

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11), we are reminding you how much has happened in recent years in terms of equality and how much room there is still for improvement. The statement of the Leopoldina 2022 provides an up-to-date overview and names levels of the necessary…

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Diversity-oriented and discrimination-critical recruitment

Anyone who wants to attract and retain PoCs as employees must deal with racism as a system, because racism from society has an impact on organizations. As a starting point, compassorange consultant Judy Gummich therefore recommends that organizations do not ask “are we racist?”, but “which racist structures are at work in our organization”? Unconscious…

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Study „Investors4Diversity“

Congratulations dr Philine Sandhu on the presentation of the second exciting study “Investors4Diversity” in the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ)! The new study sheds light on how many more investors have been demanding diversity in the top committees of German, listed companies in recent years, beyond the legal requirements,…

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Postmigrant Powerhouse – Diversifying Democracy

We congratulate! compassorange consultant Julia Sujin Noël (JSN) received a Landecker Democracy Fellowship for the Postmigrant Powerhouse concept and is supported in the implementation by Humanity in Action. Whether in politics and administration, in positions of economic power or other positions with social influence: in the existing structures in Germany there is a glaring lack…

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Entry into the new year

We wish you a good start into a successful new year! The commitment to diversity and anti-discrimination remains an important topic for us this year. We are glad to accompany an exciting event in the field right at the beginning of the year: a digital panel discussion with the vice presidents at the partner universities…

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Season Greetings

We would like to thank our business partners and swarm partners for the trusting cooperation in 2022 in fruitful cooperation, numerous learning journeys, in change and development processes. Have a good end of the year, time for the things that are important to you and best wishes for 2023! We look forward to working with…

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save the date | Swarm evening December 12, 2022, 6-7:30 p.m., online | Move, men, move! Attract men in leadership positions for equality

In most companies, it is still predominantly men who hold managerial positions. In order to promote equality, they have not been given enough attention so far – but they are needed as important actors. What motivates male leaders to get involved? What are you already doing for more equality and what challenges are you dealing…

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Sustainable business needs innovators – Dr. Philine Sandhu

The network for sustainable management (B.A.U.M.) has awarded this year’s sustainability prize. Since 1993, the award has been given to people who are responsible for and operationalize environmental and sustainability management and who set innovations in motion to do so. Philine Sandhu received this year’s B.A.U.M. prize in the science category. She heads the continuing…

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Founder-friendly universities and colleges for Germany

Innogründerinnen: For the first time, the results of the research “Women-friendly universities and colleges for Germany” were presented in an expert hearing by Dr. Tanja Schmidt, INES Berlin presented on November 4th, 2022 in Berlin. Together with experts from science and start-up advice, potentials, supportive framework conditions and hurdles were discussed. In the next step,…

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Gender Diversity

Public universities as well as more and more organizations and companies are intensifying their work with regard to gender diversity. LGBTIQ+ sensitive networks are supported and competencies are built up. Here is a small selection of helpful questions: Do you already work with the aim of inclusively considering women, LBTQI+ and intersectionality? Do the language…

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Save the date: October 25, 2022 – Unconscious bias in companies. How prejudice affects careers.

On October 25, 2022, Patricia Redzewsky and Dr. Claudia Neusüß provide a digital interactive input on the topic: How do stereotypes and prejudices show up in everyday work and how do they influence professional development? How will recruiting and performance appraisal become inclusive, diverse and gender-focused? The organizer is Mission Female. Interested parties can register…

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Fair working conditions: Digital Female Leader Award

Congratulations to our strategic partners Dr. Tanja Schmidt and Dr. Verena Tobsch | Ines Analytics for the Digital Female Leader Award! Fair_Solution offers a highly innovative science-based software tool for companies and organizations that analyzes working conditions and shows options for fair working conditions. Coordinates such as payment, promotion, recruitment, and diversity, equal opportunities and…

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Sustainability in the supervisory board

On June 24, 20022, the 3rd alumnae conference of the supervisory board program at the School of Economics and Law (HWR) took place under the academic direction of Dr. Philine Sandhu (3rd from left, standing), HWR and consultant at compassorange. dr Claudia Neusüß (bottom left), compassorange is the head coach in the program. The meeting…

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Reinforcement in the office

Political scientist Thekla Engelien supports the compassorange office. Project applications, the administration, implementation and monitoring of projects for empowerment, citizen participation and community development are her topics. De-growth approaches and the ecological office move her a lot.

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Look! Current exhibition: Moving Times, Moving Spaces

Judy Gummich, a consultant at compassorange with a focus on diversity and inclusion, is involved in this wonderful, multifaceted and important exhibition. The text of the announcement sums it up: “Eight stories about racism, classism, lesbian and queer hostility, about exclusions in your own lesbian*, queer and BIPOC communities, about strategies to draw strength and…

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Too few East Germans in top positions

Far too few East Germans are in top positions, reflects Philine Sandhu, consultant at compassorange, in her new guest commentary in the Handelsblatt. In the focus of the structural causes: the personnel selection processes. That should change. Because not only the competitive skills of East Germans, but also their knowledge of crisis management offer important…

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Recommendations for action: Sustainability as a success factor – WomenEnterprisesFuture

In a conference at the invitation of the bga (Federal Female Founders Agency) in September 2021, almost 400 experts from public and private business and start-up support institutions discussed the importance of the topics sustainability and corporate succession for the improved support of female founders. The conference was moderated by Linnea Riensberg, compassorange. One of…

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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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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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