News & insights from compassorange

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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Female Impact Investing – Align financing in a value-oriented manner

A discourse & networking event for female founders and angel investors. Expectations of politics, wishes and demands for a founder-friendly start – up ecosystem, among other things INES Analytics GmbH / Institute for Empirical Social and Economiccommunity research, dr Tanja Schmidt and Dr. Verena Tobsch , (strategic partner of compassorange), valupa GmbH, Ulrike Böttcher and…

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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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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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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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