Gender Equality Officers

Janine Seyfferth
Janine Seyfferth
Gender Equality Officer
Phone:-706
Dr. Valérie Hilgers
Dr. Valérie Hilgers
Deputy Gender Equality Officer
Phone:-280

Please note: More information on work and responsibilites of the Gender Equality Officer is available in the intranet.

Gender Equality Plan

The MPI-IE Gender Equality Plan outlining the institute's measurements to improve equal opportunities further is available for download on the intranet.

Gender Equality Plan 2019-2022

The MPI-IE Gender Equality Plan outlining the institute's measurements to improve equal opportunities further is available for download on the intranet. [more]

Equal Opportunities

Gender Equality Officer

The Gender Equality Officer at the MPI-IE is committed to the establishment of equal opportunities for women and men, and, in this context, offers information and advice to all the institute’s employees.

Why does the institute employ an Gender Equality Officer?

The aim of the Max Planck Society (MPG) is to implement the equality and equal treatment requirement established in the German Basic Law.

“Men and women are equal. The state promotes the effective implementation of equal rights for women and men and works to eliminate existing disadvantages.” 
Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany, §3, para. 2

For this purpose, the MPG has set internal goal agreements to promote gender equality by promoting women in general and young female scientists in particular. An extensive offering for the sustainable implementation of a family-conscious and career-oriented personnel policy supports the achievement of these goals.

The person in charge of the gender equality policy at the institute is the Gender Equality Officer. She helps implement goals and further develop on-site offerings. With this in mind, she is involved in numerous personnel, organizational and social measures as well as decision-making processes, and is, at the same time, an important contact person for all questions regarding gender equality and the reconciliation of career and family life:

Examples

  • Recruitment, job interviews
  • Conversion to permanet contract, contract extensions
  • Promotions, upgrades
  • Award of performance bonuses, allowances
  • Cases of bullying, stalking, sexual harassment
  • Warnings and terminations
  • Measures of occupational reintegration management
 
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