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Women’s Representative and Equal Opportunities Office

As a »University of Equal Opportunities« changing towards a more gender and diversity-sensitive academic culture is an important goal of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The women’s representative of Goethe University supports this endeavor. She is responsible for updating and implementing the university’s central plan for women’s advancement. She also works toward the integration of gender studies with both research and teaching in all subject areas.

As head of the Equal Opportunities Office and in conjunction with her colleagues, the women’s representative develops concepts and policies that further gender equality. Their implementation is driven by a variety of services, such as targeted training and further qualification programs, as well as those offered by the Dual Career Service and Family Service. Furthermore, the Coordinating Office for Gender & Diversity Controlling monitors equality and provides for the systematic integration of data on the status of gender equality into quality management. The Gender Consulting Team, meanwhile, advises faculties and research groups in the implementation of gender equality policies. The central focus of the Coordinating Office for Diversity Policies is to raise awareness among all university community members of how to handle heterogeneity. The goal is, inter alia, to tailor equality measures to the specific needs of the university’s faculties and groups.

The Equal Opportunities Office supports independent projects in addition to those measures it conducts itself. These include the mentoring projects »MentorinnenNetzwerk«, »SciMento«,»ProProfessur«, as well as the mentoring project »ArbeiterKind.de«.