Equal Opportunities for Women
Since 1999 Equal Opportunity has been strongly advocated at the DKFZ: Dr. Barbara Bertram became the designated “Board Representative for Equal Opportunity”. As soon as an agreement was finalized on the advancement of equal opportunity, the election of the equal opportunity representative took place. In 2005 Dr. Barbara Bertram was confirmed in her office.
Since 1 April 2009 Dr. Karin Greulich-Bode is the current duly elected Equal Opportunity representative of the DKFZ. She commits half of her time to work as a senior postdoc in the Department of Genetics of Skin Carcinogenesis, the other half of her time she devotes to the topic of Equal Opportunity.
Her duties encompass counseling and informing female and male coworkers on matters regarding equal opportunity as well as implementing the measures stipulated in the “Audit Work and Family” in order to steadily improve the balance between work and family in the various occupational fields at the DKFZ.
For constant further training and information, Dr. Greulich-Bode is actively involved in different workshops which partly serve as an advisory board:
-Member of the “Women in Research Centers Workshop” (akfifz) of the Helmholtz Association
-Member of the “Heidelberg-Mannheim Workshop” (AK HD-MA)
-Member of the Workshop “Balance between Work and Family”, Workshop “Work and Care of Family Members” and Workshop “Care of school children” of the Local Alliance for Families”
If you would like to learn more about Equal Opportunity, please read the intern-article “Alles unter einem Hut” (in German only) where you can find a short interview with Dr. Karin Greulich-Bode.