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Women's Affairs

Duties of the Women’s Affairs Officer

The Women’s Affairs Officer advises and supports the school direction and other bodies and institutes of the school in maintaining a constitutional level of equal opportunities. She develops and implements women’s promotion guidelines and plans and clarifies agreed targets and realizes further measures for equal opportunities.

The Women’s Affairs Officer participates in all structural, organizational and personnel related activities relevant to women as well as being involved on all associated guidelines, reports and policies. She has the right of information, speech and application with all boards and bodies of the school and takes part in recruitment processes – from the advertising of the position through to the interviews and final selection. She receives inquiries and complaints and carries out information and public relations duties. This is intended to achieve equal chances of development for men and women based on qualification, and to remove disadvantages for women.

Study and Career

The practical application of equal opportunities at tertiary schools is supported by the federal and state governments. Many professorships and staff positions have already been financed at Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin, over and beyond the school’s budget by the Berlin Equal Opportunities Program.

The Women’s Affairs Officer is the contact person for staff, teachers and students of Hanns Eisler School of Music, in the case of any gender-based disadvantage, discrimination or harassment. She can be consulted confidentially regarding conflicts and can discuss possible solutions. The Women’s Affairs Officer is obliged to treat the personal issues of employees confidentially.

Studying and Working with a Child

The school does not have its own childcare center. All students and family/ staff can register children at one of the five Berlin childcare centers of the Studentenwerk. The contact form is available on the Studentenwerk Homepage.

Baby changing tables are available at both school locations (Marstall and Charlottenstraße):

Charlottenstraße, 3rd floor, entrance of the ladies toilets

Marstall, Room 003, baby changing table and bench (key available at the gate)

Women’s Advisory Committee

The Women’s Advisory Board at Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin is comprised of one representative from each of the four departments and one each from the Jazz Institute Berlin, the school administration and the student body. The Women’s Affairs Officer is obliged to report to the Women’s Advisory Committee. She is in turn also supported in her duty by the Women’s Advisory Committee.

Members of the Women’s Advisory Committee:

Bettina Rosié, Department A
Kathrin Scholz, Department B

Angela Gassenhuber, Department C

Sibylle Kliem-Müller, Department D

Heike Nagel, school administration

Derya Atakan, Students representativ

Clara Schumann Coaching Program

The Women’s Advisory Committee hands out so-called Coaching Cards at the beginning of each semester. These involve a fixed financial contribution that support the selected individuals through coaching relevant to their situation and future plans. Applications can be submitted anytime by female staff, teachers and students. Further information can be found on the flyers and websites of the cooperating coaches:

Kirsten Peters - Coaching and training for cultural artists
Pascale Meyer - Organization and personal development

Svenja Neupert - Coaching and organization advice

Kristin Guttenberg - Performing arts physiology
Normisa Pereira da Silva  - www.coachingfuermusiker.de
Jutta Wepler