Prof. Dr. Anja Wagemans

Prof. Dr. Anja Maria Wagemans

Technische Universität Berlin

Food Colloids

about
Prof. Dr. Anja Maria Wagemans is currently a junior professor at the Technische Universität Berlin leading the Food Colloids department. After her Food Technology studies at the University of Hohenheim and her research stays at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Wageningen University, Anja completed her doctorate studies at the University of Hohenheim with distinction. As Postdoc and later as junior professor at the Technische Universität Berlin, Anja is working on the functionality of novel proteins and polysaccharides for healthy and sustainable foods.
my vision of a sustainable future
My vision of a sustainable future includes people from different backgrounds and groups including different sexuality, gender identity, age, nationality, socioeconomic group, and religion since diversity fuels a positive and productive working atmosphere leading to more productiveness and wellbeing.
my vision of equal opportunities and female visibility

My vision of equal opportunities and female visibility includes the following key principles:
 

  • Diversity is success. As leader, I openly share the importance of inclusion and diversity. There are many aspects of a person which influence their contribution to the success of a group that cannot be readily stated in quantified assessments. Therefore, I am in charge to prepare and guide my co-workers and students to value the different qualities and to enable them to grow together as a team.
     

  • Transparency and open communication. In order to implement equality, the unconscious bias across all groups has to be recognized and combatted. This only happens by genuinely listening to other people to learn more about their situations and challenges to push forward the dialogue on (gender) inequality.
     

  • Mentoring and being a role-model. As a mother of a 2-year-old and female professor in natural sciences, I am particularly affected by the debate on gender equality. I try to motivate young female scientist to choose the academic career by honestly sharing my challenges and rewards being a female professor and mother and being passionate for my family as well as for science.
     

  • Change of institutional structures. In order to implement diversity, the change has to come from within, which means that minorities have to be deliberately presented in institutions and leading positions.

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Prof. Dr. Beate Krickel

Technische Universität Berlin

Philosophy of Cognition

about
I am professor for philosophy of cognition at TU Berlin. Before I came to TU Berlin, I was a postdoctoral researcher and assistant professor at Ruhr University Bochum. I wrote my PhD thesis on the notion of mechanism in biology  at HU Berlin. Also, I am vice-dean for anti-discrimination, equality, and early career researchers at faculty I at TU Berlin.
my vision of a sustainable future
A sustainable future requires a rethinking of our core values concerning how we live, work, enjoy ourselves, how we interact with others, and which life narratives we judge praiseworthy. We should be role models by living these values already in the present.
my vision of equal opportunities and female visibility

I want to be able to enter a room without being self-aware the whole time that I am a woman.

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Prof. Christiane Sauer

weißensee kunsthochschule berlin

Professor for Material Design

Photo © Michelle Mantel

about
Christiane Sauer is an architect and Professor for Material Design at Weißensee School of Art and Design berlin. Her focus lies on developing new and sustainable materials for the architectural context based on textile structures, smart materials and functional surfaces. She is heading the research facility "DXM - Design Experiment Material" and is principal investigator and board member of the Cluster of Excellence "Matters of Activity. Image Space Material" based at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. She been lecturing and practising in the field of architecture internationally and is bridging the fields of research and application.
my vision of a sustainable future
My vision of a sustainable future includes an architecture that is both resilient and beautiful, because it changes and adapts with time, use and outer conditions. Our built environment will be one urban ecosystem, where all elements should interact - just like in nature. Surfaces and materials will become active agents for energetic gain and exchange. Buildings will not only be self-sufficient but even enhance their surrounding by facades cleaning the air, providing shade, collecting water or generating solar power. Material design and textile structures play a central role as we can physically programm them. Material will no longer be a passive product to be applied, but an active agent to mediate between the user and the environment. 
my vision of equal opportunities and female visibility

My vision of equal opportunities and female visibility includes women building visible and comprehensive professional networks. Taking the chance to replace overcome structures by exploring transdisciplinary and diverse perspectives to create vivid and novel ways of cooperation. 
Further a confident emerging young generation that can build on evident contemporary or past role models and create their own distinct approach.

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Prof. Dr. Burghilde Wieneke-Toutaoui

Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI)

about
Burghilde Wieneke-Toutaoui is a mechanical engineer, a former professor at Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin and former president of Technische Hochschule Brandenburg. Since the 90s she is active in the Association of Engineers in Germany (VDI) where she is currently serving as head of the network of Women Engineers (app. 9000 members) and in the regional organization of VDI in Berlin-Brandenburg. At the moment she is a student of Regional Sciences (East Asia) at Humboldt University Berlin.
my vision of a sustainable future
My vision of a sustainable future includes fair life chances for everybody on planet earth by reducing the waste of resources especially in the developed countries.
my vision of equal opportunities and female visibility

My vision of equal opportunities and female visibility includes the goal to reach equal opportunities within this century.

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Dr. Sarah Czerney & Dr. Lena Eckert

Gender Power Academia

about
The group Gender Power Academia (Gender Macht Wissenschaft) was founded in 2018 by an interdisciplinary group of researchers who already knew each other from other contexts with a focus on writing and empowerment. Since then, we have met twice a year to collectively create a space where we could critically reflect on the structures surrounding us and support and empower each other. 
It was always important to us as a group to focus on abuse of power and structures of domination, but also to find and generate methods that enable action and intervention. 
To bring our reflections to the public and to create a space for scandalizing experiences with sexual discrimination and violence in science, we published our website in late 2020. On it, over 1000 people have signed a joint statement against sexism in science so far. We also collect and publish anonymous reports on the website about experiences with sexism and sexual discrimination and violence in science.
our vision of a sustainable future
Our vision of a sustainable future includes equal chances for all people so that everyone can grow and develop as she:he wishes.
our vision of equal opportunities and female visibility

Our vision of equal opportunities and female visibility includes awareness for structural discriminations and the strong will to change them.

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