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Poster per l'evento intitolato "Women for Europe – Europe for Women"

Donne per l'Europa - Europa per le Donne

09 May 2019
Poster per l'evento intitolato "Women for Europe – Europe for Women"

Le donne risolveranno il mondo - Noi risolveremo il mondo

Women&Tech has been invited to bring its contribution to the European Women’s March on May 9, 2019 in Berlin, and has gladly accepted the organizers’ invitation. This is a march that symbolically starts from the heart of Europe, the Brandenburg Gate, to remind everyone - this year significantly on the eve of the European elections - how much work still needs to be done in terms of rights, equality, and fairness, in a word of full freedom for women of every generation, in Europe and beyond.

Our associate Simona Menghini represents us and will speak about how in our country there is still a great need to fight - not only to improve Italian society in these aspects, but even to prevent it from regressing on some of the rights so hard-won by women. Above all, she will focus on how technologies themselves are an important field of action for us at WomenTech - to reflect together on these issues, to network among women, and also to take educational actions for girls and boys, because thanks to technologies they can learn to free themselves from limits imposed only by prejudice and social customs. Because, as Nelson Mandela said, "education is the most powerful weapon to change the world" - and, as we at WomenTech add, technologies are its allies, now more than ever.


Dr. Clara Mavellia – Berlin Founder EU Women Clara Mavellia, originally from Milan, received her doctorate at the Freie Universität in Berlin, the city where she has been working as an academic and journalist ever since. From 2005 to 2008 she commuted between Berlin and Munich to attend the interdisciplinary MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. In March 2010 she founded the Cultural Entrepreneurship Institute in order to promote the application of ethical principles in business and in practical life. In April 2017 she founded EU Women. The aim is to defend and strengthen women’s rights and democracy in Europe. EU Women held their first EU Women’s March and Fest on 9 May 2018 (Europe Day) in Berlin. Dr. Christine Kurmeyer – Berlin Board EU Women As a qualified social psychologist, she has worked in various fields focusing on women, work, and health. In the last twenty years, Dr. Kurmeyer has focused on the role of gender in working life, especially for women with higher education. Since 2006, one of her main targets as Central Representative for Gender Equality at the Charité was the implementation of structural and systematic management instruments to bring forward the career options for women in medical sciences i.e. gender-sensitive reporting systems, quality management in medical education concerning gender aspects or quota in general grants. In 2017, she was elected as the honorary head of the union of Berlin Women’s Associations (Landesfrauenrat Berlin e.V.). Sharon Adler – Berlin AVIVA Sharon Adler, founder and editor of the Women's online magazine and information portal AVIVA-Berlin, which advocates for the visibility of women's biographies, intercultural understanding, and against racism and antisemitism. Contact person for press, PR, advertisements, and cooperations. Berliner. Jew. Mother. Photographer. Gesine Agena – Berlin Deputy Chair, Spokesperson for women’s affairs Alliance 90/The Greens Gesine Agena is Alliance 90/The Greens‘ Deputy Chairwoman and Spokesperson for Women’s Affairs. She has been a member of the party’s executive board since 2013 and advocates for feminism, equal rights, and a world without racism. She is a member of the executive committee of the Greens’ Federal Women’s Council, which oversees and develops the party’s policies and objectives regarding women’s rights. In the field of right-wing extremism, Gesine coordinates the party’s work and cooperation with Green members of the Bundestag and state parliaments as well as external experts and actors from civil society and science. Seyran Ates – Berlin Lawyer and author Born in 1963 in Istanbul, living in Germany since 1969. She is both a lawyer specialized in family law and an author. As a women’s and human rights activist and a Muslim woman, she is one of the most important voices in the fight against religious and tradition-related violence. In June 2017, Ms. Ates opened the Ibn Rushd-Goethe mosque in Berlin, the first liberal mosque in Germany where men and women pray together, and women can take the role of imam leading a prayer. Gabriele Bischoff – Berlin SPD Gabriele Bischoff was the President of the Workers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee from October 2015 until March 2019. She is now the leading candidate of the SPD Berlin for the European elections 2019. She is a special advisor at the German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB) and a member of the board of the European Movement in Germany. Gabriele Bischoff studied Political Science at the Universities of Marburg and Berlin and holds a diploma in political science from the Free University of Berlin. Laura Boldrini – Rome Member of the Italian Parliament, former President of the Chamber of Deputies Laura Boldrini began her career in 1989 at the United Nations. She worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and served as spokesperson of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She carried out several missions to crisis areas, including the Former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Mozambique, Angola, and Rwanda. For these activities she has received several honors and awards. In 2013 she became a Member of Parliament and was elected President of the Chamber of Deputies on 16th March of the same year. Innovative and visionary action has been the hallmark of her term of office, with a focus on social and gender issues, inequalities and peripheries, budgetary savings and transparency, violence on the web, and the fight against fake news. For the first time in a Parliament she established a Committee on the Internet and digital media as well as a Committee to combat hate phenomena, named after the British MP Jo Cox, brutally murdered by a neo-Nazi pro-Brexit extremist. She has been steadfastly committed to relaunching the European project, also by promoting, in 2015, the Declaration “Greater European integration: the way forward”, signed by 15 Speakers of Parliament. Carola von Braun – Berlin Cross Party Women’s Initiative / Berlin - City of Women (ÜPFI) Carola v. Braun is a founding member and speaker of the Überparteiliche Fraueninitiative Berlin – Stadt der Frauen e.V. (ÜPFI) – „women`s non-partisan initiative of Berlin – city of women“. The initiative was founded in 1992 by former members of the Berlin parliament. Since the beginning ÜPFI worked together intensively with the manifold and diverse Berlin women's movement. By now ÜPFI is the only women`s initiative in all of Germany, which was founded in a parliament and still works together intensively with actual members of the Berlin Parliament. Carola v. Braun was a member of the federal German parliament and of the Berlin Parliament. She was the first „Women's representative – official responsible for women's affairs“ of Berlin-West. Susie Courtault - London Vice-Chair Britain For Europe H. E. Stéphane Dion – Berlin Canada Ambassador to Germany and Special Envoy to the European Union and Europe The Honourable Stéphane Dion presented his credentials as Canada’s Ambassador to Germany on June 6, 2017. Prior to his appointment, M. Dion was Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from November 2015 until January 2017, where he championed Canadian leadership in the world on crucial global interests including promotion of universal human rights, peace and stability efforts, the global climate challenge, and Canada’s commitment to multilateralism. He was previously Minister of the Environment from 2004 to 2005, when he secured what is praised as one of the greenest budgets in the history of Canada and, in 2005, chaired the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP11/MOP1) where he reconciled the diverging interests of member countries so that decisions could be taken to effectively implement the Kyoto Protocol. Cerstin Gammelin – Berlin Plan W / Süddeutsche Zeitung Cerstin Gammelin completed her degree course in material technology at the Technical University in Chemnitz (Saxony). After the fall of the Berlin Wall, she worked as an author and a journalist for the publishing house “Deutscher Fachverlag”, the fold newspaper “Energie & Management”, the “Spiegel” and “Financial Times Deutschland”. From 2004 to 2007 she worked as a correspondent for the biggest German weekly “Die Zeit”. From 2008 to 2015, she was the European correspondent of “Süddeutsche Zeitung” in Brussels. Since 2015, she leads the economic department of the parliament office in Berlin. Prof. Dr. Detlev Ganten – Berlin President World Health Summit Prof. Detlev Ganten is President of the World Health Summit. He is one of the world's leading scientists in the field of cardiovascular diseases and genomics. He was President of the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centers, a member of the National Ethics Council, founding director of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch, and CEO of the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Kristina Haenel – Gießen Video message Kristina Hänel, born in 1956, has been a doctor in her practice in Giessen since 2001. She is a specialist in general medicine. Before that, she worked at Pro Familia centers and in Stimezo clinics in the Netherlands. She completed further training in emergency medicine, anesthesia, and sexual therapy. She was a founding member of Wildwasser Giessen, an association against the sexual abuse of girls, is a member of the Working Group Women's Health in Medicine, Psychotherapy, and Society e.V., Pro Familia e.V., the German Society for Sexual Research, and offers therapeutic horse riding with a focus on traumatized children and adolescents in integrative groups. Prof. Dr. Ruth Hagengruber – Paderborn Head of Philosophy at the University of Paderborn Ruth Hagengruber is Professor of Philosophy, specialized in the philosophy of Economics and Information Science. She is Head of Philosophy at the University Paderborn and habilitated on Economic Philosophy with „Nutzen (Benefits) and Universality". She is the founder and director of the teaching and research Center "History of Women Philosophers and Scientists" as well as of the teaching and research area Philosophy and Computing: "EcoTechGender". In 2011, Ruth Hagengruber became a Lifetime member of the International Association of Computing and Philosophy (I-ACAP). She has been a member of the Advisory Board since 2012 of the MCTS Munich Center for Technology in Society of the Technische Universität München. Natascha Hoffner – München HerCareer Natascha Hoffner is the founder and managing director of GmbH. She organizes herCAREER, the only Exhibition in Germany, which considers all aspects of female and family career planning. Hoffner studied business administration at the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen and has over 18 years of experience in the exhibition industry. Furthermore, she was the Managing Director of an organizer of an exhibition in Mannheim for five years, most recently two years with a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe AG. In 2015, the mother of two founded GmbH. PD Dr. Elke Holst – Berlin German Institute for Economic Research PD Dr. Elke Holst is a Senior Economist and Research Director Gender Studies at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), one of the leading economic research institutions in Germany. Her research topics are gender and labor economics. The current focus of her empirical work is on gender gaps in leadership positions (vertical segregation) and occupation (horizontal segregation), wages, and working time. Petra Kaminsky - Berlin ProQuote Medien Women, gender equality, and media – these subjects Petra Kaminsky is passionate about since she began thinking and writing professionally. She has joined ProQuote Media soon after the association was founded in 2012. She has worked as a journalist for numerous publishing houses for about three decades. Based in Berlin, Petra Kaminsky today is head of a multimedia unit at the German Press Agency called dpa-Story. Dr. Sabine Ludwig – Berlin Dr. Sabine Ludwig is an economist and sinologist. She has worked at the European Commission in Brussels and Beijing and at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. In 2017, she founded, together with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ilona Kickbusch, „Women in Global Health – Germany“, the first national chapter of the international organization „Women in Global Health“. Currently, she works at the Robert Koch-Institute in Berlin in the team of the National Women’s Health Report and is an associate professor at the University of Applied Health Sciences in Bochum, Germany. Tonia Mastrobuoni – Berlin Tonia Mastrobuoni is a correspondent in Germany and Austria for the Italian daily “La Repubblica”. Until 2014, she has been the Berlin and Vienna correspondent for “La Stampa”. In 2018, she has won the most important Italian journalistic prize, “Premiolino”. Since 2010 she has been a close observer of the financial and economic crisis as an Ecb-watcher and covering the Greek crisis. She is responsible for the book lectures at the Festival of Economics in Trento. She has a weekly program about Europe on “Radio Radicale”, “Neureka”. Simona Menghini – Milan (Italy) Committee of Women & Technologies With a deep knowledge of economics and business administration from her university and master degree studies, Simona has developed her skills in Public Relations and Communications throughout the latest years, and loves to consult and contribute to PR campaigns of progressive organizations. She also previously worked in sales and marketing, in international environments, in the publishing as well as in the industrial and IT trade. Women & Technologies was created in 2007 by Gianna Martinengo and is now one of the most important Italian professional women Associations recognized at an international level. Its mission is to promote the value of women’s talents in technology, innovation, and scientific research. The association creates, develops, and implements initiatives and projects with the goal of overcoming gender stereotypes; it also offers guidance to young people on how to face the increasing challenges of the future job market, by providing entrepreneurial sustainable models. Uma Mishra-Newbery – Genf Women’s March Global Uma Mishra-Newbery is the Interim Executive Director of Women’s March Global. Uma has been with Women’s March Global since March 2017, initially as a volunteer and then as the former Director of Global Community. Prior to Women’s March Global, Uma was a high-school Chemistry teacher, worked in the medical field as a Medical Lab Technologist, and served in the United States Army as an active duty soldier for nearly six years. Uma has been awarded numerous commendations and achievement awards for her leadership and duty during her time in service. Uma has been a TEDx speaker, sharing how we can foster community through development work. She is a proud first-generation Indian American, U.S. Army veteran, and forever will be a Science nerd. The motto that fuels Uma as an activist and community builder is by Alice Walker: “Activism is the rent I pay for living on the planet.” Clara Mokry – Berlin Initiator of Pulse of Europe in München Clara Mokry is a political scientist and one of the initiators of the cross-party citizens' initiative Pulse of Europe in Munich, which since 2017 regularly sets a positive sign for the European idea and the cohesion of European citizens in public places. Since her move to Berlin in early 2018, Clara has been involved in the Pulse of Europe Team Berlin, moderates in cooperation with the Foreign Office citizen dialogues on the topic of Europe, and discusses with students how everyone can contribute to a vibrant democracy. Dr. Claudia Neusüß – Berlin Weiberwirtschaft Dr. Claudia Neusüß is a managing partner and senior consultant at the personnel and organizational development agency compassorange GmbH. As a lecturer and former visiting professor at various universities, she focuses on gender diversity with a specialization in Central, South-East, and Eastern Europe among others. For many years, she was an honorary board member of OWEN, the mobile academy for gender democracy and peacebuilding. Prior to her consulting activities, she was a member of the executive board of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and a co-founder, managing, and supervisory board member of the women's cooperative "WeiberWirtschaft". Sabine Overkämping – Berlin djb Commission on European and International Law, Board EBD Sabine Overkämping is a German fully qualified lawyer. Since 1991, she has been active in the state government of Saxony-Anhalt with secondments to the representations of Saxony-Anhalt to the Federal Government (then in Bonn) and to the European Union in Brussels as well as to the EU Commission, the ILO, and the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Berlin. She is currently (since 2009) head of unit for European and international law at the Ministry for Justice and Equality in Magdeburg. She is on a voluntary basis, inter alia, a member of the board of the European Movement in Germany and a member of the djb Commission on European and International Law. Prof. Riccardo Pozzo – Verona History of Philosophy, Verona University Riccardo Pozzo received his M.A. at Università di Milano in 1983, his Ph.D. at Universität des Saarlandes in 1988, and his Habilitation at Universität Trier in 1995. In 1996, he went to the U.S. to teach German Philosophy at the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America. In 2003, he came back to Italy to take up the Chair of the History of Philosophy at Università di Verona. From 2009 to 2012, he was Director of the Institute for the European Intellectual Lexicon and History of Ideas of the National Research Council of Italy. From 2012 to 2017, he served as Director of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Cultural Heritage of the National Research Council of Italy. Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on the ribbon. Elected full member of the Institut International de Philosophie, of which he is currently vice-president, and chair of the World Congress of Philosophy Beijing 2018 program committee. Dr. Christine Rabe – Berlin Board Landesfrauenrat Berlin Christine Rabe is the second chairwoman of the Landesfrauenrat Berlin. After completing her studies at the Technical University Ilmenau, she worked as a computer scientist for Elektroanlagen Berlin and later as an equal opportunity officer for the Berlin administration. Christine Rabe has developed an implementation method for gender mainstreaming, supported the trialing and testing in the Berlin administration, and obtained a doctorate in this field at Freie Universität Berlin. She is an active member of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen. Nanna-Josephine Roloff – Hamburg Tampon Tax Campaign Nanna-Josephine Roloff studied Governance and Public Policy in Passau. Her time at Abgeordnetenwatch led her to do something herself. Together with a friend, she started the campaign against the so-called tampon tax. To discuss the tax is just one part of the big red picture. The growing community of menstrual activists wants to break the taboo around menstruation. Dr. Thomas Sattelberger MdB – Berlin Member of the German Federal Parliament Thomas Sattelberger is a member of the German Bundestag and spokesman for his FDP parliamentary group on innovation, education, and research. For many years, he was a member of the board of German D

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