The Leopoldina is committed to achieving equality between women and men in its business offices and eliminating any existing disadvantages based on gender, in particular for women. Furthermore, it seeks to prevent future disadvantages and continue to improve family orientation and the balance between family, caregiving and career for women and men.
The equal opportunities officer of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina is responsible for promoting and monitoring the above-mentioned Leopoldina goals of equal opportunities. He/she is involved in all personnel, organizational and social measures relating to equality of women and men, the compatibility of work and family life and protection against sexual harassment at the workplace. In this sense, he/she also provides advice and support for individual employees.
Deputy Equal Opportunities Officer: Salina Grünwald
06108 Halle (Saale)
Phone: +49 (0) 345 472 39 - 153
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Dealing with the issue of gender equality at the Leopoldina is regulated in the “Procedural Regulations on Equality of Men and Women in the Business Offices of the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina e. V. - National Academy of Sciences”. Procedural Regulations (PDF)
The Leopoldina is offering a more flexible work schedule. It is a flextime model without core working hours, which among other things allows improving the work-life balance. After prior consultation and in accordance with the company's needs, the employees of the Academy may flexibly divide their working hours and make use of mobile working hours as well. Wishes to reduce or increase working hours for family reasons are also granted wherever possible.
The Leopoldina regards itself as a family-friendly institution supporting measures aimed at improving the compatibility of family life and career. All active participants in Leopoldina's public and non-public events are therefore offered reimbursement of childcare costs and travel expenses for accompanying caregivers and/or assistance in organizing care. For more information, please contact the respective organizational unit.
The Leopoldina undertakes to linguistically express equality between women and men in its general provisions and its printed and digital publications. Therefore a guide on the use of gender-sensitive language has been compiled. Guide (PDF)