The Max Planck Society and each of its institutes promote employees regardless of gender, nationality, religion, disability, age, cultural origin and sexual identity. World-leading research, carried out by employees from many different backgrounds, requires an environment in which diversity is understood and respected.
The Equal Opportunities Officer supports MPL’s management in fulfilling the statutory equal opportunities mandate and assisting all MPL staff in a trustworthy, advisory and conflict-solving capacity regarding issues related to equal opportunities and specific problems.
That’s why Bettina Schwender volunteered to be MPL’s Gender Equality Officer, a position she has held since December 2017, in addition to working as Personal Assistant of MPL Director Prof. Dr. Philip Russell. Elected by all female employees and scholarship holders, she will hold the position until August 2020.