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German Weather Service looks to increase women’s presence in leadership ranks

I had the pleasure of meeting with the leadership of the German Weather Service (DWD) on Friday, June 30, 2017 at their Leadership Conference in the impressive headquarters in Offenbach am Main and talk with them about women in leadership. We looked at some of the obstacles are to women’s reaching the upper leadership levels […]

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A place at the table for women in Rhineland-Palatinate

Let’s imagine, you’re a woman responsible for making sure there are more women in leadership positions and decision-making groups: How can you enforce laws requiring women to be hired, without creating backlash, without alienating women who may or may not want these positions? These aren’t easy questions to answer! But we worked on these on […]

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A beautiful life as a (woman) scientist: easier than you’d think!

On July 10, 2015, I met with a fascinating and dynamic group of young women scientists at the University of Siegen. Some were celebrating the conclusion of their mentoring program, and another group was marking the beginning of the journey with their mentors. On this beautiful sunny day, we talked about their ideal futures and […]

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How employers today can create a better world of work tomorrow

The “Human Resources Management Expertenkreis des Gesamtverbandes Kommunikationsagenturen (GWA)” invited me to Hamburg on 18. June 2015 to speak about Generation Y and the ways in which employers can be more attractive to this high potential group. I was happy to meet the Human Resources Managers from across Germany, hear what they face in their […]

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Why do we need women in leadership? Aspect 1: The Human Right

From my keynote speech on 24. May 2014 for Soroptimist International Frankfurt Vision Chapter: we came across many aspects that speak for a greater proportion of women in leadership. Here is reason 1 from my keynote speech, “A better future for Frankfurt and Germany: Why we need women in leadership positions.” The first aspect is […]

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Post-Doc available with us in the Sociology of Work

I am excited to announce that our team has room to expand! The position: A full-time post-doc (with assistant professorship aspects) to join my team for between two and six years. The job starts with a full-time, three-year contract, renewable for another three years. There is no tenure option within this position itself, but from […]

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Eric Otieno wins Goethe University DAAD Student Prize

I am happy to announce that my student Mr. Eric Otieno won the Goethe University DAAD Student Prize in January 2014. I wrote his letter of recommendation and gave a talk at his awards ceremony to describe Eric and why he deserves the prize. I first had the pleasure of meeting Eric Otieno when he took my […]

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Work can be seen as a commodity

The third chapter of John Budd’s book “The Thought of Work” handles the concept of work as a commodity. What’s meant here is that work is an object that’s traded on the market. In some countries, like Germany, that’s been historically defined as the time the worker spends. In other countries, like Great Britain, that’s […]

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Franz Oppenheimer, the first sociology professor in Germany, celebrated today

Today we opened the historical exhibit about Franz Oppenheimer’s life, which will be in place in our foyer for the coming six weeks. I gave the opening address in German. Today is not only the first day of the summer semester, but also the start of a series of large birthday celebrations for the Goethe-University, […]

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Doctoral Position in Sociology at the Goethe-University, Frankfurt

Doctoral Position in Sociology The Faculty for Social Sciences (FB03) at Goethe-University Frankfurt, Department of Sociology, in the Team of Prof. Heather Hofmeister, Ph.D., Professor for Sociology with the Specialty in the Sociology of Work, invites applications for a half-position (50%) as a doctoral candidate in Sociology for three years (German pay scale TV-H 13) […]

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