engraving showing an idealized representation of the workshop of Jan Van Eyck, to whom Stradanus, following Vasari, attributed the invention of oil paint. Jan van der Straet (Stradanus), Nova Reperta, 1584, plate Color olivi. Source: Icon

An engraving showing an idealized representation of the workshop of Jan Van Eyck, to whom Stradanus, following Vasari, attributed the invention of oil paint. Jan van der Straet (Stradanus), Nova Reperta, 1584, plate Color olivi. Source: Deutsches Museum, Bildstelle.

Gender Equality

An engraving showing an idealized representation of the workshop of Jan Van Eyck, to whom Stradanus, following Vasari, attributed the invention of oil paint. Jan van der Straet (Stradanus), Nova Reperta, 1584, plate Color olivi. Source: Deutsches Museum, Bildstelle.

Gender Equality Officers

Birgit Kolboske, Donatella Germanese, & Gina Grzimek

+49 175 2800 143 (in urgent cases during the pandemic)

The Max Planck Society supports the employment of equal numbers of both sexes, the provision of equal opportunities and the compatibility of family and career. Every employee, particularly those with supervisory and management functions, bears responsibility for this. This aim shall be achieved through the application of the Policy for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men at the Max Planck Society (Equal Opportunities Policy) of 1 January 2008. Click the sections below to read more about equality at the MPIWG, MPG, and in research.

The Gender Equality Officer in office is Birgit Kolboske. Her deputies are Gina Grzimek and Donatella Germanese. Elected Gender Equality Officers' tasks, according to the official policy of the Max Planck Society, are to help implement and oversee the equal treatment of women and men, and prevent and eliminate gender discrimination at the Institute. They are involved in all measures concerning the employees, organization, and social life at the Institute, compatibility of family and career, and protection against sexual harassment in the workplace.

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From left to right: Birgit Kolboske, Donatella Germanese, and Gina Grzimek.

About Gender Equality