We are happy to welcome Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth as a new member of the ASTRAIA Female Leadership Foundation’s Honorary Board. The former president of the German Bundestag, who has longstanding experience of women’s policy, will assist us in an advisory role. She was Germany’s first Federal Minister of Women’s Affairs. In this position, she already committed herself in the 1980s to gender equality and promoted equal educational opportunities as well as the reconciliation of family and employment. Besides that, she deserves great recognition for her claims to improve HIV/AIDS education and her opposition against stigmatization of people infected by this disease. Today she commits herself as Honorary Chairwoman of the Frauen Union, the women’s section of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany and promotes female leadership in politics and business.
We are looking forward to an enriching cooperation!