Our board of directors

FEMNET e.V. is currently represented by four honorary women board members who use their know-how from various professional contexts such as human and labour rights, development policy, sustainability, the clothing industry, education, media and public relations for the goals of the association.

Dr. Gisela Burckhardt

Dr. Gisela Burckhardt

is the chairwoman of the board. She works as a development policy expert and campaigner. Her focus is on social human rights.

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Christine Pflüger

Christine Pflüger

is deputy chairwoman. She studied literature, culture and media studies in Siegen and Bonn. As Coordinator for Climate Protection and Resource Management at the Local Agenda Office of the City of Bonn, she supports the area of sustainability. Human rights and social responsibility are as important to her as the consideration of feminist aspects in the world of work.

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Katharina Gahbler

Katharina Gahbler, PhD

is deputy chairwoman. She studied history and ethnology and now works in the management of a research association in Bonn on 'Power and Domination'. She is interested in consumer criticism and solidarity with workers worldwide.

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Elke Klemenz

Elke Klemenz

is an assessor. At home in the textile industry for many years, she is passionate about education and public relations. She teaches from elementary school to university, explains risks and challenges from raw materials to the shop counter.

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Susanne Schmeier

Susanne Schmeier

is an assessor. After her studies of sciences for Latin America she worked within the private sector for nearly ten years. Motivated by her involvement in a voluntary project she switched from the private sector to the non-profit sector jobwise as well. To sensitize to women's and girls' rights and to sustainable consumption is very important to her.

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