January 22, 2024
German Cancer Research Center / Communication Center
Europe/Berlin timezone

Join us for an interactive session on how to make your workplace more diverse, equitable and inclusive! Embracing and supporting diversity is key to the wellbeing of our employees and the success of our research and mission. 

The event will start out with expert input from Jessica Gedamu, VP Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Springer Nature, followed by participative ideation workshops in which you can contribute to making our workplace more socially sustainable. 

In her talk, Jessica will delve into the essence of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), discussing its significance for organizations and offering practical ways to initiate change. She will share actionable steps for both organizations and individuals to embark on this journey, highlighting the role of employee networks in fostering a more inclusive workplace for all. 

Jessica leads Springer Nature's global DEI strategy as VP Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Before joining Springer Nature in 2018, Jessica worked as a DEI consultant, facilitator and project leader at EAF Berlin and supported companies in various industries during change processes towards more diversity in leadership. 

We encourage your in-person participation in the event if it is possible for you!


13:00-13:10 Introduction 

13:10-13:30 Presentation by Jessica Gedamu, VP Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Springer Nature

13:30-13:50 Q&A 

13:50-14:40 Workshops

14:40-14:55 Presentation of workshop results 

14:55-15:00 Closing


The event will take place in a hybrid format.

Participants registering for the on-site event will be able to attend in Heidelberg, Germany. Directions can be found under the "How to find us" section in the upper left menu.

Participants registering for the virtual participation will be able to attend via Zoom.



DKFZ Equal Opportunities and Diversity Office 

DKFZ Sustainability Office 

DKFZ Sustainability Group 

German Cancer Research Center / Communication Center
Lecture Hall
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280 69120 Heidelberg Germany