Ingrid Schacherl

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Dr. Ingrid Schacherl
Coordination office for the advancement of women, gender studies, diversity at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Head of the coordination office for the advancement of women, gender studies, diversity at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

The focus of my work is to accompany gender equality processes in higher education.


Country / Countries of Residence: Austria

Professional Background

Working Experience

Since 1990: Teaching Gender Studies eg. at the Universities of Graz, Vienna, Innsbruck, Krems and at the University of Applied Sciences Munich.
2001-2003 University assistant at the Institute of Educational Sciences at the University of Innsbruck in the research area of critical gender and social studies.
Member of Gender Mainstreaming Experts International (GMEI) since 2003.
2005-2009 Scientific support and consulting for various Austrian ministries in the implementation of gender mainstreaming.
2010 -2015 research associate at the Women's Academy Munich and there, 2011-2014 head of the research project: EQUISTU - Equality Implementation Standards for Universities ( on behalf of the Federal Ministery for Education and Research in Germany.
Since 2018, head of the coordination office for the advancement of women, gender studies, diversity at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna).

Working experience in Gender Equality since:  2003

Professional Position / Role

Researcher / Scolar

Area of Expertise

Topical expertise

Sectors of Work Experience

Universities and Higher Education Sector

Scientific Background

My research interests include university research and organizational development from a gender perspective: gender equality, intersectional equal treatment, non-binary organizational development at universities.

Online Visibility

Availability for Trainings

Availability for Training Formats ONLINE

Training Session (duration: half day up to two days)
Training Programme (duration: a week and more)

Speaker in a webinar (duration: up to half day)

Availability for Training Formats IN-PERSON

Training ession (duration: half day up to two days)
Speaker in an event (duration: up to half a day)

Willing to travel abroad for trainings: yes

Target Groups

Communication staff
Decision-makers (middle management)
Decision-makers (top-level management)
Gender Equality activists / promoters
Gender Equality change agents
Gender Equality researchers / scholars
Ombudspersons / persons of trust for Equal Opportunities / Gender Mainstreaming / Diversity Management
Team members of Gender Equality committees and / or working groups

Training Content Types

Gender+: Basic definitions and concepts
Gender Equality Plan: Introduction
Gender Equality Plan: Design and implementation
Gender Equality Plan: Monitoring and evaluation
Gender Equality Plan: Supporting change agents
Gender Equality in leadership and decision-making
Institutional gender analysis
Gender bias in recruitment, promotion and career management
Gender Equality in organisational culture and work-life balance
Intersectionality and institutional change processes
Gender sensitive and inclusive communication

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