Irene Rojnik

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Mag.a Irene Rojnik Msc
Trainer, Coach & Facilitator
Independent coach & consultant

I work as a systemic coach, trainer, facilitator and consultant supporting individuals, teams and organizations in their development. The focus lies on inclusive leadership taking the strengths and the diversity of each person into account. Gender, Diversity and the frame of the Human Rights are cross cutting topics in my professional work since I started. I can offer 20 years of experience in working with different international NGOs and civic organisations (including research institutions) and as an independent consultant.
I hold a master in communication, a degrees in mediation, as well as a master on systemic coaching and organizational development. I am a founding member of alp activating leadership potential (, an NGO offering learning opportunities.


Country / Countries of Residence: Austria

Professional Background

Working Experience

I have 15 years of working experience in 2 international NGOs with the goal to empower girls and young women to develop their fullest potential. I worked in several countries and with teams from all over the world. In this time I developed a broad knowledge around gender, cultural diversity and Human Rights.
The foundation of my knowledge was laid in the World Association of Girl and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), which is an international female umbrella organisation with the focus on “enabling girls and young women to develop their fullest potential”. In this NGO I worked on one side as a trainer in Europe helping to develop the local organisations and empowering young women to take up their leadership role. On the other side I worked in the field of advocacy bringing the female perspective into policies in the European context for young people. In this time I lived in Brussels / Belgium.
Since 2013 I have worked as a consultant, coach, facilitator and trainer for NGOs and civic organisations. The work includes the broad range of organisational development and bringing change into an organsiation.

Working experience in Gender Equality since:  2001

Professional Position / Role


Area of Expertise

Scientific expertise
Facilitation expertise

Sectors of Work Experience

Research Funding Organisations
Civil Society

Scientific Background

My foundation about scientifc work has been built through my two university degrees. My master on communication and conflict resolution included the final thesis on the topic of “Mediation in Austria” (1993). My second master was on Systemic Coaching and Organisational Development. The topic of the thesis was “Leadership – Power – Equal opportunities” (2012). Both were qualitative analysis.
Since 2013 I am working as an independent consultant, where I was involved in different research projects, among them:
- Research within 18 member organisations in Europe (2016) to find out about the “Trends for Growth of Membership in the Europe Region WAGGGS”. This research was from an international female organisation looking specifically innovation.
- Action research on the the influence of Multiple Intelligences on Leadership (2012 - 2014)
- Involved in several studies, e.g. on importance of sibling relations for children in alternative care, which was also based on examples of best practices. (2009 - 2012)

Additional Information

Online Visibility

Availability for Trainings

Availability for Training Formats ONLINE

Training Session (duration: half day up to two days)

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

Availability for Training Formats IN-PERSON

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

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
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: Supporting change agents
Gender Equality in leadership and decision-making
Gender bias in recruitment, promotion and career management
Gender Equality in organisational culture and work-life balance
Intersectionality and institutional change processes

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