Moves

Zentrum für Gender und Diversität

About Us

We are a team which is bound together not only by a friendship going back 25 years, and a working cooperation going back several years, but also by our shared understanding of that fact that it is high time that all women and men enjoyed equal rights when participating in the social process. We therefore decided to do that which gives us the most pleasure: to pool our multifaceted experience and know-how, acquired over many years, with regard to the questions of gender and diversity, by founding MOVES, in order to take the first steps, together with you, towards a more desirable future.

Mag. Dr. Sabine Zauchner-Studnicka, MSc | saza@moves.cc

General manager of MOVES, ACC-certified Business Coach, committee member of ditact women’s IT summer studies. Director of the working group @MINT, and deputy director of the working group Women and IT, organised by the OCG (Austrian Computer Society).

Psychologist with a doctorate in the field of gender research. Gender expert, well-versed in questions of equality through her many years of experience as chairperson of the working group for questions of equality at the Danube University in Krems. Conversant with (participatory) social science research methods, as well as the management and implementation of (inter)national research projects.

 

 

 

Mag. Michaela Gindl | migi@moves.cc

Co-founder and freelance collaborator of MOVES, as well as co-director of the support unit for

equality and gender studies at the Danube University in Krems.

Study of sociology at the University of Vienna, expert for equal opportunities and gender mainstreaming, experience in application-oriented research projects in gender mainstreaming at educational institutions, as well as in gender-specific careers and equal opportunity measures. Many years of experience as a workshop leader, moderator and trainer for gender issues at universities, colleges of the applied sciences and schools.

 

Our Approach

We seek change, and would like to take the first steps, together with you, towards implementing and researching the potential of gender/diversity. We would like to support you in achieving the goal of a more efficient and eventually also a fairer environment at work, in education and in research.

Our theoretical foundations are based on (de)constructivist and system-theoretical approaches. Gender characterises socially-assigned gender roles, i.e. general ideas about how a man or a woman is or should be.  This social gender is actively produced in interpersonal interactions. It is a determining factor of signification in a social context, in connection with other factors of diversity, such as age, class, nationality or origins, world view or sexual orientation. Although such categorisation and stereotyping proves to be extremely intractable, we start out from the assumption that it can also be deconstructed and changed. After all, even small-scale changes in a system are capable of producing large-scale effects.