filia Executive Board

The three women* on filia’s executive board are appointed by the foundation board every three years. They work on a voluntary basis. The board acts as the employer* at filia. The women* of the board represent the fund in all contractual and legal matters and are responsible for implementing the resolutions of the foundation board through the office team. The chair of the board also serves on filia’s investment committee. The next executive board will be appointed in 2023.

filia Executive Board

Naciye Demirbilek

Born in Küçükağa, a small village in the One World.
Naciye studied economics and political science and trained as a certified consultant for organizational development. From 2009 to 2021 she has been the managing director of W3_Werkstatt für internationale Kultur und Politik e.V.. Naciye has many years of leadership activities, freelance consulting and accompaniment on diversity as well as project management under her belt. The enforcement of human rights and equal opportunities in all areas of life, abolition of racism and exclusion – especially here in Germany – are the basis for her vision of living together.

“With its many years of successful commitment to girls* and women*, filia underscores my vision of fighting for women*’s rights with my own voice and my own actions. filia empowers women* and girls*, makes the most diverse life styles visible and tangible. It gives confidence that I would like to share with even more women*. The commitment and work of the many people at filia move and inspire me. Being on the board gives me the chance to stand up for more justice – and to do so together with women* and girls*.”

filia Executive Board

Heike Peper

Born in Germany.
Studies in psychology and social pedagogy. Freelance professional as psychological psychotherapist, supervisor and lecturer. Many years of full-time and voluntary work in Hamburg women*’s initiatives and organizations, including co-founder of pro:fem, Verbund Hamburger Frauen*- und Mädchen*einrichtungen e.V. (Association of Hamburg Women*’s and Girls*’ Institutions).

“filia is undergoing a dynamic and exciting growth process that has both inspired and challenged me time and time again over the past years as a board member*. The potential that lies within filia, the socio-political opportunities and possibilities that lie in the implementation of the fund’s goals, the commitment of so many volunteer and full-time women* to filia and, in particular, to filia’s causes – all of this is extraordinarily inspiring and motivating for me.”

filia Executive Board

Kornelia Dietrich

Born in Germany.
Studies in German and political science. Involvement in women*’s groups, peace initiatives and as a mentor for girls* and young women*. Many years of work as a journalist and manager in the media sector. Freelance systemic coach and independent consultant.

“filia inspires me through the support of its worldwide projects, the impact of which is immediately visible. filia’s work gives the supported women* and girls* courage, helps them fight for their rights and shows concrete results. filia works at eye level with its grantees and thus contributes to long-term social and economic changes. I feel enriched and motivated by the energy and joie de vivre that emanates from the work we do together. I am delighted to now also represent filia as a board member.”