filia Team

Meet the current members of our team at our office in Hamburg.

Team

Lizzy Wazinski
Executive Director

Since June 2021, I have represented filia’s strategic goals both internally and externally and, together with the team and the volunteer committees, have taken care of filia’s further development and strategic orientation. As a long-time consultant for anti-bias and discrimination-critical diversity, I also focus on the power-critical perspective, which is becoming increasingly important in the national and international foundation context. Maintaining and developing collaborations and networks is just as much a part of my job as ensuring efficient structures, shaping team development, and evaluating our funding policy. Finally, I am responsible for the budget, manage the finances and deal with fundraising and our assets. Before joining filia, I worked for many years as a manager in project management and fund acquisition. What excites me about filia is its clear feminist and intersectional orientation.

l.wazinski@filia-frauenstiftung.de
+49 (0)40 380 381 990

Team

Svenja Genthe
Executive Assistent

Since fall 2007, I have been supporting filia in the development and administration of its project management. With many years of professional experience in office and
and event management, I ensure a fluent and appreciating communication with our grantees. I am the contact person for their inquiries as well. It is important to me that women* and girls* participate in a self-determined, visible and influential way in our societies. So far, I have been active in the cultural field, e.g. at international children’s films festivals, in women*’s radio and in the founding of a women*’s poetry group in Hamburg. Committed women* from all over the world now shape my everyday life. Their ingenuity inspires me just as much as their need challenges me.

s.genthe@filia-frauenstiftung.de
+49 (0)40 380 381 996

Team

Constanze Claus
Communications and Fundraising, Deputy Executive Director

I have been part of filia’s Communications and Fundraising team since November 2020. I have been working in the foundation sector for over ten years on the topics of participation and empowerment and I am happy to be able to do this at filia with a feminist focus. I would like to make the courageous, creative and important engagement of women* and girls* even more visible and mobilize further resources for it. My wish for all supporters, partners and of course for myself is this: Check your privilege!

c.claus@filia-frauenstiftung.de
+49 (0)40 380 381 992

Team

Rebecca Bartusch
Communications and Fundraising

Before joining filia, I worked for five years at TERRE DES FEMMES as a communications and fundraising officer. At filia, I particularly appreciate the different focus areas we have, but most of all the general empowerment of all women* and girls*. I am happy to be able to contribute with my work to the fact that many great projects by and for women* and girls* are supported by filia. As a fundraiser, it is particularly important to me to set up our internal structures in such a way that we can respond appropriately to good fundraising opportunities. Furthermore, it is important to me that more people get to know and appreciate filia’s unparalleled work and participate in our community.

r.bartusch@filia-frauenstiftung.de
+49 (0)40 380 381 993

Team

Nina Hälker
Program Manager, Deputy Executive Director

Since August 2019, I have been responsible for program management at filia. Among other things, this means that I coordinate filia’s strategic and impulse funding in Central and Eastern Europe as well as in the Global South and maintain communication with cooperation partners*. In addition, I evaluate filia’s funding program as part of the fund’s strategic development. Closely linked to this is the cooperation with the International Women*’s Funds Network Prospera: We are in close contact with the other European women’s funds in particular with regard to the strengthening of women*’s rights.
Participation has been a topic in my political, private and professional life for many years: In my many years of work as an occupational therapist, empowerment was part of the basic understanding of my profession, supporting children and adults in making decisions and acting in a self-determined way. And in the CityScienceLab at the HCU Hamburg, where I worked until 2019, participation was also an important topic – with regard to the question of how digitization can support participation processes.

n.haelker@filia-frauenstiftung.de
+49 (0)40 380 381 9981

Team

Lea Rzadtki
Advisor for the Empowerment Program for Refugee Women*

I have been working as the advisor for filia’s Empowerment Program for Refugee Women* since March 2020. I see the work on this support program as an opportunity to work with women* who experience discrimination and oppression in their lives on a daily basis. For me, as a white, German woman, setting up such a program also means critically examining my position and own privileges, as well as being open to criticism and new ideas. I want to work towards more self-organized empowerment and co-determination – at filia and beyond. I see this as a great challenge, but also a great opportunity. I did my doctorate at Leuphana University on activism for migrants’ rights. The confrontation with different positions and feminisms is a constant learning process for me, and I’m looking forward to continuing it at filia.

l.rzadtki@filia-frauenstiftung.de
+49 (0)40 380 381 9982

Team

Nagihan Ulusoy
Project coordination ChancenLABs for women* and girls*

Since July 2021 I am part of filia as project coordinator for the project ChancenLABs für Frauen* und Mädchen*. I am looking forward to developing and implementing new ideas for participatory women* and girls* work here. I see my work as an opportunity to strengthen girls* and women*, especially those who are subject to multiple discrimination, in the development of their potential, but at the same time as a task to become aware of my privileges and to reflect on myself. As a PoC with my own immigrant background and many years of experience in pedagogical work with children and youth, I feel sensitized to this area and am motivated to make my contribution at filia.

n.ulusoy@filia-frauenstiftung.de
+49 (0)40 380 381 997

Team

Holger Harms
Finances and Administration

I have been working at filia since February 2020. Previously, I did public relations and fundraising for political organizations in the fields of environmental protection and human rights. In my work, I have dealt with the particular threat to women* human rights defenders and the situation of LGBTIQ* in Latin America, among other things. I am passionate about filia’s motto “Change, not Charity” and want to contribute to a structural change in minds and society.

h.harms@filia-frauenstiftung.de
+49 (0)40 380 381 990

Team

Tatiana La Mura Flores
Finances and Administration

Since January 2021, I have been part of filia’s finances and administration team. As a language teaching researcher, I am influenced by perspectives on teaching and learning languages, especially German as a second language and multilingualism. I have gained expertise and experience at various educational institutions as a language teacher, coordinator, speaker and trainer for job-related language education and language-sensitive counseling.
As a proven “all-rounder” in project work with fun and joy in organizing, I am looking forward to contributing my competences to filia, to continue learning and to shape the “change” together.

t.lamura@filia-frauenstiftung.de
+49 (0)40 380 381 990