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Events 2018

Working in Berlin: We did it! Immigrant women tell their stories

Three discussing women in chairs in a yellow, illuminated roomDrei Frauen in Sessel sitzend in einem gelb erleuchteten Raum während einer Diskussion
Image: Willkommenszentrum Berlin

“Working in Berlin: We did it! Immigrant women tell their stories” – is the name of the series of events, that the Welcome Centre Berlin and the representatives of the Berlin Senate for Integration and Migration conducted together with the women’s counselling centre KOBRA from June to May 2018. In a multi-part story-telling circle, women from different countries and with different professional backgrounds gave accounts of their professional lives in Berlin. The objective of our series: To give all immigrant women the courage to find a job that corresponds to their qualifications and interests. The series was moderated by the journalist Ferda Ataman.

Emerging from the story-telling circle is a series of podcasts which you can listen to here.

Professional field: Science

Quelle: Lokaler Server
formats: audio/mp3

Listen to Joanna Bronowicka from Poland, advisor to the President of the European University Viadrina, and Lina Alhaddad from Syria, research associate at the Free University, who give personal and entertaining accounts of their path to their dream job (German and English).

Professional field: Journalism

Quelle: Lokaler Server
formats: audio/mp3

Sharmila Hashimi from Afghanistan, activist and journalist, and Luciana Ferrando from Argentina, freelance journalist and employee at Neue Deutsche Medienmacher give accounts of their experiences as journalists working in the Berlin job market.

Professional field: Graphics and Illustration

Quelle: Lokaler Server
formats: audio/mp3

Carolina Buzio, freelance graphic designer and illustrator from Portugal and the artist Alisa Poplavskaya, from Ukraine give accounts of their difficulties, opportunities and things that helped them most (English).

Professional field: Nursing and Medicine

Quelle: Lokaler Server
formats: audio/mp3

Bureaucracy, language barriers, recognition of qualifications - Clorinda de Maio from Italy, freelance nurse, Shima Byagowi from Iran, laboratory assistant and Carolina Nájera-Chávez from Mexico, doctor, give accounts of their approaches to the German job market and the challenges that they had to overcome (German).