Academy Speaker, Table Captain

Andrea Betz

spokeswoman for the Board
Diakonie München und Oberbayern

Andrea Betz is the spokeswoman for the Board of Diakonie München und Oberbayern. Her commitment to people and social justice motivates her to be a voice for vulnerable citizens. As the first woman on the board, she is responsible for six operational departments, corporate communications and social policy. She is also active on the board of the Sozialpolitisches Forum München, the Evangelische Jugendsozialarbeit Bayern and on the supervisory board of the Trägerverein für Regionale Soziale Arbeit München. She holds a teaching position at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. She made the decision to work in the nonprofit sector at a very young age, when she became heavily involved in youth work. After her studies in social work (she holds a degree in social pedagogy), she completed further training as a project manager (IHK) and event manager. After her studies, she worked for eight years as a manager in the field of “volunteer management” and “elderly care” as well as project manager of the 2nd Ecumenical Church Day at Caritas. Andrea then moved to the Diakonie. There she was head of department in the area of homeless and refugee care as well as in the area of refugees and migration. Since 2020, she has also been responsible for Diakonie’s social policy and umbrella organization work. Andrea has been on the Board of Directors since May 2021, and her responsibilities also include equality and diversity. 2022, the Diakonie has developed a guideline “On dealing with sexualized violence between employees”. If an incident should occur, it is important that those affected are protected and professionally counselled.


At the herCAREER Academy
Let´s talk about SEXismus @work – denn Sexismus ist nach wie vor omnipräsent – auch in der Arbeitswelt.