1. Why are you 1893 board member?
I wanted to get involved in society after retirement and ran for election as a representative. At the 2018 meeting of representatives, I noticed that only men are represented on the supervisory board. I stood for election and was the first female member to be elected to the Supervisory Board.
2. How long have you been a 1893 board member?
3. What connects you to the 1893?
As members of what was then the AWG, my parents themselves did some set-up work and got an apartment on Wildparkstrasse. I grew up here. I have been a member of the cooperative myself since the early 80s and have lived in different types of apartments.
4. What connects you to Eberswalde?
When I was six years old, I moved to Eberswalde with my parents – my father's hometown. He then worked as a lathe operator in crane construction. I grew up in Westend and went to school. After studying and a few years at Müritz, I returned home.
5. With what skills do you support the supervisory board team?
Although I don't come from the economics or construction industry, I am motivated and willing to learn. I was a psychology teacher for many years and can bring knowledge and experience to the table when it comes to how people experience different things and how they relate to them.
6. How would you describe yourself: Why are you a good fit for 1893 as a member of the supervisory board?
I am experienced, optimistic, friendly, open-minded, communicative, committed, interested and like to question things critically. I view what is happening in the 1893 with common sense, also from a woman's perspective as well as being an older member.
7. What do you want to achieve with the 1893?
I would like our cooperative to keep its fresh, future-oriented course, that it does not get into financial difficulties, that the members feel comfortable in their apartments and in the surrounding area, that the rents remain affordable and that social responsibility is also observed. And that more members can also be won through the excellent PR work.
8. Where do you see the 1893 in five years and in ten years?
I can see that the positive development is continuing and that the cooperation with other responsible parties in the city, in the district and with other landlords is becoming even more intensive - especially here in the Brandenburg Quarter, where I live. And I hope that many people know the 1893 and see them as a role model.