Dr Franziska Giffey has been Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth since March 2018. Prior to this, she was Mayor of the Berlin district of Neukölln. From 2010 to 2015 she worked in the District Administration of Neukölln, Berlin, in the role of Councillor for Education, Culture and Sports. Before this, she worked as Representative for European Affairs for the same district.

In addition to a Diploma of Public Administration, Franziska Giffey has also obtained an M.A. in European Administrative Management and in 2010 was awarded a Ph.D. in political science.

Dr Franziska Giffey was born in Frankfurt an der Oder on 3rd May 1978. She is married and has one son.