EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES IN RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS
Gender Workshop Series 2021

The SFB1052, the SFB1199, the SFB1423 and the TRR67 pool gender equality measures, ideas and offers to sustainably establish the common goal of promoting equal opportunities in research collaborations. The pooling strategy enables gender equality activities directly oriented towards the centres’ needs and provides a collaborative exchange platform. The varied workshops and training programs will be combined with an opening lecture about the personal career path of a female scientist working in the research alliance. The lectures and the talks are in English language

We will gladly accept your registration within the online registration form or by e-mail to . Please indicate in which DFG-funded network you are doing research. 

Program

14:00 – 15:00
Woman in Science – Professional Career Insight:
Prof. Dr. Dr. Ines Liebscher (Leipzig University, Medical Faculty)

15:00 – 17:00
Gender Bias: How to act!
Dr. Nicola Byok (Leadership-Strategies)

In practice, despite equality concepts, equality officers, support measures and an increased awareness of the need for equal opportunities, there are still hurdles and a need for action. In the workshop, the participants will be informed and encouraged to exchange information about the following: What gender biases exist at universities and how do they work? Which barriers do especially young female scientists face at universities? Which options for action/good practices have proven successful.

14:00 – 15:00
Woman in Science – Professional Career Insight:
Dr. Rima Chakaroun (Universitätsklinikum Leipzig, Nephrology)

15:00 – 17:00
Job Application Training & Tips
Dr. Matthias Schwarzkopf (Coaching and Training)

The workshop will aim to inform participants about the main challenges of writing applications for jobs in science. Furthermore, questions are answered: What are the “standard documents”?  What information should I get in advance?  Why am I relevant to the job – developing your own visibility.

14:00 – 15:00
Woman in Science – Professional Career Insight:
Dr. Dr. Diana Le Duc (Leipzig University, Human Genetics)

15:00 – 17:00 
Equal Opportunities in Academic Teaching
Melanie Bittner (Toolbox Gender&Diversity in Academic Teaching at FU Berlin)

Student diversity is part of the reality of everyday university life. However, there are still inequalities based on race, class, gender and other social categories in higher education. What does this mean for your courses? How can you create a space that considers the diversity of students as positive value and actively contributes to equal opportunities for all students?  This interactive presentation will focus on the reflection of inequality in higher education as well as hands-on-advice for academic teaching.

14:00 – 15:00
Woman in Science – Professional Career Insight:
Dr. Steffi Marung (Leipzig University, Global and European Studies)

15:00 – 17:00 
Networking for Young Female Researchers
Siofra McSherry (Scienza Science Coaching Berlin)

It is widespread consensus that networking skills are a vital ingredient in a successful academic career. Yet, we rarely talk about the gender-specific challenges that female researchers face in this area. The workshop will interactively elaborate on the issue and help develop approaches to action.

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Gender_Pooling_2021_program.pdf

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