Gender Bias: How to act?

Nicola Byok (Leadership Strategies)

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. The entire program you can find here.

The workshop series is designed exclusively for young resarchers in DFG-funded research centres. 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.

The first workshop deals with the question Gender-bias: How to act?:

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.

Prior to the workshop Ines Liebscher (SFB 1423) will give an insight into her career path and its gender-specific challenges.