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Women and Career

Women and career

Duration: 4 webinars of 2-2.5 h each = 2 workshop days

Course type: Online or in-house workshop

Trainer: Karin Bodewits, Philipp Gramlich or Lisa Steinhauser

Target group: PhD students and postdocs

Since a few decades the rights of women and in particular of working women have changed dramatically. But does this also translate into a world full of possibilities or are we still stuck in the process of climbing the various ladders under the glass roof? This seminar will give you guidance on how to navigate your life as a working female scientist.


Seminar contents


(Family-friendly) work environments

  • University or industry… or somewhere else?
  • Working cultures in Europe
  • Double career couples

In the job

  • You made it! What to expect
  • Have a good start
  • Where is my seat?
  • Leadership
  • Setting targets

Getting a job

  • The importance of networking, collaborating and presenting your research
  • Your application
  • How to prepare yourself
  • The job interview
  • Salary negotiations and gender wage gap
  • Legal aspects

Mothers at work and in our society

  • Dead-end street motherhood? Is there the perfect time to have children?
  • Social pressures and norms
  • Practicalities: nursery places and more
  • Legal aspects
  • Political framework
  • Communication towards your employer

Work-life balance

  • Taking care of your job, yourself and your family- how to get it all done?

Internal and external factors

  • How you and others see yourself and how this can make you stronger or weaker


Already interested to read more about the topic before enjoying our workshop?


You might be interested in our article From South to North: female scientists in Europe, where we discuss how it is to be a female scientist in different European countries.

If you enjoy a tongue-in-cheek story about being the only woman on a business flight, then 220 Shades of Grey might be interesting for you.


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