One part of our gender equality work focusses on promoting the career progression of female scientists of the Future Rural Africa project, CRC228, not only by advancing their professional competencies, but also by strengthening self-awareness and supporting them in expanding their networks.Therefore, we initiate diverse seminars such as; empowerment workshops, individual coaching and trainings addressing topics such as research presentation, communication, resilience, just but to mention a few. Additionally, we provide financial support in the form of research grants. In 2021, we introduced the female scientists, research grant, with the objective of increasing scientific output from the first introduced in 2021, will continue increasing visibility, networks and create expertise. Both Universities of Bonn and Cologne implement further gender equality schemes. The participation fees of workshops concerning gender equality can be covered by the fund of the gender board, where required.
To get a picture of our work in this context, you can find a list of our previous activities below:
30./31.10.2018Seminar “Self-Management Competence” with Jutta Winkels
08./09.10.2019Seminar “Resilience-training for female scientists – How to transform a crisis into a challenge” with Dr. Saskia Schottelius
11./12.11.2019Seminar “Voice and Body Coaching for Female Scientists: Communicating with Confidence and Accuracy” with Julie Stearns
2020Female Scientists Empowerment Online-Coaching (5 Sessions) with Dr. Melanie Wenzel