Mentoring & Advancement of Women
The objective is to specifically support women in their career planning. The mentoring is meant exclusively for women and shall help to create a supportive environment to address gender specific issues.
Goals of the mentoring programmes are:
- Supporting young scientists for an academic career
- Offering networking possibilities
- Creating a platform for experience exchange (1 to 1 and in groups)
- Helping balancing work and family responsibilities
Two types of mentoring programmes are offered to women within our consortium:
1 to 1 Mentoring
An experienced person (a mentor) is paired with a less experienced individual (a mentee). Goal is to build a long-term relationship based on mutual trust and shared interests, so that a mentee can best profit from the individual experiences and networks of the mentor.
Peer mentoring is a model to build a mentoring community de emphasizing hierarchy and seniority. A self-organized group of female PhD students and postdocs with shared interests are working together towards common goals. The group can be extended with 1-2 professors if wished, to bring in some additional perspectives.
Women interested in one of the mentoring programmes may contact the NCCR Equal Opportunity Delegate: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Mentoring programmes