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I, Scientist – The conference on gender, career paths and networking (May 2018)


“I, Scientist – The conference on gender, career paths and networking” will be held on 25-26 May 2018 in Berlin (

The conference is designed by and for students and young postdocs in natural sciences and mathematics. Their mission is to increase the visibility of female role models, introduce you to a variety of career options, and give you a dedicated time for networking and establishing useful contacts.

Early Bird registration is now open and has been extended to January 31, 2018 (register here).

To raise awareness of unconscious gender-based biases, detect obstacles and find solutions regarding gender imbalance and combining family life and a career, a dialogue between all genders is needed. Therefore, all genders are welcome to attend!

Conference highlights include:

  • Inspiring talks by successful female scientists and mathematicians representing a variety of different career paths. Confirmed speakers include e.g. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst, Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester, Prof. Dr. Sigrid Schmitz, Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim.
  • Specialist talks from the area of gender, science, and law about the still persisting gender inequalities and biases, and the current state-of-the-matter.
  • “Women in Science” Slam: present at the slam and win a travel grant of up to 350 €!
  • Panel discussion “Equal Rites – Why do we still talk about the gender (in)equality in 2018?” with both male and female panelists in powerful positions.
  • Women Networking Dinner with the speakers of the event (participation limited to 80 women – first come, first serve).
  • Four full-day soft skills workshops (participation limited to 15 people per workshop – first come, first serve).
  • Career Speed Dating event: small groups of participants will undergo booth-to-booth rotation at the career fair and are given a chance to get in direct contact with the company and ask questions.
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