Networking for Female Scientists

A workshop offered by the Gender Equality Office of the University Bonn

In previous decades, several strategies to empower more women to pursue an academic career have been employed. Seeing more women in leading positions gives young female scientists the role models they need, because "you can’t be what you can't see" (Marian Wright Edelman).

Online Workshop

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (including 1 hour break)

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2024


Dr. Juliane Handschuh





Target Group

Doctoral students and postdocs




7 units are applicable within the Doctorate plus or Careers plus certificate

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Still, the distribution of positions in academia is nowhere near equal for all genders as well as different ethnic groups that are represented in our society. A lot more needs to be done towards equality in academia.

To overcome remaining inequalities in academia, we need to be aware of the tools that help boost our own career. Networking is one of those tools. Indeed, it is often referred to as the most effective career building tool. Studies show that 70% to 90% of satisfying positions inside and outside of academia are found through proper self-promotion and networking.


  • Discuss the relevance of self-marketing and networking in relation to their own professional and personal development
  • Sharpen their personal profile and work out their individual core skills and qualities, supported by self-reflection and feedback
  • Visualize their current network
  • Learn how to increase their visibility by profiling and positioning themselves
  • Receive differentiated and hands-on suggestions for strategic networking in concrete situations
  • Gain more confidence for their future networking activities


Gender Equality Office

Felicitas Frigge

+49 228 73-7670

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