Female Leaders

Female leaders in science

Being a female leader in science in Academia comes with a particular set of challenges. From the structural sexism from colleagues and institutions to the lack of work-life balance policies, or inclusion into male-dominated leadership networks.  To learn how to better deal with these and other challenges, and to discover the full leadership potential of women in science, we have developed this course targeted specifically to female PIs.



  • the majority of our trainers are scientists and have been working with scientists for many years
  • for this course we provide two female trainers who are specialised in this thematic area


  • how to be a good leader balancing all professional roles
  • establishing authority through managing upwards and downwards roles
  • improving and widening professional and social networks
  • delegate more (and better) and feel good about it
  • building strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • how to deal with guilt
  • how to say no with appropriate assertiveness
  • setting priorities to support success
  • strengthening self-confidence to deal with conflict
  • the power of peer support

general information

  • this course is for female group leaders
  • we adjust our course modules to the needs of the course participants
  • we work in a process oriented manner
  • the course is conducted in a interactive style
  • each module begins with an introduction by the trainers, followed by breakout activities in small groups

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