Young Female Leaders

Young female leaders in science

Working in Academia as a woman comes with a particular set of challenges, from the sexism from colleagues and PIs to the outside perception that women who fight for their rights are either aggressive, unreasonable, or emotional.  To learn how to better deal with these and other challenges, and to discover how to unleash the potential of being a woman in science, we have developed an interactive workshop targeted specifically to female PhD students and Postdocs.


  • 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


  • develop an individual leadership style
  • strengthen self-confidence by leveraging the internal resources
  • build powerful communication skills
  • be able to say no
  • understand how to manage conflicts constructively
  • increase effectiveness
  • learn strategies for dealing with guilt positively
  • develop a future vision and shape the career trajectory
  • overcome career blocks
  • expand the strategic networking capability
  • establish a peer group for continuing professional development

general information

  • this course is for female postdocs or female PhD students
  • 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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