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for: ‘July, 2013’

An open letter to the senior scholar at the conference, or, when will sexism end? With you!

Dear Senior Scholar, You gave a talk at a conference we both attended. It had relevance for my research, so I approached you at the coffee break, complimented your work, and asked if we could be seated together at the conference dinner to talk more about the topic. Certainly, you replied, “you’re easy to find.” […]

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Women in STEM Fields: Hessen’s Mentoring Network 2012 Celebration in Fulda, 22. June 2013

The state of Hessen has a mentoring program for women in science, engineering, and technology fields at the university and doctoral level. The graduating class of 2012 of this mentoring program met on June 22, 2013, a beautiful Saturday, in the impressive rooms of the Palace in Fulda for their final awards ceremony and send-off. […]

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Gender-neutral careers in STEM-fields: Are they possible?

On June 20, 2013 I gave a talk in Berlin for an audience of young women just finishing their studies in the STEM fields (STEM means Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The question on the table was, can women have gender-neutral careers in STEM fields?  And the answer I gave is, as long as women […]

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