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Mentoring program specifically for women re-launched

The female-specific mentoring program of the University of Siegen (FraMeS) has sent off the sixth cohort and at the same time welcomed the seventh. The application period for the next round runs until 31.10.17.

At the start of the celebration, Julia Küchel, coordinator of the program, directed the attention of the attendees to the mentors who volunteered every year at "FraMeS". The Vice Rector for Education and Diversity, Professor Dr. Gabriele Weiß, incorporated the idea into her greeting to the highly qualified participants, and emphasized the importance of mentoring programs as a tool for personnel development. They presented a framework in which the mentees not only benefit from an experienced person (mentor), but also receive training and the possibility of exchanging opportunities, as well as the necessary motivation and confidence that is needed on the way into a scientific career.

This trust was also experienced by Dr. Tetiana Havlin, Equality Officer of Faculty I, and former participant who, in her speech, asked to take equality measures at the university as an opportunity. She said, she could still benefit from what she had experienced in the program.

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The highlight of the event was the lecture by Professor Dr. Anne Schlüter of the University of Duisburg-Essen, herself mentor at FraMeS. On the basis of a few studies, she showed how women's share of leadership positions in science has developed to this day. If the category of gender collided with the category of social origin, she said it became particularly difficult. For women of non-academic origin it was far more difficult to make it to the top in science. Schlüter emphasized all the more, the importance of mentoring programs for (young) scientists. The mentors could pass on experience and provide key competencies. In addition, the programs offered networking opportunities.

In the discussion afterwards, it became clear that the participants of the program would not want to be defeated by the facts of the situation, but, on their way into science, they would rather take it as an opportunity for change.

FraMeS is a program of the Equal Opportunities Office and has since 2010 been a personnel development measure, targeting the career and high qualification of scientists from all schools of the University of Siegen. It is aimed at doctoral students, postdoctoral candidates and junior professors and supports them in the individual career planning and development. FraMeS is based on the three elements mentoring, training and networking. The one-year mentoring-tandem between mentee and mentor is the focus. At the same time, workshops offer helpful key qualifications for the professional career. A framework program on career-relevant topics also provides valuable networking opportunities and rounds off the concept.

Applications for the coming year 2017/18 are possible until 31 October 2017.

For further information, please visit the program's website or come to an information event: www.uni-siegen.de/gleichstellung/karriere/frames

Information Event:
18. Oct. 2017   |   12 - 13 o’clock   |   AR-SSC 012

Contact:
Julia Küchel, M.A.
FraMeS-Programm-Koordination
Tel. +49 271 740 - 3974
E-Mail: frames.gleichstellung@uni-siegen.de