Yesterday the Austrian Science Fund FWF invited the female researchers who they support through their programs for an evening of exchange on how to grow your career as a woman in science - as still in 2021 we are far off gender equality (equal pay, equal representation in higher positions, equal working conditions...)
Jutta Allmendinger - who is fighting for the women's quota in listed companies in Germany - was one of the seven truly inspiring female experts who shared their experience and together with the audience gathered ideas and suggestions how women can push their careers:
- Say "yes" to jobs and speaking engagements more often!
- Say "no" to too many board roles that you get offered as a "quota woman" (as it can be pretty time consuming)!
- Don't let yourself be interrupted as easily - men usually don't ;-)
- Show more media presence!
- Be more courageous!