I am a man. Why should I attend?

Photo: Frank Burkhard

This will be an amazing conference with inspiring speakers and a diverse program. Regardless of your gender, this conference is for you and your future!

Inspiring role models for all
We feel that not only women but everyone can benefit from seeing and hearing female role models. Besides, our speakers represent a variety of career paths and all have inspiring experiences to share.

Tell us about your view and experience
One of our main objectives in organizing this conference is to provide space for discussions and exchange of experiences between all conference participants. We would love to hear your opinion on a variety of subjects during the entirety of the main event, as well as at dedicated discussion sessions.

Learn about facts in gender studies
The plenary discussion and specialist talks about gender studies and psychology will give you new insights into the course.

Coffee Break
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Gender equality affects us all
Gender equality is not a women’s issue. In fact, many men who do not want to fit into their “traditional role”, also face disadvantages or even discrimination during their careers. We would be more than happy to hear about your opinion and experiences!

Furthermore, we believe that efforts to provide the same chances for all genders will remain fruitless as long as we do not engage all genders in a dialogue. Accordingly, we have chosen the gender-neutral title “I, Scientist” for the conference, which reflects the background we want to address together with a certain self-esteem and matter-of-course.

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Why is the Women Networking Event for women only?
In the past, some of us organizers have experienced many women behaving differently when they are among other women only. They open up and are more outgoing. This seems to play a big role when it comes to networking, addressing speakers and let oneself into exercises about e.g. body language. That is why we decided to provide the so-called “protected space” during the Women Networking Event. Of course, we are aware that in the long run, this should not be necessary. Since we cannot change the world overnight, this is the path that we have chosen for the time being. We hope that you can appreciate our decision.