The aim of WoCaNet is to increase young female scientists' awareness of their own potentials and opportunities by providing an interactive environment and networking possibilities.
The Story so far...
In winter 2010, the idea was born to organize a symposium where female scientists come together with successful, renowned women of diverse professional background (including academia, industry, science journalism and politics) to profit from their experiences and to discuss different career options.
During the one-day symposium, highly qualified PhD students and Postdocs (mainly from the life sciences) get the chance to explore different options and to establish contacts to promote their career path.
The program includes lectures and discussions, a career fair and an exclusive networking dinner in the evening. Due to its international character, the symposium is held entirely in English.
For more information about the program and speakers 2011, please have a look here.
More information about the program and speakers 2013 can be found here.
The two symposia were organized by PhD students of the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB).
On 20 November 2014, 180 participants attended the third WoCaNet symposium at MPIbpc with inspiring talks, a career fair, a workshop, a Lean In discussion and a networking dinner.
For more information on the program and speakers 2014 have a look here and here.
More information about the program and speakers 2016 can be found here and here.