Women's Careers and Networks

Women's Careers and Networks

First virtual WoCaNet Symposium, May 27-28, 2021!

The organizing team of WoCaNet 2021 would like to thank all the speakers who joined us and shared their personal experiences so openly and honestly. We would also like to thank all the participants for their engaging and insightful discussions. This event would not have been possible without help and support from the Göttingen Graduate Center for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences and our sponsors, Sartorius, and Evotec. We also thank the German Primate Center for hosting us during the event. Although WoCaNet 2021 has come to an end, we hope that you had a great time and are ready to begin blazing your own trails. We look forward to seeing you at the next WoCaNet symposium in 2023!


In keeping with the theme of WoCaNet 2021, "Transformation: Blaze your own trail", we will (have to) transform our symposium and discover new trails to network and share the exciting stories and experiences of women in STEM.

The speaker line-up is close to completion, and we’re preparing various online options to keep up the networking spirit that characterizes the WoCaNet symposium.

We are thrilled that speakers from so many different disciplines have agreed to join us, share their stories and inspire you! They will cover the fields of social demography & gender studies | physics & biophysics | nanomechanics & nanomagnetism | psychology & education | clinical & affective, as well as cellular & cognitive neuroscience | medical science | cancer research | marine ecology | industry | founding a tech start-up | science communication | and science illustration.

Find out more about our speakers and our program!

WoCaNet 2021: Join us on May 27 & 28, 2021!

We are excited to announce that preparations are underway for the 7th Women’s Careers and Networks symposium that will take place on May 27 and 28, 2021, in Göttingen (Germany).

The WoCaNet symposium aims to bring students, researchers, and established scientific professionals together for a stimulating two-day event. In an open and inspiring environment, ideas and experiences on building careers and achieving a successful work-life balance can be shared.

The focus of WoCaNet 2021 will be the importance of “Transformation” in our lives, from the viewpoint of both professional and personal growth. Throughout the event, we will explore the circumstances and unexpected challenges that contribute to one’s personality and outlook as a scientist (and as a woman), as well as the impact that these changes can have on science and society.

We are in the process of putting together an amazing set of speakers, an insightful panel discussion, fun and informative workshops, and loads of networking opportunities. Stay tuned for updates!

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