Self-Presentation for Female Scientists



Course Dates

Max. number of participants / Credit Points

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iDiv Leipzig, room Beehive

30 June 2023, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

12 / 0.5 CPs

Content and goals

Large parts of the research landscape in Germany and other countries are still dominated by men in top positions. This goes hand in hand with a rather masculine communication culture that some
women / people passing as female can't always deal with.
As a woman, do you always have to adapt to a purely male context, or perhaps a middle ground will do as well? How do I successfully present myself as a woman in my professional environment in a way
that makes me visible? These and other questions will be discussed in this interactive workshop.

In this workshop, the participants will learn and / or perform:

• awareness exercises for power and dominance gestures
• communicative high and low status
• self-presentation with practical exercise (elevator pitch)
• Performative speaking, presence and appearance to make a lasting impression


Mindmapping, theoretical input, practice units in group,offline individual work, peer-to-perr feedback, discussions

The course is funded by the iDiv Female Career Fund.


Dr. Juliane Handschuh

Dr. rer. nat. Juliane Handschuh is a certified trainer who supports scientists in their personal development. With a background in neurobiology and more than 10 years of experience in research, her focus is on strengthening key competencies such as communication, leadership, career development, time and self-management as well as the presentation of one’s own science in written and visual form.

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