Description of the Initiative
The WiSE-WWACQT Mentorship Program is an initiative that aims at providing support for female PhD students and post-docs either at the E2 Department or WWACQT, through mentorship. The idea is to provide a one-to-one connection between junior and senior scientists working at different departments at Chalmers. The Mentorship Program will foster opportunities to exchange ideas, discuss challenges, obtain career coaching, as well as having a possibility to report difficulties and problems in case of need.
The program is supported by the Gender Initiative for Excellence at Chalmers GENIE
Who are the organisers?
WiSE - Women in SciencE is a supportive network aiming to inspire and encourage collaboration between women in academia. The network is hosted and financially supported by the Department of Electrical Engineering (E2) at Chalmers.
WWACQT - Women in WACQT is an initiative within the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT) that aims at raising awareness on the gender imbalance within academia and at supporting the career of women and gender non-conforming scientists in the WACQT community.
Who can benefit from the program?
In its pilot phase the mentorship program is dedicated to female scientists working as PhD students or post-docs either at the E2 department, or within WACQT. After the pilot phase, extensions of this program to further junior researchers will be considered.
Where can I find information for mentors and mentees?
Guidelines for mentors and mentees and further information on the program are available on Canvas.
Timeline of the program and events
May: Matching questionnaires are sent to Mentors and Mentees
September 2020: Kick-off meeting and start of the mentorship program
September 2021: Evaluation of the pilot phase of the mentorship program and considerations for the future
The mentorship program in media
Mentorship Programs that inspired us: