2019-05-02 | “Leading in Science” – IWM young talents admitted to Leibniz Mentoring Programme
Supporting and accompanying outstanding female researchers on their way to a leadership position or professorship is the goal of the Leibniz Mentoring Programme of the Leibniz Association. These young talents now also include Dr. Julia Bahnmüller (right side) and Dr. Ruth Festl (left side) from the IWM. The two postdocs were selected for the desired career advancement program in a highly competitive process from 57 competitors. This is the fifth time that the IWM has been represented in the programme with young scientists. For 16 months starting in June 2019, Dr. Julia Bahnmüller and Dr. Ruth Festl will be accompanied by an executive as mentor. In regular meetings, professional development will be promoted and the outstanding skills of the mentees will be further developed. "I am looking forward to reflecting on topics such as career planning or network strategies, which are often neglected in everyday working life," said Dr. Ruth Festl about the admission to the program. The new mentees will receive suggestions for this in various seminars of the programme on topics such as career strategies, key competences and research funding.