Role models can have far-reaching effects on the (career) choices we make as they might inspire us to pursue careers we did not think possible. It is hence important to have role models that appeal to different people, including underrepresented groups.
We will discuss the importance of role models from different perspectives. The keynote lecture by Bas Hofstra (Department of Sociology) will show how mentors help underrepresented groups overcome challenges associated with building an academic career. Jeanette Mostert (Radboud UMC) from the Radboud Young Academy will discuss the importance of recognizing and rewarding role models that improve our working environment, followed by a podium discussion. The presentations will be accompanied by a poster exhibition showing how different people from our faculty view role models and their significance.
13:00 Welcome and update GenDi committee
13:10 Bas Hofstra (Department of Sociology) Diversifying the Professoriate (read more)
13:50 Jeanette Mostert (Radboud UMC) recognizing and rewarding role models that improve our working environment (read more)
14:10 Podium Discussion
15.00 Opening of the Poster Exhibition Role Models and the Library Exhibition Women in Science