This event constitutes the second of a series of three workshops targeted at PhD students, Postdocs and faculty in economics departments at IHEID, UniGe, UniL or EPFL who are interested in gaining knowledge about the current state of research on the role of and obstacles faced by women in the economics profession. In this session we will focus on Covid-19 and gender.
The workshop series is a continuation of last semester's workshops and has three main goals. First, we aim to improve our understanding of the current state of research on the role of and obstacles faced by women in the economics profession. This is useful because it prepares us for our career ahead and enables us to become aware of existing biases or potential discrimination we or someone in our work environment might face. This awareness in combination with our improved academic knowledge on the topic will enable us to develop coping mechanisms and push for effective policy change. Second, we aim to build a network of female economists in the region in order to mitigate the lack of female role models in the profession. Third, we aim to create a space where everyone can feel comfortable to speak up and ask questions in order to develop a culture of openness and mutual support that will hopefully serve as a base for more confidence in speaking up in professional environments.
How to apply: Fill out this doodle with your full name by September 14 indicating which topic discussions you intend to participate in and send us a few lines on why you would like to participate and what you expect or hope to get out of this workshop to email@example.com. You can sign up for one or as many sessions as you would like.
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