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Networking for female scientists

Gender workshop


Workshop Details:
Date: Friday, 08 December 2017 (1 days)
Venue: BMC, Großhaderner Str. 9, Planegg-Martinsried
Language: English
Trainer: Jacqueline von Saldern

Workshop content:

The possibilities to make quick and target focused contact with experts, colleagues, potential employers and staff members, funders and business partners have increased in number and significance. In the light of growing complexity in the knowledge society and better electronic contact possibilities, the ‘know-who’ is gaining in importance next to the ‘know-how’.

In the academic sector, as elsewhere, personal contacts enhance the chances of finding supporters and funders for one’s own project, of receiving conference invitations, of being involved in publications, and of being told about interesting positions.

Networking requires initiative and continued investment. It is helpful, in this context, to be able to rely on proven strategies to make the right contacts, to communicate in a target focused way and to find the balance between giving and taking. The workshop transmits these proven networking techniques. The following points are dealt with:

  • Basics of networking: Objectives – right from the start!
  • Before the harvest, sow: Building contacts
  • Network care: The dos and don’ts of networking
  • Network university: Which contacts and bodies are important?
  • Networking as investment: Benefits versus costs
  • Small talk as icebreaker: Getting into conversation confidently
  • Typical woman!? Gender specific strengths and strategies
  • Networking: My next steps


Jacqueline von Saldern, Berlin, is a trainer and career counsellor with a special focus on international senior professionals in the fields of public policy, development, academia and non-profit. She worked in leadership positions within the NGO sector for 20 years, most recently as Executive Director of the Tönissteiner Kreis, Associate Director of the American Academy and project manager of the Robert Bosch Foundation. With a German-American background raised bilingually in New York and over 25 years of international experience she works in both languages. Her special expertise includes career development, leadership skills, intercultural communication and networking – especially for women.

If you are interested in this workshop and/or would like to register for it, please send an email to by 13 October 2017.

* Please only register for the workshop if you are sure that you will be able to fully participate in the event. *