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February 27 @ 9:00 17:00 CET

Join us for an inspiring session, “From Lab to Leadership – Advancing Women in Chemistry,” a part of the prestigious IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast. This event is specifically tailored for women pursuing PhD studies in chemistry, contemplating their future paths. It’s a unique opportunity to explore diverse career options beyond the doctorate and to connect with women leaders who have paved their way in this field.

Key Highlights

  1. Leadership Development: Discover the essential skills and strategies to navigate your way from academic research to influential leadership roles.
  2. Building Professional Networks: Learn how to effectively expand your professional circle, an invaluable asset for career advancement.
  3. Conversations with Women Leaders: Engage in enlightening discussions with accomplished women in chemistry. Hear their stories, challenges, and triumphs in choosing and thriving in various paths, including industry and academia.
  4. Interactive Discussions: The highlight of the event is an open discussion forum. Here, you’re encouraged to voice your concerns and seek advice from experienced professionals. It’s a safe space to discuss the uncertainties and expectations of life post-PhD.

Target Audience

This event is specifically targeted at women pursuing PhD studies in chemistry, contemplating their next steps. It’s an invaluable opportunity to learn about career prospects in various fields including industry, academia, and beyond. Whether you’re considering a career in industry, academia, or other exciting fields, this event will provide valuable insights and guidance.


The event will be expertly moderated by the renowned Prof. Dr. Sonja Herres-Pawlis from RWTH Aachen. Her expertise and experience make her the perfect guide for this journey of exploration and empowerment.


This event is organised by NFDI4Chem and NFDI4Cat, two initiatives dedicated to promoting chemical sciences and fostering academic and professional growth throughout the chemical sciences community.

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