The Gender Mentoring Agency offers measures to promote particularly talented female doctoral students and students at the University of Cologne. The aim is to attract them – within the scope of a structured talent management – for careers in academia and to provide them with long-term support in planning and implementing their career steps. As an instrument of funds for the promotion of the gifted, the agency supplements existing mentoring programs at the University of Cologne and makes an important contribution to attracting the ‘best minds’ for academia.
In addition to the mentoring partnerships, offers of advanced training and network meetings for mentees, the offer also includes a target-group-specific offer for academic managers and members of non-professorial teaching staff who want to further network and professionalise in their roles as mentors and career developers or gatekeepers.
The Gender Mentoring Agency is a free service offered by Faculty and Academic Staff Development and is directed at female doctoral students and female students across all faculties.