Breaking the glass ceiling and smashing gender stereotypes: the Max Weber Program’s Weber*innen initiative comprises a series of events that encourage scholarship holders to grapple with issues of sex and gender from a range of perspectives.
From gender mainstreaming to the gender pay gap and through to gender-neutral language: gender relations and the prevalence of stereotypes are not only issues affecting academia – they have increasingly become hot topics in media discourse.
The “Weber*innen” events series aims to embolden our scholarship holders to examine new perspectives on issues of sex and gender, and to embrace outside-the-box thinking.
Our series of events has tackled a host of issues to date, such as “Why are most engineering jobs taken up by men?” and “How can I lay the foundations for a successful career – and what role will my gender play in doing so?”
We hold several Weber*innen events every year; they are not held in a fixed order and feature a variety of formats. Psychology student Johanna Burkhardt, for example, took part in a workshop in Beilngries that focused on the relevance of gender and gender research in various disciplines. “In just 24 short hours, we gained a wide-ranging insight into the field of gender research. The questions posed during the workshop and the discussions which followed made clear that this is a topic of relevance for every one of us.”
Two-day “Gender Gaga” in Beilngries
In April 2018, the Max Weber Program invited its scholarship holders to a Weber*innen workshop in Beilngries on the topic of gender research.