Chemin Eugène Rigot 2A
in Geneva 1202
This event constitutes the first of a series of five workshops. The series is aimed at PhD students and Postdocs 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 the questions: what do we know about the experience of women at different stages of their careers in economics, and what is the effect of the lack of female role models for young female economists?
This workshop 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 a sensible and balanced opinion on gender policies. 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.