Women in technical careers
Working in a men’s world poses different challenges at different career stages: Reconciling career and motherhood is the most acute, then follows the influence of unconscious bias on hiring and promotion as well as the risk of isolation and exclusion. In her talk, Prof. dr. Petra Rudolf shall discuss these issues based on studies from Europe, the U.S.A. and Japan and will give tips on how to succeed and be happy in this world despite the challenges. Petra is Professor of Experimental Solid State Physics at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials of the University of Groningen, where she is head of the Surfaces and Thin Films group. In her research, Petra examines special forms of carbon and how they interact with metals.