The Inclusive Researcher Network for Equality (IRENE)

Welcome to our research network! We are dedicated to promoting equality for people of all genders and diverse backgrounds in the scientific community. Our mission is to support female scientists in their careers, assist men and women in balancing their work and family lives, and create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of our network.

We understand that the scientific field has traditionally been male-dominated and we are committed to breaking down these barriers and creating equal opportunities for all. We believe that diversity in the workplace leads to better and more innovative research. We offer mentoring, networking, and professional development opportunities to support the advancement of female scientists and those from underrepresented groups.

We also recognize that balancing work and family responsibilities can be challenging for everyone. We offer support to help our members achieve a healthy work-life balance. Our network is open to all genders and backgrounds, and we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone.

Join us in our mission to promote equality and diversity in the scientific community. Together, we can make a positive impact on the future of science.

Members

Learn more about the founders of The Inclusive Researcher Network for Equality (IRENE)

Visibility and Awareness

Learn more about our events and efforts related to visibility and awareness

Gender Equality

Learn more about our efforts to achieve gender equality in science

Career and Family 

To support families, we established a portfolio of specific offers to female and male scientists at all career stages

How to raise your visibility as an expert with Social media
online
09:00 - 10:30
This workshop titled "Networking: How to raise your visibility as an expert with Social media (LinkedIn & ResearchGate)" will focus on how to enhance one's ...
How to use your Networks to cope with hidden job market?
online
09:00 - 10:30
This workshop titled "Networking: How to use your Networks to cope with hidden job market" will focus on how to effectively navigate the current recruiting ...
Networking: How to establish and organize your networks
online
09:00 - 10:30
This workshop titled "Networking: How to establish and organize your networks to reach your goals in professional life and on conferences" will cover the ...
Three different career paths within science
online
12:00 - 02:05
Three different career paths within science - How to survive navigating these waters ...
Podcast

Podcast about women in science

Women in Science Committees: what are the actions that support equal gender opportunities in scientific careers
Speakers: Dr. Marika Enders, Scientific coordinator TRR 259 and Dr. Alexandra Kraemer, graduate program coordinator (BIGS) & Gender support

2 Members of Women Connect were interviewed by Theja Sajeevan from Women in Science. Marika and Alex, both members of the women in science committees, were speaking on how they take up initiatives to try to bring an equal gender-represented environment in research institutes.

Participating associations

Women Connect is an umbrella of different research associations (TRR259, TRR237, Cluster ImmunoSensation2, IRTG2168, SFB1454 and TRR333)

TRR259
© Sebastian Zimmer
TRR237
© Simon Görgen
Immunosensation
© Immunosensation
Bonn & Melbourne
© Bonn & Melbourne
SFB 1454
© SFB 1454
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