In the course of striving for equality between women and men in science and research, Julius Maximilians University has been sponsoring members of the university since 2017 who stand out for their outstanding commitment to promoting equality.
Prof. Dr. Andrea Kübler (2021)
From 2009 to 2014, Andrea Kübler (Chair of Intervention Psychology, Behavior Analysis and Behavior Regulation) was the Deputy Women's Representative of the Faculty of Human Sciences, and since 2015 she has been the Women's Representative at the same institution. She was also deputy university women's representative between 2017 and 2019. Andrea Kübler has, among other things, restructured the faculty's Equal Opportunity Commission, which was established in 2013, in terms of personnel and content, suggested an expansion of the faculty's Appointment Guide, further developed the role of the Faculty Women's Representative, initiated regular networking meetings of female professors at the faculty, and initiated an increase in the number of deputy women's representatives at the faculty. With many ideas and great personal commitment, Andrea Kübler has contributed significantly to strengthening equality at all academic career levels. Particularly noteworthy is her exemplary commitment to employees with supervisory responsibilities since the beginning of the Corona pandemic. With a great deal of creativity, she has initiated various support options within the faculty.
The Women@WiWi network of the Faculty of Business and Economics received the University's Equality Award, endowed with 3,000 euros, at the 2019 Foundation Festival.
Since its founding in June 2017, the Women@WiWi network has been working to strengthen equal opportunities and increase the proportion of women at the Faculty of Business and Economics. Currently, the network is led by Vanessa Friedrich (BWL l), Mona Schömig (BWL l), Lisa Geißendörfer (VWL l) and Anna-Katharina Schaper (CBE), who together excel in their commitment to the project and its goals in addition to their many other tasks.
By intensifying the contact between students, doctoral candidates and professors, female students are to be informed at an early stage about the possibilities of an academic career in the Department of Economics and motivated to join as student assistants or research assistants. The heads of the network, together with their colleagues, act personally as role models who encourage and inspire female students. The activities of Women@WiWi are financed by the equal opportunity funds of the Faculty of Economic Sciences as well as by sponsorships raised by the faculty itself.
Prof. Dr. Anja Schlömerkemper (2017)
Anja Schlömerkemper has held the Chair of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences since April 2011. She was the first woman to be appointed to a professorship in the Würzburg Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. Back in October, she was elected as the faculty's women's representative. Already at that time, as well as in her function as deputy university women's representative since 2013, the promotion of young female scientists was and is a major concern for her.
Throughout the university, she continuously expanded the offers for the promotion and support of young female scientists. These include her profound advice and assistance for female junior researchers in applying for their own third-party funding, support for female students in organizing and financing stays abroad, and targeted support for female junior researchers in balancing family and research. She is particularly committed to attracting female professors in appointment procedures.
With the help of the prize money, she would like to implement further support measures, such as coaching and mentoring programs, increasing the proportion of female visiting professors in the faculty's own "Prodi Visiting Professorships Program," the introduction of scholarships, partial funding of household help, and workshops with female lecturers.
With her tireless and creative commitment to equality, Professor Schlömerkemper serves as a role model for young professionals in several respects, through her outstanding commitment, her personal example in reconciling science and family, and not least her internationally successful work in research and teaching.