Peer mentoring group "Women in Democracy Studies" (WIDE)
With the goal of supporting young females on their academic career path, the peer mentoring group WIDE was established beginning of 2014. Over a period of four years, the group will plan and organize diverse activities to equip its members with skills and knowledge necessary to face the demanding and challenging academic world.
Workshops to improve soft skills as well as methodological skills will be a central element of the planned activities. Additionally, informal talks will be organized to open up the opportunity to discuss general and gender specific issues with guest speakers and thereby profit from their experiences. In the long run, WIDE aims to establish a network of female researchers in academia through cooperating with other peer mentoring groups and by sharing experiences not only with them but also with female graduates and undergraduates.