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Train the Trainer - Mentoring Workshop for Women in Math


Female researchers in mathematics are underrepresented among their peers in most countries and on most career levels. One possible contribution to counteracting this gender gap is to offer specific mentoring programs for women in math in academia. We offer professional training for (prospective) mentors and people interested in setting up a mentoring program. Our focus is on mentoring for women in mathematics (and other theoretical sciences). The interactive mentoring training aims at preparing the participants for their future role as mentors and/or program organizers.

More specifically, the goals of the training are

  • to analyze the necessity of mentoring and its role in promoting woman in math,
  • to clarify the role of a mentor, the limits of a mentoring relationships, and to identify contact points for further help,
  • to train participants in active listening and prepare them to adequately respond to their mentees,
  • to specifically prepare the mentors for the first meeting with their mentees, and
  • to transmit the core values of mentoring.

The mentoring training is led by Carla Cederbaum (Tübingen) and Anna Wienhard (Heidelberg) and organized in the framework of the DFG Priority Program SPP2026 “Geometry at Infinity”. It is based on our experiences from Mentoring Programs at Heidelberg University and Tübingen University, see also The workshop takes place on March 22nd and 23rd at the International Academic Forum in Heidelberg (Hauptstraße 242, 69117 Heidelberg). We will start with lunch on March 22, and end with lunch on March 23. Accommodation will be available at the International Academic Forum.

We expect to have between 12 and 15 spots for participants and will cover local costs for all participants. Support for travel costs can be requested.

The out-of-town participants will be accommodated in rooms directly at the IWH or in nearby hotels.


International Academic Forum in Heidelberg, Hauptstraße 242, 69117 Heidelberg

Apartments and rooms

  • 4 four bed and 5 double apartments in IWH equipped with telephone, internet connection, wifi, bathroom and pantry with minibar.
  • 26 beds in total


If you are interested in participating, please send a short note about yourself to by March 6, 2022. Please also briefly explain why you are interested in the mentoring training.

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