Balancing Family and Career
Organizing Committee: Barbara Sandow (Germany, Chair) Kwang-Hua Chang (Korea), Janice McKenna (Canada),
Yosr Gamal (Egypt)
Discussion Leaders: Barbara Sandow, Corinna Kausch (Germany), Monika Bessenrodt-Weberpals (Germany),
Recorders: Helen Heath (UK), Yasmin Andrew (UK),
Joanna Hamilton (UK), Nathalie Balcaen (Belgium)
In general: Science career and family
Encouragement for new role models
Considering new career paths
Scheme of academic age
Mentoring schemes and networking
Change the male system of science, so that family work
Consider a work-life balancing with flexible working hours, also sometime part-time work
Early permanent positions
Child care: from a managed household to a
High-quality child care for children
of any age
over the whole day
near the workplace
in specific situations, like conferences, holidays, illness
Dual career couples (DCCs):
Solve the 2-body problem
Consideration of specific DCCs difficulties
Offers to DCCs as a whole science family
Advice for young people:
Be prepared for foreign experience.
Be flexible in early career.
Plan your own career path including your private life.
Be prepared to be fend for oneself.
Support from the partner.
Advice for older people:
!!!!Support younger people if you have them!!!