In this half-day workshop, we highlight various research opportunities and career paths for excellent researchers in the field of computing, with reflections on gender equality and diversity. We have invited a select number of successful researchers from industry and academia, who will take the stage to share their perspectives and unique insights into their careers and research domains. With this event we aim to foster mentorship in career development for young (female) researchers by establishing and strengthening a network of Women* in Computing.


11:00-12:00 Discussions on the Workshop Series (SFB-internal)
12:00-12:30 Opening and Welcome (with finger food)
13:00-13:30 Flash introductions
13:30-15:30 Speaker session I

  • Andrea Volkamer (Saarland University)
  • Miriam Butt (University of Konstanz)
  • Sarah Völkel (Google)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-18:00 Speaker session II

  • Enxhi Gjini (Takeda)
  • Andrea Šipka (DFKI)
  • Passant Elagroudy (DFKI)
18:00-18:30 Group discussions (with finger food)
18:30-19:00 Concluding discussion and closing
20:00-22:00 Working dinner: Planning WiC ‘24 (organizers + speakers)