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The Réseau romand de mentoring pour femmes

Since 2001, the Réseau romand de mentoring pour femmes has been engaged in the promotion of academic careers and gender equality. At the time when the programme started to offer its services to women, formal career development structures (such as transferable skills course programmes) were largely inexistent at individual universities in Switzerland.

The Réseau romand de mentoring pour femmes is a joint project of the Offices for Gender Equality of the universities of Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel and the EPFL. It is open to women researchers of these institutions.

The Réseau romand offers to mentees:

  • regular contact with a mentor in Switzerland or abroad
  • meetings with women sharing the same objectives
  • training workshops
  • a framework that adapts to the expectations and needs of participants
  • financial support for travel expenses (for meetings with the mentor and the group meetings)

The Réseau romand receives financial support from the Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF and the partner universities. 

The next round will take place in 2019-2020; more information will follow end of 2018.  

Head of project: Muriel Besson, University of Fribourg
Project coordinator: Claudia Möri, University of Fribourg