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Monday, 27 July 2020

BIST fosters the careers of 10 mother scientists with coaching and financial aid

The recipients selected in the second edition of “To the Mothers of Science” programme will receive a monthly salary top-up of €400 over the course of one year, as well as training to reinforce leadership skills.

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) has announced the winners of the second edition of the “To the Mothers of Science” programme, which offers supporting grants and coaching sessions to talented BIST female researchers to recognise their roles as scientists and mothers, and support them along their way to attaining positions of greater responsibility.

The 10 winners of this edition come from all seven BIST centres: Claire Morgan and Sarah Offenburger from CRG, Irene Marco Rius and Núria Torras Andrés from IBEC, Ewelina Wajs from ICFO, Gemma Aragay from ICIQ, Mary Cano Sarabia and Belén Ballesteros Pérez from ICN2, Malgorzata Siudek from IFAE, and Iliana López Soldado from IRB Barcelona.

The winners will participate in four guided coaching sessions aimed at increasing leadership skills, and will receive a monthly salary top-up of €400 over the course of a full year. In this year’s edition, five finalists will also get to participate in the coaching programme, which aims to create a peer support group and address the specific needs of researchers who are also mothers.

Information via: BIST