Every woman in academia has her own story of ups and downs, frustrations, doubts, anger, amazement, achievement, contentment and/or despair. Academia is a treacherous terrain for women. On this page, we publish stories about ourselves, our friends, teachers, academic idols, women we greatly admire. Women who made it in academia, who changed their field of study, and sometimes even revolutionised the world. Let’s learn from each other, learn from our mistakes, and never give up on our dreams and ambitions.
Meet Penelope, one of our trainers for the next Berlin group and hear about her motivation and striving in making her way into academia