Equal Opportunity Group
Who? We are the Equal Opportunities Group of the Max Planck PhDnet. Learn more about each one of us in the panel on the right.
What? We want to raise awareness for and act against all forms of discrimination, such as those based on:
gender or sexual orientation
physical or mental health
cultural or social background
Why? We believe discrimination and implicit biases in the scientific community are real. Our generation has the chance and the responsibility to make a change, to face our own prejudices and learn from each other. We strongly believe science has a lot to gain from diversity. Our goal is an open and respectful working environment for next-generation scientists, for us.
How? First and foremost, we want to establish a network for PhD colleagues who experience discrimination and/or want to fight it, to exchange information and give minorities a voice. We do not necessarily represent one ideology but aim to foster continuous discussion about EO. We plan to organise workshops on topics such as implicit gender bias or intercultural communication, and to make concrete suggestions for policy changes for example regarding conditions for PhD candidates with chronic illnesses.
Find out more! Check out our first article in the Offspring blog (coming soon).
Get involved! We welcome any form of contribution: if you have concrete ideas, need support, want to share your experience or an interesting article, or if you are simply curious, contact us via equal.opportunity (at) phdnet.de
Renard Z. Ferret