feM-LEAD at PSI
Questions that are addressed in the mentoring programme
- What does leadership (in general / at PSI) mean?
- Is that something for me?
- What steps can I take if I want to become a leader?
- How can I expand my network?
- What are the (unwritten) laws in the professional environment?
Mentoring is a concept in which an experienced person (mentor) passes on his or her specialist/social knowledge and/or experience to a less experienced person (mentee). The mentoring relationship is based on reciprocity. There is no competition with the regular support structures. There should be no direct dependency between the mentee and the mentor (e.g. line manager, supervisor).
The term "mentoring" has its origin in Greek mythology. Ulysses asked the scholar Mentor to take over the education of his son Telemachos during his absence. The person of the mentor thus became synonymous with a personality who takes on the task of advising and accompanying a younger and less experienced person.
What is the goal of the mentoring programme?
In the field of diversity, equity and inclusion, PSI's top priority is to increase the proportion of women in the core areas of PSI (see guiding principles in the Diversity Mission Statement). Therefore, we systematically reduce structural barriers and disadvantages and offer various support programs specifically for women, such as feM-LEAD.
The goal of the mentoring programme is the planning of the mentee's career, e.g. through an insight into the career and work experience of the mentor. The aim is to promote the mentee's professional career in an enriching way and to encourage them to engage with the topic of leadership.
Duration of the programme
March 2023 to March 2024
For more information about the program, the information event and how to apply as a PSI employee, click here (Intranet-Link): https://intranet.psi.ch/en/chancengleichheit/mentoring-psi
The mentees of the 3rd round
Boiger Romana, Bonnin Anne, Bossin Lily, Hennemann Laura, Lütz Bueno Viviane, Morillo Candas Ana Sofia, Poghosyan Emiliya, Sliz Malgorzata, Timpu Flavia, Tsai Ching-Ju, Verezhak Mariana, Zoller Carolin
Duration of programme: February 2022 - February 2023
The mentees of the 2nd round
Yvonne Bäuerle, Martina Barandun, Malgorzata Kasprzak, Maya Keller, Olga Safonova, Zeynep Talip, Vasudha Verma, Justyna Aleksandra Wojdyla
Duration of the programme: October 2019 - October 2020
The mentees of the 1st round
Lea Caminada - Awardee CMS Young Researcher’s Prize 2018, Agnieszka Hamburger-Nowakowska, Christine Klauser, Monica Kosa, Polina Otiougova, Cinthia Piamonteze, Julia Schmale, Sabrina Tietze, Xiaojin Zhang
Duration of the programme: May 2018 – April 2019