Ivanka Visnjic talks about the challenges facing women in science According to the Unesco Institute for Statistics, less than 30% of the world's researchers are women. How can young women succeed in this male-dominated environment? In this interview, Professor Patricia Klarner (Institute of Organization Design, WU Vienna) interviews ESADE Associate Professor Ivanka Visnjic as part of the Female Scholar Voices series. Prof. Visnjic talks about her research choices and offers advice to young women interested in pursuing a career in academia. Here are 5 of her career tips for female researchers: 1. Don't be shy "As a young female researcher, don't be too timid to reach out, find your mentors and role models, and try to get those opportunities. You have to be selective, you have to be smart, and you have to make your own way." 2. Deserve your opportunities "Once you get those opportunities in your career, you really have to do your best to deserve them. You have to work very hard and find the right way to capitalize on them." 3. Accept failure "In research as in life, you will fail many times. You have to learn how to dust yourself off and try again. When you experience rejection, be flexible: find other communities that are interested in your work." 4. Promote yourself "Once you have deserved those opportunities, don't sit and wait for the acknowledgement and the promotions to come to you-they might not come. You have to be proactive, promote yourself and stand out for yourself." 5. Give back "Once you have accomplished a certain amount of recognition for your work, it's important to give back and acknowledge the people who have helped you and mentored you."

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Prof. Ivanka on being a young woman in academia

03/2018

Ivanka Visnjic talks about the challenges facing women in science


According to the Unesco Institute for Statistics, less than 30% of the world's researchers are women. How can young women succeed in this male-dominated environment?


In this interview, Professor Patricia Klarner (Institute of Organization Design, WU Vienna) interviews ESADE Associate Professor Ivanka Visnjic as part of the Female Scholar Voices series.



Prof. Visnjic talks about her research choices and offers advice to young women interested in pursuing a career in academia. Here are 5 of her career tips for female researchers:


1. Don't be shy


"As a young female researcher, don't be too timid to reach out, find your mentors and role models, and try to get those opportunities. You have to be selective, you have to be smart, and you have to make your own way."


2. Deserve your opportunities


"Once you get those opportunities in your career, you really have to do your best to deserve them. You have to work very hard and find the right way to capitalize on them."


3. Accept failure


"In research as in life, you will fail many times. You have to learn how to dust yourself off and try again. When you experience rejection, be flexible: find other communities that are interested in your work."


4. Promote yourself


"Once you have deserved those opportunities, don't sit and wait for the acknowledgement and the promotions to come to you-they might not come. You have to be proactive, promote yourself and stand out for yourself."


5. Give back


"Once you have accomplished a certain amount of recognition for your work, it's important to give back and acknowledge the people who have helped you and mentored you."


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