Wanted: Ideas for WiBD student retreats

Women in Big Data (WiBD) is a cross-cutting activity within NRP 75. Its mission is to advocate the importance of an open and broad discussion on building, advancing, and maintaining careers for women in Big Data fields.

For this reason, WiBD is organizing activities to promote women in Big Data research with a dual focus on social and technical sciences within NRP 75.

One important objective is to give junior female scientists—PhD students and post-docs—unique opportunities to demonstrate their organizational leadership by creating student retreats to promote and connect with their peers. WiBD is looking for good ideas for an exciting student retreat.

What kind of retreat can you propose?

Cultivate knowledge and skills: Courses, workshops or other means of education, training and coaching as multi-day stays at off-site locations such as an appropriate Swiss mountain resort, for example a writing retreat.

Create networking opportunities: Multi-day group activities, such as hiking and skiing trips mixed with career or scientific discussions, for example a ski retreat.

Enhance career prospects: Career-related fairs, discussions or forums, anything that can promote women in the short or long run, for example a career fair.

The deadline to submit your proposal is 23 August 2019.