#BreakingBias - TUM Conference “Women in the Digital Future: Breaking through Stereotypes”, 7 Dec 2018 at Technical University of Munich, Germany (Audimax, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 Munich)


The project MINT@Work invites to the intermediate conference "Women in the digital future: Breaking through stereotypes" on 07.12.2018 from 09:15 to 17:30 in the Audimax of the Technical University of Munich (Arcisstr. 21, 80333 Munich).

Many events and trainings deal with unconscious bias and stereotypes as causes, but without pointing out solutions how these can be changed.

This conference is therefore devoted entirely to the question of how gender stereotypes and unconscious biases can be effectively overcome - through measures in the media, education and business. In addition to first results of our research project "MINT@Work" (FKZ: 01FP1711) funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, exciting lectures and panel discussions await you, among others with the actress Maria Furtwängler, Volker Herres (Program Director ARD), Prof. Dr. Hannah Riley Bowles (Harvard University), Oberstudiendirektor Heinz-Peter Meidinger (President of the German Teachers' Association), Teresa Bücker (Editor-in-Chief EditionF) and Prof. Dr. Petra Schwille (Director of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry).

The conference presentations and discussions will be translated simultaneously from German into English, as well as from English into German.

Click here for the preliminary conference programme.

We look forward to welcoming you to our conference! 

Yours, Prof. Dr. Isabell M. Welpe, Thomas Sattelberger (MINT Zukunft e.V.), Prof. Dr. Prisca Brosi and Stefan Fischer

Call for Posters

Our Call for Posters called on scientists to submit studies and findings on (gender) stereotypes, MINT and digitisation, for a poster presentation. The deadline for submitting an abstract (max. 500 words, plus title and author information) was:

August 15th 2018

Please send it to Mr. Stefan Fischer, stefan.b.fischer@tum.de


Possible topics for poster submissions:

  • What concrete measures can be taken to reduce stereotypes in the media, education, science and business (large companies, start-up scene) in general, and gender, age and origin stereotypes in STEM and digitization in particular?
  • How are stereotypes and concepts about gender, age, origin, etc. changing in the age of digitization?
  • What concrete opportunities and challenges for gender justice result from digitization? Which solutions or countercurrents do we already know?
  • Which cultural or international differences exist? Will the digital future generally become a "Boys Club" like in large parts of Silicon Valley?
  • How can educational institutions and companies make careers in STEM more attractive for women and promote women in these careers effectively, with discernible results?