The Female Talent Committee lends its support to a mentoring project, the three-part Female Leadership programme developed by the VU Center for Career and Development. In this programme, experienced professors are linked to talented postdocs, Assistant or Associate Professors who are seeking their way in the academic world.
The programme aims to provide mentees with answers to questions such as:
- How do you increase your visibility within and outside the faculty? How can you give more direction to the course of your career?
- How do you acquire external research funding?
Mentor and mentee preferably come from different faculties. The department heads nominate talented female scholars. The Female Talent Committee chooses five mentees from these nominations.