Professor Dr. Angela Ittel
1. When and why did you decide to partner with Femtec?
Femtec was founded in 2001 by TU Berlin together with EAF Berlin – since then I have been an active member myself and a great supporter of the program. Since I took office as President of the TU Braunschweig in mid-2021, we are again a partner of Femtec and use this important platform and networking with companies. We appreciate the valuable opportunities and individual possibilities offered to female scholarship holders at Femtec.
2. What added value do you see for participating female students?
Our STEM talents prepare specifically for later tasks as managers. Training courses on professional practice, career development and individual coaching enable participants to learn about career strategies and sharpen their own profile. In this way, participants benefit in the long term from the skills they have acquired and the contacts they have made. Another career advantage is also the recently successfully implemented internationalization of the programme.
3. What does the Femtec Network mean for your university?
The TU Braunschweig pursues the goal of making STEM subjects more attractive for women or shaping the transition to a successful career. The Femtec offer is a building block in our strategic development in the area of equality and diversity.
4. How should female scholarship holders use the programme?
All the opportunities offered by the program should be perceived and used as a chance to prepare one’s own, very individual, career path in the best possible way. In addition to personal development through learning skills, this also includes making contacts and recognizing one’s own goals. Realistic and successful strategies to achieve these goals are developed in the Femtec Career-Building Programme.
5. How do you perceive the Femtec network?
As a successful, dynamic and diverse network of women in STEM subjects that succeeds in achieving long-term retention of graduates. The women inspire and strengthen each other on their career paths in science and business and become co-creators of the future.
Photo credit: Kristina Rottig/TU Braunschweig