The meeting "Life outside academia" will be hosted by Eva Ratti, co-founder of Find Your Doctor, and by MCAA Italy Chapter, and it will focus on presenting the personal story, insight, motivation and challenges from six researchers who transitioned to a non-academic career.
Researchers in academia/industry are more likely to delay family planning. Thus, professional development is often in conflict with the strong desire for personal plans, including family planning and parenthood. There has been a positive movement towards equity of opportunity around family planning. However, recent studies show that attention is still needed to tackle existing problems, such as childcare costs and struggle of keeping a career in research. We will build upon the themes of Issues and Action to find equity, mapping different geographical/cultural challenges for mobile researchers.
The event will cover some of the most critical problems and the possible strategies to address these issues through (i) building awareness and empowerment (ii) mapping different national approaches (iii) motivating changes in current employer policies
A great event that connects the best doctoral students, research doctors and Early Stage researchers at national level with companies from the Emilia-Romagna region.
During the two days you will have a way to meet companies, know the HR teams and R & D function, participate in webinars and showcase your skills presenting your research project.