LaNA Events

LaNA offers regular events, workshops and network meetings. These events are ideal opportunity for the members to expand their knowledge, exchange information on women’s issues and establish new contacts for their careers. The LaNA program includes

  1. International Women’s Day – Breakfast
  2. Ladies Tea Time
  3. LaNA on Tour
  4. Career workshops
  5. Networking meetings
  6. Lunch meetings (“Stammtisch”)

Unsere nächsten Termine:

WiNS Workshop: Find Your Inner Compass: Life and Career Navigator @ Online
Jan 21 – Jan 22 all-day

Preparing for your unique career profile in scientific and non-scientific fields

  • Combinations of career scenarios
  • Clarity of direction and life vision – Who am I? What do I really want? What is the purpose of my dissertation? What do I want to achieve?
  • Destination Management – How do I turn my holistic vision into concrete career goals?
  • How do I resolve conflicts (e.g. career planning – private goals – the mobility requirement)?
  • Dynamic planning methods – goal planning with many unknown elements
  • Overview of conventional and unconventional career strategies
  • Creating a personal career-specific integrated navigation plan – next steps

This seminar comprises inspirational input, group work, discussion and individual exercises which combine to form a powerful learning experience, with lasting effects.

Target group: female PhD students and postdocs
Maximum number of participants: 12

About the trainer

Svenja Neupert, a speaker, coach, trainer, and organisational consultant, is an expert on Future Leadership for more than 25 years. Svenja will help you to discover unconventional approaches to your thinking and coach you to follow your talents. She believes that everyone can realize his or her unique potential in business life and have fun and fulfilment at work.

Please register by 15 January 2021: (Zoom link shared after registration)

LaNA-Mittagsstammtisch @ Zoom
Feb 10 @ 11:45 – 12:45

Mittagsstammtisch der Frauen- und Gleichstellungsbeauftragten

Interessierte und Gäste sind herzlich willkommen. Anmeldungen bitte an

Der Stammtisch wird digital per Zoom durchgeführt!

WiNS Webinar: Overcoming imposter syndrome and self-doubt @ Online
Feb 18 @ 13:00 – 14:00

WiNS Adlershof (Women in Natural Sciences)

Do you feel like your success can all be explained by luck and hard work? Do you feel constant pressure to achieve and cannot let something go until it is perfect? Imposter syndrome and self-doubt are prevalent across all genders and stages of one’s professional career. Learn tools to free up mental space by not carrying the emotional drain of feeling like an imposter and develop compassion for yourself.

Cathy Sorbara is a neuroscientist who worked for 10 years as a researcher in academia in Canada and Germany, studying neurodegenerative diseases. Now, she is involved in several non-profits where she works to establish key project management methodologies as well as develop communication material and workshops to create an impact both locally and globally. Cathy is passionate about helping people and businesses be more sustainable and empowering the voices of women and girls to create a more gender just society.

The event is aimed at female PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, max. 30 participants.

Please register by 4 February 2021: (Zoom link shared after registration)

International Women’s Day-Breakfast

The International Women’s Day has been a tradition for over 100 years. Every year LaNA invites women for a breakfast on this memorable date. In the current series executives, such as directors of the institutes, managing directors and CEOs of companies located at Technology Park Adlershof explain their internal measures for the promotion of women and outline their effects.

Ladies Lunch and Ladies Tea Time

Successful women from science, business and politics are guests at Ladies Lunch and Ladies Tea Time and speak about their personal career paths. This series of events aims to offer insights in career options in different fields and to analyze the factors that are needed to place more women in management positions. The speaker’s remarks are followed by a stimulating and lively discussion.

Selected speakers at the Ladies Tea Time* since 2009

LaNA on Tour

With LaNA on Tour the network provides exclusive insights into companies and public institutions. The series of events offers the opportunity to exclusively talk to executives and to visit places that would otherwise remain rather closed to the public. For example LaNA on Tour took place at the Berlin Brandenburg Broadcasting (rbb) and the President of the Court of Appeal received the members of LaNA in their institutions.

Career workshops

While a wide range of training courses for key qualifications is offered in Adlershof, many members still wish to continue their education – especially in the field of soft skills. LaNA offers workshops for issues like self-marketing, team building and social media. The participants are able to take along many valuable and concrete impulses for their careers.

Networking meeting for women’s representatives and equal rights representatives

LaNA supports the women’s representatives and equal rights representatives of the research institutions in Adlershof with specific offers and creates opportunities to identify and discuss relevant topics.

Lunch meeting (“Stammtisch”)

Monthly the women’s representatives and equal rights representatives as well as interested guests meet for lunch in the restaurant “Kamee“. This platform is perfect for informal exchange and has already launched many inter-institutional projects. Upcoming events…

IGAFA Science Office:
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 / 6392 – 3583
Fax: +49 30 / 6392 – 3584
E-Mail: igafa(at)