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Tailored coaching


Individual coaching for female (junior) scientists at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)

Target groups

Habilitands/Post-Doc / PhD students/pre-docs / post-doctoral graduates / Professors /

Implementing organization

Vienna University of Technology - Gender Competence Department /


HR development, E068, personalentwicklung@tuwien.ac.at


Has been implemented at the Vienna University of Technology since 2010

Relation to gender equality targets

Extract from the Plan for the Advancement of Women at the Vienna University of Technology: Segment: Career planning, training and further education

Section 35: Mentoring and coaching (1) TU Wien shall support programmes for Human Resources development. In co-operation with the department competent for personnel development, the TU Wien shall also draw up measures for the development of female staff, in particular women’s mentoring and coaching programmes and career-planning seminars, as well as gender training for all TU Wien staff members.


Extract from the Equal Opportunities Plan at the Vienna University of Technology: 2 Measures, 2.2 Dimension-specific measures:

2.2.1 Dimension: Gender TU Wien commits itself to the career advancement of women and to creating positive and career-advancing conditions for women. Accordingly, TU Wien views it as a joint task of all members of the university to achieve the objective that all women and men at TU Wien have opportunities for development commensurate with their qualifications and that any existing hurdles for women shall be removed or counterbalanced.

The objective(s) of the tool

Qualified individual career-support-coaching for professional development, tailored to the requirements of female students and academic staff at the Vienna University of Technology.

Description of the tool

Decisions have to be made and planning steps are to be taken time and again throughout studying, academic careers or when starting a job outside of university. At TU Wien, experienced coaches offer female students and academic staff individual assistance opportunities concerning career orientation and personal advancement. These coaching sessions are subject to the principle of good faith, binding the coach to secrecy.

Special Thanks:

TU Wien, Projekte “WIT-Women in Technology 2008-2012” and “genderfair” projects