Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
  • Like
About being a supermom or dad with a career in academics
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Now you can save presentations on your phone or tablet

Available for both IPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

About being a supermom or dad with a career in academics

  • 100 views
Published

A SuperMinds 2014 Talk by Ilse Marien (iMinds - SMIT – VUB) …

A SuperMinds 2014 Talk by Ilse Marien (iMinds - SMIT – VUB)

Debates on combining parenthood with a challenging career have been going on for years. While they have mostly been translated into the disadvantaged position of women, I would in this regard like to open up the debate and take a stance for a feasible work-life balance for all parents working in academia. No matter from which angle you consider parenthood with an academic career, the negative consequences are there. Working towards deadlines nights in a row, reading or writing during weekends, catching up on sleep whenever you see fit … all of these things change once you have kids. However, having kids does not imply that you become a lesser researcher than your peers. You just need to go about things differently. And flexibility, trust and support of your research institution become key to enable you to be as good a researcher as you were before kids came into the picture. During this talk I would like to address the various solutions and interventions that could be realized by research institutions and, of course, at an iMinds level to enable a more fitted and healthy work-life balance.

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
100
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1

Actions

Shares
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Flexibility – Trust – Choice !