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Thursday, 20 May 2021

Developing Today’s Leader

Date and time

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.



Target group

Female PhD students and postdocs
Max. 30 participants


WiNS Adlershof program (Women in Natural Sciences)





Deadline: 6 May 2021
Register with Dr. Petra Metz


Dr. Cathy Sorbara

Further information

Workshop flyer

The transformative events of the past year have shown us that we need equally transformative leadership to help steer us towards a more just and sustainable future. They must inspire, empower, be agile, inclusive and innovative. But how do we cultivate these leadership skills within ourselves and demand them from the leaders around us? The path to becoming a good leader is a long and not always straightforward one. Cathy will share her own experiences learning about and taking on leadership roles in different settings. Together, participants will go through practical leadership activities to help you begin your own leadership journey and uncover simple steps to develop and hone your skills.

Dr. 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.


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