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09: Lost in Technology? – Women Careers in Research and Technology

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Alpbacher Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

With regard to the total number of female researchers as well as with regard to female researchers within industrial research, Austria is at the inglorious bottom of the league. Is the path to women careers in Austria a jungle that gets them lost more easily than in other countries, so to speak  lost in technology ? What can the female experts do themselves in order to find their career paths nonetheless? And how can public institutions and enterprises act as motors and motivators in this area?
A large number of measures promoting women, just as many studies on this topic and the unanimous agreement that an increase in the share of women is not only advantageous for enterprises, have obviously not led to the desired changes. Successful women in leading positions within research- and technology-oriented enterprises, international benchmarks and European good practice examples will show which measures have to be taken to promote women careers effectively.

Speakers

Head, Institute for Analytical Chemistry and Radio Chemistry and Director, ADSI - Austrian Drug Screening Institute, Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck
Vorsitzende der Geschäftsleitung der Opel Powertrain GmbH, Executive Director Product Engineering
Geschäftsführer, Austrian Center of Competence in Mechatronics GmbH (ACCM), Linz
Professor of Biochemistry, Centre of Molecular Biology, University of Vienna; Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development, Vienna
Geschäftsführerin des Vereins Frauen geben Technik neue Impulse e.V. /Kompetenzzentrum
Client Partner bei Korn/Ferry International
Senior Director, Industrial Affairs, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach Chair
Coordination

Mag. Dr. Günther BONN

Head, Institute for Analytical Chemistry and Radio Chemistry and Director, ADSI - Austrian Drug Screening Institute, Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck

1960-1964 Elementary School, Innsbruck
1964-1972 High School, Innsbruck
1972 Study of Chemistry at the Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck
1977 Teachership-Exam in Chemistry and Physics - Graduation "Master of Natural Sciences"
1977 Thesis at the Institute of Radiochemistry, University of Innsbruck "Hydrothermal Degradation of Glucose, Cellobiose and Cellulose"
1977 Contract Assistant at the Institute for Radiochemistry University of Innsbruck
1979 Graduation to "Doktor der Philosophie" summa cum laude
1983 University Assistant at the Institute for Radiochemistry, University of Innsbruck
1985 Habilitation for Analytical Chemistry
1988 Vis.Professor at Yale University, Department of Chemical Engin. New Haven, CT, USA, Prof. Csaba Horvath
1989 Assistant Professor
1991 Full Professor for Analytical Chemistry at Johannes-Kepler-University of Linz, Austria and Head at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Johannes-Kepler-University of Linz
1994 Full Professor for Analytical Chemistry - Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry, Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck
since 1995 Head of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry
1996-2003 Member of the FWF (Austrian Science Fund), Vienna
2000-2010 Vice President - Austrian Council for Science and Research Development, Vienna
since 2004 Member of the Board of the Medical University, Innsbruck
since 2008 Vice President of the Board of the Medical University, Innsbruck

Dipl.-Ing. Rita FORST

Vorsitzende der Geschäftsleitung der Opel Powertrain GmbH, Executive Director Product Engineering

 Studium Maschinenbau mit dem Schwerpunkt Energie- und Wärmetechnik
1977 Start bei der Adam Opel AG in der Motorenkonstruktion
1981 Projektingenieurin, u.a. verantwortlich für die Einführung des 3-Wege-Katalysators und der Vierventil-Technologie
 Gruppeningenieurin: Leitung der Konstruktions- und Entwicklungsaktivitäten für die weltweit eingesetzte Motorenfamilie II
1984 ein Jahr USA: Weiterbildungsprogramm für Ingenieure in Flint/Michigan
ab 1997 Projektmanagerin: verantwortlich für die Integration des Leichtmetallmotors in die Opel-Modelle Astra, Astra Coupé, Zafira und Vectra
1999 Chefingenieurin, verantwortlich für die Fertigungsplanung aller Powertrainwerke in Europa

DI Wilhelm HOFMANN

Geschäftsführer, Austrian Center of Competence in Mechatronics GmbH (ACCM), Linz

 Studium des Maschinenbaus an der TU Graz
1990 Sponsion zum Dipl.-Ing.
1990-1991 Trainee Programm in der voestalpine AG
1991-1994 F&E-Management in der voestalpine Stahl GmbH
1994-1998 Leitung "Mechanisches Technikum" in der Abteilung "Mechatronik" der voestalpine Stahl GmbH
seit 1998 Sprecher der Geschäftsführung der voestalpine mechatronics gmbh (vatron)
seit 1999 Gesamtverantwortung für das erste "industrielle Kompetenzzentrum für Mechatronik und Automation (ikma)" in Österreich

Mag. Dr. Renée SCHROEDER

Professor of Biochemistry, Centre of Molecular Biology, University of Vienna; Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development, Vienna

1972-1978 Studies of Biochemistry, University of Vienna
1978-1981 PhD in Biochemistry, University of Vienna
1981 Post doc: University of Munich, Germany
1982-1985 C.N.R.S. Gif/ Yvette, France
1987-1989 New York Deptment for Health, Albany NY, USA
1987-2004 Assistant, Deptment for Microbiology & Genetics, University of Vienna
seit 2005 Deptment Biochemistry, University of Vienna

Barbara SCHWARZE

Geschäftsführerin des Vereins Frauen geben Technik neue Impulse e.V. /Kompetenzzentrum

 seit Januar 2000 Geschäftsführerin des Vereins "Frauen geben Technik neue Impulse e.V."
 seit April 2000 Geschäftsführerin des Kompetenzzentrums Frauen in Informationsgesellschaft und Technologie
1996-2000 Leiterin der Koordinierungsstelle der Initiative Frauen geben Technik neue Impulse
1994 - 1997 Wissenschaftliche Leiterin des Bund-Länder-Modellversuchs "Frauen im Ingenieurstudium an Fachhochschulen - Geschlechtsspezifische Aspekte in Lehre und Studium" , Fachhochschule Bielefeld

Mag. Cornelia ZINN-ZINNENBURG

Client Partner bei Korn/Ferry International

 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften (o.A.) sowie Englisch und Spanisch am Dolmetsch- und Übersetzerinstitut, Universität Innsbruck
 zwölfjährige Tätigkeit im Airline-Business und in der Touristik, Sales & Marketing Management
1993 Beraterin in einem lokalen Executive Search Unternehmen
 Beteiligung am Aufbau und Management von Futurestep, dem Middle Management Recruitment Service von Korn/Ferry International, Österreich.
seit 1995 bei Client Partner bei Korn/Ferry International

Mag. Dr. h.c. Monika KIRCHER

Senior Director, Industrial Affairs, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach

1981-1998 Managing Director, Regional Department, ÖIE - Austrian Information Service for Development and Growth Policy, Carinthia
1988-1991 Freelance Consultant and Lecturer, University of Klagenfurt
1991-2000 Vice Mayor, City of Villach
2001-2007 Chief Financial Officer, Finance, Research & Development and Human Resources, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach
2007-2014 Chief Executive Officer, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach
since 2014 Senior Director and, Industrial Affairs, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach and "Head of committee for Research, technology and innovation of the Austrian Industrial Association"

Technology Symposium

show timetable

26.08.2004

10:00 - 11:30Technology brunch sponsored by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
13:00 - 14:00Welcome receptionPlenary
14:00 - 15:30Where Do We Come From?Plenary
16:00 - 18:30TomorrowPlenary
20:00 - 20:30ResponsibilityPlenary
20:30 - 21:30First-world know-how, third-world solutions: a comparison of outcomePlenary
21:30 - 23:30Evening reception, sponsored by Alcatel AustriaSocial

27.08.2004

09:00 - 15:30Special Event 1: Cooperation in South East Europe - Programs, Projects, InitiativesBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Special Event 2: The Politics of Technology: A Primer on Innovative Developments that Governments Should Embrace to Kick-Start GNPBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Special Event 3: Medical Schools in the International Context - Challenges and OpportunitiesBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 01: Technological Potentials for Achieving Climate Protection Goals with or without Kyoto-Protocol RatificationBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 02: Low-Carbon Energy SupplyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 03: New Forms of Organization: Best Practice-Methods of Change Management - the Art of Managing ChangeBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 04: Crossing Borders: Overcoming Barriers - Bridging Disciplines - Rethinking CulturesBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 05: Space Policy: A New Strategic Challenge for EuropeBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 06: From Vienna to Lisbon? - Challenges for Innovation Policy on EU and National Levels in the Light of the New EU Action Plan for Innovation and the Austrian Efforts for an Innovation StrategyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 07: Man and Machine - Interactions in the Ambient Intelligent SocietyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 08: Security and IdentificationBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 09: Lost in Technology? - Women Careers in Research and TechnologyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 10: Challenges of Regenerative MedicineBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 11: Telematics in Transport - Opportunities for a Mobile SocietyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 12: MyLifeBits - Digital Immortality and its LimitsBreakout
16:00 - 17:00Science Policy: the major players in science and research - competition and cooperation, conditions for success "Precompetitive Research"Plenary
17:00 - 18:00Science Policy: the major players in science and research - competition and cooperation, conditions for success "Competitive Research"Plenary
20:00 - 22:00Information transfer and processingPlenary

28.08.2004

09:00 - 09:45The Ig Nobel PrizesPlenary
09:45 - 10:00Alpbach 2004 - My personal resuméePlenary
10:00 - 10:30Alpbach 2004 - resumée Junior AlpbachPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Seeing Beyond the Light: Technology and Patient s Benefit on the Example of Molecular ImagingPlenary
12:30 - 13:15Closing statementPlenary
13:30 - 14:00Farewell reception sponsored by Microsoft AustriaSocial