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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.

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

Mag. Dr. Günther BONN

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

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

Dipl.-Ing. Rita FORST

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

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

DI Wilhelm HOFMANN

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

Sponsion zum Dipl.-Ing. Trainee Programm in der voestalpine AG F&E-Management in der voestalpine Stahl GmbH Leitung "Mechanisches Technikum" in der Abteilung "Mechatronik" der voestalpine Stahl GmbH Sprecher der Geschäftsführung der voestalpine mechatronics gmbh (vatron)
 Studium des Maschinenbaus an der TU Graz
1990
1990-1991
1991-1994
1994-1998
seit 1998

Mag. Dr. Renée SCHROEDER

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

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

Barbara SCHWARZE

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

Leiterin der Koordinierungsstelle der Initiative Frauen geben Technik neue Impulse
 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

Mag. Cornelia ZINN-ZINNENBURG

Client Partner bei Korn/Ferry International

Beraterin in einem lokalen Executive Search Unternehmen
 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
 Beteiligung am Aufbau und Management von Futurestep, dem Middle Management Recruitment Service von Korn/Ferry International, Österreich.

Mag. Dr. h.c. Monika KIRCHER

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

Managing Director, Regional Department, ÖIE - Austrian Information Service for Development and Growth Policy, Carinthia Freelance Consultant and Lecturer, University of Klagenfurt Vice Mayor, City of Villach Chief Financial Officer, Finance, Research & Development and Human Resources, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach Chief Executive Officer, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach
1981-1998
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2007-2014

Technology Symposium

show timetable

26.08.2004

08:00 - 09:30Technology brunch sponsored by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
11:00 - 12:00Welcome receptionPlenary
12:00 - 13:30Where Do We Come From?Plenary
14:00 - 16:30TomorrowPlenary
18:00 - 18:30ResponsibilityPlenary
18:30 - 19:30First-world know-how, third-world solutions: a comparison of outcomePlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening reception, sponsored by Alcatel AustriaSocial

27.08.2004

07:00 - 13:30Working Group 01: Technological Potentials for Achieving Climate Protection Goals with or without Kyoto-Protocol RatificationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 02: Low-Carbon Energy SupplyBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 03: New Forms of Organization: Best Practice-Methods of Change Management – the Art of Managing ChangeBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 04: Crossing Borders: Overcoming Barriers – Bridging Disciplines – Rethinking CulturesBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 05: Space Policy: A New Strategic Challenge for EuropeBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working 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
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 07: Man and Machine – Interactions in the Ambient Intelligent SocietyBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 08: Security and IdentificationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 09: Lost in Technology? – Women Careers in Research and TechnologyBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 10: Challenges of Regenerative MedicineBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 11: Telematics in Transport – Opportunities for a Mobile SocietyBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 12: MyLifeBits – Digital Immortality and its LimitsBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Special Event 1: Cooperation in South East Europe – Programs, Projects, InitiativesBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Special Event 2: The Politics of Technology: A Primer on Innovative Developments that Governments Should Embrace to Kick-Start GNPBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Special Event 3: Medical Schools in the International Context – Challenges and OpportunitiesBreakout
14:00 - 15:00Science Policy: the major players in science and research – competition and cooperation, conditions for success “Precompetitive Research”Plenary
15:00 - 16:00Science Policy: the major players in science and research – competition and cooperation, conditions for success “Competitive Research”Plenary
18:00 - 20:00Information transfer and processingPlenary

28.08.2004

07:00 - 07:45The Ig Nobel PrizesPlenary
07:45 - 08:00Alpbach 2004 – My personal resuméePlenary
08:00 - 08:30Alpbach 2004 – resumée Junior AlpbachPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Seeing Beyond the Light: Technology and Patient s Benefit on the Example of Molecular ImagingPlenary
10:30 - 11:15Closing statementPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Farewell reception sponsored by Microsoft AustriaSocial