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Tina Ambos selected to participate in a unique female leadership program

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Six female professors from the University of Geneva, including GSEM Professor Tina Ambos, have been selected to participate in the H.I.T. program (High Potential University Leaders Identity & Skills Training Program - Inclusive Leadership in Academia).

This national training program acts at the individual level and is designed to specifically train female professors to assume more leadership positions - director, dean, rector - in academia. Currently, women represent 60% of the student body, only 30% of professors are women.

The H.I.T. program focuses on inclusive leadership, unconscious bias, and Swiss-wide networking. Its aim is to rebalance the gender distribution in high positions and increase awareness of prejudices, which can play a role when selecting candidates. The program is structured around personalized leadership development through individual coaching, leadership shadowing, and peer mentoring. Candidates benefit from training modules and interactive workshops and professional networking.

Launched in 2019 and led by the University of Zurich, together with the nine cantonal universities and the two federal technical universities, the H.I.T program is reserved for approximately 20 participants, selected from among the best female professors in Switzerland, who are interested in academic leadership positions at faculty or university management levels.

July 21, 2023
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