AIM OF THIS INITATIVE
As part of EWORA’s 2nd Workshop, a World Café for future academic women leaders will take place on May 27, 2020 at the University of Valencia, Spain, with a Feedback Session on May 28th, 2020. The University of Valencia will provide its historical building “La Nau Cultural Center” as the meeting venue for this event.
The purpose of the World Café is to foster a conversation identifying pathways to academic leadership for women and to empower women to pursue leadership positions. Participants will be future academic women leaders across Europe, and the themes will explore opportunities, drivers and barriers to women’s academic leadership. Additionally, conversations will not just focus on counting more women into existing structures, but will also consider visioning what type of gender-equitable universities we would like to see and work for in the future. Table Hosts are senior women academics, who will facilitate the conversations.
The World Café is a collaborative conversation methodology in which participants are invited to explore questions in an informal conversation setting. World Cafés foster dialogue, involve active engagement, and collectively identify constructive possibilities for action and change. The format of the World Café means that each participant discusses each question with a number of different hosts and groups of participants in order to gather multiple perspectives and new insights.