3.2.2 Individual Awareness Raising
Individual Awareness Raising: research, development and implementation of training activities in four European universities.
To raise gender awareness at an individual level, specifically among early- and mid- level women academics, research was undertaken in four universities, one each in Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland and Turkey, to understand the differences in men and women’s career trajectories. Overall, 106 men and women at early-, mid- and senior levels in the four case study universities participated in semi-structured interviews about their careers. The data was analysed and a range of themes were identified which facilitated the development of a training programme and a decision support software tool (FESTA Strategic Career Manager (SCM)). This report outlines the development, implementation and evaluation of the training programme and the beneficial outcome for individual women in terms of career advancement and for organizations in terms of gender awareness at all levels.