Inspirational Talk with Dr. Tzula Propp: Mentorship, Failure, and Queerness

All are welcome to join the monthly event ‘Inspirational Talks from the WIQD World’!

Every month an inspiring  role model will talk about their journey: what did they do to get to the point where they are today? What obstacles did they encounter, what successes did they celebrate, and what tips do they have for their audience?

This month’s Inspiration Talk will be held on Thursday 22 February 12.30- 13.30 h on Mentorship, Failure, and Queerness: Building Resilience and Community in Physics through Near-Peer Mentorship.

In this talk, we’ll discuss the unique challenge of mentorship to and within communities without representation “at the top”. How do we provide adequate mentorship without relatable role models? How do we build diverse, inclusive environments if the environments are not already diverse and inclusive? And how on earth do we make DEI-work sustainable and prevent student/employee activist burnout?

This talk will focus on Dr. Tzula Propp’s experience running the Queer Trans Resiliency in Physics (Mycelial) Network (QTRiP-Net), which has morphed into the global organization Diversity in Quantum (DiviQ)’s Near Peer (Queer Mycelial) Mentorship Network, with a pilot program launching this Spring.

Time at the end will be left for questions and discussion, so please come prepared! 

Bring your lunch and join fellow local quantum enthusiasts to stream the talk live in five in-person locations in Amsterdam, Delft, Eindhoven, Enschede or Leiden, or join online! 


Event details

Date: 22 February 2024

Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Price: FREE

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