Lia Lang

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Lia Lang
Diversity & Inclusion Advisor, Research Center DESY (Germany)

Lia is thrilled by the potential of empowered careers & inclusive working cultures!

As a DIVERSITY & INCLUSION ADVISOR she has the vision of inclusive working cultures in academia and supports research organizations in Europe and beyond to plan, implement and monitor D&I measures.

As a CAREER COUNSELOR she supports and empowers scientists to define their own kind of successful excellence career within science or beyond.


Country / Countries of Residence: Germany

Professional Background

Working Experience

Lia worked passionately in several international, multi-stakeholder, interdisciplinary, cross-institutional projects with the aim of enhancing Diversity & Inclusion in academia.
Since 2019 she is also part of the core team building up a gender-sensitive career center for early career researcher at DESY.

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=> Lia was part of the overall coordination team in the Horizon 2020 project GENERA (2015 – 2018) aiming to improve Gender Equality within the European Research Area. GENERA had a field-specific approach focussing on the implementing of GEPs in the European physics community.

=> She was also involved in the European Project ACT supporting “Communities of Practices” for institutional change on gender equality in ERA. Lia served as a Community of Practice facilitator for the GENERA Network (2018 - dato) and led a Work Package in the ACT Project.

=> Prior to that Lia Lang was involved in studies on women in the field of science and industry at the Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation.

=> Additionally, she is enjoys working as a consultant for early career development and is teaching at the Humboldt-University Berlin, at Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies. Lia is a "hands-on we-can-do-it" person who enjoys direct contact with students, researches and changes agents to empower them to make a change.

She is based in Berlin and Hamburg (Germany) at a Research Centre of the Helmholtz Assoziation. The Research Center DESY is one of the world’s leading accelerator centres supporting especially basic research in physics.

Working experience in Gender Equality since:  8

Professional Position / Role


Area of Expertise

Facilitation expertise
Topical expertise

Sectors of Work Experience

Universities and Higher Education Sector
Research Funding Organisations

Scientific Background

Lia Lang studied in Munich, Stockholm and Berlin and holds a master degree in gender studies from the Humboldt University. She is a certificated Career Coach from artop, Humboldt University of Berlin (2020 - 2021).

Availability for Trainings

Availability for Training Formats ONLINE

Speaker in a webinar (duration: up to half day)

Availability for Training Formats IN-PERSON

Willing to travel abroad for trainings: yes

Target Groups

Decision-makers (middle management)
Gender Equality change agents
Ombudspersons / persons of trust for Equal Opportunities / Gender Mainstreaming / Diversity Management
Staff assigned to recruitment procedures
Staff in charge of research planning and coordination / support to research projects
Team members of Gender Equality committees and / or working groups

Training Content Types

Gender Equality Plan: Introduction
Gender Equality Plan: Design and implementation
Gender Equality Plan: Monitoring and evaluation
Gender Equality Plan: Supporting change agents
Gender bias in recruitment, promotion and career management

Training Languages



Trainings held during the GE Academy project

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