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
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.
You are interested in some details? 😉
=> 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
Sectors of Work Experience
Research Funding Organisations
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
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: Design and implementation
Gender Equality Plan: Monitoring and evaluation
Gender Equality Plan: Supporting change agents
Gender bias in recruitment, promotion and career management