MeCoSa: Mentoring- & Coachingprogramm Sachsen-Anhalt
MeCoSa started in May 2019, with the last run ending on December 31, 2021.
MeCoSa is a mentoring and coaching program in Saxony-Anhalt that provides women with targeted and strategic support on their career paths. This is achieved through the project modules: mentoring, coaching, workshops and networking. New additions were the courses module, which was designed to make participants more self-confident, and the addition of English-language offerings (primarily workshops and coaching).
Female students, young academics and graduates from the STEM fields of the colleges and universities in Saxony-Anhalt were able to take part. These include Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Harz University of Applied Sciences, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences.
The project team designed a complementary offering for 286 female participants in the period from May 2019 to December 2021. The modules were freely selectable and could thus be put together individually for each participant.
During the project period, 44 mentees were accompanied in the "Mentoring" module by a qualified trainer and project employee Jana Haselhorst in their search for a suitable mentor.
A total of 42 coachees participated in group coaching in 6 groups in Magdeburg and Halle, and 60 coachees took advantage of individual coaching with the help of project assistant Sandra Schinkel. Together, this amounts to 215 appointments in the coaching contigent, which was covered by 10 qualified coaches.
There were also 52 workshops on 13 key topics that are important for career paths in science and/or business, 5 empowerment courses and 14 networking events.
The project was coordinated by Maria Rosenbaum.
MeCoSa is a project of the Coordination Office Gender Research & Equal Opportunities Saxony-Anhalt (KGC) and is funded by the European Social Fund.