Interview in the Italian newspaper "Il Piccolo" (26.01.2021)
Costanza Rodda has been featured in the comic book "Of course!" as an inspiring female role model. She has been interviewed in the Italian newspaper "Il Piccolo" on 26 January 2021. The article talks about her involvement in the project "Of course!" that collects female scientists' personal stories having to face obstacles and prejudices to advance in their scientific careers. These challenges, the journalist says, are widespread among women in the academic world and although the path is sometimes very hard, having the encouragement to other women (but men too) can be fundamental, like in her case. It goes on saying that in Germany, equal opportunities are taken very seriously with the hope to increase the number of women in leading positions in academia, and there are several projects and funds dedicated to this. In particular, the comic book project aims to encourage young female students that would like to start a career in science. Although choosing this career can be tough, and there are obstacles to overcome, it is a gratifying job. It is also mentioned that she won a prize for the best doctoral thesis at her university and that she was shortlisted for the Bertha Benz prize.
The article triggered a great interest.
It can be read here (in Italian):