Astronomical Observatory of Ivan Franko National University
|Job Title: Scientific supervisior|
She is an Astronomer: How long since you got your maximum academic degree?
Yeva Vovchyk: More than 25years
SIAA: Do you feel it was more difficult to get a job or a promotion in comparison to male astronomers?
YV: Yes, but it is difficult to say specifically how it was
SIAA: Are women under-represented in your institution?
YV: Formally not, but really they are.
SIAA: What is your family status?
YV: One son, one grandson and aged mother (95 years old).
SIAA: Have you had any career breaks?
YV: Yes, one year when my son was born.
SIAA: How difficult did you find the return to work?
YV: It was so long ago that it is difficult to say, but I don’t remember any difficulties
SIAA: How many hoursdo you normally dedicate to work?
YV: Two days in a week - Monday and Thursday
SIAA: What recommendation would you make to young women starting their career in astronomy?
YV: Well, it is not such romantic as more young women (and men also) think. It is difficult and very absorbing work. I lost my husband because he didn’t want to share me with my job.