Dr Julie Batut is a French biologist, researcher at the CNRS, specialised in neurogenesis and the identity and shape of cells during embryonic development. She is a member of the association Femmes & Sciences with which she has developed the mentoring programme for female doctoral students. Since 2017, as part of the doctoral programme at the Centre for Integrative Biology (CBI, Toulouse), she has been coordinating the Femmes & Sciences mentoring programme with two doctoral schools at the Paul Sabatier University. This programme aims in particular to support female doctoral students and to encourage them to build their professional project with the help of their mentors. It also offers them thematic discussion circles and group training as well as seminars and testimonials from more experienced people.