Save the date! On Nov 19 we'll have the chance to meet Hanan Challouki, specialised in viral, digital communication. She will talk about the STEMfluence / Amper Slim" project around sciences and communication of the Flemish universities and higher education institutions.
Pint of Science is an international festival that aims to deliver interesting, fun, relevant talks on the latest scientific research in an accessible format to the public – all in the pub.
For the launch of Pint of Science Belgium, Prof. Dr. Tatjana Parac-Vogt, member of BeWiSe steering committee and Chair of Diversity council at KU Leuven, will take part in a debate. Tatjana has a keen interest in promoting gender equality in STEM and will present a lecture on “ Women in science, or what keeps them in science?”
We wish you a successful Pint of Science Belgium and look forward to meet your there.
Check their website for the exact date !
Discover and share the presentation of Agnes Uhereckzy, speaker at our latest Lunch & Learn session, meet our mentors/mentees and Board members.
This year, we have combined the General Assembly of Belgian Women in Science asbl-vzw with a presentation and exchange on Life-work balance by Agnes Uhereckzy from WorkLife HUB and a first meeting of our new mentees and mentors.
- 10h : welcome to the members and General Assembly (for BeWiSe members only)
- 10h45 : welcome to our new mentees and mentors, supporters and participants to the "Lunch & Learn" session
- 11h: presentation "Life-work balance" by Agnes Uhereckzy (WorklifeHub)
Remember to pay your membership fee in order to attend the General Assembly and have your say in our priorities and upcoming activities.
Members who paid their membership fee can access the presentations from the Board by simple request at email@example.com
On the occasion of the International Women's day, The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences organises a lunch-debate with a short movie on men-women relations at the Institute:
- 11h30 short movie "Mrs Sommersville Monument" (by vzw Dames Draaien - asbl Elles tournent)
- 12h-14h debate introduced by Ms. Camille Pisani, Director-General of RBINS and moderated by Women@work (+ lunch offered by the organisers).
All welcome! Register before March 7 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is also the start of "Overbrug de Kloof" - "Au-delà des genres" : a 2 weeks portrait exhibition in the hall of the Museum will show staff members from RBINS working in a team where their gender is a minority or women explaining a profession where you would not expect them.
Innoviris organises a whole afternoon of activities (in French and Dutch) for girls and young women interested in scientific careers. For all ages, focusing on 12 to 18 years old.
BeWiSe will take part in the round-table at 16pm on the position of women in science. Join the debate and share your ideas!
And stay for the WATS prize 2018 at 18pm "Eveille la scientifique qui est en toi" - "Ontdek de wetenschapper in jezelf" delivered by Secretary of State for scientific affairs of the Brussels-Capital Region Ms. Fadila Laanan
Full programme here
BeWise reflects on mentoring at "Carrières des jeunes chercheures: quelles solutions ont-elles trouvé pour contourner les obstacles?" organised by ARES and FNRS
In the frame of the international day of women and girls, the Belgian "Comité Femmes et Sciences" of Académie de Recherche et d'Enseignement Supérieur organises a meeting day where early stage scientists will testify and reflect on their career commitment, difficulties and how to overcome them. A whole day of exchanges (in French) about the academic research world relevant from women and men.
BeWiSe will contribute to the debate by presenting its mentoring scheme at the opening session. "Le mentorat, l'une des solutions possibles à l'accompagnement des chercheures ?" Tania Van Loon
More info: email@example.com - firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration free of charge at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe575TwApJYKDnvV8sdqvErniCDfReL_5B-Vm_-H9fxP4R7Mw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Dr. Saskia Van Uffelen, the CEO of Ericsson Benelux, will present and exchange views on the digital revolution, women and how to achieve a good balance between work and personal life. Join BeWiSe at this privileged event.
Sandwiches and tea/coffee provided.
Register now by sending us an e-mail: email@example.com
Symposium on mentoring, coaching and professional guidance of women scientists in the public and private sectors
Belgian Women in Science will share its experience in mentoring of early career scientists with other European associations at Montpellier (France) symposium organised by "Association Femmes et Sciences"
In French - details of the programme at http://www.femmesetsciences.fr/colloques/
Prof. Silvia Wenmaeckers is a philosopher of science and physicist, affiliated at the KU Leuven's Institute of Philosophy and Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy. She will share her views on "girls and physics" with us - a suitable contribution to Belgian Women in Science exploration of gender and scientific careers.
Sandwiches and tea/coffee will be provided.
Register now by sending us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: KUL, Faculty of Psychology, Tiensestraat, 102, 3000 Leuven.
Room 01.07, when you enter the building take the first stairs directly on the left, it is in the first corridor.
This Europe-wide public event takes place on Sept 26-27, 2017 at the Parlamentarium in Brussels, Belgium. Its aim is to discover science, meet researchers, and enjoy yourself!
Meet Ann van der Jeugd, Secretary of Belgian Women in Science, get acquainted with our association and join our next activities.
More info on the event: https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/about/researchers-night_en
Contact us in advance to make an appointment: email@example.com
In the coming months, various key speakers will contribute to our focused lunches presentations which will tackle the following topics:
- How to go abroad, Dr. Isa Schon, RBINS (May 2017, Brussels)
- Writing good scientific publications, Dr. Koen Martens, RBINS (June 2017, Brussels)
- Girls and physics, Prof. Silvia Wenmaeckers, KUL (18 Oct. 2017, Leuven, see separate announcement below)
- Work-life balance, Dr. Saskia Van Uffelen, Ericsson Benelux (24 Nov. 2017 see separate pre-announcement below)
- External mentoring programme Space for you, Senator Dominique Tilmans
- Considering gender aspects of Research, Tania Van Loon, impulse.brussels
Prof. Dr. Tatjana Parac-Vogt (KU Leuven) will present how to approach this key moment and make the most out of it in an interactive way.
This event is aimed at early career scientists who want to know more about this specific topic through a meeting and exchanges with an experienced researcher. All questions welcome!
Register to the event at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow our activities via Linkedin or
The event takes place in the 6th floor meeting room of RBINS - Van Straelen - entomology floor. Go to the Institute's reception desk and ask for Carole Paleco.
Belgian Women in Science will be present at the Printemps des Sciences event at ULB. Visit our booth and discover our activities, our documentary "Science needs you!" and the prototype of our interactive toolkit for pupils.
March 8, 2017 University of Liège: "Careers, working paths and conditions of women scientists" (in French)
Organisé en collaboration avec le Consortium Diversité Région Wallonne, l’Unité de Recherche en Gestion des Compétences et le FER ULg (Femme Enseignement Recherche Université de Liège), il se déroulera dans le cadre prestigieux de la Cité Miroir de Liège dès 9h, en présence de :
Madame Eliane TILLIEUX, Ministre de l’emploi et de la formation ;
Monsieur Jean-Claude MARCOURT, Ministre de l’Economie, de l’Industrie, de l’Innovation et du Numérique ;
Monsieur Didier VRANCKEN, Vice-Recteur à la citoyenneté, aux Relations Institutionnelles et Internationales.
Une succession de témoignages, de partages d’expérience et de moments de réflexion permettront de faire le point sur les préoccupations et réalités actuelles de ces femmes qui restent encore (trop) minoritaires.
Découvrez le programme détaillé et les informations pratiques <http://www.egid.hec.ulg.ac.be/> de la journée sur le site du colloque.
Inscription obligatoire <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQaidja4Bb7TEcO5B5cUqqGHKL4S5tp_U39N15g9TQL_kk4w/viewform?c=0&w=1>: 20€ (gratuit pour les étudiants et doctorants).
Join the Mentoring Program opening event at the Royal Observatory of Belgium, on Friday, February 3, 2017 and find your match
Dear member of Belgian Women in Science,
Dear supporter of gender equality in scientific careers,
We are delighted to invite you to the next BeWiSe General Assembly taking place at the Royal Observatory of Belgium on September 20 at 18pm.
Discover the meeting agenda in attachment.
To confirm your attendance, just send us back an email at email@example.com.
Looking forward to meeting you on Sept. 20.
Tania Van Loon, Secretary, for BeWiSe board.
Belgian Women in Science association
This event is aimed at all researchers interested in gendered innovation, gender balance in research teams and in institutions. All fields of research working in all types of Belgian research-intensive organisations are welcome.
In this workshop, we will examine how gender aspects can be envisaged in research & innovation projects, how different levels of the gender dimension can help your research proposal to get a high evaluation ranking, what link between gendered research and innovation. We will consider how to find suitable Horizon 2020 funding opportunities, whether directly related to gender topics or not.
- Mentor: Tania Van Loon, National Contact Point Brussels Manager
- Location: the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Rue Vautierstraat 29, 1000 Brussels
- Registration fee: 10 euros for non-BeWiSe members. Free-of-charge for BeWiSe members
- Format: presentation, discussion and lunch
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to invite all members and supporters of Belgian Women in Science to take part in the General Assembly of our not-for-profit association, that will take place on Thursday 7 May from 17h to 19h30 at the Royal Institute for Natural Science in Brussels.
BeWise focused lunch: "Gender aspects in the European Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020"
We are pleased to invite you to take part in the General Assembly of our not-for-profit association, that will take place on Friday 20 June from 17h to 19h30 at the Royal Institute for Natural Science in Brussels. Check the programme to know why you should attend!
We hope this will be a excellent opportunity to exchange views on what has been done, to share ideas on what should be done, and to meet informally around gender+science related topics.
We are pleased to invite you to take part in the General Assembly of our not-for-profit association, that will take place on Saturday 29 June from 10h30 to 12h30 at the Royal Institute for Natural Science in Brussels. Check the programme to know why you should attend!
This event is aimed at early career scientists who want to know more about this specific topic through a meeting and exchanges with an experienced researcher.
Bewise gathered on the 21st of November 2012 for a very special event: the launch of our documentary “Science needs you!” and it’s 10th Anniversary!
You are a researcher from 9 to 5 ? Impossible ! Research has no time frame ! How can you balance your work with your private life? We will search together answers to this major question from our own personal experiences as well as from best practices and exercises.
In this workshop, we will discuss the needs to have international experience in your research career. We will discover possibilities to do research outside of Belgium for short and long periods and look at the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches. We will also discuss how to best initiate international collaborations and find funding to go abroad. Finally, we will try to find the best solutions depending on your current professional and family situation.