Nov
6
5:00 PM17:00

Girls Leading in Science contest: preselection ends today!

Are you interested in science ? Finishing your last years of secondary education in a Belgian school (French and Dutch speaking) ?

Take part in GirLS contest and you might win the tuition fee of your first year of higher education, as well as some guidance to help your through.

GirLS project aims at stimulating young people, and especially girls, to consider scientific or technical careers. More info? https://www.solvay.com/en/event/girls-leading-science-girls

The pre-selection of teams (2 to 5 pupils) ends on Nov. 6, 2019.

Subscription starts in September, stay tuned!

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Mar
4
9:00 AM09:00

Girls Leading in Science contest: final round to win your 1st year of higher education

The final of GirLS contest will take place at Solvay (Brussels). Pre-selected teams of girls or mixed groups (boys welcome) will work on a scientific project, meet with scientists and technicians and discover laboratories.

This project aims at stimulating young people, and especially girls, to consider scientific and technical careers. Take part and try to win the tuition fee of your first year of higher education.

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2019 General Assembly: meet us and discover GirLS project
Jun
28
12:00 PM12:00

2019 General Assembly: meet us and discover GirLS project

  • the Royal Institute of Natural Sciences (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dear supporter of Belgian Women in Science,

Come to our General Assembly and discover our past and future activities, including an ambitious project targeting secondary school pupils to increase our impact at a young age.

  • 12pm: welcome, past and planned activities, update on membership, social media, networking with EPWS and others, 2018 closing of books and vote

  • 12:45pm: presentation of Girls Leading in Science project by our member Dr. Anne Goldberg

  • Discussion on BeWise support of the project and our 2019-2020 activities + light lunch and drinks.

Everybody welcome! In order to vote, members should have paid their 2019 membership fee http://www.bewise.be/membership

Register by e-mail to taniav.san@gmail.com

"Girls Leading in Science (GirLS)" competition encourages young people to undertake higher education in a scientific or technological field.  Science and technology is everyone's business, boys and girls alike… but this time, it’s the girls who lead the way!

Flemish and French-speaking high school students deal with a scientific or technical subject of their choice, get a video of their team, visit laboratories, take part in discussions on women's scientific careers in R&D. The winner is offered the fee of her first year at university !

The project was started by Solvay company. Belgian Women in Science asbl-vzw is invited to collaborate next year.

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Meet  Damya Laoui and discuss the "Science=M+V+X" campaign by the Young Academ
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Damya Laoui and discuss the "Science=M+V+X" campaign by the Young Academ

  • Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

BeWise is pleased to invite ir. PhD Damya Laoui at our Lunch & Learn session to present and discuss the “Science=M+V+X” campaign launched by the Young Academy to raise awareness about unconscious bias on gender in academia. Damya Laoui is cancer specialist at VIB https://vibconferences.be/speaker/damya-laoui.

Keep tuned by joining our group https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4469840/
Registration mandatory but free of charge, a light lunch and drinks will be offered.

Register directly https://forms.gle/C4nB1HxyzgJsBqoC9
Or send us an e-mail by end April: taniav.san@gmail.com

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Feb
13
12:00 PM12:00

Women in STEM Symposium (Leuven)

Meet us at this event organised by AcademiaNet Flanders, between 12.00 and 17.00 at Campus Gasthuisberg at University of Leuven. Our Secretary Ann van der Jeugd will be present, together with many other speakers and supporters of gender balance in scientific careers.

More info on the programme https://ppw.kuleuven.be/home/Facagenda/women-in-science-symposium

Register on the organisers website by Feb. 1st at the latest!

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Feb
11
12:00 PM12:00

Women in STEM symposium (Ghent): register by Feb 4 !

Meet us at this event organised by the Gender & Diversity Team of the FBW, between 12.00 and 17.00 at Campus Coupure at University of Ghent. Our Secretary Ann van der Jeugd will be present, together with many other speakers and supporters of gender balance in scientific careers.

More info on the programme https://lnkd.in/dvi-4a2

Register on the organisers website by Feb. 4 latest.

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Feb
11
9:30 AM09:30

"Regards croisés sur les carrières au féminin dans les STIM" symposium

ON the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a full day meeting in Brussels organised by ARES and its partners - in French

More info and registration by Feb 6 https://lnkd.in/giA7_i4.

A l’occasion de la Journée internationale des femmes et des filles de science, le Comité femmes et sciences ainsi que ses partenaires organiseront le lundi 11 février 2019 une journée de rencontre en regards croisés sur le thème des carrières au féminin dans les STIM (sciences, techniques, ingénierie, mathématiques).

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Nov
26
10:00 AM10:00

Lunch & Learn with Tania Dekens: how to be a female boss in a male dominated workplace

  • Royal Belgian Institute of Aeronomy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ms. Tania Dekens is manager at Famifed, the Belgian federal agency for child allowance. She will share her career experience and reflect on how it is to be a female boss in a male dominated workplace.`The presentation will be followed by an informal exchange and light lunch.

Join BeWiSe members, mentees, mentors, Board and supporters at this event. Start at 10am, closes at 14pm. Sandwiches and tea/coffee provided.

Slides available here

Exact location: Royal Belgian Institute of Aeronomy, Room "Nicolet 1"
Entrance through the main gate of the Royal Observatory of Belgium
Avenue Circulaire 3 Ringlaan, 1180 Uccle-Ukkel (Brussels)

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Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

Learn & Lunch with Hanan Challouki, listed in the 30-under-30 Europe (Forbes)

Register now ! 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.

Join BeWiSe members, mentees, mentors, Board and supporters at this event. Start at 10am, closes at 14pm. Sandwiches and tea/coffee provided.

Register by sending us an e-mail: info@bewise.be

Exact location: KUL Tiensestraat 102, Room 01.09
3000 Leuven

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Jun
21
4:00 PM16:00

Meet us at the Award Ceremony of the EU prize for Women Innovators 2018

BeWiSe will be present and have the honour to represent the European Platform for Women Innovators.

Meet us in person to exchange views on gender equality in scientific careers, and to congratulate this year's Prize laureate !

Register to take part in this event at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfsdZvDymT7XVj6K0tmFn3pfz_uDQAxy5kZJhNK3zLuhMswuA/viewform?c=0&w=1

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May
14
to May 16

BeWiSe talks at "Pint of Science" in Leuven (14 - 16 May)

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 !

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BeWiSe General Assembly + Lunch & Learn about work-life balance
May
7
10:00 AM10:00

BeWiSe General Assembly + Lunch & Learn about work-life balance

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 info@bewise.be

Join our LinkedIn group or Facebook page to keep updated, or drop us an e-mail info@bewise.be 

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Mar
8
11:30 AM11:30

Lunch-debate on Gender Mainstreaming + portrait exhibition

  • Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 carole.paleco@naturalsciences.be

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.

 

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Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

WATS event in Brussels: girls discover scientific careers

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

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Feb
8
9:00 AM09:00

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: audrey.segerie@frs-fnrs.be - lise-anne.hondekyn@ares-ac.be

Registration free of charge at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe575TwApJYKDnvV8sdqvErniCDfReL_5B-Vm_-H9fxP4R7Mw/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Exchange with Ericsson Benelux CEO on the digital revolution and women

  • Royal Observatory Belgium, Merdian room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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: info@bewise.be

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Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

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/

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Oct
18
to Oct 19

Girls and physics

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: info@bewise.be

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.

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Sep
26
to Sep 27

Meet BeWiSe at the European Researchers' Night in Brussels

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: info@bewise.be

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May
31
12:00 AM00:00

Next focused lunches: keep tuned !

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
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May
24
12:00 AM00:00

Focused lunch: How to apply for post-doc positions and obtain funding

  • Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 info@bewise.be 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.

 

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Mar
8
9:00 AM09:00

March 8, 2017 University of Liège: "Careers, working paths and conditions of women scientists" (in French)

Colloque "Carrières, trajectoires professionnelles et conditions de travail des femmes scientifiques"

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).

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Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

2016 General Assembly

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 info@bewise.be.

Looking forward to meeting you on Sept. 20.

 

Tania Van Loon, Secretary, for BeWiSe board.

Belgian Women in Science association

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Feb
17
12:00 AM00:00

Focused Lunch: Gender aspects in H2020

  • THE ROYAL BELGIAN INSTITUTE OF NATURAL SCIENCES (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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: info@bewise.be
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Jun
20
5:00 PM17:00

BeWise General Assembly 20th of June 2014

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.

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