Girls and physics

Prof. Silvia Wenmaeckers is a philosopher of science and physicist, affiliated at the KU Leuven's Institute of Philopsophy 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.

You can pre-register by sending us an e-mail: info@bewise.be

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9:00am 9:00am

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 will follow http://www.femmesetsciences.fr/colloques/

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

  • Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (map)
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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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9:00am 9:00am

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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8:00pm 8:00pm

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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Focused Lunch: Gender aspects in H2020

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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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5:00pm 5:00pm

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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Focused lunches 2011 : How to go abroad

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.

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Focused lunches 2011 : Expanding my scientific network

The workshop ‘networking for young researchers’ is an introduction to networking. In this interactive workshop we will talk about the various steps of networking and what networking can mean for you and your career. We will discuss the do’s and don’ts of networking and will practice how to sum up the unique aspects of your research. 

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