Belgian Women in Science presented their initiatives taken in favor of gender equal representation in science studies at the EuroScience Open Forum in July 2018 in Toulouse. A great opportunity for our Vice-President Justine Jacquemin (picture left) to exchange with other speakers about practices to improve the situation.
BeWiSe will take part in Fedactio Women and Society Platform's panel discussion with:
Keynote Speaker: Ms Clare Moody - MEP Socialist & Democrats
Ms Mary Collins - Senior Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, European Women’s Lobby
Ms Marijke Verbruggen - Associate Professor and Head of the Research Centre for Work and Organisation Studies, KU Leuven
Ms Brechje Moerman - Diversity and Inclusion Officer, BNP Paribas Fortis
Ms Paola Panzeri – Policy and Advocacy Manager, COFACE – Families in Europe
Closing Remarks: Ms Manuela Geleng - Acting Director in DG Employment for Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
Another opportunity to aim for gender equality in society and to share our experience in the context of scientific careers.
BeWiSe was present at this yearly event organised by Politico Europe in Les Ateliers des Tanneurs. And we had the honour of representing the European Platform of Women Scientists.
We would like to congratulate the 1st Prize winner Ms Gabriella Colucci from Italy, founder and CEO of ArterraBioscience, a research-based biotech company, as well as the other laureates and finalists, who inspire us all and demonstrate the power of women innovators!
Tania Van Loon
À l'occasion de la Journée internationale des droits des femmes, le Parlement de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles vous donne rendez-vous mercredi 7 mars, de 9h00 à 13h00 pour un colloque sur le thème : Égalité femmes-hommes : où en est-on ?
More info and subscription http://www.pfwb.be/infos-pratiques/actualites/colloque-egalite-femmes-hommes-ou-en-est-on
Pioneer physicist Prof. Michelle Simmons has been named Australian of the Year. Australia's most prestigious civic honour awarded each year to a person considered a national role model.
Prof. Simmons, quantum physics professor, led a team that created the world's first transistor made from a single atom in 2012.
BeWiSe is pleased to see the recognition of a women scientist who can be a great role model for young female scientists around the globe.
More info from the National Australia Day Council
We are preparing our next general assembly, where we will be very pleased to introduce our next Treasurer, review our past activities, plan 2018 events and listen to your views, ideas and priorities.
The General Assembly will be combined with a "learn and lunch" exchange. Exact date in February to be confirmed soon.
We are looking for a Treasurer to immediately join the Board of Belgian Women in Science non-profit association.
As member of the Board, the Treasurer is responsible to the members and the funders for the funds received and spent by our association. S/he is committed to achieving BeWiSe's mission by being the contact point for all finance-related aspects and the person in charge of our financial accountability.
Being our Treasurer is a real opportunity for personal development, and a perfect way to meet members and supporters and contribute to achieving our joint goals.
You like figures, you can free 2 to 3h per month of your time and you want to support gender balance in scientific careers in Belgium?
We warmly welcome your CV and motivation letter at firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 20.
Interested but not sure what it means? Call us at 0473 470 618 to discuss informally.
Tania, Justine and Ann for the Board
Saskia Van Uffelen, CEO of Ericsson Benelux, will talk at the Royal Observatory of Belgium about women and the digital revolution.
Meet us in Brussels on Nov. 24 at 10am and stay for a lively exchange about gender, sciences qnd careers.
Register now by e-mail : email@example.com
Thanks to Prof. Sylvia Wenmackers for her presentation, and to all participants for their testimonies and insights during BeWiSe focused lunch organised at the KUL in Leuven!
Check and join the next focused lunch on Nov. 24.
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
The event takes place in the 6th floor meeting room of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences - room Van Straelen - entomology floor. Go to the Institute's reception desk and ask for Carole Paleco.
The March for Science is the first step of a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments. It is a celebration of science, a call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.
The March takes place on Earth Day - April 22 - in dozens of countries worldwide.
Belgian Women in Science's Secretary will take part in Portugal. Thanks Anneke for this!
You too can join a march in your region https://www.marchforscience.com/
Visit our booth on Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:00am 4:00pm
Belgian Women in Science will be present at the Printemps des Sciences event at ULB. Visit us and discover our activities, our documentary "Science needs you!" and the prototype of our interactive toolkit for pupils.
Full programme of the event http://sciences.ulb.ac.be/printemps/bruxelles/
Check and take part if you agree with the 5 demands:
- Dedication to equal participation
- No more silence about violence
- Say yes to less stress
- Mom and dad should also be glad
- Remove it swift, this double shift
BeWiSe new mentoring programme was presented on Feb. 3, 2017 at the Royal Observatory of Belgium. In order to allow new mentors and mentees to submit their application form and benefit from the scheme this year, the deadline for applications is postponed to Feb. 28, 2017.
More info on the programme here
Contact us for more info and apply as mentor or mentee at email@example.com
Building up on successful experience, we are launching a new series of mentoring for early career scientists. The information session will take place at the Royal Observatory of Belgium, on Friday, February 3, 2017. From 10:00am to 3:00 pm.
This event will allow you to learn about the aim, benefits and set-up of the programme, to reflect on the feedback of mentors and mentees, to share your expectations and... to meet a potential mentor. The lecture provides insights into a topic relevant to BeWiSe objectives.
We welcome mentees (in particular women, but not exclusively) and mentors (both genders) who would like to join this mentoring scheme experience, as well as anyone potentially interested in future participation.
Register NOW by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 10h Welcome and introduction by Patricia Lampens, member of BeWiSe Steering Committee
- Testimonies from past BeWiSe mentor and mentee
- BeWiSe mentoring basics rules, content and process by Tania Van Loon, President of BeWiSe
- 11h Lecture "Sense and nonsense about the gendered brain" by Rudi D'Hooge, PhD in Biology and PhD in Psychology
- Lunch and networking, during which candidat mentors and mentees can present themselves
- 14h Concluding remarks and next steps
Already ready to apply as mentee or mentor?
Download here the application docs and bring them to the info session of Feb. 3.
BeWiSe gathered on the 20th of September at 6pm at the Royal Observatory for its annual General Assembly. Discover the meeting agenda in attachment.
Some new Board members have been elected: welcome to Justine Jacquemin (Vice-President) and Anneke Van der Jeugd (Secretary) !
And thanks to the previous President Tatjana Parac-Vogd and Vice-President Carole Paleco, who will continue to support BeWiSe as members of the steering committee.
Tania Van Loon, President of BeWiSe board.
Belgian Women in Science association
Dear member of Belgian Women in Science,
Dear supporter of gender equality in scientific careers,
We are delighted to invite you to the annual General Assembly taking place on 20th of September at 6pm at the Royal Observatory of Belgium (Brussels).
Discover the meeting agenda in attachment.
To confirm your attendance, just send us back an email at email@example.com
Tania Van Loon, on behalf of BeWiSe board.
Belgian Women in Science association
Belgian Women in Science vzw – asbl organises in collaboration with NCP Brussels, a focused lunch on "Gender aspects in The European Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020. It will take place on the Wednesday 17th of February 2016 at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. All the details in our Events page.
On a recent NPR (USA) interview, an astropysicist used the expression "Boys with toys", when referring to scientists, which was underlined by the presenter; whether this was simple misstep which was then unnecessarily underlined (and maybe therefore reinforced) is left to discussion, but it has raised a reaction on twitter with a specific hastag, girls with toys, demonstrating in an informal and visual way that women too are hands-on technicians and scientists.Read More