From the General Assembly 2019: a new project targeting secondary schools !

On June 28, 2019 at our General Assembly we decided to join forces with Solvay and other partners to host an ambitious project targeting secondary school pupils. Girls Leading in Science should to increase our impact to achieve gender balance in scientific careers by addressing the issue at a young age. This project complements our movie and interactive tool - as well as the mentoring programme for early career adult scientists.

"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 in 2018 by Solvay company. Belgian Women in Science asbl-vzw will host it from now on. Pupils and teachers stay tuned ! Pre-selection of the new edition is open until Nov. 6, 2019 !

Thanks to all members, supporters and volunteers for your contributions and support.

Tania, for the Board


BeWiSe talks at ESOF 2018 about why so few girls chose fundamental science and engineering

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 takes part in the March for Science: join us on April 22 !

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

Registration to the mentoring programme extended to Feb. 28, 2017

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