Our Keynote Speaker Maria Marced is the president of TSMC Europe, the world’s largest dedicated independent semiconductor foundry. At the event, she will speak about how she got to this position, what her position within TSMC entails, and she will provide advice for female students in STEM.
Peter van den Besselaar is a professor em. at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, faculty of social sciences. He is also at Teresa Mom Consultancy in Amsterdam. His research focuses on the organization, governance and dynamics of science, technology and innovation; on science and innovation policy; and on the use of big data and semantic web technologies in social science. He has done much research on gender differences in science, and his main current project is on gender bias in grant allocation and academic careers: the GRANteD project (2019-2023), funded under H2020.
Robert-Jan Smits is the president of the executive board of the TU Eindhoven. He has been the architect of the large-scale EU Research and Innovation program Horizon 2020. He will talk about the Irène Curie Fellowship, which focuses on the appointment of female professors, associate and assistant professors.
Monique A. van der Veen is Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Delft University of Technology. She works on controlled energy transfer in nanoporous materials for electronics, catalysis and separations. In 2016 she started with four female colleagues of TU Delft a national campaign to advocate for prolonged tenure track periods in case of maternity and parenting (https://sites.google.com/site/dutchtenuretrackreform/home). For these and their scientific efforts, she and Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam have rewarded the Athena Prize by NWO, division Chemistry, in 2018.
Jeanne de Loos is president of Zonta club Eindhoven. Zonta is an international organisation which empowers women all over the world through service and advocacy, motivated by goal 5 of the United Nations, which Zonta works closely together with. Since last year, Zonta has created the Women in Technology scholarships, giving students the chance to apply for regional, continental and international scholarships of up to $8000.
Dr.ir. Mindy Howard has set out to passionately achieve her dream of going to space. After leaving the oil industry, Dr. Howard harnessed her academic and professional skills to create the first and only psychological space training program, "Inner Space Training". Dr.ir. Howard will train, coach, and accompany in space the winners of the "Career Astronaut" competition, in 2023. She has appeared on the Discovery Channel, Dutch TV and on the radio both in the United States and in The Netherlands as a space correspondent and commentator. Since she is self-employed, she has valuable insights in the role of compensations. To read more about her, click here.
Sveta Zinger is an Associate Professor in digital image analysis technologies for healthcare. Her areas of expertise include medical image and video analysis for diagnosis and prognosis. This comprises temporal data analysis, machine learning, context analysis of patient data. Multi-modal data processing and exploration of novel sensing technologies play an important role in this research. Dr. Zinger is actively involved in a number of national and international research projects, collaborating with industrial and clinical partners in these domains. As the only female associate professor within the department of electrical engineering, she has a unique understanding of the compensation system in academia.
Berber’s passion is to support every person and organisation to become more data driven from a technology, process and people perspective, empowering the work force of today and tomorrow to become data literate by speaking the language called data. Currently she is a director in the Data & Analytics team within KPMG with a focus on business intelligence. In her role as Director Business Intelligence, she advises organisations by helping them on their data journey and is a trusted advisor for large scale data transformation projects, drawing on the rich experience she gained over the years. She has an extensive experience in compensation negotiations, due to her experience at multiple jobs and her responsibility for the recruitment of new employees for her team.
Tomas Weijters has many years of experience in HR. Previously, he worked as a senior HR business partner at OGD ict-services, an IT service provider with over 700 technical employees. He is currently in charge of HR policies of one of the three business units of OGD. With his extensive experience in negotiating compensations from both sides of the table, he will be able to provide valuable advice and answers to most questions.