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Women in Science: Inspiration for your career!

Date: Tuesday May 24, 2022
Time: 16:00h - 20:00h
Location: The Gallery (UT), Hengelosestraat 500, 7521 AN Enschede

After the great success of recent years, KIVI is organizing Women in Science again this year.

How do (other) female engineers shape their careers and how do they realize their plans? Do you want to hear inspiring stories about getting a job after your studies? Do you want to discuss with other ladies about how it is to work in the world of science and do you want to follow a nice workshop? Then you may not miss Women in Science!

During this event, three successful women will give their vision on achieving successes and career plans in this traditional men's world. Chair of the day is Ir. Esther de Bruijn, founder at Unite2Build and board member of KIVI Network Female Engineers.

Of course there is plenty of time for questions and discussion with the speakers. There is also a sandwich buffet and afterwards a drink with the chance to network with the speakers and other participants. 

Besides there are also two workshops:

  1. Workshop Choose to Re-use by Femke Mud
    Femke is working in a thrift store and is a werelddocent (worldteacher) on elementary schools in Twente. In class she talks and teaches about her passion for recycling. How can we make a difference in consuming and reusing our clothing for example. Instead of discarding a broken or incomplete product, we can use it and make it durable by adding our own story. In the workshops she wants to challenge you to be creative with what is available and to make it your own. We live in the results of choices and ideas that have been made in the past. Our ideas and sustainable choices create the future for next generations.
  2. Workshop Presenting/pitching by Violeta Dimitrova and Anne Arts (The Chain Company)    
    Different trends bring different changes to many operations and recruitment is no exception. In the past few years, video introductions have become widely used by many companies to help the recruitment team narrow down the stream of promising candidates. Violeta and Anne will tell you how to create, develop, and refine a compelling elevator pitch introduction to help you differentiate yourself from the crowd and make a stellar impression! During the workshop, they will discuss the type of introductions, the formula of the elevator pitch, and help you prepare your own script!


16.00h  Walk in with coffee, tea and cookies
16.30h  Welcome by the chair of the day Esther de Bruijn
16.40h  Pitch prof. dr. ir. Gabriëlle Tuijthof, professor Biomedical Device Design & Poduction at University of Twente 
16.55h  Pitch ir. Edith Balm, line manager and trainer at Thales
17.10h  Pitch dr. ir. Susan Roelofs, CEO and founder at Locsense
17.30h  Group 1 follows workshop 1 / group 2 goes to the sandwich buffet in the restaurant
18.30h  Group 2 follows worskhop 2 / group 1 goes to the sandwich buffet in the restaurant
19.30h  Closure with a drink

Costs: € 5,00 for students, € 10,00 for KIVI members and € 15,00 for others.

Students who are KIVI member can participate for free.

This event will be organized by KIVI Students Twente / KIVI Regio Oost / KIVI Network Female Engineers and is powered by Novel-T, The Chain Company, Techniekpact Twente and Thales.

Registration via the KIVI website
Register here

Come and be inspired!

Women in Science: Inspiration for your career!