Activities 2015

Activities 2015

Photo exposition: “Women in Mathematics throughout Europe: a Gallery of Portraits”

Dear ladies,

The Female Faculty Network Twente invites you to an afternoon workshop:

“Image and Impact: Inspiration for Executive Presence”

Led by Riet de Vlieger

on 14 July 2015 from 13.30 till 16.30 hrs.

In the Hotel Drienerburght

The first communication you have on others in any offline meeting is always visual. Making an impact from the first moment you enter a room is mainly a result of how you look. The question is what you can do to project a professional image that projects and is carried by your position and who you really are AND that is in line with your professional ambition and personal goals, within the academic setting.

Upgrade your look and be in the game

If you miss the opportunity of a great impression you will need to work harder to get your point across, or to be recognized as one of the key players. What you wear either supports your impact or takes it down. Let’s talk about how to upgrade your look and be in the game. We will talk about first impressions and the significance of it. And then discuss some tools to support your executive presence and personal branding.

Dressed for the occasion

It would be great if you walk into the room, dressed the way you would be for a specific situation in your professional life. During the workshop I will work with a couple of volunteers or with all participants one on one, on appearance and nonverbal communication for that specific situation at the front of the room.

This will show how a look can be upgraded by using simple techniques on colour, shape, makeup and accessories. You will walk away with a number of easy to implement tips for the next day and every day after.

Riet de Vlieger is a personal branding expert, specialized in empowering women in their public persona, strengthening non-verbal communication. For the last 15 years she has been working as an image consultant and has a degree in speech therapy. Riet is recognized as Certified Image Professional by the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI). She works with her clients, mainly women with a technical background, in developing an executive presence, by upgrading their appearance, behaviour and communication skills. She is the author of the book “Elegant: wardrobe management for women”

Please reply if you want to join this workshop by sending an e-mail to: The number of places is limited to 15 and offered on the first come first serve basis.

If you cannot attend the event after registration, PLEASE CANCEL in writing to to contain the costs of the event. Thank you for your understanding!

Kind regards on behalf of FFNT,

Prof. Liudvika Leisyte, Chair

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