IEEE WIE Career Month - Eindhoven Technical University - the Netherlands


The Women in Engineering affinity group, a subgroup of IEEE, will be hosting a career month throughout the month of March, targeted at all TU/e students and employees.

During the career month multiple speakers will present on topics such as tenure-track policies, scholarship/fellowship opportunities, the Irène Curie fellowship, careers in NGO’s, among many others.

Furthermore, there will be a panel session on how to negotiate compensation, with a panel consisting of experienced members from HR, academia and industry.

These topics do not just concern women, so the event will be open to all public (all genders, students, employees, etc..). This event will take place online.

Due to your academic background, I would like to bring to your attention that we have multiple sessions focusing on academia, such as the ones given by Peter van den Besselaar and Monique van der Veen. We will also welcome our Rector Magnificus Frank Baaijens to provide an update on the developments of the Irène-Curie Fellowships.


  Date and Time




  • Start time: 01 Mar 2021 09:00 AM
  • End time: 06 Mar 2021 12:00 AM
  • All times are Europe/Amsterdam
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The even is hosted Online. Registartion via:

  • Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
  • Netherlands



March 1st (Monday) 12:30-13:30            Opening by Peter van den Besselaar (On his research on gender bias in grant allocation and academic careers).

March 4th (Thursday) 10:00-11:00         ‘How to get a scholarship’ by Annemarijn Boelen (On tips & tricks for applying) and Jeanne de Loos (On the Zonta Women in Technology Scholarships).

March 9th (Tuesday) 12:00-14:00            Panel session about compensation negotiations (Panel members from academia (Sveta Zinger), industry (Berber Goedhart), HR (Tomas Weijters) and self-employed (Mindy Howard), co hosted by the Career Expo).

March 11th (Thursday) 12:30-13:30        ‘Improving tenure-track policies’ by Monique van der Veen (On her national campaign to advocate for prolonged tenure-track periods in case of parenthood).

March 17th (Wednesday) 15:30-16:30    ‘Climbing the corporate ladder’ by Mariëlle Bartholomeus (TOPVROUW 2020 on her leading role in the corona crisis).

March 18th (Thursday) 10:00-11:00        ‘Technology in Society’ by Cristophe Cox (On using rats to detect landmines, tuberculosis and victims under debris) and Fernanda González Guevara (On the mission of Engineers without Borders).

March 23rd (Tuesday) 13:30-14:30          An inspirational talk by Maria Marced, president of TSMC Europe (On how she got to her position and advice for future engineers).

March 25th (Thursday) 15:30-15:30        ‘Developments of the Irène Curie Fellowship’ by Frank Baaijens (Rector Magnificus on the outcomes of the Irène-Curie Fellowships).